HL7 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a HL7 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .HL7 files.

What is a HL7 file?

A .HL7 file is a Health Level-7 data (pipe delimited) file. Through our analysis of HL7 files, we know that one use of the format is Health Level-7 data (pipe delimited). We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open HL7 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension HL7 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different HL7 openers which you will find listed below.

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 viewers for this file format

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.

7edit.com 7Edit7edit.com 7EditUser submitted
HL7SpyHL7SpyUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with HL7-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with HL7-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!