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About OHF

The Eclipse Open Healthcare Framework (Eclipse OHF) is a project within Eclipse formed for the purpose of expediting healthcare informatics technology. The project is composed of extensible frameworks and tools which emphasize the use of existing and emerging standards in order to encourage interoperable open source infrastructure, thereby lowering integration barriers.

About the OHF Wiki

The OHF Wiki is intended for use by developers and parties interested in the underlying architecture and day-to-day use/development of Eclipse OHF. If you are only interested in using Eclipse OHF, it is recommended that you view the documentation available on the main OHF Web Site. To help keep the Wiki and associated resources as easy to use as possible, a collection of policies and best practices governing content on the OHF Wiki is available. Please read the OHF Wiki Policies and Practices before adding or modifying content in this space.

Getting Started in OHF

OHF Components


HL7 common terminology service built upon LexGrid repositories and technologies.


Health Level 7 v2.x toolkit.

HL7 V3 (H3ET)

The H3ET plug-ins provide a framework and exemplary tools for HL7 standards development and publishing processes. For more information, please see the HL7 V3 Eclipse Tooling plug-ins wiki page.


OHF supports IHE transactions via regular RCP plugins support and even plain Java libraries through the OHF IHE Client plugins, and through Web Services using the OHF Bridge. The OHF Bridge provides a subset of the OHF IHE Client plugins functionalities. It wraps them and expose SOAP calls that are routed to the plugins.

With the help of the users of OHF in the IHE Connectathon 2007, we are guiding a wish list of profiles and actors in the OHF IHE support page. The page details what OHF will/will not/maybe support. Please use the OHF Newsgroup to comment and ask ask questions about the list. Thanks for Sarah, Sondra and Beth of CapMed for helping with the initial setup of the list.

The OHF IHE Client plugins are a set of plugins implementing IHE actors.

OHF Bridge

The OHF Bridge is an OHF subproject which supplies SOAP access to the OHF plugins. The page includes instructions of how to use the OHF Bridge demo PHP web application. More about the bridge:


Service oriented device architecture device integration including Device Kit and SAT.


The WADO Client Plug-in simplifies the way RCPs interacts with remote WADO server for fetching DICOM information. For more information see the WADO Client Plug-in Wiki Page.

Meeting Notes

The OHF Project holds a weekly teleconference for committers. The notes from the meetings are posted here. View the OHF Committer Meeting Notes.

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