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The Model Interchange Format (MIF) is a set of XML formats used to support the storage and exchange of HL7 version 3 artefacts as part of the HL7 Development Framework (HDF). It is the pre-publication format of HL7 v3 artefacts used by tooling. The formats are defined by a set inter-related schemas.

Purpose: Serves to document the HL7 metamodel, identifying all data elements of interest to version 3, as well as indicating correspondance to the UML meta-model. defining schemas for xml files for holding the content of HL7 v3 specifications

Is Core to supporting an HL7 process

Product Family:

  • HL7 V3

HL7 Functional Areas:

  • Standards Development
  • Standards Balloting
  • Implementation
  • Standards Publication


  • XML

Version Rollout Date Last Update License
version 2.2.0 2011-01-14 HL7 License

Assessment: (done: 2016-08-13)

People and Organizations associated with MIF Schemas:

  • Lloyd McKenzie -Developer- (