A line drawing helps to remind us of the time
and sweat we invested to start the HL7 Version 3 effort, and the good
friends we worked with.
The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (about 1525 -
1569), was the lead icon for the Duke Healthcare Informatics Standards
web site which has ended its life. This is first serious Web site Wes worked on. It was great fun and we feel we
created a comprehensive resource on informatics standards where there had been none.
Click here for a nice
reproduction of the painting.
When Wes and friends were building the Duke Healthcare Informatics Web
site, we had some fun over the page for Logical Observation
Identifiers, Names, and Codes (LOINC). The group did not have a logo for
an icon, and we could not shake the idea of a pig in a beret (L'Oinc). Stacey
Phillips, a colleague of Judy, made a drawing that could fulfill our fantasy.