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    If You Read Only One Security Federation Paper This Year...

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    ...let it be this one: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb498017.aspx The whitepaper was co-authored by Microsoft and IBM and I participated in the review of the healthcare scenario. [UPDATE: The post looked a little bit dry after reading...
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    Deadline for MS-HUG Call for Proposals Extended!

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    If you need a little bit more time for those proposals, here you go! The deadline has been extended to June 3rd . Proceed to the Online Application Form or to get more information on the MS-HUG TechForum .
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    MS-HUG Call for Proposal Now OPEN!

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    As you know, we're hosting the next MS-HUG Tech Forum in Redmond, WA on August 21st-22nd. The call for proposals is now OPEN for business. I know there are a ton of cool projects out there that turn Microsoft technology into pure business value, so please...
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    Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences Developer Conference [UPDATE]

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    [Update 1] The team working on the conference created a landing site at http://www.hlsdevcon.com/default.aspx We invite you to join us for the annual Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences Developer Conference! As always, conference attendance is FREE...
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    BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 v2.0 - Schema Generation Tool

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    The Community Technology Preview for BizTalk 2006 R2 just came out and Beta 2 is coming soon. In parallel with the R2 RTM, we will also be releasing a new version of the Accelerator for HL7 , the successor to the v1.3 release currently available and dubbed...
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    Post-HIMSS Debrief

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    Wow! Can I say best HIMSS ever? This year we had Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO, keynote the event . This year was the first time Microsoft showcased products specific to Healthcare with Azyxxi . This year we took a big step in the direction of helping...
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    News from HIMSS

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    Yesterday, in conjunction with the official start of the 2007 HIMSS Conference , we made a couple of announcements that outline our ongoing efforts to deliver guidance and tools to help deploy more efficient eHealth solutions. Readers of this blog have...
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    FeedBurner

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    A house-keeping post between one HIMSS session and the next. To allow for better management of my feed and to better understand my audience, I added support for FeedBurner . It would be great if you could switch your existing subscription to the new URL...
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    HIMSS

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    Well, it's time to pack an go. The show is about to start. I'm of course referring to HIMSS in New Orleans! (just in case you did not read the tile of this post ;-) I'm speaking at MS-HUG on Sunday morning, then working primarily at the Microsoft booth...
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    Mark your Calendars for Future industryCasts

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    I wanted to give you an heads up for a series of webcasts that we're planning: January, 30th 2007 There is More to Life in Healthcare Integration than Technical Compliance , Elizabeth Redding, Partner2Learn, Inc. In healthcare, HIPAA and HL7 solutions...
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    Connected Health Framework Webcast - The Day After

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    Thanks to everyone that attended the session yesterday and to all of those who contributed to a very lively Q&A session. I posted the slides for the session on SolShare.net , the recording is also available on the Microsoft Events web site . At the...
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    Connected Health Framework Webcast - SOLD OUT!

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    The Connected Health Framework Webcast on Tuesday January 16th is SOLD OUT! I'll send out a link to the Webcast recording as soon as it's published for all of those who could not attend. Thanks for the interest and in the meantime feel free to ask questions...
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    Upcoming Events

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    I wanted to highlight some of the upcoming events: Next week is the HL7 Working Group Meeting in San Diego, CA . I will be there, as usual, spending most of my time with the HSSP folks and teaching a tutorial on HL7 Version 3 Implementation Mechanics...
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    Have You Been to SolShare Lately?

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    While catching up on work, that unfortunately does not stop when you're on vacation, I noticed that the conversation on the healthcare forums on SolShare.net is heating up. The Connected Health Framework papers have been downloaded more than 300 times...
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    The Microsoft Connected Health Framework

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    Let me try and paint a picture, let's see if this applies to any of you: I have many portals, mostly provided by the line of business application vendors, that do not talk to each other I can look at the information in the portal, but on order to change...
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    EDI Support in BizTalk 2006 R2 (HIPAA and More...)

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    The BizTalk/EDI team just started blogging about the new features for EDI in BizTalk Server 2006 R2. This includes support for the traditional EDI dialects (EDIFACT and X12) as well as more specific industry support with 16 transactions for HIPAA X12N...
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    It's That Time of the Year Again - MS-HUG Call for Proposals

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    We're looking for proposals for the upcoming MS-HUG 2007 Spring Tech Forum. The ideal candidate would showcase real use of Microsoft technology in a production setting (or close ;-), highlighting the Customer , the Partner and how innovative use of Microsoft...
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    Steve and Simon are Blogging about HL7 and Healthcare IT

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    I'm happy to see the community grow and Steve Hart and Simon Chester blogging about HL7 Version 3 , me and Healthcare IT in general. There is an interesting discussion about the HL7 Object Model and Software Factories that I hope I will be able to contribute...
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    HL7 Submits Its Standards to ISO

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    HL7 Has submitted a batch of standards for ISO approval: A set of data standards developed by HL7, a health IT standards accreditation organization in the United States, is being jointly published with an international data standards group. Seven additional...
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    Must Read for Any BizTalk Developer

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    Although not healthcare specific, it's still worth checking out the new BizTalk Server 2006 Developer's Troubleshooting Guide published on the BizTalk Server Developer Center . Anyone doing any serious BizTalk development with HL7 v2, v3 and other healthcare...
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    Update From The HL7 Working Group Meeting

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    On Monday I had the privilege of representing the Connecting for Health NHIN prototype consortium in a panel discussion moderated by Dr.Loonsk . The panel title was "HL7 and International, National and Regional Interoperability" and was formed by 8 people...
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    HL7 Working Group Meeting

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    Next week I will be at the HL7 Plenary and Working Group Meeting in Boca Raton, FL (I don't think Florence will be a problem, but it will be wet ). I'll be speaking during the plenary session on behalf of the Connecting for Health/CSC NHIN prototype consortium...
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    Blogging MS-HUG TechForum - Day 2

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    The second and last day of the MS-HUG TechForum is over and everybody has gone home with a load of information, a book , a t-shirt and a bunch of connections. We started with a keynote by Mika Krammer, director for mobile PC product marketing in the Windows...
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    Blogging MS-HUG TechForum - Day 1

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    Yesterday I attended the first day of the MS-HUG TechForum , 13.5 hours of education, connecting with customers and partners and partying. With more than 300 registered, this has been one of the most successful TechForums ever with more than 30 education...
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    MS-HUG Tech Forum

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    The Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) Tech Forum is set to kick off on August 28 in Redmond, WA in the Conference Center on Microsoft Campus. I will be presenting on the Connected Health Framework from 3:40 to 4:45pm on Monday the 28th. I encourage...
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