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Proposed Draft for merged Mission and Charter

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Further down the document is this same information, but it is chopped up and synced up with both the EST M&C, and the Publishing M&C for a more side to side comparison. 

 

Mission

Publishing, Electronic Services, and Tooling Work Group (PEST) supports the HL7 mission by working in conjunction with the staff of HL7 to deliver various resources including but not limited to:

  • Guidance for methodology, format, and tooling used to create published standards as informed by HL7 processes, the Working Group (TSC, committees, etc.), ANSI accreditation
  • Tooling and oversight necessary to create and publish standards
  • Maintenance and oversight of digital assets such as websites, collaboration tools, and educational information.
  • Continued review and risk assessment of catalog of tools used by members for the purpose of supporting the goals of the organization.


Charter

Work Products and Contributions to HL7 Processes:

  • Publishing Recommendations:  Gives input to policy makers (HL7 Board, HL7 HQ, and TSC) regarding the publishing of HL7 Standards. 
  • Publishing Tooling:  Contributes to the process and tools necessary to move standards from creation through publication.
  • Consistency and Branding:  Development of processes to ensure consistency across the organization for naming standards, publications, and branding.
  • HL7 Web Site:  Reviews the HL7 web environment, ensuring an environment that enables the objectives stated above in the Mission.
  • New Tooling Requests: Works with CTO to review, prioritize and address new tooling requests.
  • Tooling Catalog & Lifecycle Management: Maintains the tooling catalog and advises on testing, evaluating, managing releases, funding, and harmonizing tools.
  • HL7 Technology Guidance:  Provide guidance for architecture and technical standards, configuration, development scheduling, technical support and infrastructure for HL7 technology.
  • License Allocation:  Liaises with tool vendors to provide software for HL7 member's use.
  • Training:  Provide training and documentation for tools and electronic services in collaboration with the Education Work Group.
  • Other Electronic Services:  Other services overseen by the Work Group (and included in their prioritized project plan) include HL7 list servers, tracking, and electronic publishing of HL7 ballot materials.
  • Tooling to support work group activities (Confluence, JIRA, etc.)


Formal Relationships With Other HL7 Groups

All recommendations and prioritization of the Publishing, Electronic Services and Tools Work Group are subject to TSC approval.

  • The Work Group is subject to oversight by the Organizational Support Steering Division and from them to the Technical Steering Committee.
  • The Work Group will work with the Architecture Review Board (ArB) as needed to ensure that the HL7 standards are sufficiently supported by automated tools and services and will follow the ArB recommendations with respect to requirements and priorities.
  • The Work Group will work with the  Methodology work groups to ensure that the tools appropriately support the HL7 standards development methodology.   Also, to ensure that published content developed according to the HL7 development methodologies (specifically V3 modeling and FHIR) are appropriately represented in relevant HL7 publications. 
  • The Work Group will work with the Education advisory committee to ensure that appropriate materials are available for HL7 tools users to support training, use, and further development.
  • The Work Group will work with all HL7 Work Groups developing content to be published with the HL7 International brand to make recommendations for services and tooling development or enhancement to ensure their work is supported. All HL7 Work Groups are responsible for ensuring adequate participation and representation in the Work Group’s sponsored discussions to support this objective.


Formal Relationship With Groups Outside of HL7

The Publishing, Electronic Services and Tools Work Group will work with organizations that sponsor services, tools or web sites to assist HL7 with the development, maintenance or services that support our products and services.

Decision Making Practices Addendum

DMP Addendum Template
Publishing, Electronic Services and Tools, Organizational Support, 01/30/2018

5.1 Defining Quorum
Quorum for the Publishing, Electronic Services and Tools WG requires that a co-chair and at least 2 other Work Group members or HL7 Staff be present, where no single organization of party represents more than a simple majority of the voting WG or Committee members present.


Date of Last Revision

Feb. 18, 2020



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The text below is a compilation of the EST mission and Charter (in black text), the Publishing mission and Charter (in red text), and the newly proposed PEST mission and charter (in green).  It is included to make comparison easier, however readability is compromised.  That is why the text above is just the PEST portion, but this below should help the conversation.

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EST

Publishing

Proposed Draft for merged Mission and Charter

 

Mission

The Electronic Services and Tools Work Group supports the HL7 mission by optimizing all forms of electronic interaction with HL7.org as well as the tools to facilitate the development, adoption and use of HL7 standards, according to the requirements of the HL7 Board and membership needs

Electronic services comprise interactions with HL7.org either via the Internet or e-mail that includes, but are not limited to:

  • Hosting a web site [http://www.hl7.org] that provides useful information to the public while serving the needs of the HL7 members.
  • Maintaining list servers to facilitate member interaction.
  • Electronic tools necessary for production and publication of standards
  • Electronic tools that support implementers in understanding and applying standards

Electronic services do NOT comprise the interchange of HL7 messages or other specifications.

This Work Group supports the HL7 mission to create and promote its standards by recommending the methodology, format and tools for publishing the HL7 standards according to requirements established by the HL7 board, the Technical Steering Committee, ANSI accreditation and the needs of the HL7 membership.

Publishing, Electronic Services, and Tooling Work Group (PEST) supports the HL7 mission by working in conjunction with the staff of HL7 to deliver various resources including but not limited to:

  • Guidance for methodology, format, and tooling used to create published standards as informed by HL7 Board, Technical Steering Committee, ANSI accreditation
  • Tooling and oversight necessary to create and publish standards
  • Maintenance and over site of digital assets such as websites, collaboration tools, and educational information.
  • Continued review and risk assessment of catalog of tools used by members for the purpose of supporting the goals of the organization.


Charter

Work Products and Contributions to HL7 Processes

The Electronic Services and Tools Work Group will use the principles and language of the Services Aware Interoperability Framework (SAIF) Canonical Definition (CD) to implement/acquire tools and services that are in compliance with the principles and language of the SAIF CD. Work products include:

  •  HL7 Web Site: The Work Group oversees the entire HL7 web environment, ensuring an environment that enables the objectives stated above in the Mission.
  • Other Electronic Services: Other services overseen by the Work Group (and included in their prioritized project plan) include HL7 list servers, GForge and electronic publishing of HL7 ballot materials.
  • Electronic Services and Tools Work Group Project Plan: Requests and suggestions for HL7 electronic services (such as the creation of a new web page or adoption of a new tool) are to be submitted to the Work Group, where they are added to a prioritized project plan (subject to TSC revision and approval). These requests will need to include a description of the project, along with an estimation of the amount of work involved to both build and maintain the material.
  • Tool support: Recommendations to the HL7 Board and Technical Steering Committee regarding tools support for the HL7 standards.
  • Tool Lifecycle Management: The Work Group manages the policies and processes that accomplish the functions of requirements management, configuration management, and deployment management of HL7 developed, endorsed, and/or fostered tools. This includes mechanisms for testing, evaluating, managing releases, funding, and harmonizing tools work from independent sources.
  • HL7-owned technology guidance: The Work Group will provide guidance for architecture and technical standards, configuration, development scheduling, technical support and infrastructure for HL7 owned technology.
  • License Allocation: The Work Group liaises with tool vendors to provide software for HL7 member's use.
  • Training: The Work Group will provide training and documentation for tools and electronic services in collaboration with the Education Work Group.

The Publishing Work Group will make recommendations to the HL7 Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and the HL7 Board regarding the publishing of the HL7 standards. This work group does not make policy and is subject to the decisions of the TSC and Board.

This group will develop processes necessary to collect and exchange HL7 work group material during work group review and for the submission of these materials for balloting and subsequent publication.

This group will develop recommendations for the methodology, including standards for naming conventions and deliverables necessary to support the consistent publication of HL7 standards.

This group will develop recommendations for the presentation, technology, and formatting standards that will be used to publish HL7 standards.

This group is responsible for making recommendations regarding the publishing of all HL7 standards including Version 2.x, Version 3.x, CCOW, Arden Syntax, CDA, FHIR and all other associated standards published using the HL7 name.

This group is not responsible for the distribution or marketing of the completed, HL7 published material.

Work Products and Contributions to HL7 Processes:

  • Publishing Recommendations:  Gives input to policy makers (HL7 Board and TSC) regarding the publishing of HL7 Standards. 
  • Standards Work Group Review and Balloting Process:  This group develops the process and tools necessary to move standards from creation through publication.
  • Consistency and Branding:  Development of processes, methodology, and processes to insure consistency across the organization for naming standards, publications, and branding.
  • HL7 Web Site: The Work Group oversees the entire HL7 web environment, ensuring an environment that enables the objectives stated above in the Mission.
  • Other Electronic Services: Other services overseen by the Work Group (and included in their prioritized project plan) include HL7 list servers, GForge and electronic publishing of HL7 ballot materials.
  • Electronic Services and Tools Work Group Project Plan: Requests and suggestions for HL7 electronic services (such as the creation of a new web page or adoption of a new tool) are to be submitted to the Work Group, where they are added to a prioritized project plan (subject to TSC revision and approval). These requests will need to include a description of the project, along with an estimation of the amount of work involved to both build and maintain the material.
  • Tool support: Recommendations to the HL7 Board and Technical Steering Committee regarding tools support for the HL7 standards.
  • Tool Lifecycle Management: The Work Group manages the policies and processes that accomplish the functions of requirements management, configuration management, and deployment management of HL7 developed, endorsed, and/or fostered tools. This includes mechanisms for testing, evaluating, managing releases, funding, and harmonizing tools work from independent sources.
  • HL7-owned technology guidance: The Work Group will provide guidance for architecture and technical standards, configuration, development scheduling, technical support and infrastructure for HL7 owned technology.
  • License Allocation: The Work Group liaises with tool vendors to provide software for HL7 member's use.
  • Training: The Work Group will provide training and documentation for tools and electronic services in collaboration with the Education Work Group.


Formal Relationships With Other HL7 Groups

All recommendations and prioritizations of the Electronic Services and Tools Work Group are subject to TSC approval.

  • The Work Group is subject to oversight by the Technical Services Support Steering Division and from them to the Technical Steering Committee.
  • The Work Group will work with the Architecture review Board (ArB) as needed to ensure that the HL7 standards are sufficiently supported by automated tools and services and will follow the ArB recommendations with respect to requirements and priorities.
  • The Work Group will work with the Publishing Work Group to harmonize requirements, plans, resources and strategies for tools related to publishing the HL7 standards, as well as to ensure a consistent look and feel on HL7’s web site.
  • The Work Group will work with the HL7 Marketing Committee to ensure that the services, tools and web site present the brand appearance that is desired by HL7 International.
  • The Work Group will work with the Modeling and Methodology Work Group to ensure that the tools appropriately support the HL7 standards development methodology.
  • The Work Group will work with the Implementation and Conformance Work Group to receive recommendations and feedback about HL7 tools from the perspective of standards implementers.
  • The Work Group will work with the Education Work Group to ensure that appropriate materials are available for HL7 tools users to support training, use, and further development.
  • The Work Group will work with all HL7 Work Groups developing content to be published with the HL7 International brand to make recommendations for services and tooling development or enhancement to ensure their work is supported. All HL7 Work Groups are responsible for ensuring adequate participation and representation in the Work Group’s sponsored discussions to support this objective


 The Publishing Work Group is subject to oversight by the TSC.

The Publishing Work Group will work with the Architecture Review Board to make recommendations to ensure that the HL7 published standards follow the ARB recommendations to ensure the standards are internally congruent and consistent and appropriate measures of quality are implemented.

The Publishing Work Group will work with the Modeling and Methodology Work Group to make recommendations to ensure that the content developed according to the HL7 development methodologies (specifically V3 modeling and FHIR) are appropriately represented in relevant HL7 publications. 

The Publishing Work Group will work with the Tooling Work Group to assure that publishing tools are in harmony with those developed by Tooling.

The Publishing Work Group will work with all HL7 Work Groups that are developing content that will be published with the HL7 name to make recommendations to ensure that their content is represented accurately in any publication. All HL7 work groups are responsible for ensuring adequate participation and representation in the publishing work group to support this objective.

The Publishing Work Group will work with the Electronic Services Work Group to coordinate the electronic representations of HL7 material.

The publishing work group will work with the Infrastructure and Messaging Work Group to assure that the published V2 standards comply with the principles defined in V2 Chapters 2 and 2a.

Publishing Work Group will work with the Conformance & Guidance for Implementation/Testing Work Group to assure that that the published V2 standards comply with the principles defined in V2 Chapter 2b.


All recommendations and prioritization of the Publishing, Electronic Services and Tools Work Group are subject to TSC approval.

  • The Work Group is subject to oversight by the Technical Services Support Steering Division and from them to the Technical Steering Committee.
  • The Work Group will work with the Architecture review Board (ArB) as needed to ensure that the HL7 standards are sufficiently supported by automated tools and services and will follow the ArB recommendations with respect to requirements and priorities.
  • The Work Group will work with the HL7 Marketing Committee to ensure that the published standards, services, tools and web site present the brand appearance that is desired by HL7 International.
  • The Work Group will work with the Modeling and Methodology Work Group to ensure that the tools appropriately support the HL7 standards development methodology.   Also, to ensure that published content developed according to the HL7 development methodologies (specifically V3 modeling and FHIR) are appropriately represented in relevant HL7 publications. 
  • The Work Group will work with the Infrastructure and Messaging Work Group to assure that the published V2 standards comply with the principles defined in V2 Chapters 2 and 2a.
  • The Work Group will work with the Implementation and Conformance & Guidance for Implementation/Testing Work Group to receive recommendations and feedback about HL7 tools from the perspective of standards implementers. In addition to assure that the published V2 standards compy with the principles defined in V2 Chapter 2b.
  • The Work Group will work with the Education Work Group to ensure that appropriate materials are available for HL7 tools users to support training, use, and further development.
  • The Work Group will work with all HL7 Work Groups developing content to be published with the HL7 International brand to make recommendations for services and tooling development or enhancement to ensure their work is supported. All HL7 Work Groups are responsible for ensuring adequate participation and representation in the Work Group’s sponsored discussions to support this objective


Formal Relationship With Groups Outside of HL7

The Electronic Services and Tools Work Group will work with all organizations that sponsor services, tools or web sites to assist HL7 with the development, maintenance or services that support our products and services.

A designated member of the Work Group will serve as the HL7 liaison to the Open Health Tools (OHT) consortium, subject to the approval of the CTO, to assist with continuous alignment of HL7’s requirements and methodology with the OHT projects developing tools supporting the development and use of HL7 specifications.

None

The Publishing, Electronic Services and Tools Work Group will work with all organizations that sponsor services, tools or web sites to assist HL7 with the development, maintenance or services that support our products and services.

A designated member of the Work Group will serve as the HL7 liaison to the Open Health Tools (OHT) consortium, subject to the approval of the CTO, to assist with continuous alignment of HL7’s requirements and methodology with the OHT projects developing tools supporting the development and use of HL7 specifications.


Informal Relationships

On occasion, a Board-approved relationship between the Work Group and an HL7 member organization may be established for enhancing contributions towards HL7's tools, services, funds or other resources.

Publishing Calendars and Schedules

Publishing Calendars and Schedules

Version 2.x Proposals Database

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Informal Relationships

On occasion, a Board-approved relationship between the Work Group and an HL7 member organization may be established for enhancing contributions towards HL7's tools, services, funds or other resources.

Publishing Calendars and Schedules

Publishing Calendars and Schedules

Version 2.x Proposals Database

Submit V2.x Change Proposals



2015 Work Group Health All-Star Award Winner

This WG earned a WG Healthiest Star rating in each of the three trimesters measured in 2015.



2016 Work Group Health All-Star Award Winner

This WG earned a WG Healthiest Star rating in each of the three trimesters measured in 2016.


2016 Work Group Health All-Star Award Winner

This WG earned a WG Healthiest Star rating in each of the three trimesters measured in 2016.


Decision Making Practices Addendum

Decision Making Practices Addendum (14 KB)


Decision Making Practices Addendum

Decision Making Practices Addendum (14 KB)


Decision Making Practices Addendum

DMP Addendum Template
Publishing, Electronic Services and Tools, Organizational Support, 01/30/2018

5.1 Defining Quorum
Quorum for the Publishing, Electronic Services and Tools WG requires that a co-chair and at least 2 other Work Group members or HL7 Staff be present, where no single organization of party represents more than a simple majority of the voting WG or Committee members present.

  

Date of Last Revision

January 30, 2018

Date of Last Revision

September 12, 2012

Date of Last Revision

November 25, 2019


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