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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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EHRs and Billing Fraud. Guest Blog from Don Simborg.

by Wes Rishel  |  October 2, 2012

My friend and mentor, Don Simborg, MD, has seen a lot and done a lot in healthcare IT. He practiced in internal medicine while he was the CIO at UCSF...

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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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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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Three Steps to US Semantic Interop

by Wes Rishel  |  November 20, 2011

Nothing warms a blogger’s heart more than to get meaningful comments to a post. In Semantic Interop, the C32 and the Consolidated CDA I described the results of the biggest...

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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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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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