Organization

Health Level Seven International (HL7) is the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology with members in over 55 countries.
 
About HL7
Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7's 2,300+ members include approximately 500 corporate members who represent more than 90% of the information systems vendors serving healthcare.
 
HL7 Vision
To create the best and most widely used standards in healthcare.
 
HL7 Mission
HL7 provides standards for interoperability that improve care delivery, optimize workflow, reduce ambiguity and enhance knowledge transfer among all of our stakeholders, including healthcare providers, government agencies, the vendor community, fellow SDOs and patients. In all of our processes we exhibit timeliness, scientific rigor and technical expertise without compromising transparency, accountability, practicality, or our willingness to put the needs of our stakeholders first.
 
About HL7 Hellas
HL7 Hellas is a non-profit organization established to  actively promote HL7 standards both within the Greek territory and in countries of South-Eastern Europe. Its aim is to spread reliable standards for healthcare data exchange, management and integration of data related to patient clinical care as well as the management, evaluation and further development of the HL7 standard protocols. HL7 Hellas is an affiliate of HL7 International.
HL7 Hellas encourages the creation of flexible standards, guidelines, methodologies, protocols and other related services and products which will be based on those of the HL7 International Organization, having as main goal to enable the interoperability of information systems in Health & Social Security. It helps both in the preparation of studies and research for the exchange of patients medical records hospitalized in institutions that adopt these standards, as well as in communication. Finally, HL7 Hellas aims to continuously research for further development related to the improvement of the standards.