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The International HL7 Consultants and HL7 Experts are an international group of associated HL7 and Health Information Technology experts and consultants that provide high-level expertise to clients in government, industry and healthcare organizations.

The HL7 Consultants listed below provide information, give expert assistance and undertake projects on a comprehensive collection of standards, messaging tools and message engine expertise to support HL7 users constructing EDI interface messaging for the exchange of medical and clinical information to establish interoperability and message connectivity between healthcare information systems.

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HL7 Consultant, Australia
eHealth & HL7 Education Partners


eHealth & HL7 Education Partners are a leading healthcare informatics educator in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

The Partners have an excellent track record teaching at universities, Federal and State health agencies, private hospital groups and other healthcare organisations in the Asia-Pacific.  They have trained over 500 people in the last two years.

Major clients include HealthScope, the Royal Australian/NZ College of Radiologists, St John of God, HL7 Singapore, NHS UK, Aus. Dept. of Health, NEHTA, HL7 Singapore, etc.


Tel: +61 1300 337 1641

HL7 Consultant, Australia
HL7 Systems & Services

(Sydney, Australia)

HL7 Systems & Services is a leading Australian consultancy specialising in healthcare system interoperability and HL7 Messaging.

HL7S&S has a comprehensive track record in successful projects for Australian Federal and State health agencies, private hospital groups and other healthcare organisations.

Major clients include the World Bank / Ministry of Health Bulgaria, the Australian Dept. of Health, National eHealth Transition Authority, etc.


Tel: +61 403 116 367


Nova-Pro Consulting

(The Netherlands)

Project Management and HL7 Consultancy Nova Pro has been actively involved in most of the HL7 V3 design and implementation projects in the Netherlands to date.  Managing consultant Tom de Jong has become an expert in practical application of V3, both in the Netherlands and abroad.  Nova Pro can provide support in the analysis, design and implementation phases for any interfacing project in healthcare.  We are proud to have been a partner to government, healthcare providers and vendors in achieving their interfacing goals!


Tel: +31 6 53 255291

Oemig HealthCare Communications Consulting

Frank Oemig studied computer science at the universities of Dortmund and Bochum and specialises on the development of hospital information systems.  He is a founding member of the HL7 Germany TC and IHE Germany.  He is an active contributor to the international HL7 community and serves as a co-chair of the HL7 Implementation & Conformance Working Group.  Oemig is the creator of the HL7 V2.x Database which contains the meta-information related to the HL7 standard.


Tel: +49 208 4988877

Ringholm Consulting

(the Netherlands)

Ringholm is a leading European provider of HL7, IHE and DICOM training courses.  It also offers consultancy (V2, V2 and CDA), both for individual healthcare providers or software vendors as well as for National Healthcare Infrastructure Networks (NHINs).  Major clients include: NICTIZ (the Dutch NHIN organization), NIKT (a Norwegian NHIN initiative) as well as these organizations.


Tel: +31 33 7 630 636


Shafarman Consulting, Inc.

Shafarman Consulting uses standard information models, such as the HL7 Reference Information Model (RIM) and the associated bindings of standard terminologies to understand and resolve interoperability issues.  Encouraging and enabling the adoption of healthcare information standards that will support regional, national and international cross-enterprise sharing of healthcare data without loss of meaning is also a major focus.

Principal Mark Shafarman MS BA has been a member of HL7 for over 20 years and was its Chairman 2004-05.


Tel: +1 510 593 3483

Eastern Informatics

Eastern Informatics provides expert advice on HL7, the IHE Technical Framework, clinical and administrative interoperation, data quality and interface architecture.

Major clients include the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Northrop Grumman and Kaiser Permanente, USA.


Tel: +1 240 351 5908

Ted Klein, Consultant
Klein Consulting, Inc.


Klein Consulting provides expert advice on Concept Representation, Clinical Database design, heterogeneous system integration, vocabulary mapping and terminology services, identifier management and custom research databases.  HL7 Version 2.x education and testing, including expertise in the Messaging Workbench tools.  HL7 Version 3 education, including datatypes.

Major clients include the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US National Library of Medicine and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (US and Canada).


Tel: +1 631 924 6922

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HL7 News

HL7 and IHTSDO Renew Collaboration Agreement
Tuesday, 29th November 2016
Health Level Seven® International (HL7®) and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO®) today announced a new two-year collaboration agreement to support the further adoption of working practices that facilitate the use of IHTSDO's clinical terminology standards with HL7's healthcare information technology standards.  This new agreement expands the organizations' collaborative work that began in 2009 and aims to improve healthcare on a global scale by advancing interoperability efforts to facilitate successful implementation.

Health Level Seven Announces New Board Members, Fellows and Volunteer of the Year Awards
Tuesday, 20th September 2016
Health Level Seven® (HL7®) International, the global authority on interoperability of health information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced election results for its Board of Directors at the 30th Annual Plenary and Working Group Meeting in Baltimore, MD.  The 2016 HL7 Fellows and the 2016 recipients of the W.  Edward Hammond, PhD, Volunteer of the Year Awards were also recognized at the event.

HL7 and OASIS Announce Joint Publication of Implementation Guide to Advance Emergency and Disaster Response
Monday, 19th September 2016
Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Burlington, MA, USA – September 20, 2016 – Health Level Seven® International (HL7®) and OASIS, as a result of their cooperation agreement, today announced that they have published a joint implementation guide to bridge the electronic gap between emergency response and hospital communities, improving emergency patient coordination and ER readiness.  The guide, HL7 Version 2.7.1 Implementation Guide: Message Transformations with OASIS Tracking of Emergency Patients (TEP), Release 1 is expected to improve accuracy and timeliness of data exchange between the emergency response community and hospitals, and between care facilities in everyday and disaster situations.  It will also eliminate the need to re-enter or duplicate patient information for incoming emergency patients.

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