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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


  1. (5 min) Meeting Admin
    1. Roll Call -
    2. Accept Agenda -
    3. Approve Minutes from concall-20080609 -
  2. (20 min) Standing Committee Reports/Approvals
    1. CEO Report -
    2. CTO Report -
    3. ARB report -
    4. Affiliates Report -
    5. Domain Experts - MOTIION by SD: To approve the following project proposals: ## Affiliates Report - Nothing to report
    6. Domain Experts - Austin Kreisler reported that the Domain Experts approved the first four projects listed below. These will be distributed to the other Steering Divisions and the Affiliate chairs this week, with a vote taken on next week's TSC call:
      • Vital Records DAM from PHER [1]
      • Immunization DAM from PHER [2]
      • Detailed Clinical Models from Patient Care [3]
      • Clinical Content Development, Harmonization and Definition from CIC [4]- The TSC noted that this project indicates they need some funding but they don't provide a budget. Beeler wondered why this project isn't being cast as several topics within Patient Care. Essentially, they are defining patters (sometimes called archetypes or templates). 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. 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.
      • The Domain Experts SD approved a project scope statement for HL7 Implementation Guidance for Unique Object Identifiers (OIDs), however, there was considerable discussion regarding whether or not it was appropriate for this project to be driven by the Attachments WG. This project needs additional discussion in a broader context than just the Domain Experts SD. [5]. A process question was raised as part of the discussion of this project. Was it appropriate for the Domain Experts to approve this project? Instead of approving the project some feel the SD should reject it and have the work group work with INM and others to move it forward.
    7. Foundation & Technology - The revised Java SIG charter was distributed to all the steering divisions for review. MOTION by SD: To approve modifications to JAVA committee name/mission charter [6]. There were a couple of concerns raised by PHER in that its not clear that this group is not developing RIM-based applications and they requested clarifying language. The motion passed with one abstention.
    8. Review suggested GOM updates - Chuck Meyer will distribute clarification via emmail.
    1. Foundation & Technology -
    2. Structure & Semantic Design -
    3. Technical & Support Services -
  1. (30 min) Discussion topics

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