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TSC - Technical Steering Committee
Monday, November 03, 2008 11:00 AM (US Eastern Time, GMT -5) To participate, dial 770-657-9270 and enter pass code 124466# GoToMeeting at https://www.gotomeeting.com/join/822618174 GoToMeeting ID: 822-618-174
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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); Ed Tripp (newly elected TSC member); Ravi Natarajan (newly elected TSC member)
- (5 min) Meeting Admin
- Roll Call - The following individuals joined the call: Charlie McCay, John Quinn, Austin Kreisler, Gregg Seppala, Jim Case, Frank Oemig, Ken McCaslin, Ioana Singureanu, Helen Stevens Love, Woody Beeler, Charlie Mead, Chuck Meyer and Karen Van Hentenryck.
- Accept Agenda - No changes to the agenda were accepted.
- Approve Minutes from our October 27th call -
- (20 min) Standing Committee Reports/Approvals
- CEO Report - No report was submitted
- CTO Report - The following report was submitted via email . Charlie McCay reported that there was interest expressed last week in having HL7 and IHTSDO exchange project information in much the same way that we exchange project information with CEN and ISO. We might even add these to our project insight database; McCaslin will take this issue up with Project Services. Quinn also feels that we should add a project to project insight for each ISO and/or CEN projects that is requesting something of HL7. This will allow us to track those.
- ArB Report - Charlie Mead reported that the ArB face-to-face meeting will convene next week. The comments received thus far on the SAEAF document fall into three categories 1)clarifications/questions 2) stylistic issues 3)SOA comments regarding harmonziation/questions as to why we aren't using some of the existing standards. This last category of comments are most difficult to deal with. They envision spending 1/3 of their time net week discussing the behavior architecture, 1/3 of their time discussing the SAEAF document and other topics that arise will consume the remaining time. The goal is to come away from the meeting with a second draft of the architecture document. Charlie also noted that NCI is starting a Bighealth consortium which is embracing the ArB architecture work. This is the first time that NCI has totally embraced HL7 work, which is encouraging. Singureanu asked if the SAEAF document comments are posted somewhere. Charlie Mead asked if they should be posted without responses/resolution or whether they should be posted following the meeting and with their responses. Singureanu suggested that they be posted before the meeting without response. The comments can be updated later once a resolution has been agreed to.
- Affiliates Report - Nothing to report.
- Domain Experts -
- MOTION by SD: To approve the Emergency Care DAM, Release 1 project . The project was unanimously approved.
- Foundation & Technology - Last week we discussed a proposal regarding HL7 Ping. The request to make this specification mandatory upon its balloting was rejected at this time and a set of recommendations were provided by the SD to the InM work group and documented in the meeting minutes. The future "HL7 Ping" specification may be of interest to the ArB. McCaslin noted that he does not support HL7 ping as a requirement.
- Structure & Semantic Design - Gregg Seppala noted that the Assessment project from Structure Docs is being voted on. When that vote has concluded the project will be brought forward to the TSC for vote. Oemig noted that the project is very similar to one being developed by Patient Care. Kreisler indicated that he was on the Structured Documents call where this was discussed. Patient Care was represented on that call and agreed to co-sponsor the project. Essentially, this is a CDA implementation of the Patient Care project.
- Technical & Support Services - McCaslin submitted the report below via email:
- Project: 364 Identify Work Group Document Locations - Need Steering Division support with WG's to get turn around on the spreadsheet distributed to WG and SD Co-chairs asking for URL's of where documents are located if the work items are not on the WG web page located at HL7.org. Due dates are November 14 for WG and October 31 for SD.
- Steering Division determined that the best solution for strategy plan at the Steering Division would be to review the 2008 roadmap and put a strategy around those items that the SD might impact. Expect to have a preliminary strategy plan for the November 8 conference call of ##*McCaslin is also concerned about the policy on vendor demonstrations and is fearful that this has been overlooked. Meyer drafted a policy and distributed it to the TSC for review but has had no response from TSC members. Meyer feels this has to do with a distinction between holding vendor demonstrations on products that will advance the business of HL7 as opposed to vendors simply demonstrating their products. The Tooling committee has scheduled a call this week to discuss Meyer's draft policy. ACTION ITEM: This issue will be brought back to the TSC in the near future for discussion. Stevens Love would like TSC discussion in the near future around the how to demonstrate tools that help people implement our standards and whether these demonstraations would be suitatble at the WGMs.
- (30 min) Discussion topics
- Review draft mission/charter template - Case (TSC Issue: 593) - Case noted that the most difficult portion of the template is the formal relationships, particularly those with outside organization. These are approved by the Board, not by the Work Groups or Steering Divisions. Kreisler noted that this needs to be explicit on the template. ACTION ITEM: TSC members are to send comments.edits to the draft template to Case by Thursday sot hat this item can be brought forward for vote on the Nov 10 call.
- Review of updated DMPs  - Case submitted some comments to the TSC a few weeks ago. The most substantive comment was related to eliminating the proxy voting from these procedures. Others noted that the updated DMPs indicate that they are to be adopted by the committees at the end of the Jan WGM. The TSC believes that the January WGM deadline is too early for those committee's that have adopted DMPs, but are not using the Generic document as it was. For those committees, the TSC recommends that thw WGs be given until the end of the May WGM, 2009, to review and adopt DMPs that are consistent with the GOM, and have considered the changes in Relase 2 of the Generic DMP. ACTION ITEM: TSC members can send their comments on the DMPs to Van Hentenryck and she will forward them on to PIC.
- Review ballot titles, etc for Jan 09 ballot cycle . MOTION to approved was unanimous.
- Identifying business in agendas for upcoming WGM - McCay (TSC Issue: 761)
- Enterprise Architecture implementation project - McCay
- Infrastructure release planning - McCay