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EST Work Group Agenda / Minutes

Date:  Oct. 3, 2017

Facilitator:  David Burgess

Note Taker:  Brian Pech




Andy StechishinCANA Software & Services
xDavid BurgessLabCorp
 Michael van der ZelHL7 Netherlands
 Nat WongHL7 Australia
xBrian PechKaiser Permanente
 Wayne KubrickHL7 International
xLaura MitterHL7 International
xDavid Johnson (DJ)

HL7 International

xDave HamillHL7 International
xScott RobertsonKP
xAndrew StatlerCerner

Agenda Topics

Agenda OutlineAgenda ItemMeeting Minutes from Discussion
1Agenda review and approval (Suggestions or additions to and acceptance of agenda)Andew Statler joined EST as a liaison from Structure Documents.
2Minutes review and approval 
2.1Minutes of September WGM

Motion to approve workgroup minutes - BP/DH 

Approved 5-0-0.
3Project Updates

There is an uptake of Confluence and JIRA within the HL7 community.

It is still in pilot mode. DJ reports getting calls and emails requesting support with Confluence and JIRA. Ted Klein is working with Confluence. Tony Julian requested JIRA trackers for ARB (2), V2, INM - that is Issue Trackers . 

DJ states that we may need to set up a process to automate Confluence and JIRA requests so it does not overwhelm DJ's time. DJ is working with Joe Ben the consultant to assist with configuration.

There are various work flow configurations possible but it is not immediately obvious which work flow or JIRA project fits for a specific HL7 work group request.

Right now, DJ is taking weekly snapshots of the HL7 Confluence/JIRA instance on AWS.  We may need to go with a more robust backup solution in the future if the use of Confluence and JIRA expands to a larger size/volume.

Suggestion to develop a flow diagram of how to use Confluence and JIRA for new users.


One suggestion for best practices - Co-chairs should be Confluence space administrators for their work group space.


Discussion of how to manage permission levels for Co-chairs vs workgroup members.


4Website Updates

Laura is working on updates to educational tutorial webpages more mobile friendly.


5Disaster Recovery & Escalation ProcessNo update.
6Next MeetingOct. 17, 2017  2PM EDT. (Brian chairing)
7Parking lot for upcoming meetings

DJ mentions that he and others are running Slack, Ryver, Zulip, Skype, and HipChat.  EST needs to make a recommendation to HL7 to adopt one chat server as an officially blessed HL7 chat perference.

Check with Wayne Kubick about the offer from Zulip to host

DJ will be setting up Sparx System Enterprise Architect Cloud based system on AWS.


7.1Review Combined project roadmap and prioritizeReview project roadmap in upcoming meeting.
7.2EST Strategic PlanReview strategic plan document for next meeting.

Supporting Documents

Outline ReferenceSupporting Document

Action items