Ken Rubin recently launched this "forum to discuss ideas, approaches, standards, and architecture to establish and support open interoperability among healthcare IT systems."
I am a senior healthcare architect with Electronic Data Systems, Inc. (EDS) primarily focused on health informatics, enterprise architecture, and electronic health record interoperability. I have over fifteen years of experience and ten years of health informatics experience, seven of which as the lead Enterprise Application Architect for the [US] Veterans Health Administration (the largest healthcare provider in the United States). I’m very active in the standards community, holding positions as co-chair of the HSSP project, the HL7 Service-Oriented Architecture Special Interest Group, the OMG Healthcare Domain Task Force, and previously the HL7 Process Improvement Committee. Recently, I authored a chapter author on modeling in for Springer in their Medical Informatics book series. The opinions expressed here are my own and not necessarily those of my employer or any organization with whom I work.