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Can Consumer Friendly Terms Ever be Standardized?

by Wes Rishel  |  September 11, 2011

Some involved in the search for an Entity Level Provider Directory are advocating for an approach that relies on search engines like Google and Bing and a modest approach to...

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Simple Provider Directories for Simple Interop

by Wes Rishel  |  May 27, 2011

Last year I blogged intensively in support of a notion of "simple interop." The blogs were instrumental in the formation of The Direct Project. Direct provides light-weight security for sending...

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Something Really Different at the HIMSS Interop Showcase

by Wes Rishel  |  February 18, 2011

Last I heard HIMSS was the second-biggest health provider IT tradeshow (after RSNA). Arguably the Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS would be the fourth or fifth largest if it were a...

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On The Direct Project, PCAST and Ultra Large Systems

by Wes Rishel  |  February 7, 2011

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...

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PCAST and Clarke's Third Law

by Wes Rishel  |  December 21, 2010

Arthur C. Clarke's third Law of Prediction is, "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." I submit the converse of Clarke's third Law is also true, "any magic is...

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Surescripts Announcement Confirms Simple Interop Incremental Approach

by Wes Rishel  |  October 28, 2010

Gartner analysts do not write vendor evaluations on our blogs. However, I published a Gartner First Take on the Surescripts announcement on Thursday at Surescripts Changes the Health Information Exchange...

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retweet: WOO HOO! #NHINDirect wins @InformationWeek 500 Gov Innovators Award

by Wes Rishel  |  September 24, 2010

(Revision, 25 September: As of Friday morning the "project formerly known as NHIN Direct" has begun a rebranding related to overall rebranding of NHIN. Look for a name change and...

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NIEM: Be Careful What You Wish For

by Wes Rishel  |  September 22, 2010

Two years ago I wrote Without Profiler-Enforcers, Healthcare IT Standards Cannot Enable Interoperability for Gartner clients. It argues that achieving interoperability for clinical data requires a single entity with three characteristics: (a)...

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FAQ: NHIN Direct v. Meaningful Use Certification Requirements

by Wes Rishel  |  June 25, 2010

Dear Abby, The question is how SMTP as the preferred transport mechanism reconciles with the EHR certification criterion (in the IFR) that requires certified EHRs to use either SOAP or...

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NHIN Direct: Response to Comment on Vendor Positions

by Wes Rishel  |  June 17, 2010

Today Anand Shroff replied to my prior post with some very provoking questions. I have added emphasis in quoting his reply. Wes – are you detecting a split between EMR vendors...

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