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Subject: Loop Keeping: OMG's Healthcare Interoperability Workshop, Oct. 24-27, 2005

From: "Stephanie Covert" <scovert@omg.org> 


What:              OMG’s Healthcare Interoperability Workshop

When:             October 24-27, 2005

Where:           Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Historic District, Alexandria, VA

Info:                http://www.omg.org/hc-omg



The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) is pleased to announce the program for its Healthcare Interoperability workshop. Co-hosted by Health Level 7 (HL7) and sponsored by MedicAlert (http://www.medicalert.org), the workshop will take place October 24-27, 2005 in Alexandria, VA, USA.


The Object Management Group and HL7 are collaborating to develop software standards in the healthcare industry focused on patient record interoperability. Hosted jointly by OMG's Healthcare Domain Task Force and HL7, this Workshop, taking a global view, will explore interoperability issues not only in healthcare IT but in public health and clinical research sectors as well. This Workshop will help the attendees understand how to reduce healthcare costs, improve efficiency, and improve healthcare quality.


Workshop Agenda Topics:


·          Plenary: A Survey of RHIO Activity in the US by Janet Marchibroda, eHealth Initiative Foundation

·          Plenary: Case Studies with Keith Cox, VHA, and others TBA


Management Track Topics

·          A Roadmap for Assessing Interoperability with Abdul-Malik Shakir, HL7, and David Harrington and Ken Rubin, OMG

·          Migration of Legacy Applications at LA County - Public Health to a PHIN and HL7 (V3) Architecture by Rini Verma, CAL2CAL

·          Creating a RHIO/HIN while Maintaining Investments in Legacy Solutions - from Vision to Reality by Peter van der Grinten, dbMotion, Inc.

·          The Business Case for Service Oriented Architecture by Eric Schripsema, ITI

·          UK National Health Service by Ken Lunn, NHS

·          Intelligent EHR: Services Supporting Clinical Decision Making by Peter Elkin, Mayo

·          Panel discussion on Success Factors in Inter-Enterprise Coordination


Technical Track Topics

·          RHIO Simulation

·          Model-Driven Development

·          Vocabularies

·          Modernization in Healthcare

·          Selecting and Architecting for Services by Mary Kratz, Internet2

·          Clinical Research by Barbara Tardiff, Merck

·          Panel discussions on Transforming the Enterprise, and Service Implementations in Public Health


The early-bird registration discount is available until October 3, 2005. To register, visit  http://www.omg.org/hc-omg.


The OMG invites anyone interested in Healthcare interoperability and vendors to attend. Complete agenda, hotel and registration information is available at  http://www.omg.org/hc-omg. Exhibit space is available; for more information contact Kevin Loughry at loughry@omg.org, +1-781-444 0404. Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Nicole Rikkinen at nicole@omg.org.


About The OMG
The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. OMG member companies write, adopt, and maintain its standards following a mature, open process. OMG's standards implement the Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), maximizing ROI through a full-lifecycle approach to enterprise integration that covers multiple operating systems, programming languages, middleware and networking infrastructures, and software development environments. OMG's standards include: UML® (Unified Modeling Language™); CORBA® (Common Object Request Broker Architecture); CWM™ (Common Warehouse Metamodel); and industry-specific standards for dozens of vertical markets. OMG has offices at
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