HL7 Segment Reference: Encapsulated Data (Wrong Segment). Everything you need to know about HL7. SYSTEM receives HL7 data via Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol ( TCP/IP). TCP/IP ports for Message with Encapsulated data (ORU^R01). Structured data — data sent as discrete observations in a format that makes .. must contain the value ED which stands for encapsulated data.

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Identical format and restrictions as in reference pointer see Section 2. This can be expressed as “encode”, “escape”, “parse”, “de-escape” or “decode”. Dave has more than 20 years experience in training, consulting, and software development.

The type of encoding used to represent successive octets of binary data as displayable ASCII characters. Refer to HL7 Table – Encoding for valid datx. If the encoding component ED.

The characters are limited to the legal characters of the ST data type, as defined in Section 2. This data type is similar to the RP reference pointer data type of Section 2.


Identical to “subtype” component in the encapsulatted pointer RP data type. The second question to answer: How will the source application provide the PDF file and how will the destination application s receive the data?

ED – Encapsulated Data (HL7 v)

Latest posts by Dave Shaver see all. This data type transmits encapsulated data from a source system to a destination system. Home Data Type ED dncapsulated encapsulated data.

Once the document is received by the target application, how will that receiving application file it correctly into the patient chart? For example, encapzulated you send two PDF files one pathology report and one ED summaryhow will the receiving application know onto which tab of the patient chart the document should flow?


The key question is not what h,7 HL7 standard says about document encoding or even what the interface engine can do with the document. The following two tabs change content below. Rather, the focus should be on how the PDF file will be delivered to and from the source and destination application and how the target application will display the document.


Displayable ASCII characters which constitute the encapsuulated to be sent from source application to destination application. If the encoding component see Section 2. It contains the identity of the source system, the type of data, the encoding method of the data, and the data itself.

PDF Attachment in HL7 Message

Review these prior blog postings for details: Identical to “type of data” component in the reference pointer RP data type. To begin, start with hll7 answer to this question: Review these prior blog postings for details:. A unique name that identifies the system which was the source of the nl7. Hi, i have a report. On the receiving application, the data field must be de-escaped after being parsed out of the message before being decoded.