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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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COVID-19 Immunization Summary Document – use-case analysis

 I am noticing that the healthcare standards community are doing a good job of leveraging the standards we have, vs creating something new… BUT I think the COVID-19 vaccine use-case is significantly different in a very important way. I have not been engaged in any specific project, but know of many. So it is possible

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Set of documents that are very focused #FHIR

 I outline in the last article that a Document Sharing “document” does not need to be a “Document”. I propose that there might be a set of documents that are very focused on specific concepts, or Document sections. I think we have a ready structure for this in the current International Patient Summary (IPS). This

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When is a document not a Document but still a document?

Documents have a bad perception, they are big, unfocused, and hard to process or view. I’m going to propose something that is counter to the perception, driven by current healthcare use of CDA documents and the HL7 Principles of a Document. Something supported by IHE Document Sharing (XDS/XDR/XDM/XCA/MHD), something enabled and using #FHIR. When is

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Agile improvements toward #FHIR

The healthcare IT exchange for Treatment has been improving from the dark ages to today. This article is where I muse about getting to that beautiful future based on #FHIR. Break Everything One possibly that some advocate is turn off what we have today, and everyone and everything switch to using http RESTful FHIR. Even

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