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

From: Barry Smith <phismith@buffalo.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:47:23 -0500
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To: markw <markw@illuminae.com>, public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, public-semweb-lifesci-request <public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org>, twclark <twclark@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu>
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>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: <Peter.Hendler@kp.org>
>> Date: Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM
>> Subject: Wait a sec...What about the HL7 RIM An Universal Exchange
>> Language
>> 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 invented.
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> There are, in fact very many reasons for reinventing this wheel, some of
> which are summarized here:
> http://hl7-watch.blogspot.com/
> Barry Smith
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>>  *Mark <markw@illuminae.com>*
>> Sent by: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
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>> 12/14/2010 06:44 PM
>>   To
>> "Tim Clark" <twclark@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu>
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>> public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
>> Subject
>> Re: An Universal Exchange Language
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>> But seriously, Tim, if we were to pursue this problem, we would need some
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>> 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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>> hmmmm....
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