There’s a lot of different standards for exchanging healthcare information out there. Here’s one reason from the ever funny XKCD:
But there’s actually some very good reasons why there’s many competing standards. Well, maybe there’s lots of solid reasons, even if they aren’t good reasons, and they won’t go away just by wishing they weren’t there.
The problem is that there’s lots of different perspectives about what makes a good exchange standard. I’m going make a series of posts describing some of the issues. I’m going to make them as fun as possible, but they are all real issues.