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Occupy Spec Street. Set the Record Straight on NwHIN

by Wes Rishel  |  November 17, 2011

Are you tired of government not listening? Here is your chance to set the record straight on the NwHIN. You don't have to live in a tent or pound a...

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PCAST and Clarke's Third Law

by Wes Rishel  |  December 21, 2010

Arthur C. Clarke's third Law of Prediction is, "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." I submit the converse of Clarke's third Law is also true, "any magic is...

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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: Response to Comment on Vendor Positions

by Wes Rishel  |  June 17, 2010

Today Anand Shroff replied to my prior post with some very provoking questions. I have added emphasis in quoting his reply. Wes – are you detecting a split between EMR vendors...

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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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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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Simple Interop: Issues Associated with Automatic Processing

by Wes Rishel  |  January 4, 2010

In Simple Interop: Use Cases we have made a somewhat unorthodox proposition, to support mixed communication between people and automatic computer processing programs. We have done so because of the...

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Simple Interop: The Payload

by Wes Rishel  |  January 4, 2010

In Simple Interop: Use Cases we set the challenge of communicating among people and Health IT systems in a manner that does not create a “walled community” where all those...

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Simple Interop: Use Cases

by Wes Rishel  |  January 4, 2010

This post zeroes in on exactly why the simple interop approach is important. It does so by listing a number of use cases. They illustrate the issues of getting to...

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Simple Interop: the PHR

by Wes Rishel  |  December 31, 2009

This post seeks not to define the full scope of interactions of a PHR but simply to define a simple connection between PHRs and other health IT systems. We make...

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