IHE Educational Workshop for Vendors and Implementers – June 11-13, 2007

The annual Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) educational workshop, Changing the Way Healthcare Connects, will be held June 11-13, 2007 at the Doubletree Hotel in Oak Brook, IL. The workshop will focus on IHE’s role in improving interoperability in healthcare and realizing the vision of a connected health system. It will include sessions for vendors, public health experts, consultants and healthcare providers on participating in and leveraging the IHE initiative.

The opening day, June 11, will provide an overview of IHE and will feature a roundtable of regional health information organizations that are using IHE to share health information effectively. Providers and administrators wishing to learn how to use IHE in their facilities, as well as vendor marketing and product development professionals can attend this special one-day track. June 12-13 will offer technical workshops on the integration capabilities defined by IHE. Vendors planning to participate in the IHE Connectathon in January 2008 and demonstrations at the RSNA 2007, HIMSS 2008 and ACC 2008 annual meetings are strongly urged to attend the workshop.

For registration and further information go here.

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Healthcare: Progress and Promise – April 24th, 2007

School of Health Information Sciences, UT-Houston
University Center Tower
7000 Fannin, 14th Floor
Tuesday, April 24th
8 am – 3 pm

Cynthia.Castro@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-3901
8:00    Registration
9:00    Welcome
Jack Smith, MD, PhD
Dean, School of Health Information Sciences

9:05    "Lowering the Barrier to a Decentralized NHIN Using the Open Healthcare     Framework"
Eishay Smith
Director Open Source

10:00    "The Microsoft of Medicine vs. The Google of Medicine"
Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS
Chief Technology Officer
Your Doctor Program, L.P.
Founder, Linux Medical News
Recipient:     Inaugural 2006 International Medical Informatics Association
Award for Open Source Software

10:45    "Content Management and the Experience of Plone"
Alan Runyan
President Enfold Systems
Plone and the Plone Foundation Founder

11:15    Lunch served for first fifty seminar registrants (SO CALL TO REGISTER)

12:00-1:00    Luncheon speaker: Schull Institute Scholars Program
Introduction:     William J Schull, PhD
Ashbell Smith Professor Emeritus
President, Schull Institute
"Toward FOSS Health Care Informatics Systems Integration in Latin America"
Jorge Raúl Rodríguez Yañez, MD
FOSS Developments Coordinator, Bioengineering Faculty, National University of Entre
Rios, Paraná, Argentina
Founder and Executive Director, BioLinux Group, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Informatics Coordinator of Hospital General de Aguos
Dr. Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Recipient:  LIS Day 2006 Award, @LIS Society of Information, Europe

1:30-3:00    Roundtable: Approaches for Open Source for Translational Research
Moderator:  Kim Dunn, MD, PhD
Jack Smith, MD, PhD
Dean, School of Health Information Sciences
Director, Biomedical Informatics, CTSA, UT-Houston
Charles Hurmiz
St. Jude’s Hospital
Lynn Vogel, Ph.D.
Chief Information Officer
MD Anderson

Git Yer SODA Here

Open Healthcare Framework (OHF) Project SODA, Device Kit, & Service Activator Toolkit

Service-Oriented Device Architecture (SODA) is an initiative to standardize and simplify the integration of devices with enterprise solutions by introducing a services-based programming model. SODA leverages existing and emerging standards from both the embedded-device and IT domains to provide well-defined interfaces for hardware devices to a service-oriented architecture (SOA).

SODA’s goal is to allow developers to interact with sensors and actuators just as business services are used in today’s enterprise SOAs. Reusing and combining SODA services to address changing business priorities has applicability across many industries including healthcare, military, and RFID.

Device Kit and Service Activator Toolkit are core framework components that support the development and runtime environment of SODA services.