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Tag: Interoperability

Topics relating to standards, integration and medical vocabularies. Basic interoperability is the simple exchange of messages between systems. Functional interoperability is not only the exchange of messages‚ but also includes a common structural definition for message fields. This level of interoperability is commonly achieved through the use of integration engines‚ which utilize standardized message formats‚ such as HL7‚ to allow the context of the data to be interpreted. Semantic interoperability‚ the highest level‚ is more than simple message exchange – or even message exchange with a common field structure definition – semantic interoperability happens when message fields are populated with standard codes. At this level‚ both the context of messages and the meaning of data content within the message fields can be interpreted‚ enabling multiple computer systems to translate and understand shared data with little to no information loss. Semantic interoperability allows us to understand and use information across various domains‚ enterprises and computer systems.

Juggy JagannathanJuggy Jagannathan

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AI Talk: Passwords and interoperability

March 11, 2022 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s blog explores the future of passwords and interoperability in health care. The end of passwords We have all seen the dreaded message: “Your password will expire in ** […]

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Juxtaposed: My journey to becoming an informaticist

March 9, 2022 / By Kellie Britton

Juxtaposed is not a painful yoga position – it’s merely a description of how I have felt a myriad of times in life. Wearing many hats seems to have become […]

Steve CantwellSteve Cantwell

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The acute perils of non-interoperability

Feb. 9, 2022 / By Steve Cantwell

When I came to 3M Health Information Systems 20 years ago, the vital importance of interoperability—to efficiently exchange health care data—captured my attention right away. At the time I was […]

Juggy JagannathanJuggy Jagannathan

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AI Talk: AI and future of health care, part 1

Jan. 21, 2022 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

Last year, 2021, was a tumultuous year to say the least. And we are starting 2022 in the throes of the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are witnessing […]

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Fixing health care in the U.S. requires policy change: Consumers First call to action

April 16, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Families USA 1—a nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer health advocacy organization—pulled together a coalition called Consumers First, 2 which issued a Call to Action: “Consumers First has issued A Call to Action […]

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Leveraging COVID-19 value sets to ensure comprehensive data collection

April 28, 2020 / By Dannie Greenlee, RN, Sarah Sontum, RN

We know the importance of quick and accurate COVID-19 testing, but do we know when to get tested or even when to seek medical attention? Physicians also need to know […]

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Access to clinical data and a walker called Rhonda

Feb. 5, 2020 / By Steve Cantwell

My 83-year-old mother recently returned from a two-month cruise of the South Pacific—Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and more. She’s active and bright and healthy and could easily pass for […]

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AI Talk: FHIR, FaceApp, diapers and failures

Aug. 5, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… FHIR on fire Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR), pronounced as “fire,” is HL7 healthcare interoperability standards specification. Early in 2019, ONC and CMS signaled that they […]

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LOINC groups: An idea to help searching in LOINC

Jan. 14, 2019 / By Jacee Robison, RN, MS

The Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes—widely known as LOINC—is a standard terminology created to enable a common understanding of laboratory and clinical observations, such as lab tests and results, […]

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Focusing on CIMI: Getting the most out of the HL7 Working Group Meeting

Nov. 30, 2018 / By Michael Denton, RN, MS

The September 2018 Health Level 7 (HL7) international working group meeting was held in Baltimore, Maryland and was packed full of user tutorials and learning sessions. Because this was my […]

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Five things I learned from my EHR patient portal

Oct. 26, 2018 / By Pam Banning

Recently, my family took me to an Emergency Room when I suddenly lost my sense of touch on the left side of my face. Fully conscious and cognizant of all […]

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TEFCA leaves privacy questions unanswered

Sept. 28, 2018 / By Rey Johnson

Previously, in my blog “TEFCA: A beginning for nationwide interoperability,” I discussed the basics of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), an ambitious plan assembled by The Office […]