Thursday, November 17, 2011

Special offer for the new HL7Kit Pro 1.5

The new version 1.5 of HL7Kit Pro - HL7 to Database Integration Engine was released today. To celebrate the new release, the new version is offered at only $249 and includes all 4 applications in a single installation package. We've come to realize that our users prefer having the entire product installed on the production server including the HL7 Sender, HL7 Receiver and the HL7 Mapping Tool.

The main new feature of the new release is the support of multiple protocol versions and multiple mapping rules for a single runtime service. The runtime service can be configured to use different message definition files and different mapping XML for every remote application. This feature was requested long ago by many customers and a workaround to allow this was introduced in version 1.2. Now this feature is fully integrated into the product. The new release can be downloaded here.

Friday, October 28, 2011

HL7Kit Video Tutorials

If one picture worth a thousand words, how much does a 20 minutes video tutorials worth?
The HL7Kit web site promise that "You are 20 minutes away from HL7 integration!" I checked that again, this time on film.
From download to runtime deployment, a series of five detailed videos showing step by step how to set up a ADT^A01 message interface using HL7Kit.
Here it is. Comments and questions are most welcome.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Open Source HL7 Sender

[update 24 March 2023: Latest releases of HRZ software can be found on HRZ website -]

HL7 Sender source code is now available for free download.
The full source code of the HL7 editor / HL7 sender application can be obtained from the product web site

Sunday, May 15, 2011

RZDCX DICOM Library Release

The new release of RZDCX - Fast Strike DICOM Toolkit addresses customers change requests and enhancements.
The change log is detailed in the following table.

253newfixedMar 23zroniRZDCXMar 23zroni53Limit log file sizeedit
254newfixedApr 20zroniRZDCX10:52zroni33Support Unicode filenamesedit

256newfixedMay 14zroniRZDCXMay 14zroni53Add Status Detail to Error Messageedit

All changes does not affect the default behavior of the DICOM Library.

Change #253 addresses the size of the log file. This change enables the user to set a size limit in terms of number of messages in the file. The change introduces new methods to the DCXAPP interface that control the log file size and filename. For more information please read the DICOM Library Documentation page dealing with DICOM Diagnostics and Logging.

Change #254 adds support for Unicode filenames. After this change, all method parameters that carry filenames (e.g. OnStoreSetup, OnStoreDone, SaveFile, openFile, Send, CommitFiles) may use Unicode filenames strings. For example, if your application requires to save DICOM files with names with Mandarin characters, this is now supported.

Change #256 adds more information to the error description that is provided when a DICOM command fails by dumping all optional command attributes that were provided by the peer application into the error description string. The status details attributes are optional elements that a SCP may provide when commands fail. These may be a list of offending elements or other information that can help diagnose the problem. See for example DICOM Stabdard part 7, Section describing N-CREATE Status Detail.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New HL7Kit Release 1.4 adds multiple destinations

We're happy to announce the new release 1.4 of HL7Kit, HL7 Integration Engine.
This release takes HL7Kit a major step forward with the new multiple-destinations feature.
With multiple destinations, HL7Kit can serve as a dispatcher for HL7 messages, sending the same message to multiple applications.
Every destination is monitored independently and has it's own retry counter, logging and error handling.
Users may select to send messages to all configured destinations or just to specific ones, depending on integration needs.
In addition, this release includes new message structure definitions for MDM messages.
A complete list of the features can be found in the updated user's manual available for download from the product support page at

Sunday, January 16, 2011

DICOM SR - Structured Reports Made Easy with RZDCX 2.0

A new year is the perfect time for a new product version.
2011 is the year for the new release of RDCX DICOM Toolkit version 2.0 with structured reporting.

The major feature of this release is the all new DCXSR interface for creating DICOM Structured Reports using the dynamic SR dictionary.

If you had the chance to play around with DICOM SR's, you'll probably agree with me about one thing: so many attributes for so little information, ha? Just look at all these nested sequences, oh my god!