SOAPwareXchangeHL7 User Guide
The SOAPwareXchangeHL7 interface is used to process lab, pathology, radiology, even transcription reports, and have them automatically filed into the patient's chart in SOAPware from HL7 compliant messages. The module reads the demographic information in the report, finds the matching chart in SOAPware, transfers the report, and notifies the provider all automatically.
Here you will find a brief walk through for setting up and using the SOAPwareXchangeHL7. For help installing, visit the Install/Update lesson.
Ensure the SOAPwareXchangeHL7 is Open and Started
The SOAPwareXchangeHL7 must be open in order to process results. This requires you log in, just as you would with SOAPware. You will also have to click the Start button, in order to allow results to process into SOAPware. If you turn off the computer where the HL7 is located, you must open it again once the computer has been restarted.
*Note: Both the SOAPwareXchangeHL7 and SOAPwareXchange may be setup to auto-start by following the instructions here.
Ensure the Source Folder is set Correctly
The majority of HL7 interfaces will be via a FTP connection, meaning that the participating lab(s) will be delivering results to a shared folder, and this is often the same machine that the SOAPwareXchangeHL7 is installed on. Make sure the Source is selected and the port is set as 0. If you are not sure where the results are being delivered, contact your lab's technical support.
Check for Unrecognized Messages
Check for Unmatched Patients/Physicians
Each report that is generated by the SOAPwareXchangeHL7 is automatically assigned a task item in the SOAPware Task list and assigned to the ordering provider.
SOAPWareXchange HL7 Remote Management Utility
The SOAPwareXchangeHL7 Remote Management Utility is also installed whenever you install the SOAPwareXchangeHL7 application. This utility can be useful if you wish to assign the task of maintaining patient mappings to a user/computer other than the one where actual messages are being delivered and processed. An example would be if you receive HL7 messages to your server, but wish to assign the patient mappings task to a client machine.
Review the Report in SOAPware
Once processed, the provider will be assigned a task list item from where they can open the patients chart, and report.
Example of Generic Lab Report
Often times, it is necessary to print out or send reports via PDF out of SOAPware. To easily accomplish this, you may use the Share Charts feature in SOAPware. This feature allows you to print multiple reports from a specific section of SOAPware, for a specific patient. Refer to the Share Charts article for more details.