HL7apy

HL7apy is a lightweight Python package to intuitively handle HL7 v2 messages according to HL7 specifications.

The main features includes:

  • Message parsing
  • Message creation
  • Message validation following the HL7 xsd specifications
  • Access to elements by name, long name or position
  • Support to all simple and complex datatypes
  • Encoding chars customization
  • Message encoding in ER7 format and compliant with MLLP protocol

Currently supported HL7 versions are: 2.2, 2.3, 2.3.1, 2.4, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.6.

Current version is 1.0.1

To get started visit the Getting started section

Installation

HL7apy is platform independent and supports Python 2.7

To install it get the latest release from here, extract it and launch the following command from the extracted directory

python setup.py install

Alernatively you can use pip to install it from PyPI

pip install hl7apy

License

HL7apy is released under the MIT License (MIT)

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