Yet another OBSERVATION vs. EVALUATION issue

Thomas Beale thomas.beale at oceaninformatics.com
Sun Aug 19 17:52:08 EDT 2012


In a way, having a 'diagnosis' archetype (whatever it is today, and 
whatever it evolves into) does do away with trying to define diagnosis - 
by providing its own extensional definition of data points that some 
clinical modellers have agreed are useful to collect. The 'meaning' of 
the word 'diagnosis' may continue to be debated forever, it won't affect 
anything material. I would call this a good example of practical 
interoperability.

- thomas




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