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Subject: RE: [emergency] HITSP Dropping EDXL-HAVE? Fwd: [regrep] HHS andebXML / ISO15000

Thanks Tom,

I think we're getting into territory subject to review by the new 
administration in any case, but I get concerned when I can't tell 
what's going on because I have the program. I do think we have ample 
reason to be proud of our accomplishments, and we should use it to 
gird our loins for the next set of challenges, of which there is no 

We are not the only group with work that needs to be versioned and updated.

Lucky us, eh? ;-)

We are having an infrastructure meeting next Tuesday, yes?


At 12:55 PM -0500 2/26/09, Merkle, Tom wrote:
>Very interesting. The EDXL-HAVE, EDXL-DE, and the EDXL-RM are all mentioned
>in the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) on page 24, so we
>should all be proud of that accomplishment. I do notice that the Common
>Alerting Protocol (CAP) is not mentioned.
>Tom Merkle
>System Integration Analyst Sr. Staff
>Lockheed Martin Corporation
>Information Systems & Global Services - Intelligence
>Telephone 410-298-2611  
>Mobile 410-409-9801
>E-mail: tom.merkle@lmco.com
>Web: www.lockheedmartin.com/gss
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rex Brooks [mailto:rexb@starbourne.com]
>Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:10 PM
>To: emergency@lists.oasis-open.org
>Cc: David RR Webber (XML)
>Subject: [emergency] HITSP Dropping EDXL-HAVE? Fwd: [regrep] HHS and ebXML /
>Importance: High
>Hi Folks,
>Below is the message I caught from David Webber on Sat. Jan. 24.
>Sorry we didn't get back to this sooner, but we have all been busy.
>The link in the message below, repeated here
>downloads the pdf of the Federal Register entry in question.
>I double checked and actually found a reference to (HAVE) without
>EDXL at the bottom of column 1 and top of column 2 on page three:
>"... The Interoperability Standards
>associated with the HITSP
>Biosurveillance Interoperability
>Specification (HITSP v2 2007 IS02), or
>''BIO,'' were recognized by the Secretary
>in December 2007. The Hospital
>Availability Exchange Standard (HAVE),
>which was referenced in the HITSP
>Interoperability Specification, was not
>ready for secretarial recognition in June
>2008 as anticipated, but since its
>content has been previously included in
>the accepted HITSP Interoperability
>Specifications and it has achieved final
>ballot by the Standards Development
>Organization, it is being recognized. ..."
>I don't know what the difference is between being recognized and
>being accepted or listed.
>It does not mention OASIS nor a full specification title, though it
>does mention "... the Standards Development Organization," and it
>says that has been accepted and it is being recognized even though it
>wasn't ready in June 2008. However, it is not specifically listed as
>the other OASIS standards are. For example EDXL-DE is listed as:
>"... (OASIS) Emergency Data Exchange
>Language (EDXL) Distribution Element
>(DE) .."
>EDXL-HAVE is also not found on the HITSP website for Biosurveillance
>among the specifications listed when you expand all versions, but is
>included in the HITSP Acronyms.
>Regardless, I think this should be made clear. The other issues also
>remain, e.g. why have some standards been deleted and under what part
>of their charter.
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>>Cc: ebcore@lists.oasis-open.org, ebxml-msg@lists.oasis-open.org,
>>    "Jamie Clark" <jamie.clark@oasis-open.org>
>>Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 13:13:32 -0700
>>Subject: [regrep] HHS and ebXML / ISO15000
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>>What is going on here?  Are vendors taking over the standard
>>selection process within HHS?
>>On Wednesday, HHS released for comment the health care
>>interoperability standards; see
>>. There are a lot of references to HL7 and IHE standards, but ebXML
>>Registry was specifically dropped; see page 4 (3602).
>>Also - I believe HL7 has endorsed ebMS V3 - so this should be
>>reflected in HHS too.
>>Can we make official comments back to HHS from ISO and OASIS?
>>Clearly with the number of European health organizations using ebXML
>>messaging and Registry standards - HHS needs to be compatible with
>>those partners systems - especially for delivery support to citizens
>>overseas but also on basic information sharing levels - particularly
>>for global epidemic and emergency management.
>>Thanks, DW
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>Rex Brooks
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>Starbourne Communications Design
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>Berkeley, CA 94702
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Rex Brooks
President, CEO
Starbourne Communications Design
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: 510-898-0670

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