Also see the FHIR space and the FHIR Infrastructure space


The FHIR Management Group (FMG) provides day-to-day oversight of FHIR-related work group activities including performing quality analysis, monitoring scope and consistency with FHIR principles and aiding in the resolution of FHIR-related intra and inter-work group issues.



The FMG will focus its energy on enabling the following:

  • FHIR development is coordinated and consistent across the organization
  • Work groups have timely feedback and guidance and their development products are aligned with the broader goals of HL7 and its constituent communities
  • Work groups act in a coordinated manner with quick resolution of disputes
  • Work groups understand what is expected of them and have the breadth of domain knowledge, skills and tools necessary to perform their work


The FMG, through its structure, processes and activities will manage the following risks:

  • Work Group solutions diverge in resource and profile development
  • Work Groups do not coordinate development activities as they should
  • Tools do not meet requirements of development
  • Development space is not used correctly (e.g. Git)
  • Ballot processes don’t meet needs of work groups and/or community
  • Stakeholders are not sure how to engage with the organization
  • Work Groups are not able to balance workload of FHIR and other activities



The FMG is composed of seven to ten members with vote:

  • The HL7 Chief Standards Development Officer (CDSO) ex officio
  • Six to nine members appointed by the TSC with recommendations from the sitting FMG
    • Members SHOULD either be work group co-chairs or have a track record of active participation in FHIR-related work group development 
    • At least two members SHOULD be affiliate members
    • At least two members SHOULD be directly involved in FHIR implementation
    • At least one member SHOULD be drawn from the FHIR Infrastructure work group with a responsibility to represent FHIR methodology perspectives
    • Members SHOULD represent a diverse set of work group, technical and administrative perspectives

Terms will be 2 years and renewable for a maximum of 2 consecutive terms.  Past members may resubmit their interest in participating in the FMG after taking a 1-year gap.  Membership SHOULD be staggered to avoid significant turnover in any given year.

The Co-Chairs of the FMG will be determined by the members of the group each time the membership composition changes or a position is renewed or a co-chair steps down.

Formal Relationships With Other HL7 Groups

  • Most members of the FMG are appointed by the HL7 Technical Steering Committee (TSC).
  • The FMG reports to the TSC.  Appeals of FMG decisions may be submitted to the TSC.
  • The FMG uses guidelines and rules developed by the FHIR Infrastructure Work Group according to precepts developed by the TSC.  FMG will develop its own processes for management of FHIR to ensure that the guidelines, rules and precepts are adhered to.

Formal Relationship With Groups Outside of HL7

The FMG has no formal relationships with groups outside HL7.

Approved and adopted 2022-12-14



Staff Support

Position: HL7 Project Manager
Department: HL7 HQ
Location: Ann Arbor, MI


Phone: +16042501915 +966583149907

Position: Security WG Co-Chair

Phone: 1-678-245-1762
Department: Kaiser Permanente

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