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HL7 CDA Stylesheet Patches
A few weeks ago, Josh Mandel identified problems with the sample CDA Stylesheet that is released with C-CDA Release 1.1 and several other editions of the CDA Standard and various implementation guides. There are some 30 variants of the stylesheet in various...
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XDS Query Use Cases
XDS is ten years old this year.  It's sometimes hard to believe that something I worked on that long ago is still around (even though there are other things that have been around longer).  Today I had the need to recall some of the use cases for XDS Query t...
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Security vulnerabilities in C-CDA Display using CDA.xsl
Today, Josh Mandel posted a security report about CDA.xsl which is an example Stylesheet used by HL7 to illustrate how to generate HTML from a CDA document.  The example XSLT has several security holes which can be taken advantage of by an attacker when a s...
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I will note that the HL7 Security WG has offered a Security Handbook to the HL7 Workgroups. This ultimately proposes the security assessment of the standard, with a way to inform the reader of security risks that the next level of design should consider. In this case, even if the basic stylesheet was not hardened, the developer could have been made aware of the need. This security risk assessment handbook has been generally rejected by HL7 leadership and workgroups.
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Yes, you are the cochair from behind.  A well placed boot works wonders.
My methods of Influence are quiet and patient. Keith wrote on his blog "On Influence" about the ways that he influences. All really good and classic methods of leading and influencing. I agree with everything said, but do thi...
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Could we do HQMF Using the FHIR DSTU Today?
I struggle sometimes coming up with content to write here, especially when I'm working on internal vs. external projects.  So just for fun I've come up with a little external project for myself that I can talk about here.  We'll see how it progresses, and e...
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Simple Metaphors to Explain Semantic Interoperability
I'm giving a presentation tomorrow at a pre-conference session at HIMSS Jeddah.  My part of the presentation is to cover Interoperable eHealth Exchange, and basically defines the key terms that will be used by the rest of the presenters.  So of course I hav...
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Third Term
I'm starting my third term of Informatics classes at OHSU.  Last term I spend on two classes: Medical Decision Making, and Project Management.    My expectations about the classes were flip-flopped, because I though the first one would be more difficult for...
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Are you providing a service? Or executing a process?
I'm in India this week.  Before I came I needed to get a couple of immunizations, so I called my Doctor's office and spoke with the receptionist, who told me they'd have to get with someone and have them get back to me.  Given that I had to make these trave...
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An HL7 Specification for Addressing Meaningful Use Driven Ballots
I'm proposing today that HL7 take a new approach to addressing the volume of ballots that have been generated recently in response to Meaningful Use initiatives.  In true HL7 expert form, I've put this forth as an HL7 Model, which you can see below.  This m...
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The Atomic Optimization Problem
A decade and more ago I worked on XML software instead of Healthcare standards.  One of the projects I watched fail but didn't work on suffered from a major optimization failure.  Overall, the system design seemed OK, but it had one big problem. The fundame...
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Keith W. Boone
HIT Standards Geek, Healthcare Consumer
I am Standards Geek for GE Healthcare, and cochair several committees in organizations such as IHE and HL7.  

I write about Healthcare Standards and am very interested in discussions of Healthcare IT and Healthcare Social Media.
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