New poll takes pulse of HL7 profession

A recent survey of healthcare professionals who deal with HL7 integration, conducted by Core Health Technologies, finds some interesting facts about their use of technology, knowledge of programs such as meaningful use and strategies for information security.

Charlie Rogers, CEO of Core Health, which specializes in technology integration and security, calls the integration market "one of today’s most dynamic spaces in healthcare and in technology."

His firm polled some 1,350 individuals – CIO, CTOs, IT managers and other HL7 professionals – seeking to gauge their feelings on the state of technology, organizational priorities, meaningful use preparedness and confidence in interface software vendors.

Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited organization that develops healthcare interoperability standards.

Among the findings from Core Health's survey: