The PUMA Repository is a collection of Pascal units for medical informatics. It contains reusable source code for a wide field of health-care application development. The code includes converting functions for units of measurement (Unit Converter) and an HL7 engine.
The Unit Converter is a set of Pascal code that comes with test cases for Lazarus / Free Pascal, Embarcadero Delphi and RAD Studio. It provides functions for parsing measurements consisting of numeric values and units of measurement. It also supports conversion of measurements from one unit to another one.
The HL7 Engine is a library of Pascal units that provide functions for parsing and compiling Health Level 7 messages as well as for reading and writing messages as files or streams.
Files of the PUMA repository are licensed with a BSD license. This facilitates their usage in both free open source software and commercial applications.
PUMA is compatible with Lazarus and Free Pascal. Some of the units also support other Pascal implementations including Delphi, winsoft Pocket Studio and other compilers.