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Health Level Seven International® invites you to take part in the early formation of consensus groups for balloting HL7 candidate standards and documents prior to the upcoming September 2019 ballot cycle. The candidate standards and other documents described in this announcement are expected to ballot prior to HL7's September 2019 Working Group Meeting (WGM). Comments received from consensus group members will be addressed at that WGM running September 14-20, 2019 in Atlanta GA USA.

Consensus Group Sign-Up Open Date: Monday, May 20, 2019

Consensus Group Sign-Up Close Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019

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, June 21, 2019

Ballot Close Date: Monday, July 22, 2019

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 are available in the Update to Ballot Announcement for September 2019 Ballot Cycle

Current Ballots


Work GroupProject IDBallot NameFamilyBallot IterationBallot DescriptionLast BallotedUnique Ballot IDPool enrollment opensPool enrollment closes
Clinical Interoperability Council1494* HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Health Record Exchange (HRex) Framework, Release 1- US RealmFHIR 1st STU BallotThe scope of the HRex Framework project is to define combinations of exchange methods, specific payloads, search criteria, conformance, provenance, and other relevant requirements to support specific exchanges of clinical information between: 1) providers, 2) a provider and a payer, 3) a payer and providers, and/or a provider and any third party involved in value based care.
Since the last ballot of this material in 2019SEP , the following changes have been made: N/AFHIR_IG_HRex_R1_D1_2019SEP 2019/05/202019/06/20
Patient Care1495* HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Clinical Data Exchange (CDex), Release 1- US RealmFHIR 1st STU BallotThe scope of the CDex project is to defined combinations of exchange methods (push, pull, subscribe, CDS Hooks, …), specific payloads (Documents, Bundles, and Individual Resources), search criteria, conformance, provenance, and other relevant requirements to support specific exchanges of clinical information between provider and other providers and/or payers. Since the last ballot of this material in 2019SEP , the following changes have been made: N/AFHIR_IG_CDex_R1_D1_2019SEP 2019/05/202019/06/20
Patient Care1489* HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Payer Data Exchange (PDex), Release 1 - US Realm

Requesting alternate ballot title "* HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Payer Data Exchange (PDex), Release 1 - US Realm"
FHIR 1st STU BallotThis Implementation Guide will describe exchange methods (push, pull, triggers, subscription), use of other interoperability 'standards' (e.g. CDS Hooks and SMART on FHIR) and specific use of FHIR resources to effectively exchange payer information regarding the current or previous care, including the provenance of the data, of one or more specific patients/members with a provider responsible for evaluating/specifying/ordering/delivering care for the patient.Since the last ballot of this material in 2019SEP , the following changes have been made: None.FHIR_IG_PDex_R1_D1_2019SEP 2019/05/202019/06/20
Pharmacy1489* HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Payer Data Exchange (PDex) Drug Formulary, Release 1 - US Realm

Requesting alternate ballot title "* HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Payer Data Exchange (PDex) Drug Formulary, Release 1 - US Realm"
FHIR 1st STU BallotThis guide will define the exchange methods and interoperability "standards" and specific use of FHIR resources to support Health Plan member-authorized exchange of Health Plan drug formulary information for members and third-party applications.Since the last ballot of this material in 2019SEP , the following changes have been made: N/AFHIR_IG_PDex_FORMULARY_R1_D1_2019SEP 2019/05/202019/06/20
Structured Documents1526* HL7 CDA® R2 IG: CCDA Templates for Clinical Notes STU Companion Guide, Release 2- US RealmCDA 1st STU BallotThe Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) releases periodic proposed rules, and final rules, which reference the use of Consolidated CDA (C-CDA). The Companion Guide to Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) provides supplemental guidance to the Health Level Seven (HL7) CDA® R2 IG: C-CDA Templates for Clinical Notes STU. The prior version of the companion guide is specific to a rule, the 2015 ONC Certification rule.Since the last ballot of this material in 2019SEP , the following changes have been made: The guide has been updated to make it rule independent now and will consider any necessary updates to supplement the C-CDA Standard to meet current and proposed regulations. New C-CDA templates to support USCDI will be considered. Future regulations when published may also be considered appropriate for the scope of this project.CDAR2_IG_CCDA_COMPANION_R2_D1_2019SEP 2019/05/202019/06/20


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