Message Standards Sub-Committee


The purpose of the Message Standards Sub-Committee is:

  • To, jointly with other PHISC sub-committees, identify industry-wide challenges pertaining to the transmission of private healthcare information between organization and
  • To recommend standards to address these challenges by evaluating existing standards or defining new standards


The sub-committee limits its focus to those industry-wide challenges which involve:

  • The transmission of healthcare information between healthcare organizations, where
  • The information is presented on paper or in electronic format, and
  • Is generated by software application systems

Areas of focus which are considered out-of-scope pertain to standards which relate directly to:

  • The internal architecture of software systems
  • The architecture of business processes or business rules within organizations¬†