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Stephanie Covert
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Andrea Ribick
Health Level Seven International
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4th Annual SOA in Healthcare Conference: Save the Date and Call for Participation
Conference will be held June 14-16, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Needham, MA, USA and Ann Arbor, MI, USA - January 13, 2011 - OMG® and Health Level Seven® International (HL7) today announced that the fourth annual SOA in Healthcare Conference: "SOA Road-map to Integration: Architecting Interoperability in Healthcare" will be held June 14-16, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The Review Committee has issued the Call for Participation. Registration and abstract submission details may be found online at

The focus of the SOA in Healthcare conference is to convey real-world experiences, assembling a community of peers to exchange ideas and discuss what has worked, what did not work, and review best practices. Not a "tech industry" event, this conference is exclusively healthcare focused, and will highlight the challenges unique to healthcare organizations and emphasize cross-industry solutions that are viable within the healthcare domain. It is targeted primarily to a health-IT savvy audience.

A wide cross-section of the health industry will participate, including healthcare providers, payers, public health organizations and vendors from both the public and private sector.

The conference will be experientially focused, with speakers bringing their personal and organizational experiences to what will be a presentation and discussion-oriented forum.

Call for Abstracts
The conference Review Committee is seeking proposals for presentations based on "real-world" organizational experiences, evaluations, case studies or research papers relevant to the conference themes of SOA integration and architecting interoperability in healthcare. Please indicate whether you are recommending your submission for the Executive Summit, the Functional Track, or the Technical Track. Topics may include (but aren't limited to):

  • Modeling (SoaML, SysML, BPMN, etc.)
  • Semantic Computability and Interoperability
  • Ontology and Vocabularies
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise Architecture (Business, System, SOA and Technical)

The abstract submission deadline is midnight EST on Friday, February 11, 2011. For abstract submission guidelines and the submission form, visit

Registration & Information
The SOA in Healthcare event is hosted by OMG, HL7 International, Open Health Tools (OHT), and the BPM/SOA Community of Practice. Everyone with an interest in SOA in healthcare is invited to attend. The early-bird registration discount is available until Friday, May 6, 2011. Registration information is available at Exhibit space is available; for more information contact Mike Narducci at +1-781-444 0404. Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Ken Berk at or +1-781-444 0404.


About Health Level Seven (HL7) International
Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International is the global authority for healthcare Information interoperability and standards with affiliates established in more than 30 countries. HL7 is a non-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. HL7's more than 2,300 members represent approximately 500 corporate members, which include more than 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving healthcare. HL7 collaborates with other standards developers and provider, payer, philanthropic and government agencies at the highest levels to ensure the development of comprehensive and reliable standards and successful interoperability efforts. For more information, visit

About OMG
OMG® is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG’s modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. For more information, visit

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