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Re: [Gnumed-devel] LabImporters (first draft) specification complete --

From: James Busser
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] LabImporters (first draft) specification complete -- redux
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 17:10:22 -0800 (PST)

Two more alternatives:

1) can the string be treated as a dumb text string rather than as a phone number

2) I can ask the data broker whether there is anything they can do about their 
own conversion process, however I expect they are limited in what they can do, 
depending on a variety of "loose" formats that the originating labs may 
inconsistently use

-----Original Message-----

> Date: Mon Feb 11 16:32:34 PST 2008
> From: "James Busser" <address@hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] LabImporters (first draft) specification complete 
> -- redux
> To: "Dave Cramer" <address@hidden>
> On 11-Feb-08, at 4:19 PM, Dave Cramer wrote:
> > Also while were on the subject what do you want to do about the  
> > phone numbers which are formatted as  519-555-1212  as opposed to  
> > (519) 555-1212?
> > Hapi throws an exception when parsing this which suggests that this  
> > is not valid. A cursory glance at the HL7 spec agrees with this.  
> > However if Excelleris is sending this data we will have to handle it.
> The number could be useful to preserve for confirming the identity of  
> unmatched patients. Is it hard to evaluate such strings for the  
> presence of two "-"s and in the event of two, to replace the first  
> with a close-parens ")" and to prepend to this string a left parens "("?
> If not, Mirth may provide for such things with pre-processing.

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