I recently came across a paper which espoused the virtues of using openEHR as the basis for a data warehouse which made me think about the wider attributes of that underlying reference model.
clinical dataA -post collection
A recent article in the British Journal of General Practice described interoperability in a problematic way. This post argues the necessity to broaden that definition into technical, semantic and clinical interoperability.
I spent an enlightening day at the Clinicans on FHIR event at the King's Fund on November 21. It was good to get a pure FHIR perspective with a group of people who were there to learn about the technology. Although one particularly savvy chap did ask the question about the FHIR hype cycle, the presenter, David Hay admittedly avoided giving a detailed answer. But did add that FHIR advocates feel a responsibility to to dampen down some of the noise that suggests the interoperability technology is answer to all ails. Much of the discussion from the morning's session was confined to interoperability, or the definition of it. I raised the issue on the difference between semantic interoperability and technical interoperability by way of question to