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Posts from Date:   2011-12

OK, XML Schema Does Earn its Keep in HL7

by Wes Rishel  |  December 31, 2011

For the current state of RIM-based HL7 standards XML schema is a necessary ingredient.

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Does XML Schema Earn its Keep?

by Wes Rishel  |  December 28, 2011

Although some ascribe sainted status to XML schema, it doesn’t provide enough value to compensate for the practical difficulties it creates, not the least of which is blocking an evolution towards JSON.

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HL7’s Position on CIMI

by Wes Rishel  |  December 15, 2011

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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At Last, Data Molecules! CIMI

by Wes Rishel  |  December 13, 2011

The Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) is a small group of volunteers that are working to consolidate the detailed clinical models of various groups in a way that could be adapted to meet the needs of health IT standards groups.

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ELINCS: Doing Lab Orders Standards Right

by Wes Rishel  |  December 8, 2011

On Wednesday the California Healthcare Foundation published Request for Proposals: Using Electronic Data Standards to Communicate Laboratory Orders. CHCF actually lives up to an important but seldom-followed precept of standards: producing a spec is only the start of getting a working standard. Someone has to nurse it through initial implementations, reflect on the lessons learned […]

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