Chair: Stan Huff

Scribe: Stan Huff







Susan MatneyIntermountain

Reed Gelzer

Nathan DavisIntermountain

Paul Seville

Kurt AllenEir Solutions

Stan HuffIntermountain

Minutes Approved as Presented 

The detail proposed agenda is:

  • Record this call
  • Agenda review
  • News  
    • NIB for Vital Signs was submitted and approved.  Vital signs is part of the September ballot.
    • Susan is working on co-sponsors for the COVID-19 FHIR Profile Library IG
      • Done CQI, US Core
      • To do: PC, Public Health, CIC
  • Review the mission and roadmap of CIMI
    • Current Mission Statement: Improve the interoperability of healthcare systems through shared implementable clinical information models. 
  • Mission and Roadmap discussion
    • A comprehensive common logical model has been a difficult challenge
    • John Donnelly - cross reference of models. CIMI is best as a horizontal service.
    • Susan Matney - the details of how clinical data should be represented are not all known.  We could help in this area.
    • Mark Kramer - good resources for modeling, terminology, thinkers. Need to provide value to FHIR.  Horizontal - cross cutting interests. Verticals - labs, pharmacy, orders, observations, ontology, etc. Critical mass - CIMI is too small.  Modeling and methodology, conformance.
    • Seth - help with the consistency and interoperability of clinical data using FHIR profiles
    • Claude - achieve interoperability on top of FHIR, and well defined APIs that developers can implement
  • Summary
    • " FHIR profiling work group"?
      • Horizontal group and cross cutting groups
      • Use of Profile WG generated profiles is not mandatory
      • Focused on a high degree ("real") interoperability - profile consistency across domains
      • Create need tools
        • FSH
        • Macro FSH,
        • Profile compare tool
      • CIMI may merge with one or more other groups
      • Need to investigate what Modeling and Methodology does
      • We would work with within other WGs for IGs like Vitals, Pain, Skin and Wound, etc.
      • Lack of resources will be a challenge
        • Bootstrap to demonstrate value and generate support
        • Pick a limited subdomain like lab as a first project
      • Have a kickoff meeting and make a wide communication and invitation
      • Pull profiles out of IGs and compare
        • Find inconsistencies between profiles in different IGs
      • Invite representatives from WGs to the profiling WG
      • May lead to changes in how IGs are developed, selection of profiles from a library of FHIR profiles
    • Action
      • Stan to invite Graham to meet with CIMI
      • Second meeting with broader set of HL7 and FHIR leadership
      • As appropriate, meet with other WGs to gauge their support
  • Next week: Demo of Applicadia Quadragraph - Richard
  • Any other business

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