PHIN Messaging System
PHINMS User Group Meeting
PHINMS will hold a PHINMS User's Group call on Jan 24, 2013, at 2pm EST.
Copies of User Group slides will be posted here on the day of the meeting.
PHINMS 2.8.02 for Windows Released
PHINMS 2.8.02 for Windows is now available for download. Contact the PHIN Helpdesk to obtain the software. PHINMS 2.8.02 build provides many improvements and bug fixes aimed at fixing known issues in 2.8.02. Some of the new features of this release include:
- Support for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 2008
- Updated Tomcat v.6.0.35
- Update Bundled JRE v1.6.0_31
- Update Field Descriptions
- Optimize Verisign LDAP Functionality
- Fix RNR Hub Servlet Error
Public health involves many organizations throughout the PHIN (Public Health Information Network), working together to protect and advance the public's health. These organizations need to use the Internet to securely exchange sensitive data between varieties of different public health information systems. 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. A standard and consistent way for information systems to confirm an exchange is also provided.
The PHINMS (Public Health Information Network Messaging System) is the software which makes this work. The system securely sends and receives encrypted data over the Internet to public health information systems using Electronic Business Extensible Markup Language (ebXML) technology.
For an overview of the PHINMS Security White Paper, click here.
For a secure, reliable messaging capabilities comparison between PHINMS, SFTP, and SSH, click here.
PHINMS now alerts public health organizations in advance by email when digital certificates expire. PHINMS is dedicated to creating and improving methods for users which will enhance the use of existing hardware and personnel thus saving public health care dollars.
Rhapsody and PHINMS Interoperability
The CDC conducted interoperability tests with PHINMS and the Orion Rhapsody ebXML message transport functions. The Interoperability test results and recommendations from the CDC can be viewed from the PHINMS and Rhapsody Interoperability document.