IRIS Develops NIEMView™
IRIS’ 3rd Online Service in a Suite of Products Supporting Semantic Interoperability
Alexandria, VA, February 14, 2018– IRIS is excited to announce the launch of NIEMView™, a free online service providing a “birds eye” view into the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). Intuitive Mind Maps allow the NIEMView™ user to explore, in a simple and direct way, the various domains and classes contained in NIEM for use by it’s Community.
The NIEM is used by the US military, federal agencies, state governments, and internationally to communicate information safely and efficiently serving as a common vocabulary enabling efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizations. The model has over 14 domains including Agriculture, Emergency Management, MilOps, Human Services, Health, etc. and provide consistent, reusable data terms and definitions, and repeatable processes which saves NIEM participants time and money.
It is through IRIS’ support of the NIEM Health domain for Federal Health Architecture (FHA), of which they are stewards for, that the team recognized the opportunity to provide services different from what is already accessible to the NIEM Community.
IRIS’ President, David Clark remarked that “We quickly noticed that the current NIEM tools lack the ability to depict inheritances of the various domain elements to the NIEM Core and offer substitute elements for cross domain exchanges, our service provides both.”
Another feature offered within the mindmaps is the ability to click on hyperlinks to be immediately redirected to the precise location within the NIEM standard. Lastly, for those in the community who prefer to work in UML, IRIS’ tool provides a UML rendition of the entire NIEM 4.0 CORE and Domains.
This is the third online tool that IRIS has developed, designed to support semantic interoperability, this year. In February IRIS released FHIMView™ which provides the health IT community with a compelling, visually understandable, and downloadable presentation of the Federal Health Information Model (FHIM). FHIMView can be used to compareany information model to the FHIM. Inlate September FHIRView® was launched which delivers a simple, direct rendering of FHIR®’sresources, elements, and datatypes. FHIRView® was developed in response to the need for an intuitive, fast, and accurate method to access health IT standards and compare data models.
“Last year the team began to jokingly refer to ourselves as “Interoperabilitists©”, this year we proved that we are. I am very proud of this work and look forward to the enhancements we make to each of our products in the year ahead!” -David Clark.
IRIS is a health information technology (HIT) management and technology services firm founded in 2006 which leverages decades of HIT program management, architecture, engineering and software development experience. IRIS core values are predicated on People, Processes, Performance, and Pricing - which drive our delivery model to achieve higher outputs and lower costs for our clients, while improving the functionality and efficacy of healthcare processes through the delivery of superior design, development, and maintenance of health information technology (HIT) systems and programs.
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