Public Health Information Network Messaging System
PHINMS (Public Health Information Network Messaging System) system securely sends and receives encrypted data over the Internet to public health information systems using Electronic Business Extensible Markup Language (ebXML) technology. The exchange of data (messaging) is enabled through creating messages using text or binary file formats (.doc, .xls, .zip, .txt. .jpeg, .gif, and others) and a standard vocabulary such as HL7 message format. The exchange uses a common approach to security and encryption, methods for dealing with a variety of firewalls, and Internet protection schemes. The system provides a standard way for addressing and routing content.
For more information please visit the PHIN MS internet website http://www.cdc.gov/phin/tools/PHINms/index.html.