London 2018: Proceedings - Healthcare Forum

Healthcare Forum

The Healthcare Forum met April 19-22, 2018 at the following times:

  • Monday (April 19): 2:00 – 5:30
  • Tuesday (April 20): 2:00 – 4:45
  • Wednesday (April 21): 9:00 – 12:30 and 2:00 – 5:30
  • Thursday (April 22): 9:00 – 12:30 and 2:00 – 3:30

(Note: The Forum leadership also met with the Governing Board for its once-every-two years report from 11:00 – 12:00 on Thursday.)

Objective of Meetings

The Open Group Healthcare Forum (HCF) published a Snapshot on the Healthcare Enterprise Reference Architecture (HERA) one week before the London event. The objective of the meetings in London was solely focused on reviewing and revising the Snapshot.


Members revised approximately the first half of the Snapshot. Much of the discussion beginning Wednesday delved into broader issues, such as whether the Snapshot introduces a metamodel or a reference architecture per se, whether the terminology at Levels 2 and 3 are correct, whether there is a significant difference between "architecture" and "architecting" and, if so, how we would use this distinction to revise the Snapshot; and whether the Snapshot is limited to services per se.


A revised draft of the HERA Snapshot (not complete).

Next Steps

Each of the questions taken up during the meetings (esp. Wednesday and Thursday) will be addressed in the Forum calls, beginning April 26.


See above.

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