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                                                                                                                              September 18, 2020

Health Level Seven International® invites you to take part in the formation of consensus groups for balloting HL7 candidate standards and documents prior to the upcoming January 2021 ballot cycle. The candidate standards and other documents described in this announcement are expected to ballot prior to HL7's January 2021 Virtual Working Group Meeting (WGM). Comments received from consensus group members will be addressed at that WGM or in regular teleconferences.

Consensus Group Sign-Up Open Date: Friday, September 18, 2020

Consensus Group Sign-Up Close Date: Monday, October 19, 2020

Important Note: Consensus group signup closes when ballot voting begins. 

Consensus group enrollment will be available from a date at least four weeks preceding the ballot vote opening date and will continue until the opening of voting.  While the exact dates are dependent upon individual ballot open and close dates, in general the consensus group signup period dates are as follows:

Ballot Open Date: Friday, Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Ballot Close Date: Monday, November 20 , 2020

Exceptions for a specific ballot are listed with that ballot description. 

Please be aware that these dates may not be accurate for all consensus groups.  To sign up, point your browser to the Ballot Desktop.  Important Note:  Consensus group signup will close when ballot voting begins.  This is also the final date non-members can sign up for Non-Member Participation in the ballot.

Ballot Listing

This section details the candidate/draft standards and other documents for this ballot cycle.  Please note that the following details about specific items are subject to review by the HL7 Technical Steering Committee:

  • Approval of all projects initiating any ballot item
  • Approval of titles for new candidate and draft standards and other documents
  • Approval of new candidate Standards for Trial Use
  • Approval of ballot level for those items moving to Normative ballot

Any changes from the initial details in this announcement will be identified in the ballot announcement document released when this ballot cycle opens.


Currently known changes will be available in the Updates to Ballot Announcements document when it becomes available.

Current Ballots 

(Jump to Postponed_Ballots)


FamilyBallot NameWork GroupProject IDBallot IterationBallot DescriptionLast BallotedUnique Ballot IDPool enrollment opensPool enrollment closes
FHIR *HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Post-Acute Care Cognitive Status, Release 1- US RealmPatient Care15721st STU BallotThe PACIO Project is a collaborative effort to advance interoperable health data exchange between post-acute care (PAC) and other stakeholders across health care and to promote health data exchange in collaboration through a consensus-based approach. The primary goal of the PACIO Project is to establish a framework for the development of FHIR technical implementation guides and reference implementations that will facilitate health data exchange through standards-based use case-driven APIs.
FHIR_IG_PAC_COGSTATUS_R1_D1_2021JAN 2020/09/182020/10/19
FHIR *HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Post-Acute Care Functional Status, Release 1- US RealmPatient Care15711st STU BallotThe PACIO Project is a collaborative effort to advance interoperable health data exchange between post-acute care (PAC) and other stakeholders across health care and to promote health data exchange in collaboration through a consensus-based approach. The primary goal of the PACIO Project is to establish a framework for the development of FHIR technical implementation guides and reference implementations that will facilitate health data exchange through standards-based use case-driven APIs

FHIR_IG_PAC_FUNCSTATUS_R1_D1_2021JAN 2020/09/182020/10/19
FHIR *HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Situational Awareness for Novel Epidemic Response (SANER), Release 1Public Health16171st STU BallotThe Situational Awareness for Novel Epidemic Response Implementation Guide enables transmission of high level situational awareness information from initially inpatient facilities to centralized data repositories to support the focus and response to novel influenza-like illness, such as COVID-19.FHIR_IG_SANER_R1_D1_2021JAN 2020/09/182020/10/19

For more information on ballot procedure, such as general guidelines, and voting, see Ballot Procedures and Guidelines

For Help, see Balloting Help

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