Informatics Research Seminar: Understanding Healthcare Enterprise Architecture & Interoperability (and Why You Should Care)

September 11 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Speaker: Kenneth Rubin
Presented from Duke University

Broadcast Link: Seminar



This session will provide the basis for understanding Health IT in the context of an entire organization, both internally and its intersection points with external collaborators.  Based upon the fundamental tenets of health information, the session will explore health IT interoperability, information representation and meaning, the challenges facing organizations in presenting accurate, actionable information where it is needed.  It will introduce several interoperability standards, and introduce the concepts of coded vocabularies and medical terminology in simple terms.  Finally, the session will introduce techniques for understanding complex system-of-systems and their co-dependencies, and how to encompass these complexities en route to an actionable change management plan.


Ken Rubin serves as a consultant and internal leader in the areas of health informatics, enterprise architecture, and healthcare integration architecture for HP Enterprise Services.   He worked on interoperability within the healthcare industry for over 15 years, including engagements for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the UK National Health Service, Queensland Health (Australia), and MOH Holdings in Singapore.  Mr. Rubin co-chairs the OMG Healthcare Domain Task Force, the HL7 Service-oriented Architecture Workgroup, the Architecture Council for Open Health Tools (a healthcare open-source community), and is involved with the HIMSS Enterprise Architecture Community of Practice.   Mr. Rubin retains memberships in the Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and several professional health IT organizations.