I will be chatting with everyone next
week. I am on the road this week but should be able to coordinate something
starting next Wed.
From: David RR Webber
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Cc: Patrick Gannon; Brett Trusko;
Subject: HIMSS / internet2 and
I circulated the announcement below this week and asked the question -
where does OASIS fit in the puzzle here?
At first brush - the notion is that HIMSS is the owner of the business
domain needs, I2 folks understand the network and bit and byte layer, while
OASIS sits in between providing the facilitation mechanisms that reach up to
the business users ultimately.
Well in talking with Didi (Blanca) Davis today who is Director, Integrating
the Healthcare Enterprise at HIMSS seems like this could be fitting
together quiet nicely.
HIMSS next steps is to form working groups with I2 folks to start
defining the USE CASES.
At that point they will then solicit input and feedback and we can
start figuring out how our OASIS works fits into the equation - and what
we can do today and what new enhancements we need to accommodate HIMSS /
I2 next generation
My suggest is that IHC is the ready-made TC on the OASIS side that can
take ownership of that process and be the conduit between the other OASIS TCs
and HIMSS / I2.
If so - then of course - those interested can involve themselves more
deeply in the HIMSS / I2 use case development - but otherwise I think this is a
good plan for now.
I've CC:d Didi here so she has our PoC information.
Focused on Creating an Advanced and Interoperable Medical
Network, HIMSS and Internet2 Announce Collaboration
two organizations will leverage each other’s expertise to explore the
viability of an independent and logically interconnected medical network in the
CHICAGO, Ill. and ANN ARBOR, Mich. - August
1, 2006 – The Healthcare Information and
Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Internet2 announced today that the two organizations have
created a partnership to explore the development of a secure, reliable and
advanced networking solution for the transmission of medical information,
messages and images throughout the broad healthcare industry.
The two organizations are exploring a new network designed
to offer the health sciences and healthcare sectors a private and secure medium
for exchanging health information. A next-generation architecture built to meet
federal regulatory requirements, this new network may also have value to offer
in the work of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN).
This ground-breaking collaboration is a natural extension
for both not-for-profit organizations. Through a membership of 20,000
individuals, 45 chapters, and more than 300 corporations representing millions
of employees, the HIMSS mission focuses on the betterment of healthcare through
the most effective use of information
technology and management systems.
Internet2, the U.S.’s
advanced networking consortium led by 208 U.S.
university members in partnership with over 100 industry and government
members, works to develop and deploy advanced networks, applications and resources.
“HIMSS and our members look forward to this
collaboration with Internet2,” said H. Stephen Lieber, HIMSS
president/CEO. “The synergies between HIMSS and Internet2 brought our
organizations together to consider and evaluate the feasibility of establishing
a network that would meet the evolving needs of the biomedical and healthcare
Since 1999, Internet2 has operated an advanced nationwide
network that supports leading-edge Internet technology development for the
research and academic community. Internet2 recently announced a major upgrade
to this network to provide members 10 times the capacity and speed of its
current infrastructure. In addition, the Internet2 community has successfully
developed important middleware technologies to address critical issues in
authentication and authorization in order to enable active privacy management.
Through this partnership, HIMSS and the Internet2 community will work closely
together to leverage these leading-edge technologies to explore development of
brand new capabilities that meet the specific security and privacy needs of the
“The research and education community has long
understood the potential for leveraging advanced Internet technology to enhance
the healthcare industry’s ability to serve the public’s needs, to
improve the flow of information for research, to streamline care processes and
to enable cost savings,” said Douglas Van Houweling, Internet2 president
and CEO. “Our partnership with the HIMSS community is a major step
forward in realizing this vision. Together we will work to create a new
state-of-the-art platform for biomedical research, education and clinical
practice on a national scale.”
Through the partnership, four working groups have been
established to explore the requirements and capabilities needed to create an
advanced medical network during the next year. HIMSS and Internet2 will join
each other’s organizations. Members of both organizations will also join
each of the four working groups, which include:
Identity Management that will allow the
identification and authentication of individuals regardless of their physical
Privacy & Security that will focus on the
tools and techniques that will assure the privacy and security of the
information that travels on the network.
Sciences and Healthcare) Education that will focus on
meeting the unique needs and accessing the resources required for biomedical
Telehealth that will focus on the
implications for clinical practice when a reliable advanced network is
In addition, members of
both organizations will work for the development and implementation of the
network with other partnerships and collaborations, including Integrating the
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the
healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing
leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and
management systems for the betterment of healthcare.
Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C.,
and other locations across the country, HIMSS represents more than 20,000
individual members and over 300 corporate members that collectively represent
organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare
public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and
professional development initiatives designed to promote information and
management systems’ contributions to ensuring quality patient care.
Led by more than 200 U.S.
universities, working with industry and government, Internet2 develops and
deploys advanced network applications and technologies for research and higher
education, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2
facilitates the kinds of dynamic partnerships among academia, industry, and
government that helped foster today's Internet in its infancy. For more
information about Internet2 network capabilities, visit http://networks.internet2.edu.
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