Welcome to the HealthDWG web
The OGC Health Domain Working Group enables OGC to identify and work with a representative group of market participants in the identification and prioritization of use cases, business and technical requirements that will provide the most significant value, or mitigate the most significant risks in this arena. Through efforts to identify requirements, gaps in standards and opportunities for demonstration, an OGC Health Domain Working Group (OGC Health DWG) contributes to development of open mapping standards in support of health marketplace requirements. Through bringing together geospatial vendors and end-users, the OGC Health DWG helps to cultivate technical solutions which support interoperable concepts, data definitions, formats and services for publishing, search, and exchange of geospatial information. More information on the OGC portal
This wiki provides information about the current and planned work of the OGC Health DWG.
The OGC Health DWG arranges regular (monthly) teleconferences to advance activities which support members and address geospatial data and web service interoperability needs, as stated in our Charter. The OGC Health DWG workplan is developed with input of the working group members. This may include, but is not limited to, convening the working group around specific issues, identifying opportunities for interoperability demonstration, and strengthening market awareness and adoption of OGC standards in service of health-related needs.
Details for upcoming OGC Health DWG teleconferences and meetings will be posted here, and in the OGC Member Portal.
Please join the list-serve for announcements: https://lists.opengeospatial.org/mailman/listinfo/health.dwg
The OGC Health Domain Working Group held a teleconference February 10th, 2014
, to help prioritize needs and activities of the Health DWG in 2014.
The OGC Health DWG met during the OGC-TC, March 27th, 2014
. A report of the meeting was prepared for the OGC-TC plenary and distributed via the Health DWG listserve. After introductions and update from Chair, there was an introduction to WMO High Impact Weather Research Program ( WMO_Research_Programme.pdf
) and invitation for members of the Health DWG to participate. At the meeting, a motion was successful, to motion the OGC TC to approve the nomination of a co-chair for the Health DWG. Participants discussed at a high-level some of the possible driving scenarios / areas of mutual need (interoperability) that could become the focus of our activities this year, or for future requests for sponsors and interoperability projects/demonstrations. Action items were recorded, including the need to advance cross-SDO activities (e.g. with HL7) and collaboration with other key programs/organizations, and populate this listserve with 'wish-list' items (by Health DWG members).
The most recent OGC Health Domain Working Group was held on June 10, 2014,
during the OGC-TC. The meeting took place at World Meteorological Organization, in Geneva.
The Agenda for the session is below. Presentations are linked.
1) Welcome Statement
(co-chairs) - ( OGC_Health_DWG_Agenda_June_10_v3.pdf
) - 3 minutes
2) Draft HL7-OGC Statement of Understanding
(SOU) – Brief update by Eddie Oldfield, followed by discussion to identify discreet areas of work / IEs – 10 minutes
3) WHO eHealth standardization
– ( eHealth_Standardization_and_Interoperability_efforts.pdf
) - Presentation by Dr. Ramesh Krishnamurthy, WHO, followed by discussion to identify areas of work – 15 minutes
4) EU Location Framework
“leveraging OGC TJS using EuroStats
Health data and Geo data” ( TJS_and_Health.pdf
) - Presentation by Bart De Lathouwer, OGC, followed by Q/A - 7 minutes [not covered in meeting due to time limitation]
5) Update on European Innovation Partnership
, Spatial Subcommittee, and opportunities to advance geospatial interoperability ( OGC__EIP_2014.pdf
) - Presentation by Klaus-Peter Schipper, followed by Q/A - 7 minutes
6) Toward Engineering Documents
– Update by Kym Watson; Discussion to identify focal areas – 7 minutes [not covered fully in meeting]
Update – by Eddie Oldfield, Invitation for contributions – 3 minutes [not covered fully in meeting]
8) Action Items / Close
– 3 minutes (closing plenary slides: HealthDWGGeneva_Closing_Plenary_V2.pdf
Highlights from the meeting:
The OGC Health Domain Working Group met for 55 minutes, during the OGC-TC in Geneva, June 10, 2014. There was agreement to advance an HL7 – OGC Statement of Understanding, and encouragement for members to identify and move forward on discrete areas of work. Guest presenters provided insight on potential alignment of OGC Health DWG activities with health domain requirements for standardization and interoperability. This included WHO eHealth and European Innovation Partnership initiatives. There was discussion and interest in further details by members. Co-Chairs noted the need to advance liaison efforts with each and to focus on standardization relevant at global or multinational-level. This would be added to the previously identified links to GEOSS Health SBA
, INSPIRE Human Health and Safety
, and WMO Hi-Weather Research Program ( WMO_Research_Programme.pdf
). A brief introduction was made on the purpose of Engineering Documents/Reports and our work toward introducing documents for consideration of the DWG, inviting input on focal areas. Possible topics for engineering reports are: HL7, eHealth, SDMX-HD and integration with OGC standards, Mobile Health and ‘Extreme Weather and Health’. We did not schedule enough time to allow the presentation/discussion of cutting edge examples of OGC implementation for health applications, or gaps for future research. Co-chairs noted the need for more time in future Health DWG sessions, both for discussion and to steer proposed Engineering Reports. There are now 66 subscribers to the Health DWG List-Serve. Articles and Wiki Content continue to be welcomed from DWG participants.
- Advance HL7 – OGC Statement of Understanding. Discrete areas of work to be identified.
- Co-Chairs will invite input on how OGC Standards can serve health application areas identified, and where work is needed; establish a liaison with WHO on health information systems.
- Co-Chairs will invite input on focal points for Engineering Documents; to inform potential Interoperability Experiments or demonstration projects.
- Update Wiki with meeting summary and PPTs, new content.
- Advance activities in alignment with our Charter goals / Statements of Need; Recognition of implementations (e.g. for eHealth) is through national / sub-national entities.
- Schedule more time for OGC Health DWG sessions
OGC Health DWG members are encouraged to add 'wish-list' items here, either by naming / describing them, and/or providing direct links. Resources can also be sent to the Chair for verification / upload.
- OGC Health Domain Working Group Charter
- Select Articles:
- Engineering Reports (in development)
- More information coming soon
- More information coming soon
- OGC Health DWG Presentations:
- OGC Health Ad-Hoc, May 2013 FinalHealthDWGadhoc2.pdf
- OGC Health Ad-Hoc, Examples of OWS Implementations May 2013 EXTRAforHealthDWG.pdf
- OGC Health Ad-Hoc, September 2013 OGC_Health_DWG_Ad-Hoc_Closing_Plenary_Report.ppt
- OGC Health DWG, March 2014 OGCHealthDWG2014_March_Washington_DC.ppt
- OGC Health DWG, June 10 2014 - Agenda: OGC_Health_DWG_Agenda_June_10_v3.pdf and Closing Plenary Slides: HealthDWGGeneva_Closing_Plenary_V2.pdf
- OGC Health DWG, June 10 2014 - WHO eHealth standardization – ( eHealth_Standardization_and_Interoperability_efforts.pdf) - Presentation by Dr. Ramesh Krishnamurthy, WHO
- OGC Health DWG, June 10 2014 - EU Location Framework “leveraging OGC TJS using EuroStats Health data and Geo data” ( TJS_and_Health.pdf) - Presentation by Bart De Lathouwer, OGC
- OGC Health DWG, June 10 2014 - European Innovation Partnership, Spatial Subcommittee, and opportunities to advance geospatial interoperability ( OGC__EIP_2014.pdf) - Presentation by Klaus-Peter Schipper
- Other Presentations:
- Events / Webinars:
- Member Links:
HealthDWG Web Utilities