Russell Leftwich, MD

With an engineering background and over 20 years of medical practice, Dr. Russell Leftwich is Senior Clinical Advisor, Interoperability, for InterSystems and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics.
Follow him on Twitter at @DocOnFHIR.

Standardizing a Health System that No Longer Exists

When I was 8 years old, I recall riding through rural Kentucky with my great-uncle Dr. C. C. Howard. He...

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Looking to 2018: How the newest innovations are reliant on a tried-and-true standard

2017 was a year of innovation in healthcare, and that innovation has meant one thing: more data. In fact, some...

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Is Health IT Really Ready for a FHIR Takeover?

Thirty years ago, interoperability was a lot simpler. If you could exchange data between two IT systems, you had interoperability....

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FHIRside Chat: And Now, the Difficult Questions

In this second in a two-part blog conversation, two physicians – Russell Leftwich, MD, InterSystems Senior Clinical Advisor, Interoperability, and...

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FHIRside Chat: Two Doctors See New Future Enabled by FHIR, Part 1

Two physicians working at the intersection of healthcare and technology recently chatted about what FHIR will mean to practitioners at...

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FHIRside Chat: The Maturity Journey

The shift in focus from EHR adoption to interoperability has been accompanied by interest in rating the maturity of standards....

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