Identification

Author

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Title

Security white paper, Public Health Information Network Messaging System (PHINMS)

Year

2008

Publication type

Misc

Publication method

Internet

Created

2012-10-05 19:18:14+00:00

Modified

2016-07-25 19:09:05.553835+00:00

Details

Institution

CDC

Extended information

Abstract

The Public Health Information Network Messaging System (PHINMS) is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) implementation of the Electronic Business Extensible Markup Language (ebXML) 2.0 messaging standards. This system was developed for the purpose of secure and reliable messaging over the Internet. This software has been widely deployed by
CDC and its public health partners; including state health departments, local health departments, and healthcare providers. PHINMS is designed to leverage X.509 Digital Certificates issued by the public key infrastructures, but does not require a single, universal Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). This white paper discusses some of the security aspects of PHINMS.