RE: Who will maintain SAX?
Ken North wrote: > > This has become an issue over in the XML/EDI world. Proponents of XML/EDI > are running into > resistance because U.S. government healthcare reform rules (HIPAA) mandate > the use of standards-based software for processing transactions such as > claims. The barrier for XML/EDI is that XML is not an ANSI or ISO standard > (such as X12 or SGML.) > Well in all fairness HIPAA nee Kennedy-Kassebaum was passed by Congress in 1996 and is not mandated to be implemented until late 2002, so we are not dealing with fast moving organizations :-! A problem with XML was/is its immaturity compared to X12 at the time of specification. XML not being ANSI/ISO does not prevent XML healthcare standards being proposed by the ASTM or HL7 in ANSI track. Jonathan Borden The Open Healthcare Group http://www.openhealth.org
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