Enabling the Opportunity to Achieve Boundaryless Information Flow™
Larry Schmidt, HP Fellow, Hewlett-Packard
Eric Stephens, Enterprise Architect, Oracle
Enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™ for any ecosystem can not happen overnight. Rather, there is cultural cultivation time and process required to obtain this vision. Cultivation typically reflect a series of activities, including the formulation of a strategic IT integration strategy, that must be successfully completed to prepare the culture. It enables team members representing the stakeholder’s interest to “innovate” their thinking towards common vocabulary, metadata definitions, functions, processes and then eventually towards common information flows. It is that common information flow that is agreed to by the stakeholders that eventually becomes the industry standard. The process to get to the industry standard is a best practice that is enabled through collaboration with The Open Group.
The vision of the Healthcare Forum is to enable Boundaryless Information Flow across the complete healthcare ecosystem. This presentation offers our thoughts on how we are cultivating the culture, thereby enabling the opportunity to achieve Boundaryless Information Flow throughout the Healthcare Ecosystem.
Using the Healthcare Forum as an example of industry, upon completion of this session the participant will:
Understand why cultivating the culture is necessary to building successful standards
Understand why definition of the ecosystem is important to Boundaryless Infomration Flow
Gain appreciation for the importance of recognizing current in place standards that exist within the scope of the ecosystem
Become aware of the specific activities the Healthcare Forum is beginning to head the forum towards our vision of Boundaryless Information Flow
Obtain awareness on how the Healthcare forum plans to leverage the assets of the Open Group to help achieve Boundaryless Information Flow
Larry Schmidt (top photo), an HP Fellow, serves as the Chief Technologist for the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) industries for Hewlett Packard. In this role, Larry develops and oversees the delivery of his technical strategy for HLS. Larry also serves on the Open Group Board, representing HP, and has been elected to the chair position for the newly formed Open Group Healthcare forum. Larry is also a “Master Certified” architect as designated by the Open Group. He has over thirty years experience in Information Technology all with HP.
Eric Stephens (bottom photo) is member of Oracle's executive advisory community where he focuses on advancing clients' business initiatives leveraging the practice of Business and Enterprise Architecture. Prior to joining Oracle he was Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture Excellus BlueCross BlueShield leading the organization with architecture design, innovation, and technology adoption capacities deepening his knowledge of the health care industry.
During the late 1990s Eric provided solution design leadership with AppliedTheory Corporation pioneering the use of web-based commerce for U.S. Government clients. He also led innovation at Questra Consulting and Mutual of New York during his 25+ years in the industry. Concurrent with his responsibilities at Excellus and AppliedTheory, Eric held an adjunct faculty position with the Center for Business Information Technology at Syracuse University.