Memory Mapped Files For Large Datasets

I’m a fan of memory mapped files and think that they can play a role in processing large datasets on computers with limited memory. The following is a copy of an internal email interchange I had with a couple of other engineers that I think describes the benefits. Memory mapped …

My Experiences with HL7–Part 1

When I started working with hospital data, it was clear that HL7 solved a number of data conveyance issues by specifying a lingua franca for health data. In this post, I will provide a brief introduction to how HL7 is used to convey these data, discuss the two primary dialects, …