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This work group provides a nexus of communication and bridge to the standards development framework, organizational processes and forums for the clinical community to define content, flow and other domain requirements necessary to the development of robust health data standards. The Council provides a mechanism for clinical domains to develop common approaches to standards-related activities and form consensus on issues of interest among multiple groups.

Liaison Between the Clinical Community and HL7

Outreach to Clinicians to include their expertise in Standards Development

Promote Interoperability Across Healthcare, Research, Public Health, Quality Improvement and other Health Domains through Consensus Standard Data Elements


The Clinical Interoperability Council (CIC) will establish and support a process whereby a master set of data elements with their attributes will be defined and harmonized using a common process and a common set of attributes. The attributes will include a name (terminology), a unique and unambiguous definition, units, data type and complete value sets. The CIC will assure the decision making practices related to ensuring appropriate subject matter expertise and governance models are employed as part of the master set of data elements definition and harmonization of standards as appropriate.

CIC will support decision making practices related to clinical domain requirements developed by this committee.  We will also, collaborate and offer support to other working groups when requested.

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HL7 Leadership Announcements


IM: Skype:russ.leftwich
Position: Senior Clinical Advisor for Interoperability
Department: Healthcare Strategy, Intersystems
Location: Cambridge, MA

Position: Professor
Department: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Location: Omaha, NE, USA

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