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

...let it be this one: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb498017.aspx The whitepaper was...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 05/29/2007

Deadline for MS-HUG Call for Proposals Extended!

If you need a little bit more time for those proposals, here you go! The deadline has been extended...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 05/26/2007

MS-HUG Call for Proposal Now OPEN!

As you know, we're hosting the next MS-HUG Tech Forum in Redmond, WA on August 21st-22nd. The call...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 05/07/2007

Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences Developer Conference [UPDATE]

[Update 1] The team working on the conference created a landing site at...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 04/03/2007

BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 v2.0 - Schema Generation Tool

The Community Technology Preview for BizTalk 2006 R2 just came out and Beta 2 is coming soon. In...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 03/13/2007

Post-HIMSS Debrief

Wow! Can I say best HIMSS ever? This year we had Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO, keynote the event....

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 03/09/2007

News from HIMSS

Yesterday, in conjunction with the official start of the 2007 HIMSS Conference, we made a couple of...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 02/27/2007

FeedBurner

A house-keeping post between one HIMSS session and the next. To allow for better management of my...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 02/25/2007

HIMSS

Well, it's time to pack an go. The show is about to start. I'm of course referring to HIMSS in New...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 02/24/2007

Mark your Calendars for Future industryCasts

I wanted to give you an heads up for a series of webcasts that we're planning: January, 30th 2007...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 01/26/2007

Connected Health Framework Webcast - The Day After

Thanks to everyone that attended the session yesterday and to all of those who contributed to a very...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 01/17/2007

Connected Health Framework Webcast - SOLD OUT!

The Connected Health Framework Webcast on Tuesday January 16th is SOLD OUT! I'll send out a link to...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 01/15/2007

Upcoming Events

I wanted to highlight some of the upcoming events: Next week is the HL7 Working Group Meeting in San...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 01/05/2007

Have You Been to SolShare Lately?

While catching up on work, that unfortunately does not stop when you're on vacation, I noticed that...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 01/03/2007

The Microsoft Connected Health Framework

Let me try and paint a picture, let's see if this applies to any of you: I have many portals, mostly...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 11/21/2006

EDI Support in BizTalk 2006 R2 (HIPAA and More...)

The BizTalk/EDI team just started blogging about the new features for EDI in BizTalk Server 2006 R2....

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 10/16/2006

It's That Time of the Year Again - MS-HUG Call for Proposals

We're looking for proposals for the upcoming MS-HUG 2007 Spring Tech Forum. The ideal candidate...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 10/06/2006

Steve and Simon are Blogging about HL7 and Healthcare IT

I'm happy to see the community grow and Steve Hart and Simon Chester blogging about HL7 Version 3,...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 09/19/2006

HL7 Submits Its Standards to ISO

HL7 Has submitted a batch of standards for ISO approval: A set of data standards developed by HL7, a...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 09/19/2006

Must Read for Any BizTalk Developer

Although not healthcare specific, it's still worth checking out the new BizTalk Server 2006...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 09/15/2006

Update From The HL7 Working Group Meeting

On Monday I had the privilege of representing the Connecting for Health NHIN prototype consortium in...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 09/13/2006

HL7 Working Group Meeting

Next week I will be at the HL7 Plenary and Working Group Meeting in Boca Raton, FL (I don't think...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 09/07/2006

Blogging MS-HUG TechForum - Day 2

The second and last day of the MS-HUG TechForum is over and everybody has gone home with a load of...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 08/30/2006

Blogging MS-HUG TechForum - Day 1

Yesterday I attended the first day of the MS-HUG TechForum, 13.5 hours of education, connecting with...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 08/29/2006

MS-HUG Tech Forum

The Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) Tech Forum is set to kick off on August 28 in Redmond,...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 08/16/2006

Implementing HL7 v3 Using the .NET Framework 1.1

Here are some tips and tricks for you if you're implementing (or planning to implement) HL7 v3 using...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 07/22/2006

BizTalk Server 2006 and HL7 Case Study

Our Connected Systems Division recently posted a video case study on Oncology Hematology Associates...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 07/22/2006

Eric Blogs on BizTalk and HL7 v2

I just came across Eric's Blog about BizTalk and the HL7 Accelerator. A great resource for those of...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 07/22/2006

Marc is Blogging about Healthcare @ Microsoft

Marc Dencker is a Solution Architect in the Healthcare and Life Sciences (HLS) vertical of Microsoft...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 07/14/2006

MS-HUG Tech Forum Preview Webcast

Sorry for the late notice, but we're hosting a Windows Vista webcast on Monday. If you read this...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 06/16/2006

Mauro is blogging

Mauro Regio, leader on the software factories work and DSL, has started his own blog at...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 06/08/2006

Advancing Cyber Security with .NET

This is some great work on federated security in healthcare done by several researchers at the...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 05/01/2006

Building the Healthcare Avalon (WPF) Demo from Scratch

Rob Relyea has a walktrough of the famous Avalon (now WPF) healthcare demo from the past PDC. If you...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 05/01/2006

Guidance on RHIOs

Connecting for Health has published the Common Framework, a set of guidelines and best practices for...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 04/20/2006

Wow!

I looked at my blog today and I hav not been blogging in more than a month! It's incredible how time...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 03/13/2006

Healthcare Business Patterns and Architectures

We all like to toy with different architectures tailored to solve our business problems. Bob Jarvis,...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 12/22/2005

More Windows Vista in Healthcare

I was not sure we still had these videos up on the web site. They are a little bit dated, you'll see...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 12/22/2005

HL7 Software Factories Podcast

57 minutes and 31 seconds of HL7 Software Factories goodness are now posted on the Channel 9 ArcTalk...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 12/15/2005

Healthcare Solution Showcases

If you were wondering how the Reference Implementations turned into solutions supported by our...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 12/05/2005

Microsoft's Role in the NHIN

The RHIO sponsored by MA-SHARE in Massachusetts, part of the Connecting for Health NHIN prototype,...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 11/18/2005

More on HL7 Software Factories

This is taken from the GotDotNet Workspace and provides more insight on what is included in the...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 11/15/2005

NHIN/RHIO, a step closer...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has just announced the 4 winners of the RFP for the...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 11/10/2005

HL7 Software Factories

Everybody trying to implement a solution that uses HL7 Version 3 standards faces a pretty steep...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 11/03/2005

Healthcare Reference Implementations

As you might know, we released over the past year a number of Reference Implementations specific to...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 10/27/2005

BizTalk 2004 Convoy Deep Dive

If you are working with complex messaging patterns (FIFO, parallel…), you might want to check out...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 10/27/2005

BizTalk Server 2004: Performance Tuning for Low Latency Messaging

A great article about BTS 2004 performance tuning has been published to MSDN. This paper was...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 10/06/2005

HL7 Plenary and Working Group Meeting

I just got back from the HL7 meeting in San Diego. Even if not as exciting as the PDC with...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 09/16/2005

Smorgasbord of BizTalk Resources for HL7 Messaging

This is a collection of articles, downloads and resources for using BizTalk Server with HL7 Version...

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 09/08/2005

Windows Vista in Healthcare...

Check out this example on Channel 9 of how technologies first developed for Windows Vista (a.k.a....

Author: Roberto_Ruggeri Date: 09/06/2005

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