FHIR in the Hole!
There are lots of places where FHIR shows underlying problems in it’s conception. One of the areas is in how to handle database transactions. It’s a big topic of discussion within the FHIR team of how to handle this. I tried to think of a few constructive ways to solve the problem – maybe flattening […]
Back in Toronto Enjoying a Morning Coffee
So back in Toronto for the week – I’m headed off for a holiday in Europe with my family next week so expect it to be quiet from me over the next few weeks. While I was at the HL7 WGM in Atlanta a lot of new furniture arrived and including the stools for our […]
FHIR Integration Made Easy
At the moment the biggest challenge with FHIR is making it easy to implement a “FHIR server”. It’s easy to write a client to consume FHIR. It gets a little challenging to make a client that can talk to more than one FHIR implementation. We don’t yet have the tooling in place to validate FHIR […]
FHIR Version 1.0
So I think there are some teething issues with FHIR. It got me thinking about an idea I had many years ago which I pitched to the leader of the opposition in Ontario one time. The idea didn’t go anywhere but it really would make sense. If you want to bring a new technology solution […]
What Should FHIR Be? Day 1 of the Atlanta WGM
So I arrived on Saturday and got checked in and joined the tail end of the FHIR Connectathon. It was good to meet Ewout Kramer in person, Grahame Grieve, Lloyd McKenzie again and Dave Shaver popped in for a bit (and there was also some guy from the UK who left before I got his […]
Atlanta Working Group Meeting – May 4th 2013
So I am headed to the Atlanta Working Group meeting along with Rolim, on Saturday May 4th and coming back on Thursday morning on May 9th. If you’re going and you’d like to sit down for a beer, coffee or distilled water – I am not fussy, feel free to reach out. Face to face […]
FHIR: Can It Reduce Interface Costs?
The industry has been abuzz with talk of FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) recently. It’s a subject that’s near and dear to me since it’s a real attempt at advancing the quality of patient care while reducing the cost associated with integration. What is FHIR? If this is your first time hearing about FHIR, I suggest you peruse the first entry in my […]
Why IHE is Struggling to Improve Integration in Healthcare
In my last blog post Iguana + FHIR = Profit a comment came up from Jens Kristian Villadsen about the conformance tests conducted with the IHE HL7 profiles being a helpful step in promoting integration within healthcare. I gave my opinion as a comment to Jens point as a reply. Barry Smith of HL7 Watch blog, reposted […]
FHIR + Iguana = Profit!
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been writing a lot recently about FHIR. It’s a topic near-and-dear to my heart because it’s a genuine attempt to improve the landscape of healthcare, specifically interoperable healthcare, through a common-sense solution. FHIR – along with the promotion of the HL7 organization – is helping make the paradigm of RESTful […]
Why FHIR Will Burn CDA
This is FHIR: It’s simple, clean and easy to plug into any electric socket. … and this is CDA: Not exactly something I would recommend putting into an electrical socket! In fact it’s a lot of pain to plug a CDA into anything. The problem is that CDA implementations are large with too many data […]
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