This is a key core profile that will enable other use-case specific workflows to happen across different organizational boundaries. It sets forward a basic workflow 'token' system by profiling OASIS WS-HumanTask (the original public comment used CDA). This profile does not define any working workflow, but rather sets a framework that others will use to support HIE based workflows like Patient Transfer, Referral, and many long-term care plans.
This does NOT replace departmental workflows, although it might leverage a departmental workflow as one of the larger steps that are managed by XDW. This does NOT replace centrally managed workflows such as those controlled by BPEL, but might leverage a BPEL controlled workflow as one of the larger steps that are managed by XDW. The XDW workflow may refer to an externally defined and possibly not computable workflow definition, but is designed to support evolution to completely enclosed and/or computable workflows.
The IHE IT Infrastructure Technical Committee has published the following supplement to the IHE IT Infrastructure Technical Framework for Public Comment on July 29, 2011: