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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 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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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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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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Lessons From the Putative Failure of HL7 V3

by Wes Rishel  |  August 16, 2011

Graham Grieve, a major participant in HL7 standards writes HL7 needs a fresh look because V3 has failed. I agree with much of what he says, in particular his distinction between clinical...

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Something Really Different at the HIMSS Interop Showcase

by Wes Rishel  |  February 18, 2011

Last I heard HIMSS was the second-biggest health provider IT tradeshow (after RSNA). Arguably the Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS would be the fourth or fifth largest if it were a...

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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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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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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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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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