Major HSSP Milestone Achieved [ was Decision Support Service Request for Proposal ]

Ken Rubin writes:

It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to report this exciting news. The HSSP activity reached a major milestone this past Saturday. On saturday, HSSP received a total of eleven "Letters of Intent" from industry indicating there interest in developing software products based upon the HSSP Entity Identification Service (EIS) and Retrieve, Locate, Update Service (RLUS) specifications. To sign an OMG Letter of Intent, organizations are financially committing to develop not only the technical specifications, but to implement those specifications into software, either as commercial or open-source products or as reference implementations. 

This is a major milestone because it demonstrates viable business interest in the work that began last year with the inception of the HL7 Ballot work, and demonstrates that the result of our HL7-OMG collaboration can produce an RFP seen as viable in the marketplace.

I would like to acknowledge the following organizations and congratulate them on their LOI:

EIS:
Initiate Systems
Intel
Northrop-Grumman
Ocean Informatics
Satyam Computer Services, Ltd.
Software Partners

RLUS:
Intel
Northrop-Grumman
Ocean Informatics
Satyam Computer Services, Ltd.
Software Partners

In addition to the above, congratulations to the Decision Support Service activities and Dr. Ken Kawamoto in particular for successfully issuing the DSS RFP to industry. As of now, the DSS RFP is available and OMG is accepting LOI letters from organizations whom have interest in submitting against that effort. DSS worked through this process in record time, due in a large part to the work of Dr. Kawamoto. Congratulations!

Stay tuned for what will be a flurry of upcoming events. HSSP will be meeting next in Cologne at the HL7 Working Group meeting, and will has an out-of-cycle meeting planned in June in Redmond, WA being hosted by Microsoft. In addition, several new HSSP subgroups are kicking-off in the coming weeks. Thanks again to everyone who has been involved in carrying this important work forward.

John Koisch writes:

The Decision Support Service Request for Proposal (DSS RFP) was officially approved by the Domain TC of the OMG this morning.

Congratulations to the Clinical Decision Support group in HL7, and specifically to Dr. Ken Kawamoto. This is the third RFP to be issued under the joint agreement between HL7 and OMG.