Thursday, October 09, 2008

Does the emperor have clothes?

This set of slides from a recent presentation by Eric Browne at an Australian national e-health conference provides some reassurance that the arguments I have been making on this blog are perhaps not simply the product of my own ignorance. Summary: "Basing clinical information interoperability on the HL7 v3 RIM is severely flawed. It is too complex; the underlying principles are unproved and highly suspect. The complexity leads to bad models, glacial progress, compromised quality and safety."

Postscript: Feb. 15, 2009
A more recent post by Eric Browne documenting problems with HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) is here.

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