Wes Rishel

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At Last, Data Molecules! CIMI

by Wes Rishel  |  December 13, 2011  |  3 Comments

The Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) is a small group of volunteers that are working to consolidate the detailed clinical models of various groups in a way that could be adapted to meet the needs of health IT standards groups.


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Regulatory Concerns re Home Medical Devices

by Wes Rishel  |  August 8, 2010  |  Comments Off

Interest in the market for home and remote monitoring rising steeply. For example, in our 2010 Hype Cycle (requires a Gartner log-in) we find the standards in Continua 1.5 to have matured to the point where they can soon begin to be the basis for compatible instruments and patient management systems, operating over an appropriate […]

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Smart Questions on “No Stupid Questions”

by Wes Rishel  |  August 2, 2010  |  2 Comments

The commentors on Usability: No Stupid Questions have raised the most important question of all … when is the “no stupid questions” rule an aid to improving the functional design of an EHR and when might it be used to the detriment of patients.The concern is that physicians who are resistant to CDS would equate […]


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Usability: No Stupid Questions

by Wes Rishel  |  August 1, 2010  |  11 Comments

Dick Taylor, the CMIO at Providence Health and Services Oregon Region has been speaking to this principle of usability for some time. “No Stupid Questions: remember why your clinical users came to work today, and honor their needs.” Until recently I had been filing this under “obvious but impractical.” Recently I had a chance to […]


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