The likely answer to this question is: “When the buyers of interfaces demand it, and the dollars are available to make the transition.” In the US, barring a regulatory change, the HL7 standards, V2 and V3, will coexist. In other countries, adoption will likely continue to unfold.
HL7 V3 adoption likely will occur in a slow and methodical fashion. For healthcare professionals, it will be essential to continue to gain education on V3 and get involved in the HL7 Standards Working Groups. Sharing lessons learned, watching trends, and evaluating early implementations will assist in determining the next prudent step for your organization.
Learn more details about what is HL7, including HL7 V3, with the white paper entitled The Evolution of HL7.
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