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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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On Molecules, Buckets and the UEL

by Wes Rishel  |  February 19, 2011  |  2 Comments

The UEL in the PCAST report is a simple metadata wrapper that encompasses the long view of the evolution of standards and technology. I like it.

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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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PCAST and Clarke’s Third Law

by Wes Rishel  |  December 21, 2010  |  1 Comment

The converse of Clarke’s third Law is also true, “any magic is indistinguishable from sufficiently advanced technology.” … The PCAST Report represents a canny understanding of the ability of the Internet to facilitate disruptive innovation … What evidence can CMS and ONC use to fufill its regulatory duties by balancing new vision with existing initiatives.

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