MSIB can receive bed status or scheduling data from an HL7 system and make the data available to the BAS as a virtual BACnet node(s). An HL7 bed status node and an HL7 scheduling node are available to be discovered as BACnet IP nodes with BACnet objects for reading by the Building Automation System (BAS).

MSIB does not act as a BBMD, so either an external BBMD in another device must be used or MSIB must reside on the same subnet as the device reading the data.

HL7 Service Overview

Process

MSIB must be configured to use the data from the HL7 message as input. MSIB normalizes the data to BACnet object data, making it available for the BAS.

HL7 Service Process

For detailed steps on how to configure MSIB to use HL7 Service, see Creating and Configuring HL7 Nodes.