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  • Chris Grenz
    Analysts EIM Practice Director

    Health Analytics: Buy or Build?

    The Analysts team wrapped up HIMSS Big Data and Analytics in Boston recently with conversations on how custom analytics need to be in health. The keynote speakers were split on the topic with at least a couple holding strongly to the "very custom

  • Chris Grenz
    EIM Practice Director at Analysts

    FHIR Nuts & Bolts: Versioning v2

    WGM Sept, 2017 in San Diego and the FHIR versioning discussion continues. A previous post set the table on this discussion, and I still maintain my conclusions. However, additional comment by Grahame and the folks from Cerner (Jenni, Kevin) makes

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    Micro ETL

    The rise of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings across the services spectrum has created opportunity for lightweight, modular approaches not just for applications but also for back-end data processing work. In a few paragraphs, I'll describe

  • By Joe Wivoda
    Healthcare Solutions Practice Director

    Alternative FAX: Your health data is sensitive. Ditch the FAX. Embrace DSM.

    I spoke recently at the annual National Cooperative of Health Networks (NCHN) conference in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. The topic was electronic sharing of information between behavioral health providers and

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    FHIR Nuts & Bolts: Versioning

    During the Madrid HL7 WGM last week there was a lively discussion on inclusion of FHIR versions in resource instance data to allow systems to cope with the changing schemas/profiles during the STU process and the following normative period.

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    Governance: From Control to Maturity

    A meeting last week prodded me to organize my thoughts on how pragmatic data governance has evolved and what impact DevOps and agility has on data governance. When working with aspiring DevOps organizations, we work tirelessly on the culture