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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 February 2020 ballot cycle. The candidate standards and other documents described in this announcement are expected to ballot prior to HL7's February 2020 Working Group Meeting (WGM). Comments received from consensus group members will be addressed at that WGM running February 2-7, 2020 in Sydney NSW Australia.

Consensus Group Sign-Up Open Date: Monday, September 23, 2019

Consensus Group Sign-Up Close Date: Thursday, October 24, 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, October 25, 2019

Ballot Close Date: Monday, November 25, 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 will be available in the Update to Ballot Announcement for February 2020 Ballot Cycle when published

Current Ballots


Work GroupProject IDBallot NameFamilyBallot IterationBallot DescriptionLast BallotedUnique Ballot IDPool enrollment opensPool enrollment closes
Financial Management1489HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Payer Data Exchange (PDex) Payer Network, Release 1 - US RealmFHIR 1st STU Ballot This guide will define the exchange methods and interoperability "standards" and specific use of FHIR resources to support Health Plan member-authorized exchange of healthcare directory and pharmacy directory information for members and third-party applications. It may also support an unsecured exchange of directory information (depending on final detailed requirements). Since the last ballot of this material in 2019SEP , the following changes have been made: This is the initial ballotFHIR_IG_PDex_PLAN_NET_R1_D1_2020FEB 2019/09/232019/10/24


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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