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"Direct" is Much More than Email

by Wes Rishel  |  March 6, 2012

As the trades rush be "firstest" with interesting or alarming info on the meaningful use Stage 2 NPRMs, we are seeing the observation that the health information exchange  envisioned in Stage...

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Usability Standards for EHRs

by Wes Rishel  |  July 17, 2011

Mark Frisse started an interesting thread on Google+ today based on Assessing the Effect of Standards in Digital Health Records on Innovation by Steve Lohr. He chose not to make...

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Uh-Oh ... Proposed Rule for HIPAA vs. Departmental Systems

by Wes Rishel  |  May 31, 2011

A shoe has dropped. The HITECH act requires separate rules for accounting for disclosure under HIPAA when the disclosures are made from an EHR. The notice of proposed rule making...

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NIEM: Be Careful What You Wish For

by Wes Rishel  |  September 22, 2010

Two years ago I wrote Without Profiler-Enforcers, Healthcare IT Standards Cannot Enable Interoperability for Gartner clients. It argues that achieving interoperability for clinical data requires a single entity with three characteristics: (a)...

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FAQ: NHIN Direct v. Meaningful Use Certification Requirements

by Wes Rishel  |  June 25, 2010

Dear Abby, The question is how SMTP as the preferred transport mechanism reconciles with the EHR certification criterion (in the IFR) that requires certified EHRs to use either SOAP or...

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NHIN Direct: Response to Comment on Vendor Positions

by Wes Rishel  |  June 17, 2010

Today Anand Shroff replied to my prior post with some very provoking questions. I have added emphasis in quoting his reply. Wes – are you detecting a split between EMR vendors...

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NHIN Direct and Strange Bedfellows

by Wes Rishel  |  June 13, 2010

Sean Nolan’s blog highlights that NHIN Direct has stumbled on a “tough” decision. We didn’t come to agreement on the backbone protocol despite an absolutely outstanding process for increasing understanding...

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NHIN Direct v. HIEs: Competitors or Collaborators

by Wes Rishel  |  March 14, 2010

Recently a person organizing a state’s HIE effort reported a hospital CIO saying, “why do I need your complex HIE when can have NHIN Direct?” This question gets to the...

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Web Services: What's In a Name?

by Wes Rishel  |  January 30, 2010

If anyone things that nerds are unemotional, they need only go to a standards meeting. The notion of using web services to support reliable computer-to-computer messaging gets as much passion from the...

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Simple Interop: A PowerPoint Presentation

by Wes Rishel  |  January 24, 2010

Sir Blogsalot has written quite a bit about the idea of simple interoperation, each post developing some aspect of the idea. Recently I combined all the ideas in a single...

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