HL7 Advanced Web Services Profiles


HL7 is an ANSI-accredited Standards Organization that develops interface requirements for health care organizations.   Last September the following profiles were submitted by Microsoft to HL7:

If you work in Healthcare you are probably already aware of these profiles.  If you don’t work in Healthcare you should still take a look – these profile serve as excellent guidelines for using some of the advanced Web Services specifications.

Conngratulations to Roberto Ruggeri, Chris Kaler, Felipe Cabrera and Mauro Regio!

Comments (9)

  1. (via Loosely Coupled Thinking) HL7 is an ANSI-accredited Standards Organization that develops interface requirements for health care organizations.   Last September the following profiles were submitted by Microsoft to HL7: Security Profile as DSTU: based on WS-Security (pdf), WS-SecureConversation, WS-Trust and WS-Policy Addressing…

  2. Jeff says:

    ebXml is dead my friend

  3. looks like i need to slow down a bit. john, would you care to discuss ebXML and Microsoft’s approach to it? if i have misrepresented you it would make sense to clear up any misunderstandings on my part. i have heard both IBM and MS folks says ebXML is dead many times…

    I had also been meaning to ask about your compliance metadata strategy.

  4. KP says:

    Any ties to between ERDA Famework and web services Profiles

  5. John Evdemon says:

    KP,

    If you mean EDRA (Enterprise Development Reference Architecture), then the answer is no. EDRA was designed to standardize the internal architecture of a distributed application. HL7 is a well-known industry standard with several existing messaging patterns and messages. The profiles for HL7 could potentially be used within an EDRA-like framework. The HL7 profiles focus specifically on WS-Security, WS-Addressing and WS-ReliableMessaging. EDRA has a much broader scope, providing architectural guidance for enterprises looking to standardize the separation of business logic from the underlying infrastructure.

  6. John Evdemon says:

    James,

    While I used to work with ebXML in 1999/2000 (well before I joined Microsoft), most of the work I do these days is related to SOA and WS-I compliant web services (SOAP, WSDL, etc.). We’re also developing recommendations for various vertical industries to assist them in the adoption of some of the advanced web services specifications (like WS-Security et. al.).

    Regarding Compliance metadata, Mike Burner gave a webcast a few weeks ago discussing some of the framework ideas we’re working on (see http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032265153&EventCategory=5&culture=en-us&CountryCode=US). (Ignore the embarassing text crediting me with the webcast – this is Mike’s baby.)

    Hope this helps!

    John

  7. A long while ago I was excited to hear that someone from Microsoft was working on compliance architecture. This seemed like really good news, because RedMonk strongly believes in taking a systematic, integrated approach to the related problems