What is it?
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Ruby-HL7 is a library for parsing and generating HL7 2.x messages. HL7
3.0 message support is planned for a future release. HL7 is a widely
used medical information interchange format.

Feature list:
  * flexible parsing support
  * MLLP support
  * provides a simple dsl for defining segments
  * allows for arbitrary manipulation of segment data
  * automatic segment ordering (via sort)
  * familiar Array/Enumerable semantics
  * easy associated/child segment access

Changes
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This release addresses a few bugs found with segment access,
specifically null segment access and empty segment access.
It also provides a speed improvement when parsing messages with many
unimplemented/unknown segments.
Associated/Child segment access has been implemented.



How do I get it?
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gem install ruby-hl7

or grab the tarbal from http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=3261


More info and examples
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http://hasno.info/2007/8/6/ruby-hl7-0-2-44-released
http://trac.hasno.info/ruby-hl7
http://ruby-hl7.rubyforge.org

What else?
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Please use the trac instance for bug reports and feature requests. Xml
message support will be added once I've released my fastxml library.

 --mark