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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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+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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"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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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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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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