Domain Experts Steering Division Mission and Charter - September 2013

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Domain Experts SD Mission and Charter



The Domain Experts Steering Division (DESD) mission is to define the requirements and solutions to support the needs for communicating information related to the creation, management, execution and quality of messages, services, resources and documents. The DESD shall promote the use of common structures in place and support the development of new structures to support the work of constituent work groups.

The following Work Groups make up the steering division:

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Attachments
  • Child Health
  • Clinical Genomics
  • Clinical Interoperability Council
  • Clinical Quality Information
  • Community Based Collaborative Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Health Care Devices
  • Patient Care
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health Emergency Response (PHER)
  • Regulated Clinical Research Information Management (RCRIM)

For additional information, please visit the Domain Experts SD Wiki Site


The DESD through it’s work groups will develop specifications using the principles and language of the Services Aware Interoperability Framework (SAIF) Canonical Definition (CD) and the restrictions and specializations of the HL7 SAIF Implementation Guide (IG) to ensure traceability from Conceptual to Logical to Implementable specifications. When submitting artifacts or methodology to the HL7 SAIF IG the work groups of the DESD will develop this content in compliance with the principles and language of the SAIF CD.

Decision Making Practices

Decision Making Practices

Date of Last Revision

  • September 23, 2013