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 […]
Burning V2 with FHIR in Mumbai!
A little bit tongue in cheek! I think it’s safe to expect an abundance of bad puns over the next couple of years with the rising profile of the FHIR protocol. A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about the FHIR protocol which is being spearheaded by Grahame Grieve. It’s a protocol I […]
Standard for Sending HL7 2.X Over HTTP
I had the pleasure of catching up with James Agnew from the University Health Network on Thursday. James is one of principle maintainers of the popular open source HAPI Java toolkit. He and the rest of the HAPI community have been promoting a new simple transport mechanism for sending HL7 securely across the internet using […]
Conversations from HIMSS – Rush Memorial
One of the interesting conversations I had at HIMSS this year was when I caught up with Brad Smith and Jim Boyer the CEO and CIO of Rush Memorial hospital for breakfast. Rush Memorial is one of a growing number of hospitals that have chosen to use IGUANA as their enterprise integration engine. We have […]
Talk at the Lua Workshop In Reston
Last year after RSNA, I had the opportunity to go to a very different conference. The Lua community held a small workshop in Reston, Virginia on the 29th-30th of November. A whole group of people from many different industries came together to discuss how they were using Lua. While I tried to dress appropriately, I […]
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