Towards a consistent framework for eHealth services


Service Science Society of Australia Workshops on eHealth Services

Wednesday 22 May, 2013, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Program Venue

Sydney Business School (Lecture Theatre 5, Level 9), 1 Macquarie Place Sydney NSW 2000

Program Outline

5:30 – 5:50pm: Networking over drinks/canapés
5:50 – 6:30pm: Talk by Dr. Zoran Milosevic
6:30 – 8:30pm: Panel discussion


E-Health services have assumed considerable importance in the Australian healthcare context. The Service Science Society of Australia, in pursuit of its agenda to promote service innovation in key sectors of the Australian economy, will host a workshop that will bring together thought leaders in this space to discuss potential innovations in the engineering, design, delivery and management of e-health services.



  •         ► Dr. Andy Bond, NEHTA
  •         ► Prof. Branko Cellar, CSIRO
  •         ► Dr. Vincent McCauley, McCauley Software
  •         ► Prof. Andrew Miller, University of Wollongong
  •         ► Dr. Zoran Milosevic, Deontik
  •         ► Prof. Pradeep Ray, UNSW


Opening Talk by Dr. Zoran Milosevic

Towards a consistent framework for eHealth services: HL7 SOA Ontology directions

This talk will provide a summary of latest directions towards specifying, implementing and managing services in eHealth, reflecting on the latest developments in the HL7 SOA Ontology project. The HL7 approach takes into account concerns of different stakeholders involved in the eHealth services and provides a set of concepts needed for describing eHealth services from business (i.e. healthcare) and technical perspectives, i.e. an eHealth service semantics – as a first step in the development of a SOA Healthcare Ontology. The concepts are consistent with HL7 Service Aware Interoperability Framework with added semantics reflecting other industry standards such as ISO RM-ODP, OMG SoaML and OASIS SOA Reference Architecture Framework. These concepts serve as a means for establishing a common language for service design and implementation for both technical and business stakeholders. Such a language is a foundation for incremental development of multiple service taxonomies and ontologies in eHealth – reflecting needs of different applications and stakeholders. An interesting question is investigating existing tooling infrastructure for modelling services as well as knowledge management applications to support eHealth services as part of a broader eHealth landscape.



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