OASIS Approves Emergency Data Exchange Standards for Resource Messaging and Hospital Availability

AtHoc, EDS, ESI Acquisition, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admistration (NOAA), Warning Systems Inc. (WSI), and Others Collaborate to Facilitate Emergency Communication

OASIS announced that its members have approved the Emergency Data Exchange Language Resource Messaging (EDXL-RM) 1.0 and the EDXL Hospital AVailability Exchange (HAVE) 1.0 specifications as OASIS Standards, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. EDXL-RM describes a suite
of standard messages for sharing data among information systems that coordinate requests for emergency equipment, supplies, and people. HAVE specifies an XML document format that allows a hospital's status, services, and resources (including bed capacity, emergency department status, and available service coverage) to be communicated. Both standards were developed through an open process by the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee.

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