Cybersecurity

HIMSS presentation on FHIR CarePlan

 My next speaking engagement is at HIMSS. This will be from the perspective of my employer By Light, as we have been the developer of the current Patient Portal at the VHA – My HealtheVet, and are the implementers of the original Blue Button. I work with the team on the transition to FHIR. I

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Tutorial Links

 Having completed the HL7 FHIR Security and Privacy tutorial, I have found that there are links in my presentation that might be useful to itemize in a more web friendly way. Some people can’t go to google presentation, some struggled with quickly typing them in. So here are the links from my presentation. The presentation

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User Management on FHIR

 The FHIR standard is a data-model and interface (API) specification for access to health-care data. As such this is a domain of data that is specific to the health of subjects. This is a very big domain, but not all encompassing. When interacting with domains outside of health-care, links between the data is done via

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FHIR Security & Privacy Tutorial

HL7 FHIR Security & Privacy The HL7 FHIR Security & Privacy online class describes how to protect a FHIR server (through access control and authorization), how to document what permissions a user has granted (consent), how to enable appropriate access by apps and users and how to keep records about what events have been performed

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IHE Mobile Access to Health Documents (MHD) – Implementation Guide

Public Comment now open until May 2.  – The main purpose of this release is to author and publish the MHD Profile using the Implementation Guide Publisher format. There are breaking changes, so this is a new version.  (See below: Significant changes since MHD Version 3.2) IHE IT Infrastructure Technical Framework Supplement Published for Public

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A good hot beverage on #FHIR

Given that #FHIR heats a hot beverage.   Dave Pyke and I collaborated on a FHIR Implementation Guide on how to brew a good hot beverage, following RFC-2324 from April 1st 1998 — see the our “Hot Beverage FHIR Implementation Guide“  #AprilFoolsDay

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Elitism is Vaccine Credentials Passport

 A Vaccine Credential or Passport is an important effort to get society moving again, but it could really result in elitism that we really should not accept. Vaccine Credentials fundamental use-case  There are appropriate uses of a Vaccine Credential or Vaccine Passport. I am not arguing against proof of vaccine for International Air travel, or

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Healthcare use of Identity level of assurance

There is discussion going on in the FHIR chat on this topic. I wanted to capture details as it seems that most of the problem is getting everyone understanding the same thing. The discussion is specific to an open system for recording and showing that an individual has received a COVID-19 immunization. (see HL7 effort

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IHE is on #FHIR

 This was just reported in an IHE-Europe news letter. I wanted to stress it here as I am finding many people do not understand that IHE has many Implementation Guides (IHE-Profiles) that leverage FHIR. IHE has published 32 Implementation Guides that use FHIR. There is very active implementation and testing of these at IHE-Connectathons. This

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Why use current Exchange infrastructure rather than starting over?

I proposed an agile approach to improving Healthcare Information Exchange. Why should we keep the current? I covered this mostly with simply “that it is functioning”, but did not enumerate why this is such a big deal. Many will say that http RESTful is functioning on a global basis with Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Wiki, and Blogs.

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