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TSC - Technical Steering Committee

Monday, June 16th, 2008 11:00 AM (US Eastern Time, GMT -5)
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  • CTO: John Quinn
  • Domain Experts: Jim Case (primary), Austin Kreisler (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: Frank Oemig,
  • ARB Chair: Charlie Mead
  • HQ: Karen Van Hentenryck


  • Charles Jaffe (CEO); Ed Hammond (HL7 Chair); Chuck Meyer (HL7 Vice Chair)


  • Karen Van Hentenryck, Jim Case, Charlie Mead, Ken McCaslin


  1. (5 min) Meeting Admin
    1. Roll Call - Quorum was established with the following individual participating on the call: Beebe, Beeler, Kreisler, McCay, Meyer, Quinn, Seppala, Singureanu, Stevens-Love
    2. Accept Agenda - The agenda was accepted.
    3. Approve Minutes from concall-20080609 - Minutes were unanimously approved.
  2. (20 min) Standing Committee Reports/Approvals
    1. CEO Report - none
    2. CTO Report - Accepted
    3. ARB Report - ok, from e-mail
    4. Affiliates - Nothing to report
    5. Domain Experts - Seeking apporval on listed items
      • MOTION by SD: To approve the following project proposals:
        • Vital Records DAM from PHER [1]
          RESULT:- Approved unanimously
        • Immunization DAM from PHER [2]
          RESULT:- Approved unanimously
        • Detailed Clinical Models from Patient Care [3]- Following up on ACTION ITEM: John Quinn should weigh in our this project, particularly since the EU has indicated that they will be using Open EHR and CEN 16601 standards. This project should also be checked against the ArB activities. Following up on ACTION ITEM: The Domain Experts co-chairs will seek a budget from the submitting committee before bringing this project proposal back to the TSC for a vote.
          RESULT:- Defer until confer with Ed Hammond re: coordination with HL7/CEN/ISO efforts
          • Budget email: [4]
        • Clinical Content Development, Harmonization and Definition from CIC [5]
          RESULT:-- Approved unanimously
        • HL7 Implementation Guidance for Unique Object Identifiers (OIDs[6].
          RESULT:- Suggested the project list I&M and Vocabulary as co-sponsors since the implementation is of items defined in I&M and managed by Vocabulary. Approved with that change - unanimously
      • The Domain Experts Steering Division has approved the Cardiology Work Group Dissolution Request - [7]. An email was sent to the co-chairs list asking people to join the Work Group if they wanted to keep it going. That email was sent on 6/3.
        RESULT:- Approved (presuming no objection prior to end of 30-day objection period) - Moved: Kreisler, Second: Beebe - unanimously
    6. Foundation & Technology -
      • SD Has approved CTS2 Project Statement will send to KvH for circulation to Affiliates, and will circulate to other SDs
    7. Structure & Semantic Design -
      • MOTION from SD: To approve the following project proposals:
        • Order Sets Publication Standard [8]
          RESULT:- Defer pending clarification of following:
          1. Specific contact name from implementers listed.
          2. Clarification on the breadth of coordination and acknowledgment of OO in the context of this standard, ideally as co-sponsors.
          3. Looks as though there was a May 2007 ballot, and therefore an existing project. How does this proposed project relate? If it exists, this should be an amendment of the old one.
        • Implementation Guide for Healthcare Associated Infection Rpts [9]
          RESULT:- Defer for a week seeking acknowledgment from PHER that they concur
        • HL7 Canada project proposal for Special Authorization [10]
          RESULT:- Approved - unanimously
        • Record Management & Evidentiary Support EHR System Functional Profile [11]-
          RESULT:- Approved - unanimously
        • Long Term Care Profile [12]-
          RESULT:- Approved - unanimously
      • Motion by Beebe: Given CDA Implementation Guide submissions by Structured Document Working Group (SD-WG) require NO preprocessing from HL7-HQ, except for packaging into the web site and the setup of the ZIP file distributions, and given SD-WG has established a QA review process for their content with an established track record of quality ballot submissions. SD-WG would like to establish the CDA Implementation Guide submission deadline as two full working days before the "must open" date for the ballot. The "must open" date is 30 days prior to the ballot close, which in recent cycles has been set as mid-night the Tuesday of the week before the next WGM. For the next cycle, the ballot close is Tuesday, Sept 8. This means that this content must be in by mid-night Wednesday, August 6. --
        RESULT:- Seconded: Beeler, Approve unanimously
    8. Technical & Support Services - No report
  3. (30 min) Discussion topics
    1. DSTU issue raised by EHR Work Group [13]
      RESULT:- TSC believes there should be evidence of implementations before accept an existing DSTU for Normative Ballot. In the case of these profiles, US Federal citations appear to provide that. For other DSTUs, this might require a physical implementation. Quinn will return this to KvH
    2. Review outstanding issues [14]

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