Wes Rishel

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The Biggest Healthcare Interop Issue: Frozen Interface Syndrome

by Wes Rishel  |  April 13, 2012  |  7 Comments

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.”

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Can Consumer Friendly Terms Ever be Standardized?

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.

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ONC Moves on Sending Questions to the Data

by Wes Rishel  |  July 26, 2011  |  2 Comments

ONC Moves on Sending Questions to the Data

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Send the 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.

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Simple Provider Directories for Simple Interop

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.

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Something Really Different at the HIMSS Interop Showcase

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.”

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PCAST Opportunity: Documents vs. “Atomic Data Elements”

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.

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On The Direct Project, PCAST and Ultra Large Systems

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.

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