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CDC PHINMS Consulting

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At the CDC, Business Networks International Inc. provided security consulting and architecture, design and development support for CDC's Public Health Information Network Messaging System (CDC PHINMS). In particular, Business Networks was responsible for the architecture and security of Public Health Information Network Messaging System (PHINMS), which is the primary mechanism for transporting data across the PHIN. The PHINMS is currently in widespread use at the CDC, at State Departments of Health and at several hospitals and labs. The following list has some of our key accomplishments in supporting the architecture, design, development and deployment of the CDC PHIN Messaging System nationwide.

  • Architecture and security consultations on standards based Public Health Information Networks Messaging System (PHINMS) project using networking, encryption, authentication and J2EE technologies, for securely transporting health care information (HL7 messages) over the Internet.
  • Consultations to the PHIN Deployment project, providing high level messaging and security consultations
  • Consultations to the BioSense Data Provisioning project
  • CDC’s representative on the OASIS ebXML Messaging Technical Committee.
  • CDC representation at the PHIN Conference (invited talks and workshops in 2004,2006, and 2007)
  • CDC representation to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the 4th Annual PKI Workshop, April 2005.
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  • Consultations to state departments of health on network security, infrastructure and messaging requirements.
  • Consultations on security (authentication and authorization) redesign project for CDC’s Secure Data Network (SDN).
  • CDC representation to ebXML Interoperability certification group and PHINMS certification for ebXML 2.0 compliance.
  • Integration of messaging transport layer with Netegrity Siteminder.
  • Integration of product with Verisign LDAP servers.
  • Integration of secure transport software with eWebIT Integration Broker.
  • Security analysis and development (ISAPI/Visual C++) for CDC’s SDN program.
  • Extensive development to the ebXML, SOAP, PKI, SSL, LDAP, XML Encryption, XML Signature standards using Java/J2EE, JAXM, RSA BSAFE, IBM JCE, IBM XML Security Suite, Netscape LDAP and Sun JCE.
  • Deployment of PHINMS over J2EE application servers (Tomcat,Weblogic), using Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL databases, Netscape I-Planet LDAP server. Used Netegrity Siteminder as DMZ authentication agent, to proxy requests to the PHINMS servers.

To obtain more information on our CDC PHINMS experience and related consulting services, or to enquire about doing business with Business Networks International Inc., please email us at Thanks!