2009-10-26 TSC Call Agenda

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TSC - Technical Steering Committee

Monday, October 26, 2009 11:00 AM (US Eastern Time, GMT -5)
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  • Calvin Beebe
  • Ioana Singureanu

Meeting Admin

Meeting Attendance - :

At Name Affiliation Email Address
? Calvin Beebe HL7 SSD SD cbeebe@mayo.edu
? Woody Beeler HL7 FTSD Alternate woody@beelers.com
? Kevin Coonan invited Guest, Patient Care WG kevin.coonan@gmail.com
? Bob Dolin invited Guest, HL7 Chair-elect BobDolin@gmail.com
? William Goossen invited Guest, Patient Care WG williamtfgoossen@cs.com
? Ed Hammond HL7 Chair hammo001@mc.duke.edu
? Charles Jaffe HL7 CEO cjaffe@HL7.org
? Marc Koehn invited Guest, HL7 EA IP PM marc.koehn@gpinformatics.com
? Austin Kreisler HL7 DESD austin.j.kreisler@saic.com
? Lynn Laakso (scribe, non-voting) HL7 HQ lynn@hl7.org
? Ken McCaslin HL7 TSS SD Kenneth.H.McCaslin@QuestDiagnostics.com
? Charlie McCay (chair) HL7 TSC Chair charlie@ramseysystems.co.uk
? Charlie Mead HL7 ArB Charlie.mead@booz.com
? Ravi Natarajan HL7 Affiliate Ravi.Natarajan@nhs.net
? Ron Parker HL7 ArB Alternate rparker@infoway-inforoute.ca
? John Quinn HL7 CTO jquinn@hl7.org
? Gregg Seppala HL7 SSD SD Alternate gregg.seppala@va.gov
? Ioana Singureanu HL7 FTSD ioana@eversolve.com
? Helen Stevens HL7 TSS SD Alternate helen.stevens@shaw.ca
? Ed Tripp HL7 DESD Alternate Edward.tripp@estripp.com
? Karen Van Hentenryck HL7 HQ karenvan@HL7.org
? D. Mead Walker invited Guest, HL7 FTSD Alternate-elect dmead@comcast.net
  1. Accept Agenda –

Guest discussion:

  • DCM issues, see TSC Issue # 890, on Consistency of Clinical content and overlap

Agenda continued

  1. Approve Minutes from 2009-10-19_TSC_Call_Minutes
  2. Review action items
    • Roadmap Strategic Initiatives review
      Strategic Initiatives - Current:
      • Expand, reinvigorate and streamline HL7’s production, processes and technologies
      • Evaluate HL7’s competitive environment and define HL7’s roles, positions and actions
      • Enhance communication and outreach: make HL7 more useable, useful and understandable and share the ideas worldwide
      • Embrace the Electronic Health Record (EHR)/Electronic Health Record System (EHR-S)/Personal Health Record (PHR) as the focal point of technical development of health informatics standards
      • Connect to the clinicians, an essential HL7 community
      Strategic Initiatives - Proposed:
      • Streamline the HL7 standards development process.
      • Facilitate HL7 standards adoption.
      • Define an overarching and internally consistent interoperability framework.
      • Ensure broad and encompassing stakeholder engagement in the standards development process.
      • Lead development of the technical and functional health informatics standards for electronic health records.

Standing Committee Reports/Approvals

  1. CEO Report – none available
  2. CTO Report
    • ISO/JIC/JWG update
    • OMG/HSSP process update
    • EA IP Update:
  3. ArB Report –
  4. International Council Report -
  5. Domain Experts -
  6. Foundation & Technology -
    • From 20091019: Project Approval: Security Domain Analysis Model scope statement at TSC Tracker # 1332.
    • For 20091026: Request for publication of DSTU for FTSD: Vocabulary - CTS R2, at TSC Tracker #1342
    • Late-breaking news: from Karen Van Hentenryck - Shared Message, V3. The VA has decided to withdraw their negative votes on the recirculation vote. To be totally transparent, I’d suggest that the TSC discuss this so everyone is aware and then send a note to the members of the ballot pool noting that the VA withdrew their negatives.
  7. Structure & Semantic Design -
  8. Technical & Support Services -

(30 min) Discussion topics

  • eVote Review - TSC Chair election: Charlie McCay as TSC Chair for 2010-2011 by vote of 6/0/0
  • From 20091012: Project Approval: TSC Work Group Visibility Project 2009 - was approved by TSC as committee, sent to cochairs for review, now needs formal approval as a project - scope statement at TSC Tracker #997
  • Board recommendation: TSC to evaluate Research and Innovations Committee, background at [TSC Tracker #1320] - current format proposed is half-day workshop at 2010JanWGM

Open Issues List

Review deferred from 20091012:

  • TSC Tracker #1321: Next steps on WG not meeting at WGM
    • point of consideration - handbook specifies Work Group co-chairs are expected to attend at least every other WGM or be subject to removal; what expectation shall be made explicit for Work Groups?
  • TSC Tracker 1319, HL7 IPR, Patents, and Copyright Issues

For Review 20091026:

  • HQ to explore cost of providing secretarial support to the WGs TSC tracker #745
    • Allocate resources to 'priority' projects - what are the standards?
      1. Work Group Health -
        • help the healthy (reward productivity) or
        • help the unhealthy (foster greater productivity)
      2. Strategic Priority -
        • Set a product strategy to determine strategic priority? Currently assigned to Charlie McCay and John Quinn see Roadmap project at Project Insight #413, Develop an updated HL7 Product Strategy
          • Will the TSC take this on?
        • Use the SAEAF Alpha project engagement to establish strategic priority (short-term)
      3. Roadmap alignment?
        • TSC needs to review Roadmap (see agenda above)
        • How will you measure 'alignment'? Strategic priority weighting factors, as in the example Project Prioritization Criteria?
  • Technical issues for generating JIC ballots and implementing the standard by ISO/CEN customers. TSC Tracker # 1336
  • HL7 Activities with other SDOs - session at WGM TSC Tracker # 1337

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