We have developed a HIPAA 4010 to HIPAA 5010 converter for use in Visual Studio 2008.

After installing the converter, the steps to use the converter are as follows:

  1. Place the appropriate 5010 HIPAA schema in the same project as your current 4010 HIPAA schema
  2. Compile the schema project
  3. Open up map project that references the HIPAA schema project
  4. Right click on the map that needs to be converted
  5. Choose ’Convert to 5010’

It is complete.

Things the converter will do:

  • Create a backup of the current map as {map name}_4010.btm and add it to the project
  • Change the type name of the 4010 map to {type_name}.4010

Here are the screen shots of the tool:

After pressing the Convert to 5010 context menu item the project has the following archived map.

Here is a page from the initial map:

Here is the converted map:

Also for an additional fee, there will be 4010 to 5010 maps and conversely, 5010 to 4010 maps.

Through the contact page, you can pre order this 5010 converter.

I will not be delivering this however, until Microsoft officially releases the HIPAA 5010 schemas.