Aspectos claves en la definición y adopción de estándares de interoperabilidad electrónica de datos : El caso de HL7 en el área de la salud

  • Norha Milena Villegas Machado Universidad Icesi, Cali
  • Gabriel Tamura Morimitsu Universidad Icesi, Cali
Keywords: HL7-based interoperability, stan­dards for electronic data interoper­ability, syntactic interoperability, semantic interoperability.


This article presents the results of the analysis that the DRISO research group has conducted about some as­pects which have been found as criti­cal in the process of definition and adoption of standards for exchange of electronic data, in the context of the HL7 standard for interoperability in health. For each considered aspect, its potential contribution to a stan­dard for semantic interoperability is identified, as well as how it is used in the modeling of the objects to ex­change, and in the modeling of the exchange process itself. The analysis of the critical aspects of standards is done following the line of the evolu­tion of HL7 standard, identifying and distinguishing their structural and dynamic aspects. Finally, as a matter of conclusion, a reflection about the applicability of this analysis to the Colombian Ministry of Communica­tions GEL-XML project, for electronic data exchange of basic data in all sectors of the economy.


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Norha Milena Villegas Machado, Universidad Icesi, Cali
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Gabriel Tamura Morimitsu, Universidad Icesi, Cali
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