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
- Support to message profile
- Support to Z-Elements
- Simple MLLP server implementation
Currently supported HL7 versions are: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.3.1, 2.4, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.8.1, 2.8.2
Current version is 1.3.4
This project is not affiliated with the HL7 organization: the library is just consistent with their specification.
Documentation can be found here.
HL7apy is platform independent and supports Python 2.7 and Python 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
To install it get the latest release from GitHub and launch the following command:
python setup.py install
Alternatively you can use pip to install it from PyPI
pip install hl7apy
Michael Sarfati wrote an interesting 2-parts article on his blog about HL7apy with useful examples and tutorials. You can read it here. Thanks a lot Michael for your contribution.
HL7apy is released under the MIT License.
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