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Subject: RE: [ihc] RE: HIMSS / internet2 and OASIS IHC?

Hi Peter, David, et al,

This also sounds good to me, too.


At 5:21 PM -0500 8/11/06, Elkin, Peter L.   M.D. wrote:
>It makes sense to me.  I think we need to pull together a face to 
>face meeting to broach these issues in a serious way.  We might 
>start with the HITSP use cases and see where we feel OASIS does a 
>better job than other available standards, or where there is a 
>crying need for new standards development.
>Warm regards,
>Peter L. Elkin, MD
>Professor of Medicine
>Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
>(507) 284-1551
>Fax: (507) 284-5370
>From: ihc-return-3-elkin.peter=mayo.edu@lists.oasis-open.org 
>[mailto:ihc-return-3-elkin.peter=mayo.edu@lists.oasis-open.org] On 
>Behalf Of Brett Trusko
>Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 4:52 PM
>To: 'David RR Webber (XML)'; ihc@lists.oasis-open.org
>Cc: 'Patrick Gannon'; ddavis@himss.org
>Subject: [ihc] RE: HIMSS / internet2 and OASIS IHC?
>Hi David,
>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 (XML) [mailto:david@drrw.info]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 2:28 PM
>To: ihc@lists.oasis-open.org
>Cc: Patrick Gannon; Brett Trusko; ddavis@himss.org
>Subject: HIMSS / internet2 and OASIS IHC?
>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<http://era.nih.gov/> 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.
>Does everyone concur?
>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.
>Thanks, DW
>Focused on Creating an Advanced and Interoperable Medical Network, 
>HIMSS and Internet2 Announce Collaboration
>The two organizations will leverage each other's expertise to 
>explore the viability of an independent and logically interconnected 
>medical network in the United States
>CHICAGO, Ill. and ANN ARBOR, Mich. - August 1, 2006 - The 
><http://www.himss.org/>Healthcare Information and Management Systems 
>Society (HIMSS) and <http://www.internet2.edu/>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 delivery community."
>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 healthcare industry.
>"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 
>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:
>o        Identity Management that will allow the identification and 
>authentication of individuals regardless of their physical location.
>o        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.
>o        Biomedical (Health Sciences and Healthcare) Education that 
>will focus on meeting the unique needs and accessing the resources 
>required for biomedical education.
>o        Telehealth that will focus on the implications for clinical 
>practice when a reliable advanced network is available.
>In addition, members of both organizations will work for the 
>development and implementation of the network with other 
>partnerships and collaborations, including Integrating the 
>Healthcare Enterprise (IHE). 
>About HIMSS
>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.
>About Internet2
>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/>http://networks.internet2.edu.
>For more information, contact:
>Joyce Lofstrom, MS, APR
>Manager, Corporate Communications
>312-915-9237 - <mailto:jlofstrom@himss.org>jlofstrom@himss.org
>Lauren Rotman
>Manager, Public Relations
>202-331-5345 - <mailto:lauren@internet2.edu>lauren@internet2.edu
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