A reader (thanks Ed) just sent me this link to the Healthcare Services Specification Project that I thought might interest many of you. They describe their project as:
This project is a collaborative effort between Health Level Seven and the Object Management Group to identify and document service specifications, functionality, and conformance supportive and relevant to healthcare IT stakeholders and resulting in real-world implementations. In addition, several other groups have joined the HSSP effort. The Eclipse Foundation Open Healthcare Framework and the Medical Banking Project have each committed support to this project and are participating.
HSSP has some nice subprojects (like a terminology project, decision support, entity ID, etc) but it looks like it’s a very early effort at this time with very few practically useful downloads. We should all keep an eye on them and even join with them to help (if you can). I certainly plan to.