The Open Group’s Healthcare Forum recently published (free, but registration required) their version 0.1 ‘snapshot’ for HERA, their proposed ‘Healthcare Enterprise Reference Architecture’. What follows is a quick(ish) review, together with some practical recommendations. I’ll try to be nice – …

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A couple weeks back I wrote a post about what I see as the current status for enterprise-architecture – where the discipline is right now, how it’s different in different parts of the world, and how some of the big …

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For me, the past couple of months or so has been somewhat of a whirl: keynotes and several other presentations at five conferences, a blur of small consultancy-gigs, maybe a dozen workshops, and a whole lot more, across six countries …

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Back a couple years or so ago, I was at the conference of a well-known group in enterprise-architecture and the like. (They’d best remain nameless here, for reasons you’ll see in a moment.) They were just launching a new initiative …

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It looked fair enough at first, this otherwise innocuous-seeming comment on a recent post of mine, over on LinkedIn: Without information management capabilities how does the organization interact within itself and the broader shared-enterprise. For example the interaction between an …

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Digital-transformation? We’ve been here before. And if we’re not careful about it, as enterprise-architects and others, we risk making an even worse hash of it than we did on those previous times. Oops… But what is ‘digital transformation’? There are …

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Information-technology – what is it? There are so many arguments on this that it’s probably simplest to sidestep the question, and say that information-technology is the technology of information. Kinda straightforward, when we look at it like that. But in which …

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Enterprise-architecture – what is it? There are so many arguments about this – especially on LinkedIn – that it’s easiest to sidestep the question, and say that enterprise-architecture is the architecture of the enterprise. Kinda straightforward, when we look at …

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In enterprise-architecture, how should you describe or model ‘self-service’ – in which the customer, rather than the organisation’s employee, uses the organisation’s systems to place an order, or search for information? The classic way of looking at this is from …

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