Wes Rishel

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Mostashari Rant on “Walled Gardens”

by Wes Rishel  |  August 24, 2012  |  1 Comment

In the end, are ONC and CMS trying to stop the tides by fighting walled gardens of interoperability based on vendor products? I don’t think so.

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+4 For Micky Tripathi on HIE

by Wes Rishel  |  June 27, 2012  |  1 Comment

+1 fo Micky for calling out the new PPT-ware about a completely architected “eco-system” as wrong-headed at a time when so little is known about the demands of accountable care

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A New Approach to Clinical Interop in Stage 2 Meaningful Use

by Wes Rishel  |  March 19, 2012  |  4 Comments

The meaningful use stage 2 NPRM standards regulation cites the HL7 Consolidated CDA. The fine points of the citation signals a major shift in interoperability policy.

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OK, XML Schema Does Earn its Keep in HL7

by Wes Rishel  |  December 31, 2011  |  2 Comments

For the current state of RIM-based HL7 standards XML schema is a necessary ingredient.

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Does XML Schema Earn its Keep?

by Wes Rishel  |  December 28, 2011  |  6 Comments

Although some ascribe sainted status to XML schema, it doesn’t provide enough value to compensate for the practical difficulties it creates, not the least of which is blocking an evolution towards JSON.

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HL7′s Position on CIMI

by Wes Rishel  |  December 15, 2011  |  7 Comments

I strongly urge HL7 NOT to take a preemptive, doctrinaire “not invented here” position with respect to CIMI until the actual value of CIMI work product can be evaluated.

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ELINCS: Doing Lab Orders Standards Right

by Wes Rishel  |  December 8, 2011  |  3 Comments

On Wednesday the California Healthcare Foundation published Request for Proposals: Using Electronic Data Standards to Communicate Laboratory Orders. CHCF actually lives up to an important but seldom-followed precept of standards: producing a spec is only the start of getting a working standard. Someone has to nurse it through initial implementations, reflect on the lessons learned [...]

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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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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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Surescripts Announcement Confirms Simple Interop Incremental Approach

by Wes Rishel  |  October 28, 2010  |  Comments Off

Our feeling was that the simple Interop would attract companies that would start up without grants and creatively find value propositions to repay their investment. This notion of enabling free enterprise seems to have paid off.

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