Email from HL7 Classmate
I hope you are fine and doing best in life. I need your help.
I am going for HL7 certification – can you suggest me which certification is useful in today’s industry scenario – V2, V3 or CDA. I have heard a lot that still people use V2 in comparison to V3.
Can you guide me a little bit regarding this domain, specifically HL7 – What exactly any HL7 specialist do? Is there any particular jobs for HL7 specialist without much technical knowledge of coding and programming? I have these question from long time but I am not getting answers from anywhere.
Nice to hear from you! My understanding re HL7 versions is that the United States only uses V2, and in fact, I did not complete the course through to V3. Please take this advice with a grain of salt, b/c HL7 is not my sweet spot. Logically though, in the long-term, I believe healthcare entities will be using the latest version of HL7 as health information exchanges gain international connections.
Good question as to what individuals do with HL7. One of the HL7 students works for a company I am interviewing with now. They provide solutions for health information exchanges and he is a Senior Software Engineer. I imagine he works with HL7 on a daily basis as the HIEs are constantly adding new healthcare providers to their system. I just sent a message to him, asking him questions about his position and also if there are individuals solely working with HL7. Hang in there and I will let you know as soon as I hear from him!
There is so much new in this industry, sometimes it is very difficult and frustrating to find answers!
I encourage and welcome comments from those of you in the know!
Posted on March 11, 2011, in HL7 and tagged CDA, Health information exchange, health information technology, HIT, HITSP, HL7, HL7 course, HL7 interface, HL7 positions, HL7 roles, HL7 v2.0, HL7 v3. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.