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Healthcare Toolkit

The Mule Healthcare Toolkit is a collection of features that facilitates integration with healthcare systems by providing the tools needed to easily create, read, and transform HL7 messages within Mule.

This document assumes a working knowledge of Mule Runtime and Anypoint Studio. To find out more about these applications, consult the Mule User Guide and Anypoint Studio documentation.

Overview

Health Level Seven International is a standards development organization that defines a set of standards for the transport and communication of healthcare information. 

The version of the MuleSoft HL7 connector is different from the HL7 version numbering. The HL7 connector only supports HL7 software versions v2.1, v2.2, v2.3.1, v2.3, v2.4, v2.5, v2.5.1, v2.6, 2.7, 2.7.1, 2.8, and 2.8.1.

The Mule Healthcare toolkit allows you to send and receive HL7 messages over MLLP and other transport protocols and corresponding connectors supported by Mule, such as HTTP. Minimal Lower Layer Protocol (MLLP) uses the HL7 MLLP connector.

This page describes the functionality included in the MuleSoft Healthcare toolkit, and provides installation instructions.

Toolkit Contents

The Mule Healthcare Toolkit includes the following elements.

Type Description

Connector

HL7 EDI - Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) schemas, configuration, and operations.

Connector

HL7 MLLP Reference - Minimal Lower Layer Protocol (MLLP)

Testing

Release Notes

Installing the Mule Healthcare Toolkit

The Mule Healthcare Toolkit is available for free on a trial basis. Contact MuleSoft Sales Inquiries to request a license to use the Healthcare Toolkit components in a production environment.

To install:

  1. In Anypoint Studio, click Help > Install New Software

  2. In the Work With field of the Install wizard, use the drop-down menu to click: Anypoint Connectors Update Site.

    Are you behind a firewall?

    If you are on a network with firewall restrictions, you may find that the Studio update sites are blocked and you are unable to download extensions.

    Allow the following sites on your firewall to allow Studio to connect to the update sites:

    • http://studio.mulesoft.org/

    • http://repository.mulesoft.org/connectors/releases/

    • http://download.eclipse.org/technology/m2e/releases

    • http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/updates

    • http://subclipse.tigris.org/

    • http://findbugs.cs.umd.edu/eclipse/

  3. Expand Premium and check HL7 EDI Connector. Click Next.

  4. Click Next to confirm the installation details.

  5. Click I accept the terms of the license agreement, then click Finish.

  6. After installation finishes, the installer asks you to restart Studio. Click Yes to restart. After Studio restarts, type hl7 in the palette search to quickly find the HL7 EDI building block.

  7. If you want to use the MLLP Transport, please expand Premium and check Mule MLLP Transport

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