I had a difficult time with week 10 assignment on “Standards and Interoperability.” Only one thing was clear, unless one understood “Standards,” the language by which “Interoperability” can be implemented remains an enigma. In my confusion, I found it easier to write this piece:
Sa gitna ng aking agam-agam, isang munting tula, aking nakatha.
Mga katagang aking nasambit, ang sumunod mga salitang ginamit.
“Standards and interoperability”-di kita lubos na maunawaan,
pakiwari ko tinimbang ka, nguni’t kulang?
Tanging kaalamang tumatak sa aking isipan,
“standards” kinakailangan, upang “interoperability” lubusang makamtan.
Ano nga ba ang dahilan, pati sa aking pagtulog, ika’y aking napanaginipan?
Bumabagabag sa aking isipan, ang ating di pagkakaunawaan.
Of the five scenarios given, Dr. Santos predicament was the one I chose for discussion (scenario 5):
“Dr. Santos uses a clinic EMR called ClinicSys. He wants to send prescriptions to a national pharmacy chain that uses a system called PharmSoft. Dr. Santos also wants to know if the medications have been dispensed to the patient.”
With adequate and unlimited funding, correct staffing number and skills, and technology (hardware and software) connections working perfectly, the assignment required answers to the following:
- Why did you choose this scenario?
- What organisations / entities are involved in this scenario?
- What applications within the different organisations need to talk to each other?
- List specific project goals for making the organisations / applications talk to each other.
- List data elements that should be transferred.
- At what point in the process should the transfer of information happen (the trigger event)?
- At what point in the application/software process should the transfer of information happen.
The answers to these questions are summarised in a presentation on slideshare.net.