ONC and CMS run the risk of creating interoperability mandates that make upgrades nearly impossible. They need to employ bilateral asynchronous cutover to avoid “frozen interface syndrome.”
Entries Tagged as 'Direct Project'
by Wes Rishel | April 13, 2012 | 7 Comments
by Wes Rishel | September 11, 2011 | 2 Comments
Creating a consumer-friendly taxonomy of the types of services provided by healthcare practices is, at best, expensive and more likely an oxymoronic challenge. Entry Level Provider Directories should solicit plain-English descriptions directly from the practices.
by Wes Rishel | July 26, 2011 | 2 Comments
ONC Moves on Sending Questions to the Data
by Wes Rishel | July 7, 2011 | 10 Comments
We all know why distributed query “can’t work.” OTOH, things are only impossible until they’re not. It’s time to decide if we are approaching a cusp of possibility. We have new resources (more EHRS, a fundamental secure communications infrastructure and standard coding systems in support of meaningful use requirements). It is time to assemble a group of users and vendors willing to look at this issue intensely but pragmatically.
Category: Healthcare Providers Interoperability Vertical Industries Tags: Direct Project, distributed query, EHR, Health Information Exchange, Healthcare Interoperability, Healthcare Providers, open source, PCAST Report, public health
by Wes Rishel | May 27, 2011 | 5 Comments
Ideas about provider directories to support The Direct Project are getting quite complex. Here is an approach that matches Direct itself for simplicity and the potential for rapid completion.
by Wes Rishel | February 18, 2011 | Comments Off
The Direct Project skips the “valley of we could do” to debut in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase on the “plateau of “we are doing.”
by Wes Rishel | February 13, 2011 | 22 Comments
The PCAST report is an opportunity to redirect ONC resources to meets the short term goals associated with the HITECH, support more nimble development of standards for clinical data that are less arcane, and set a long-term direction that enables more innovative use of IT in healthcare. Here is what ONC should do.
by Wes Rishel | February 7, 2011 | 1 Comment
We are pleased that Aneesh Chopra, blogging from the White House, recognized the early contribution of my blog in setting the direction that became the basis for The Direct Project. The Direct Project set a new speed record, going from a basic idea to actual production use for exchanging healthcare information in 11 months.
Category: Healthcare Providers Interoperability Uncategorized Tags: Direct Project, Health Information Exchange, Health Internet, Healthcare Interoperability, Meaningful Use, NHIN Direct, PCAST Report, simple interop, ULS, ultra large systems