It looks like the banking industry is getting into the act, according to this article a “medical banking platform” will be created ‘…that will use existing open source/open standards. Where there are gaps in standards, MBProject is sponsoring the creation of a new type of open source standards/components called “mbXML”…’ Another article states: ‘… “We don’t want to displace any effort,” executive director John Casillas says. “We want to enable it. We think the bank is uniquely positioned to provide the connective tissue and they can do it more than any other industry.”…’ My un-schooled, pedestrian opinion is that this seems like PayPal for healthcare. Thanks to Ed Dodds for these links.