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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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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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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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Simple Provider Directories for Simple Interop

by Wes Rishel  |  May 27, 2011

Last year I blogged intensively in support of a notion of "simple interop." The blogs were instrumental in the formation of The Direct Project. Direct provides light-weight security for sending...

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PCAST Opportunity: Documents vs. "Atomic Data Elements"

by Wes Rishel  |  February 13, 2011

The PCAST report represents an opportunity to redirect resources in a way that meets the short term goals associated with the HITECH, support more nimble development of standards for clinical...

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On The Direct Project, PCAST and Ultra Large Systems

by Wes Rishel  |  February 7, 2011

We are pleased that Aneesh Chopra, blogging from the White House,  recognized the early contribution of my blog in setting the direction that became the basis for The Direct Project. The Direct...

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Surescripts Announcement Confirms Simple Interop Incremental Approach

by Wes Rishel  |  October 28, 2010

Gartner analysts do not write vendor evaluations on our blogs. However, I published a Gartner First Take on the Surescripts announcement on Thursday at Surescripts Changes the Health Information Exchange...

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retweet: WOO HOO! #NHINDirect wins @InformationWeek 500 Gov Innovators Award

by Wes Rishel  |  September 24, 2010

(Revision, 25 September: As of Friday morning the "project formerly known as NHIN Direct" has begun a rebranding related to overall rebranding of NHIN. Look for a name change and...

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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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