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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

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    Mining FHIR for Clinical BI

    HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) is positioned to bring clinical interoperability up to par with other industries’ information capabilities. By standardizing the format and semantics of clinical data – including

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    FHIR Resource Identity in References

    Today I have a more technical topic geared towards current discussions in the FHIR community. I know, TLDR...but big ideas require big explanations! Here, it's how to deal with references between resources when tight integration isn't possible.

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    Data Democratization for Integrators

    At Analysts, we're watching lots of buzz around "data democratization," the trend towards making more data accessible without the red tape and hoops of traditional IT systems. Data democratization widens the community of participants in data

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    Late Binding with FHIR

    How well do you know your data? What about the data in the new system you're implementing? How about the data in the company you're acquiring next quarter? Something less than "perfectly?" What's then the best way to service today's needs while

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    FHIR as the New Integration Model

    I’m posting today from the HL7 working group meeting in Baltimore, MD, with a reaffirmed confidence in the value and inevitable success of the FHIR standard to transform how health information moves in, around, between, and outside the health