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Wait a sec...What about the HL7 RIM An Universal Exchange Language

From: <Peter.Hendler@kp.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 08:17:55 -0800
To: markw@illuminae.com
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org, twclark@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu
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The PCAST did not take into consideration (maybe they don't even know) 
there is an universal exchange language for healthcare.  It is HL7 V3. The 
CDA is merely one of virtually infinite structures that can be constructed 
from the RIM.  The meta information as well as the clinical data is 
unambiguously represented by RIM.  There is no reason to ignore the 
thousands of man years that went into designing the RIM.  The RIM Based 
Application Architecture  (RIMBAA) work group at HL7 has had many 
demonstrations of RIM based applications.  We don't need to re invent the 
wheel.  CDA is only one particular RIM structure designed for one 
particular use case.  Those of us who have been working at HL7 for years 
are blown away by the suggestion that there needs to be a different wheel 

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Mark <markw@illuminae.com> 
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12/14/2010 06:44 PM

"Tim Clark" <twclark@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu>
Re: An Universal Exchange Language

But seriously, Tim, if we were to pursue this problem, we would need some 
form of unambiguous identifier for "things"... and given the distributed 
nature of the biomedical domain, we'd want to make sure that there was 
some way of resolving that identifier to obtain metadata about it from a 
variety of disparate sources who might have very different information - 
clinical, molecular, demographic, etc...

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