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Posts from Date:   2009-11

On eBay, the Fax and Healthcare Interop

by Wes Rishel  |  November 22, 2009

This is a reply to Shane Taylor’s interesting comment on my Simple Healthcare Interop for Easy Applications post. I am using his comment as an opportunity to flog some important notions. Notion 1: You Can’t Step on Someone’s Toes with a Thoughtful Blog Comment Shane expressed a concern that his reply might be considered inappropriate. […]

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Simple Healthcare Interop for Easy Applications

by Wes Rishel  |  November 20, 2009

After reading Health 2.0: Take a Lesson From the Web Peter Basch asked me “exactly what a Provider Health Internet looks like – [and what are] the implications of using it vs. a RHIO / NHIN?” The question has special piquancy because users of EHRs will need to show certain kinds of interoperability to meet […]

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Semi-Agreeing With David Kibbe

by Wes Rishel  |  November 18, 2009

It is likely not a coincidence that David and I independently posted thoughts on the NHIN last night. The ONC has the HIT Policy Committee looking into it and this is generating interest the HIT blogging circles. His post is The Health Internet vs. the NHIN — A Matter of Control, Cost, and Timing and […]

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Health 2.0: Take a Lesson From the Web

by Wes Rishel  |  November 18, 2009

Believe it or not, this is about the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) and maybe the Health Internet, whatever that turns out to be. But I’ll get back to that. As discussed in Healthcare 2.0: Better Tweetment? I am on a mission to find concrete value propositions for Health 2.0. By this I mean not […]

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Further on the US Healthcare IT Standards Debate

by Wes Rishel  |  November 9, 2009

In A Singular Opportunity for Health Interoperability I summarized a metaphor based on the Web standards HTTP and HTML which was “get HL7 and other SDOs out of the HTTP business.” Metaphors gain their power from poetic ambiguity. One of the great things about a metaphor is that it can rally so many folks to […]

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A Singular Opportunity for Health Interoperability

by Wes Rishel  |  November 2, 2009

Healthcare SDOs should “get out of the HTTP business, but we still need transport standards.

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