Wes Rishel

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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 Interop Gets Respectable: More News at HIMSS

by Wes Rishel  |  February 26, 2010  |  1 Comment

Many people have contacted me about getting started with Simple Interop. I have been lining up some Web resources to host a series of “birds of a feather” discussions. The goal was to encourage groups to form up and try it. ONC has followed this topic and offered many favorable comments. As it works out they […]

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More on Humboldt Country EHRs and Interop

by Wes Rishel  |  January 16, 2010  |  Comments Off

After publishing “It Takes a Region:” Progress Without EHRs I received an email from Alan Glaseroff updating me on the current state of the chronic disease efforts and the proliferation of EHRs, which is now up to 41% by physician count. With his permission I am including portions of his email here: We did use […]

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