ebXML Forum News

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Artemis Project promotes use of ebXML BPSS/ebBP for IHE/XDS Registry document flows

Collaborative Business Process Support in IHE XDS through ebXML Business Processes is discussed in the recent white paper produced by Prof Asuman Dogac's team as part of the EU funded Artemis project for collaborative healthcare.


Currently, clinical information is stored in all kinds of proprietary formats through a multitude of medical information systems available on the market. This results in a severe interoperability problem in sharing electronic healthcare records.

To address this problem, an industry initiative, called “Integrating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)” has specified the “Cross Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS)” Pro-file to store healthcare documents in an ebXML registry/repository to facilitate their sharing.

Through a separate effort, IHE has also defined interdepartmental Workflow Profiles to identify the transactions required to integrate information flow among several information systems. Although the clinical documents stored in XDS registries are obtained as a result of executing these workflows, IHE has not yet specified collaborative healthcare processes for the XDS. Hence, there is no way to track the workflows in XDS and the clinical documents produced through the workflows are manually inserted into the registry/repository.

Given that IHE XDS is using the ebXML architecture, the most natural way to integrate IHE Workflow Profiles to IHE XDS is using ebXML Business Processes (ebBP). In this paper, we describe the implementation of an enhanced IHE architecture demonstrating how ebXML Business Processes, IHE Workflow Profiles and the IHE XDS architecture can all be integrated to provide collaborative business process support in the healthcare domain.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

ebXML success for European Federation of Energy Traders - ATEL AG, Switzerland, and Shell Trading, UK.

ATEL AG, Switzerland, and Shell Trading, UK are now in production using the Hermes ebXML solution to securely exchange energy trading transactions using ebXML messaging.

Carsten Diederich, Head of Clearing at ATEL states: „After a long, demanding and finally successful testing period in which we matched all our trades from January 2005 until now, ATEL and Shell decided today to go live with Electronic Confirmation Matching. This is a very important step in the history of the EFET-eCM-Standard as this is the first going live between a "Ponton-Box" and an "enerbility-Box".

The going live of ATEL and Shell proves the concept of EFET's standardisation efforts aiming at a free and fair marketplace in the area of electronic messaging for energy trading (http://www.efet.org/).

For more information see the news release here http://www.enerbility.com/news/news12


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