There is an NHS interoperability handbook here. Appendix A features a table which maps current standards to the interoperability framework layers. One of the standards that maps onto the framework is ebXML.

So what is ebXML? To answer that we need to look at XML which stands for extensible markup language.

XML is a format for writing documents which can be read by people but can also be processed more easily by software. This is done by using simple code to identify different aspects of a document.

ebXML stands for electronic business using XML.

The website for ebXML references the National Program for IT (NPfIT) in the NHS which used ebXML for messaging.

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