2009-07-27 TSC Call Agenda

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TSC - Technical Steering Committee

Monday, July 27, 2009 11:00 AM (US Eastern Daylight Time, GMT -5)
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  • Chair: Charlie McCay
  • CTO: John Quinn
  • Domain Experts: Austin Kreisler (primary), Ed Tripp (alternate)
  • Foundation & Technology: Ioana Singureanu (primary), Woody Beeler (alternate)
  • Structure & Semantic Design: Calvin Beebe (primary), Gregg Seppala (alternate)
  • Technical & Support Services: Ken McCaslin (primary), Helen Stevens Love (alternate)
  • Affiliate: Ravi Natarajan
  • ARB: Charlie Mead (primary), John Koisch (alternate)
  • Ad-Hoc: Jim Case
  • HQ: Lynn Laakso


  • Charles Jaffe (CEO)
  • Ed Hammond (HL7 Chair); Bob Dolin (HL7 Vice Chair)
  • Marc Koehn (EA IP)
  • Karen Van Hentenryck (HQ)


  • Austin Kreisler
  • John Quinn
  • Ed Tripp


Meeting Admin

  1. Roll Call -
  2. Accept Agenda -
  3. Approve Minutes from 2009-07-20 TSC Call Minutes
  4. Review action items
    • From 2009-07-20_TSC_Call_Minutes: DAM Medical Records Composite Privacy – ACTION ITEM- ARB to review and discussion. How would one trace conformance back to this document.
    • From 2009-07-20_TSC_Call_Minutes:HL7 Version 3 Standard: XML Implementation Technology Specification, Release 2 - need to clarify on whether this covers both datatypes and structures. ACTION ITEM: Woody will check with Grahame Grieve and then update the TSC

(20 min) Standing Committee Reports/Approvals

  1. CEO Report -
  2. CTO Report -
  3. ArB Report -
  4. Affiliates Report -
    • Some vendors asked the Italian HL7 Affiliate for having (a sort of) HL7 certification for their products. The real point is to define what does it mean to certify HL7 a product... but any HL7 affiliate faced somehow this issue? What is the position of HL7 org about that?
  5. Domain Experts -
    • Patient Care invited to discuss broader issues of clinical implementation guides:
      • technical consistency issues (CDA implementation guides, DCM specification, and V3 Messages all having different documentation forms)
      • content consistency issues (how do we detect inconsistency between specifications in a scalable and actionable way)
      • maintenance responsibility (how do the set of templates used in the implementation guides relate to the DCM and other work that is being done in Patient Care)
  6. Foundation & Technology -
    • Request for extension of DSTU trial period: Vocabulary - TermInfo: "Using SNOMED CT in HL7 V3" at TSC Tracker #1101
  7. Structure & Semantic Design -
  8. Technical & Support Services -

(30 min) Discussion topics

  1. Ballot item e-vote review
  2. Open Issues List

Future Agenda item list

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