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PHIN Messaging System


Many organizations work together to protect and advance the public’s health. These organizations operate a wide variety of public health information systems and need to reliably exchange critical and sensitive data among their disparate systems. Rather than attempting to integrate the various systems, organizations typically create messages that can be exchanged over the Internet with a variety of partners. These messages are comprised of standard content and vocabulary, and are implemented in a range of formats, including HL7, XML, image files, CSV files, and so on. The effective exchange of these messages necessitates a bi-directional and secure messaging platform that can provide a common approach to security requirements (such as encryption and authentication), as well as a standard method for addressing and routing content. Such exchanges also require auditing capability and a consistent way to send and receive data exchange confirmations. PHINMS (Public Health Information Network Messaging System) is the CDC-provided software that fulfills this critical need for public health. Employing Electronic Business using Extensible Markup Language (ebXML) technology, PHINMS can securely send and receive any message type over the Internet, facilitating interoperability among myriad public health information systems.

PHINMS User Group Meeting

PHINMS will hold a PHINMS User's Group call on February 6th, 2014, at 1pm EST.

Copies of User Group slides will be posted here on the day of the meeting.

PHINMS User Group Meeting Slides
CDC 24/7 – Saving Lives. Protecting People. Saving Money Through Prevention. Learn More About How CDC Works For You…
CDC Vital Signs™ – Learn about the latest public health data. Read CDC Vital Signs™…


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