Category: Health IT

Mirth (NextGen) Connect Bits #7: Code Templates Usage

If you’re a developer familiar with full-stack technologies and some software design patterns like MVC, you’ll know that you have parts of your codebase where you have helpers, model, controller, and others. Basically organizing functions, classes, and methods to be re-usable. In Mirth (NextGen) Connect, you can do scripting...

Mirth (NextGen) Connect Bits #6: HL7 Data Update & Manipulation

HL7 data manipulation in Mirth (NextGen) Connect can be done using the different options in the Transformer. However, for complex conditions where you want to change specific parts of the HL7 message, you can code it using JavaScript. If you’re reading and outputting the data as HL7, then the...

Mirth (NextGen) Connect Bits #4: How To Use DateUtil Class

DateUtil is a powerful function found in the Mirth Connect application. When calling it in a JavaScript type Filter/Transformer, you should see the definition and arguments needed. You can also find it in the “Reference” section. This is part of the User API in the application, you can check...

My Experience On Using A Telehealth Service – Medifi

As of this time of writing, we are currently experiencing a pandemic. Countries have been in lockdowns and curfews are implemented. People are advised to stay at home, wear a mask if going outside, and maintain social distancing. Life needs to move forward and one important part of it...

Mirth (NextGen) Connect Bits #3: CRUD Database Operations Using JavaScript

Mirth (NextGen) Connect has a Database Reader in the “Source” and a Database Writer in the “Destination”. However, if you have some complex processes like getting additional information in between, you can do database operations (create, read, update and delete) anywhere that executes the JavaScript code (ex. Filter, Transformer,...

Mirth (NextGen) Connect Bits #1: Looping & Deleting Segments

[UPDATED] : Fixed the delete logic since I found issues on it. Loop will start at the bottom or last child instead. A quick rundown on how to loop and delete specific segments based on some conditions. Here I want to check all OBX segments and delete those that...

Basics of HL7 V2 Messages

Quick review, HL7 (Health Level Seven) is an organization that provides a framework (and related standards) for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information. These standards define how information is packaged and communicated from one party to another, setting the language, structure, and data types required...

Careers in Health IT (Health Informatics)

Let’s cut to the chase! If you’re a healthcare or medical professional looking for new roles or opportunities, Health IT or Health Informatics might be the best industry for you. Below is a list of job titles and their descriptions based on my knowledge and current web search.  DISCLAIMER:...