Chilmark Declares CCD Winner in Standards Battle

Posted on February 17, 2010 I Written By

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I’ve been really interested in the various standards of interoperability in healthcare. I previously posted a bunch of random items related to CCR and CCD in healthcare. I remember when CCR first came out. It was a very exciting movement to try and make EMR software interoperable.

So, today I was really interested to read Chilmark essentially declaring CCD the winner in the EMR interoperability battle. Officially he says that CCD is gaining traction and CCR is fading, but if you read his post you’ll see that in his opinion (which I trust a lot) CCD will be the winner in the battle between CCR and CCD.

The cool part is that I don’t think those that helped develop CCR will mind at all. Partially because CCD is a derivative of CCR and CDA. Plus, from what I understand, the people behind CCR were mostly interested in facilitating the flow of healthcare information between EMR software. If that is achieved by CCD, then the goal was achieved.

I’ll be interested to hear what the chatter will be around CCD and CCR at HIMSS to see if Chilmark’s feelings are shared by others.