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“Direct” is Much More than Email

by Wes Rishel  |  March 6, 2012  |  1 Comment

Direct is not just email; it supports sending structured data from one system to another. The direct glass may only be half full, but you can die of thirst waiting for half-empty glasses to be filled.

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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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Lessons From the Putative Failure of HL7 V3

by Wes Rishel  |  August 16, 2011  |  4 Comments

Recent blogs to the contrary, HL7 V3 has been a limited success, particularly with CDA documents. In taking up a Fresh Look, HL7 must consider the differences between CDA and V3 messaging and learn some important lessons.


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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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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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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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NHIN Direct and Strange Bedfellows

by Wes Rishel  |  June 13, 2010  |  11 Comments

Sean Nolan’s blog highlights that NHIN Direct has stumbled on a “tough” decision. We didn’t come to agreement on the backbone protocol despite an absolutely outstanding process for increasing understanding as opposed to so many meetings where the opposite of speaking usually is not “listening” but “waiting to speak.” Sean characterized the split in the […]


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