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Subject: EDXL Tracking of Emergency Patients (TEP) v1.1 from Emergency Management TC approved as a Committee Specification

OASIS members and other interested parties,

OASIS is pleased to announce that Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Tracking of Emergency Patients (TEP) v1.1 from the OASIS Emergency Management TC [1] has been approved as an OASIS Committee Specification.

The Emergency Management TC creates vendor-neutral, platform agnostic standards for organizations and agencies to more easily exchange emergency information. The TC welcomes participation from members of the emergency management and response community, developers and implementers, and members of the public concerned with disaster management and response.

The Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) is a broad initiative to create an integrated framework for a wide range of emergency data exchange standards to support operations, logistics, planning and finance.

EDXL-TEP is an XML messaging standard primarily for exchange of emergency patient and tracking information from the point of patient encounter through definitive care admission or field release. TEP supports patient tracking across the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) care continuum, as well as hospital evacuations and patient transfers, providing real-time information to responders, Emergency Management, coordinating organizations and care facilities in the chain of care and transport.

This Committee Specification is an OASIS deliverable, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation.

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Tracking of Emergency Patients (TEP) Version 1.1
Committee Specification 02
21 September 2018

Editable source (Authoritative):



XML schemas:

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose document and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

Members of the Emergency Management TC [1] approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the document is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.

========== Additional references:
[1] OASIS Emergency Management TC

[2] Public reviews:
* 30-day public review, 05 October 2015: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201510/msg00001.html
Â- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/edxl-tep/v1.1/csprd01/edxl-tep-v1.1-csprd01-comment-resolution-log.xlsx
* 15-day public review, 17 August 2018: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/emergency/201808/msg00015.html
Â- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/edxl-tep/v1.1/csprd02/edxl-tep-v1.1-csprd02-comment-resolution-log.txt

[3] Approval ballot:Â
Paul KnightÂÂ-ÂTel: +1 781-883-1783
OASIS - Advancing open standards for the information society -ÂDocument Process Analyst

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