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Full Name: HL7 Version 2.x Message Profiling Specification

HL7 V2.x Message Profiling provides a guideline for documenting particular uses of HL7 messages. A defined V2.x message profile will be registered with HL7 and may be reused by other HL7 users, moving the HL7 V2.x standard closer to “plug and play” interfaces.

Purpose: This document is intended to: • Describe the HL7 V2.x Message Profile concept • Recommend a specification for defining specific message profiles of HL7 V2.x messages • Facilitate HL7 V2.x interpretation by users familiar with the HL7 standard, reducing interface analysis time and dissatisfaction with the HL7 V2.x standard.

Product Family:

  • HL7 V2

HL7 Functional Areas:

  • Implementation


  • MS Word

Version Rollout Date Last Update License
2.2 2000-11-30 HL7 License

Assessment: (done: 2016-08-13)

People and Organizations associated with HL7 Version 2.x Message Profiling Specification :

none identified


  • 2016-06-18 (initial load) In its current form, this document is only a recommendation and should not be considered an HL7 standard. For updates to this document and related information, visit the Conformance Special Interest Group;