HL7 format for MSWord dictation files
Posted on 2005-05-13
In our hospital, we have a Unix-based system for medical records (CPSI). The radiologist wants to use a Windows-based app such as Dragon for dictating reports. These reports are in MSWord. We need to get the patient record from CPSI (name, dob, etc.), into Dragon, then dictate the report, then export that complete record back into the Unix app. The CPSI tech support says they can export the file into HL7 format, then we would have to somehow convert that to Word, do the dictation, then convert it to HL7 and export it back to Unix.
I don't know much about HL7 format except that it is supposed to be the universally required data structure for submitting patient data.
Does anyone know if HL7 can be converted to MSWord and vice-versa???