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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There’s a new version of the Archimate enterprise-architecture notation now out: version 3.0, launched at the IRM-EAC Enterprise Architecture conference in London last week. With many thanks to Andrew Josey, Marc Lankhorst, Gerben Wierda and others, I’ve been working my …

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You might perhaps describe this piece as “praising with faint damns” – but oh, it’s so nice to be able to say something nice for once about The Open Group! Okay, yeah, maybe a bit unkind to start this that …

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What’s the current state of mainstream enterprise-architecture? Where is it headed? I’ve just spent the past few days in and around the Open Group’s Amsterdam ‘summit’. (I say ‘in and around’ because I was there officially for just one of …

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How can we improve healthcare-information, and the information-flow around the healthcare context? And what part can enterprise-architecture play in helping that to happen? The Open Group ran a one-hour ‘TweetJam‘ on this yesterday on Twitter, keyed on the ‘#ogChat‘ hashtag. …

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What’s the future of ‘smart cities’? And what role can enterprise-architecture play in the future? The Open Group held one of their regular one-hour themed ‘#ogChat‘ online-discussions on this yesterday on Twitter. I wasn’t able to join in, unfortunately – …

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If we seek to create ‘boundaryless information flow’ in a healthcare context, where is the centre around which that information revolves? And in a healthcare context – or others, for that matter – just how ‘boundaryless’ can, or should, information-flow ever …

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What is the profession of enterprise-architecture? And what should we do about certification, to define and protect that profession? Yeah, it’s much the same questions as before – but perhaps becoming a bit more urgent as the thrust from Open Group …

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