Wes Rishel

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Can IT Help Government Be Less Bureaucratic?

by Wes Rishel  |  June 1, 2010  |  2 Comments

Section 1561  of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Healthcare Reform) contains a section on healthcare IT standards for enrollment. The ultimate goal here is extremely valuable to constituents, to use application integration technologies to create a constituent-facing view of government IT systems that is less siloed than the systems themselves. This is important because [...]

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Simple Interop: A PowerPoint Presentation

by Wes Rishel  |  January 24, 2010  |  19 Comments

Sir Blogsalot has written quite a bit about the idea of simple interoperation, each post developing some aspect of the idea. Recently I combined all the ideas in a single PPT presentation. You can download it by clicking here to leave the Gartner Blogs web site and then clicking on the link to the presentation. [...]

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Simple Interop: The Payload

by Wes Rishel  |  January 4, 2010  |  1 Comment

In Simple Interop: Use Cases we set the challenge of communicating among people and Health IT systems in a manner that does not create a “walled community” where all those that practice with EHRs and HIEs have no ability to use the Internet to communicate with those that don’t. The biggest challenge in such a [...]

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Simple Interop: Use Cases

by Wes Rishel  |  January 4, 2010  |  4 Comments

This post zeroes in on exactly why the simple interop approach is important. It does so by listing a number of use cases. They illustrate the issues of getting to interoperability while an industry is in transition – and are industries ever not in transition? We are mindful of the specific kinds of interoperability required [...]

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Simple Interop: the PHR

by Wes Rishel  |  December 31, 2009  |  4 Comments

This post seeks not to define the full scope of interactions of a PHR but simply to define a simple connection between PHRs and other health IT systems. We make two claims for this approach. (1) it greatly simplifies the roll-out of connections between PHRs and other healthcare IT systems, thus accelerating the roll-out of [...]

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