My Dad Mervyn Muir – A pioneer meta integration engineer
The question of meta programming and modeling in health-care is a hot issue with HL7 v3 and the Reference Information Model (RIM). When ever it comes up I think about my Dad’s TV remote. My dad Mervyn was the personification of think different long before Apple ever trademarked the term. He worked his entire career for the New […]
The Brave New World of Middleware – Part 5
Part 5: Redesigning the Modern Interface Engine As HIMSS is right around the corner, I’m growing increasingly excited to showcase Iguana v5: our redesign of the modern interface engine. In previous posts in this blog series, I’ve explored the headaches faced by integration engineers, the complexities in the economics of integration and the failed promise […]
The Brave New World of Middleware – Part 4
Part 4: The failed promise of graphical mapping In the first post of this blog series, Re-thinking Integration, I explained how I have spent a great deal of time examining my assumptions about what middleware needs to deliver. At the forefront of my original assumptions was my belief that the majority of mapping could be […]
The Brave New World of Middleware – Part 3
Part 3: The Integration Engineer An old friend and customer of mine once told me that the two most important tools in his job as an integration engineer were Iguana and his phone but not in that order. The majority of his time was spent talking to his customers to determine the requirements needed to […]
The Brave New World of Middleware – Part 2
Part 2: It’s all about economics There is an old joke I enjoy, that I think has a lot of relevance to software. There was a guy who always cut his pot roast in half before cooking it. His wife was curious as to why he always did it that way. He replied that this […]
The Brave New World of Middleware – Part 1
Part 1: Re-thinking Integration There is a great deal of excitement around the offices of iNTERFACEWARE these days and I wanted to personally reach out to you and explain what all the buzz is about. Over the past few years, I have invested a great deal of time and energy into re-thinking my assumptions about […]
What if… HL7 was truly made easy?
Today, we here at iNTERFACEWARE are very pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website: http://www.interfaceware.com The first thing people seem to notice from our website – and the same goes for our appearances at trade shows and other industry events – is our tag line: “HL7 Integration Made Easy“. I can’t tell […]
What does an HL7 message look like?
When I created my first animated video – How does HL7 work? – I never imagined it would have the reach and impact it did. In the few short weeks since it was released, the video has found its way onto dozens of corporate blogs, industry publications and personal sites. It seems the interest in […]
HL7 Explained: How does HL7 work?
Whenever I travel for work, one of the most common questions I hear is “How does HL7 work?” HL7 is not always one of the sexiest subjects, but as interoperability and connectivity continue to be huge drivers in the health care space, the questions of HL7 are going to continue to be asked. So, after […]
HL7 Integration on 64 bit Windows
Started : Monday, June 1st, 2009 @ 11:02:43 AM Duration : 17 minutes 3 seconds Hostname : WinBuild64 Build_ID : WinBuild64/2009-06-01_11-02.Iguana_64 Source DateTime: 2009-06-01 15:02:46 UTC Complete Success! … but, what does that actually mean? It’s the result from one of our successful builds of the 64 bit version of Iguana on Windows. Dmitri – […]
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