I'm pleased to see Joseph Conn characterize HL7's new offering of select standards and profiles at no cost as a "noble experiment." Health information technology interoperability is itself a noble experiment. But it is also an imperative.
Interoperability is an imperative
For 25 years, HL7 has been working at the forefront of interoperability standards. It has successfully leveraged the domain expertise of its members to pioneer the best and most widely used health IT standards in the world. We're not about to sit back and rest on our laurels. It is now more critical than ever that HL7 continue to engage and respond to its stakeholders—bringing in new members and knowledge—so that we can, as a profession, deliver the innovations that our healthcare systems require. This new HL7 offering is just one way that we are doing that.
Dr. Bob DolinPresident and chief medical officerLantana Consulting GroupPast board chairmanHL7
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