Nick Hatt

Nick Hatt
Developer at Redox and HL7 Standards Whisperer.
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From the Engineering Blog: How to Do Microservice Chassis and Microservice Scaffolding on a Budget

Posted by Nick Hatt on Dec 14, 2017 12:10:26 PM


This post is from an on-going series from our engineering blog, Shift6, which features developer-focused content. 
For the first part of the Redox Microservices Journey series, click here; for the second, click here

At Redox, we're taking a pragmatic approach to building microservices, especially in how we handle cross-cutting concerns. Most refer to this part of a microservice ecosystem as the chassis—things that every microservice needs to have in order for us to be confident that it's a quality product. The chassis includes:

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Why Slack Makes Me Love My Team

Posted by Nick Hatt on Aug 16, 2016 11:00:00 AM

At Redox, we rely on Slack to communicate every single day, and while it's core value lies in it's sheer utility, there are plenty of other reasons we've come to love using it that aren't entirely related to work.

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5 Things Rockstar Developers Need to Become Rockstar Healthcare Developers

Posted by Nick Hatt on Aug 2, 2016 10:56:25 AM

I've spent a lot of valuable time reading and learning how to become a rockstar developer from people like Fred Brooks and Jeff Atwood, but no one has really written a guide about how to be a rockstar healthcare developer. 

This post will be my quick hits on what is different about developing in the healthcare space and what Redox can help with. 

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A Love Letter to the Customer Success Team

Posted by Nick Hatt on Jul 5, 2016 11:30:00 AM

When I worked at Epic, I was asked to do many challenging and exciting things. The most challenging and least exciting thing, though, was being a project manager for integration projects. Since this role exists at Redox as the Customer Success (CustoSucc) team, I feel privileged to be working with people who are excelling in ways I never could.

In this post, I'll explain what an integration project is, why it's a project, and why Redox has a recipe for success.

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Why We Love the Cloud (and So Should You)

Posted by Nick Hatt on Jun 20, 2016 10:49:44 AM

In a previous post titled “3 Questions to ask your healthcare API vendor”, I  touched on why we don’t use an off-the-shelf interface engine for Redox. In this post, I want to dig deeper into why I’m so passionate about this. 

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Healthcare IT gets a shoutout on Mr. Robot

Posted by Nick Hatt on Jun 14, 2016 3:38:50 PM

On the way back from my recent overseas adventures, I was lucky enough to binge watch the entire first season of Mr. Robot. The show is amazing and I highly recommend it!

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Why Our Healthcare IT Landscape Looks Like Ancient China

Posted by Nick Hatt on May 16, 2016 11:00:00 PM

The thing that healthcare IT and ancient China have most in common? Most people in the United States have no idea about how either work. The second? There is a lot more nuance than even scholars of both fields know.

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Explaining SOAP and REST to the BizDev team

Posted by Nick Hatt on May 15, 2016 11:00:00 PM

With all the EHRs that our engine interacts with, it's kind of hard to keep track of what all the connection types and data formats we support are. As always, I try to help clarify things.

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Working remotely at Redox

Posted by Nick Hatt on May 9, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Half of the Redox team is remote. This month, I'm extremely remote -barely working from China. In this post I'd like to meditate on what tools you need to be a successful remote worker.

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3 Questions to Ask Your Healthcare API vendor

Posted by Nick Hatt on May 6, 2016 10:13:01 AM

If you're reading this, you likely have a need to integrate your application with EHRs across the country (maybe even the world!). There are a handful of API companies out there, with us at Redox pushing the pack. As you review available solutions, it is important to ask the right questions and get past the marketing. This post overviews some really tough decisions we have had to make in designing our product, and why we made the choices we did.

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Interoperability as a Service and Incentives

Posted by Nick Hatt on Apr 30, 2016 12:26:36 AM

I use the word incentives a lot, partly because I'm married to an economics professor, and partly because it's been a key part of my motivation for most of my life.

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Three questions to ask your API vendor

Posted by Nick Hatt on Mar 25, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you're reading this you most likely have a need to integrate your application with EHRs across the country (maybe even the world!). There are a handful of API companies out there, with us at Redox pushing the pack. As you review available solutions, it is important to ask the right questions and get past the marketing. This post overviews some really tough decisions we have had to make in designing our product and why we made the choices we did.

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