HealthShare Health Connect HL7® Interface Specialist Exam Details

The HealthShare Health Connect HL7 Interface Specialist exam is designed to validate core skills for developers who use Health Connect to build and test HL7 v2.x productions.

Target Exam Role
HL7 Interface Specialist

A IT professional who:

  • designs, builds and performs basic troubleshooting of HL7 interfaces with InterSystems Health Connect

Note: This exam does not require familiarity with ObjectScript

Recommended Preparation
Complete available Health Connect learning content (Classroom: Building and Managing HL7 Productions and Online: Building Your First HL7 Production) and at least six months of on-the-job experience, or the equivalent skills.

Exam Parameters

  • Number of questions: 50
  • Exam time limit: 2 hours
  • Passing score: 65%
  • Language offered: English

Exam Topics and Content
The exam contains question items that cover the areas for the stated role as shown in the KSA (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) chart immediately below. The question items are presented in multiple formats including multiple choice, multiple response, hotspot, pull-down selection, etc.

T1Designs HL7 productionsT1.1Interprets interface requirements
T1.2Chooses production architecture components
T1.3Designs custom schemas
T1.4Designs routing rules
T2Builds HL7 productionsT2.1Adds business components to build interfaces
T2.2Creates and applies routing rules
T2.3Applies key configuration settings in productions
T2.4Uses DTL Editor to build DTLs
T2.5Creates and applies lookup tables
T2.6Creates custom schemas
T2.7Applies ACK/NACK functionality
T3Troubleshoots HL7 productionsT3.1Identifies and uses tools for troubleshooting
T3.2Follows message flows in Visual Trace
T3.3Interprets Visual Trace to identify errors
T3.4Searches messages for research
T3.5Identifies and uses logs when troubleshooting