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Health Level Seven International



October 20, 2020


Health Level Seven International® invites you to take part in the early cycle ballot openings for balloting HL7 candidate standards and documents for the January 2021 ballot cycle. 

The candidate standards and other documents described in this announcement are balloting prior to HL7's virtual 2021 January Working Group Meeting (WGM). Comments received from consensus group members will be addressed at Work Group teleconferences.


Ballot Period Open/Close Dates

Voting for consensus group members in most ballots in this document will open and close on the following dates.  Exceptions for a specific ballot are listed with that ballot description.

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

Ballot Close Date: Monday, November 20 , 2020

Consensus Group Enrollment Period

Consensus Group Enrollment Period is now closed

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

Changes from the initial announcement are identified in the Update to Ballot Announcement for January 2021 Ballot Cycle  document released when this ballot cycle opens.

All those engaged in balloting should be informed that any subsequent ballot of material previously balloted at the normative level will supersede all previous ballots. Any votes or comments from previous ballots will not count towards the new normative ballot; for any comments to be considered again, voters will need to cast a new ballot with comments.


The grid below provides the name of the sponsoring and co-sponsoring Work Group(s) announcing the ballot opening for the ballot listed. Those interested in ballots for a certain attribute can sort the grid: by Work Group, or by product family for example.

Work GroupProject IDBallot NameFamilyBallot IterationBallot DescriptionLast BallotedUnique Ballot ID
Patient Care1572*HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Post-Acute Care Cognitive Status, Release 1- US RealmFHIR 1st 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
Patient Care1571*HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Post-Acute Care Functional Status, Release 1- US RealmFHIR 1st 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
Public Health1617*HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Situational Awareness for Novel Epidemic Response (SANER), Release 1FHIR 1st 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


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