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Subject: [ihc] Systematic Interoperability - this just in from OMG & HL7

Dear Colleague; 

In mid-September, the Object Management Group™ (OMG™) and Health Level Seven 
announced a strategic collaboration to develop software standards in the 
healthcare industry. OMG and HL7 will work together on electronic healthcare 
standards, including electronic drug prescribing, and patient record 
interoperability infrastructure. 

A new HL7-OMG collaboration taskforce will leverage the Unified Modeling 
Language™ (UML™) along with the OMG’s Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®) in 
order to support interoperability in healthcare. To make this happen, the 
MedicAlert® Foundation International and the OMG Healthcare Domain Task 
Force (HDTF), invite you to attend the “Interoperability in Healthcare” 
kick-off meeting on Thursday, November 4, 2004 in Washington DC. 

"The OMG's Model Driven Architecture has been tremendously useful in 
conceptualizing our approach to develop healthcare services within HL7, " 
said Ken Rubin, VHA Health Information Architect and covenor of the informal 
HL7 Services 'Birds-of-a-Feather' working group.  "As this work evolves, I 
look forward to close collaboration with the OMG to realize the benefits of 
HL7 RIM semantics in computational, portable, interoperable healthcare IT 

The November meeting is the third of a series of meetings, begun in April at 
the OMG Technical Committee meeting in St. Louis, intended to cultivate the 
relationship between OMG and HL7, the world's leading healthcare-specific 
standards organization. The relationship is critical as OMG will rely on HL7 
’s Reference Information Model (RIM) and HL7’s Development Framework (HDF) 
for OMG's service standards. HL7 already incorporates OMG's UML expertise to 
implement their RIM and its associated methodologies (HDF) to develop 
standard information models for healthcare and related domains including 
administrative, financial and research areas. 

With the joint OMG-HL7 announcement these meetings now move to a more formal 
stage. Both organizations seek to work with appropriate industry groups and 
recognize the need to provide an internationally recognized forum for the 
development of standards for interoperability based on emerging Electronic 
Health Record standards in the Healthcare industry. 

The keynote speaker will be Lee Jones, Senior Technical Advisor to Dr. David 
J. Brailer, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This day includes 
presentations on the use of the MDA in healthcare and participants will work 
on the HDTF roadmap. The goal is to reach agreement on an initial set of 
standards that will be developed through the OMG's technology adoption 
process. The HDTF will rely on HL7's UML-based Reference Information Model 
(RIM) and HL7 Development Framework (HDF) for its new suite of healthcare 
service specifications. 

The OMG is an international, vendor-neutral software standards consortium. 
Its vendor neutral process has provided a forum for the development of 
interoperability standards in vertical markets including Healthcare, Life 
Sciences, Telecommunications and Manufacturing, since 1989. 

Health Level Seven, Inc. is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards 
development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework 
and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval 
of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the 
management, delivery and evaluation of health services. 

The  MedicAlert® Foundation, along with representatives from ExpressScripts, 
PatientKeeper, Kaiser Permanente and HL7 invite you to join us on Thursday, 
November 4. 

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to share your experience 
in response to end-user requirements in this domain. 

The fee to attend this day-long event is $150.  For registration, 
http://www.omg.org/registration/registration-info.htm.  For questions or 
additional information, please contact OMG’s VP of Business Development, 
Nicole Glazen Rikkinen at 781-444-0404 or nicole@omg.org. 

Look forward to seeing you in DC! 


Nicole Glazen Rikkinen 
VP, Business Development 
Object Management Group 
250 First Avenue, Suite 100 
Needham, MA 02494 

Nicole Glazen Rikkinen 
VP, Business Development 
Object Management Group 
250 First Avenue, Suite 100 
Needham, MA 02494 

---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 13:13:34 -0400 (EDT)
>From: "Carl Mattocks" <carlmattocks@checkmi.com>  
>Subject: [ihc] Commission on Systemic Interoperability   
>To: ihc@lists.oasis-open.org
>I am a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) whose
>prseident was appointed to the Commission on Systemic Interoperability .
>Does anyone else have any ( 1-6 degrees of separation)  connections ?
>The Commission on Systemic Interoperability was established by Section
>1012 of the Medicare Modernization Act. The Commission is responsible for
>working with the public and private health sectors to develop a strategy
>and timeline for implementing health care information technology
>standards. These standards will serve as the foundation for establishing a
>system of universal health records.
>Carl Mattocks
>co-Chair OASIS (ISO/TS 15000) ebXMLRegistry Semantic Content SC
>co-Chair OASIS Business Centric Methodology TC
>v/f (usa) 908 322 8715
>Semantically Smart Compendiums

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