Machine readable data is what we want to exchange in HealthIT. More standards need to have good machine readable data underneath them. I need more better data.
One of my work items after the HL7 WGM was to see about kick-starting a bunch of FHIR resources. I looked at CCDA and CCD but couldn't easily extract the information that I wanted out of the data. There weren't easily accessible business names or definitions (even in the Trifolia database).
But I did have a source which I could use which provided business names and definitions. I pulled up original versions of HITSP C154, C83 and C80 that I had, saved as Filtered HTML, converted (using tidy) to XHTML, and then extracted the entry data and associated data element definitions, and merged data element definitions with entry structures. I performed data extraction using XSLT and my knowledge of the very regularly structured table formats to get to the most useful stuff (I could have gotten to a lot more)
So now I have 20 or so resources that I'm hoping to be able to use to kick start some discussions on FHIR.