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The basic unit of data transferred between information systems, which is comprised of blocks of information sent in a defined sequence. Each message is identified by a 3-character code under HD7, which defines its purpose—e.g., the Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) message type is used to transmit patient ADT data from one system to another.
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