PLANO, Texas, May 11, 2009 – Corepoint Health’s CTO, Dave Shaver, will be an invited panelist in the second annual SOA in Healthcare conference to be held on June 2 – 4 in Chicago, Illinois. Conference attendees will include a number of knowledgeable IT professionals and thought leaders throughout the healthcare sector, including providers, vendors, payers and public health organizations.
Shaver will be a panelist in the discussion titled"Which SOA Services are needed to Accelerate Healthcare Integration.” Moderated by Ron Schmelzer, Managing Partner at ZapThink, the panel discussion will focus on real world experiences in healthcare integration now and in the future.
“SOA presents both an opportunity and a challenge to healthcare. One of the key questions the industry needs to answer is how SOA will be used – only as internal application architecture or more broadly as an interoperability strategy. The conference will provide a forum to exchange ideas and debate the merits of reusability and standardization of SOA interfaces. Ultimately, such discussion will provide insights into future practices and roadblocks of SOA. I look forward to sharing ideas and perspectives with industry peers,” said Shaver.
About Dave Shaver
Dave Shaver has been involved with healthcare integration  since 1993, has built thousands of HL7 interfaces, and has worked with hundreds of vendors, hospitals, clinics, and labs. He is a prominent member within the HL7 organization  and serves on several HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to author consensus-based standards representing a board view from healthcare system stakeholders. HL7 has compiled a collection of message form... special interest groups, including current Co-Chair of the Infrastructure and Messaging (InM) Committee. Shaver has more than 25 years experience in software architecture, development, training, and consulting.
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) adoption is viewed as a key enabler for the 21st century enterprise due to increased opportunity for productivity and integration, and requires significant changes for both business and IT executives. The focus of the SOA in Healthcare conference is to convey real-world experiences, assembling a community of peers to exchange ideas and discuss what has worked, what did not work, and review best practices for attendees to benefit from lessons learned faced in real implementations. Not a "tech industry" event, this conference is exclusively healthcare focused, and will highlight the challenges unique to healthcare organizations and emphasize cross-industry solutions that are viable within the healthcare domain.