I read an article in Healthcare It News by Shahid Shah about Electronic Health Record (EHR) modeling. Mr. Shah enumerated seven (7) design principles for next generation modeling. Being the product manager of the Teradata Healthcare Logical Data Model (HC-LDM) I wanted to see how our product measured up to his design principles. I evaluated the HC-LDM against each point. I found good alignment with each principle. Below is a link to Mr. Shah’s article, as well as a brief discussion of how the HC-LDM meets them. I believe these principles apply to any healthcare logical model, and many apply to any logical data model. The comparison has reinforced our confidence that the HC-LDM is built to endure because it integrates information while remaining flexible and extensible.