git clone 'https://github.com/MartinEnders/hl7-client.git'
Common-Lisp client for sending HL7-Messages with MLLP envelope over TCP/IP socket.
The HL7 Version 2 Messaging Standard — Application Protocol for Electronic Data Exchange in Healthcare Environments — is considered to be the workhorse of data exchange in healthcare and is the most widely implemented standard for healthcare information in the world.
Source: http://www.hl7.org/about/FAQs/index.cfm?ref=nav (“General HL7 FAQ” > “Version 2” > “What is Version 2?”)
The client sends HL7-Messages in MLLP evelopes to a TCP/IP socket and returns the acknowledges.
There is no validation of messages or acknowledges done by the client so it will NOT stop when an NACK-Message occurs.
HL7-Client is ‘quickloadable’:
(hl7-client:send server port message-or-message-list)
hl7-client:send returns a list with the HL7-acknowledges
For testing purposes there is a function (hl7-client:get-hl7-test-message) which returns a HL7-Message with random message-ID.
CL-USER> (hl7-client:SEND "localhost" 24777 (hl7-client:get-hl7-test-message)) ("MSH|^~\\&|Receiving-App^^|Receiving-Facility^^|Sending-App^^|Sending-Facility^^|20150101195400^||ACK|9089|P^|2.2^^|||||||^^^^^|^MMSA|AA|9089^M") CL-USER> (hl7-client:SEND "localhost" 24777 (list (hl7-client:get-hl7-test-message) (hl7-client:get-hl7-test-message))) ("MSH|^~\\&|Receiving-App^^|Receiving-Facility^^|Sending-App^^|Sending-Facility^^|20150101195400^||ACK|1800|P^|2.2^^|||||||^^^^^|^MMSA|AA|1800^M" "MSH|^~\\&|Receiving-App^^|Receiving-Facility^^|Sending-App^^|Sending-Facility^^|20150101195400^||ACK|1309|P^|2.2^^|||||||^^^^^|^MMSA|AA|1309^M") CL-USER>
^M = #\Return
Installable via Quicklisp:
I developed and tested hl7-client on: * Debian GNU/Linux (jessie) * SBCL and CCL