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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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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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+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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HL7's Position on CIMI

by Wes Rishel  |  December 15, 2011

Gary Dickinson raised an important issue in commenting on my post. He said: A fact check might have better served your endorsement of CIMI. First Stan makes the statement that...

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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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