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Archetype unification proposal – node identifiers

    happy new year and best wishes for 2014. I hope your new year’s day is a bright one (unless you live in the UK, in which case it’s a lost cause here today 😉 I have been working … Continue reading

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ADL/AOM 1.5 (major) progress update

I have been working for some years on the side on the long overdue Archetype Definition Language (ADL) 1.5 and Archetype Object Model (AOM) 1.5 specifications (dev page). I have made some major progress just recently, of the ‘nice’ kind, … Continue reading

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What is a standard?

On the left  is the VMEbus, a  hardware bus specification created by Motorola at the time of the 68000 CPU. It uses the Eurocard physical card, connectors and mechanicals (DIN 41612), and adds an electrical/signalling specification (i.e. what do all … Continue reading

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Identifying complex knowledge artefacts

Based on a lot of experience, thinking and gnashing of teeth of colleagues Ian McNicoll, Heather Leslie, Sebastian Garde who work on the Ocean Clinical Knowledge Manager (CKM) product, as well as many others using archetypes and archetype tools more … Continue reading

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Models from Intermountain Health – pioneering lessons

I am back this week from a week in Salt Lake City, visiting Dr Stan Huff’s group at Intermountain Health, a globally recognised centre of excellence for clinical computing. I should have been 10 years ago, but better late than … Continue reading

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The CDA ‘dual-content’ conundrum

In his recent blog post, Eric Browne highlights what may be a problem in the design of the Australian PCEHR, due to the well-known CDA feature allowing dual forms of content – text and structured, supposedly equivalent – to be … Continue reading

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CIMI: purpose-built or jury-rigged?

In recent weeks, the Clinical Information Modelling Initiative (CIMI), led by Stan Huff, has followed its stated process and is nearing a voting process in which a shared health domain modelling formalism is chosen. Proponents of each of the candidate … Continue reading

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Information models, DCMs and Archetypes

I will be attending a ‘Fresh Look’ meeting in Washington next week. The idea is to make some progress on the topic of  ‘detailed clinical models’ (DCMs). Some of the goals include setting up a repository of DCMs, establishing governance, … Continue reading

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Detailed Clinical Models (DCMs) – some basic facts

The New Zealand e-health programme architecture task-force has published its Working Interoperability Reference Architecture blueprint document. With respect to the document and the comments posted (I tried to post myself,  but the comment disappeared), it seems worth making a couple … Continue reading

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Ontologies and information models: a uniting principle

Software developers and ontologists generally live in two different worlds. The former group think they are building systems to perform information processing and computation, and the latter group think they are formally describing some aspect of the world. [Note: slight … Continue reading

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