Re: RELAX to ISO
KenNorth wrote: > We might be facing an interesting scenario. Some development work in the > future will be governed by rules that mandate conformance to recognized > standards (e.g., the US government's HIPAA rules for healthcare > transactions). This is somewhat of a moot point because X12 EDI is already the mandated format for healthcare transactions. Kennedy-Kassebaum was passed in 1996, the transaction set just was finalized, and implementation is not mandated until October 2002. Hence it is unlikely that this format will get changed in the near future. XML was not even in the running given its relative immaturity and I assume SGML because of its paucity of use in the current transactions scene (just my guess). > > If RELAX advances through ISO, XML schemas and documents that conform to the > RELAX specification would conform to an approved standard. However, > conforming to the W3C Schema specification would not satisfy rules about > standards compliance. > We might look to ebXML, ASTM E31.25 and HL7 V3 as standards more likely to dislodge X12 for healthcare transactions. For the time being X12 EDI is a fact hence I'm working on an X12 grove (using XSet). But I do agree that ISO submission of XML would be a Good Thing. Jonathan Borden The Open Healthcare Group http://www.openhealth.org
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