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Stephanie Covert
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OMG Presents Healthcare Interoperability: Focus on SOA and Modeling
Workshop and Information Day

June 20, 2012 in Cambridge MA

Needham, MA – May 16, 2012 – OMG®‘s Healthcare Domain Task Force presents “Healthcare Interoperability: 'Focus on SOA and Modeling' Workshop and Information Day;” a one-day special event on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge in Cambridge MA. Information and registration information is available at

The purpose of the one-day forum will be to present relevant case studies, explore available and emerging standards, and interact with peers from other organizations applying modeling- and SOA-based approaches to health interoperability. The workshop is primarily focused on a healthcare-interested audience, but much of the content presented has applicability into other vertical domains. The sessions will explore how these fundamental building blocks have been constructed and present use-cases on how they can be leveraged. Case studies and examples of open-source implementation will also be included. Event highlights include:

Keynote: “Solving the Curly Braces Problem: Applying Standards in Real Life,” by Dr. Clayton Curtis, M.D., PhD, Women's Health Center, VA Boston Healthcare System; Health Informatics and VHA-IHS Liaison for Health IT Sharing; Veterans Health Administration, Office of Informatics and Analytics


  • hData and the Simplified Health Information Exchange Landscape, by Gerald Beuchelt, The MITRE Corporation
  • Common Terminology Service Release 2 (CTS2), by Craig Stancl, B.S. and Harold Solbrig, Mayo Clinic
  • Applying Value and Service Models for Healthcare Innovation, with Fred Cummins, Agile Enterprise Design; Henk de Man, Cordys; Arne Berre, SINTEF; and Verna Allee, ValueNet Works
  • Standards activities on Mobile Health, by Keith W. Boone, GE Healthcare
  • Services Directory Use in Victoria Health, with Peter Young and Brian Postlethwaite, Database Consultants Australia
  • Model Driven Message Interoperability (MDMI), by Ken Lord, Firestar Software
  • [US] National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) in Healthcare, by Anthony Mallia, Edmond Scientific Company
  • UML, UPDM, and CIMI, by Robert Lario, Visumpoint

Anyone with interest in these topics is encouraged to attend, and a specific interest in Healthcare is not required.

In addition, attendees are invited to join us at an evening reception following the event. Many of the presentation participants from the day will be in attendance. Anyone registered for the OMG Technical Meeting may attend the event at no additional cost. Special event pricing of $200 is available and walk-ins are welcome.

About OMG
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Edited by Stephanie

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