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We Need To Unboggle Health Information Queries

by Wes Rishel  |  February 12, 2013

Health Information Exchange (the verb) requires a massively complicated boggle of policy, trust and technology issues. In 2010 ONC chose to carve “push transactions” out of the boggle. It asked...

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EHRs and Billing Fraud. Guest Blog from Don Simborg.

by Wes Rishel  |  October 2, 2012

My friend and mentor, Don Simborg, MD, has seen a lot and done a lot in healthcare IT. He practiced in internal medicine while he was the CIO at UCSF...

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Mostashari Rant on "Walled Gardens"

by Wes Rishel  |  August 24, 2012

In the innovative style of this ONC we had a new first today, a dramatic reading from a federal regulation. One of the concessions to comments in the final rule...

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Gawande: Big Medicine Should Be More Like the Cheesecake Factory

by Wes Rishel  |  August 10, 2012

Atul Gawande's recent New Yorker online article, Big Med: Restaurant chains have managed to combine quality control, cost control, and innovation. Can health care?, has presumably completed all stages of...

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+4 For Micky Tripathi on HIE

by Wes Rishel  |  June 27, 2012

In The Dangers of Too Much Ambition in Health Information Exchange Micky gets straight to the source of so much frustration in building health information exchanges (HIEs) and created a very...

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The Biggest Healthcare Interop Issue: Frozen Interface Syndrome

by Wes Rishel  |  April 13, 2012

Remember the term "bilateral asynchronous cutover." By the end of this post you will understand and like it. You may even want to mention it in comments on the current...

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A New Approach to Clinical Interop in Stage 2 Meaningful Use

by Wes Rishel  |  March 19, 2012

The certification regulations associated with Meaningful Use Stage 1 (§ 170.205) called for using the HITSP C32 as the specification for the Continuity of Care Document (CCD). The NPRM for...

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OK, XML Schema Does Earn its Keep in HL7

by Wes Rishel  |  December 31, 2011

In Does XML Schema Earn its Keep? I argued that XML schema was of little use in validating HL7 messages and document, and an obstacle to adopting other, more concise...

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Does XML Schema Earn its Keep?

by Wes Rishel  |  December 28, 2011

Keith Boone continues his campaign to make V3 comprehensible with an excellent post on ordering in XML schema and an idea that could overcome one of the fundamental flaws in...

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At Last, Data Molecules! CIMI

by Wes Rishel  |  December 13, 2011

Last February, I blogged on "data molecules," low-level models for clinical concept that are not buried in the obscurity by conformance to a grand and abstract uber-model. These models are...

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