FHIR documents in XDS

How does one put a FHIR Document into XDS?How does one find a FHIR Document in XDS? Both questions are asking very similar things. The key is the XDS fundamental metadata element mimeType. Let me explain… XDS, more broadly the whole Document Sharing family, including XDS, XCA, XDR, XDM, and MHD. With a set of

[ Read More ]

NIST brings Privacy forward – NIST IR 8062

It is so good to see NIST bring Privacy out of the closet. I promoted the “hints of Privacy” that are deep within NIST 800-53, but always needed to enhance with a harmonized set of  Privacy Principles as a Framework, Privacy Impact Assessment, and Privacy Risk Management. For example my article on Privacy and Security in

[ Read More ]

Building more Software Architects

In close to 30 years as a professional engineer, I find that some people are natural software architects, while others expert software engineers struggle with architecture. There seems to be a characteristic of those people that can take a step back and ‘architect’.  Is this learned? I suspect anything can be learned. If so, what

[ Read More ]

New Administration –> Fix Healthcare Problems

I am comforted to hear from many Healthcare leaders that their advice to the new USA administration is to continue the progress we have. Including continued support for Exchange, Direct, and CDA; while encouraging FHIR. I am VERY MUCH agreeing with these. Changing from these directions would kill much momentum and disrupt healthcare in a

[ Read More ]

IHE IT Infrastructure – 2017 work items

The IT Infrastructure workgroup has selected their work items for next year. It consists of 4 new work items, only one of which is a brand new concept. That is, the other three are re-casting of old use-case needs into a http RESTful world. There is only one of these new work items that is

[ Read More ]

War against TLS 1.0

I have gotten into multiple discussions on the topic of TLS 1.0. The result always seems to end up in no change of anyone position. There are a few agreed to points: SSL is fully forbidden.  TLS 1.2 is best TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are not as good as 1.2 Bad crypto algorithms must not be used

[ Read More ]

User Account abandonment policy

I have changed employer. From GE Healthcare to By Light. Both companies offer their employees Health Insurance through United Healthcare I ‘figured’ that I could continue to use my existing United Healthcare web login account to access both the old and new insurance account. Turns out this is not the way they do it. They

[ Read More ]