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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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A Much-Needed Nudge for Stage 2 Interoperability

by Wes Rishel  |  January 6, 2013

The chatter on the HL7 Strucdoc list server this month claims that two EHRs that are fully conform to the HL7 Consolidated CDA (C-CDA) may not interoperate, so the organizations using them could...

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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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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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"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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ELINCS: Doing Lab Orders Standards Right

by Wes Rishel  |  December 8, 2011

On Wednesday the California Healthcare Foundation published Request for Proposals: Using Electronic Data Standards to Communicate Laboratory Orders. CHCF actually lives up to an important but seldom-followed precept of standards:...

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Three Steps to US Semantic Interop

by Wes Rishel  |  November 20, 2011

Nothing warms a blogger’s heart more than to get meaningful comments to a post. In Semantic Interop, the C32 and the Consolidated CDA I described the results of the biggest...

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Gartner Symposium: 10,000 of My Closest Friends

by Wes Rishel  |  September 26, 2011

Recently I have been peer-reviewing my colleagues’ presentations for Gartner Symposium 2011. Those of you who have attended know that it mostly dedicated to IT in general, attended by roughly...

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Can Consumer Friendly Terms Ever be Standardized?

by Wes Rishel  |  September 11, 2011

Some involved in the search for an Entity Level Provider Directory are advocating for an approach that relies on search engines like Google and Bing and a modest approach to...

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