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Also Known As: HDF

The HL7 Development Framework (HDF) details the process of the HL7 standard development methodology. The HDF is a framework of modeling and administrative processes, policies, and deliverables used by HL7 to produce specifications that are used by the healthcare information management community to overcome challenges and barriers to interoperability among computerized healthcare-related information systems.

Purpose: The HDF project is intended to define and maintain the methodology applied by all the committees for project initiation, requirements analysis, standard design, implementation, standard approval process, etc.

Product Family: - not associated with any HL7 product family

HL7 Functional Areas: - does not support HL7 functions


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Version Rollout Date Last Update License
1.5 2010-01-01 HL7 License

People and Organizations associated with HL7 Development Framework:

none identified


  • 2016-06-01 (initial load) Health Level 7 (HL7) Development Framework (HDF) is included in the 'Background documents' on the site. The HDF is an informative document.