Welcome to the Confluence pages of the HL7 Devices Work Group


The HL7 Devices WG was established to coordinate and facilitate the integration of health care devices to ensure interoperability and harmonization of data within healthcare entities by:

  • Establishing standardized version 2.x and FHIR content to support health care device interoperability at the enterprise level
  • Harmonizing device data models between HL7 and other organizations including ISO/IEEE 11073
  • Harmonizing and coordinating device terminology usage within HL7 components
  • Harmonizing and coordinating device data messaging and interchange syntax
  • Working with the FHIR project to create device related resources consistently with existing device standards, domain information models, and domain use cases and context.
  • Support revision and harmonization of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI ) Point of Care Test (POCT) and laboratory automation standards
  • General coordination and harmonization between HL7 and other national and international organizations involved in health care device informatics and interoperability
  • Engaging the device informatics ecosystem to participate in standards development efforts including medical device manufacturers, information integrators, and data consumers.


Work Products and Contributions to HL7 Processes

Work Products and Contributions to HL7 Processes

The work products pursued by the WG, often in coordination with the HL7 internal and external groups identified, include the following:

  • Support implementation and maintenance of HL7 (v2.x) device observation reporting
  • Implantable Devices - Cardiac (IDC) messaging and support terminology
  • Response to any issues arising concerning v2 Lab Automation
  • Terminological and structural representation support for device data in the products of anesthesia and other HL7 working group products
  • Support revision of RCRIM Annotated-ECG related standard components
  • Support revision of POCT related standard components
  • Support FHIR device-related resource definitions

Excluded from the scope are:

  • Imaging-related data (e.g., from DICOM enabled systems) except insofar as DICOM, the Imaging Integration WG and this DEV WG jointly deem appropriate

  • Point-of-care device interoperability that is within the scope of the ISO/IEEE 11073 standards

  • Devices that do not have communications capability (or where that capability is limited only to self identification), e.g. orthopaedic implant, etc.

  • Patient care (esp. vital signs) data not communicated from devices, except as the Patient Care WG and this DEV WG jointly deem appropriate

Devices Documents and Meeting materials (Recent and On-going)

Devices Documents List (archived)

Devices Meeting Index

Devices Working Group Meetings

Devices Working Group adopts the Decision Making Practices of the HL7 Technical Steering Committee's 

        Generic HL7 Work Group DMP

Devices Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats analysis


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