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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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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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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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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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ONC Moves on Sending Questions to the Data

by Wes Rishel  |  July 26, 2011

I am very proud of the  responses to my Send the Questions to the Data. They were thoughtful and fact-based contributions to the discussion. Of course, the post was prompted by...

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Send the Questions to the Data

by Wes Rishel  |  July 7, 2011

One of the insights of the PCAST report was the utility of sending the question to the data vs centralizing the data to answer questions.  It may take a long...

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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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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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