HL7 File Type- The quick facts
What are HL7 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a HL7 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a HL7 file?
A .HL7 file is a Health Level-7 data (pipe delimited) file.
We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
How to open HL7 files
Important: Different programs may use files with the HL7 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your HL7 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different HL7 openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: September 20, 2012
Suggest another file format using extension HL7
While we know of one file format using the .HL7 file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .HL7 file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of HL7 files. Remember, different programs may use HL7 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.