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This group supports the HL7 mission to create and promote its standards by helping to assure that the needs, issues and other input of the HL7 International Affiliates are recognized and effectively acted on by the HL7 organization.


Work Products and Contributions to HL7 Processes

The International Council provides a forum for the HL7 International Affiliates and other interested HL7 members to communicate and exchange views as well as discuss issues regarding the international development, adoption, application and implementation of the HL7 standard.The International Council collates, evaluates and actions - for processing by other entities within HL7 - any needs, issues and other input expressed and agreed to by the HL7 International Affiliates.The International Council recommends to the Board of Directors actions and policies on behalf of the International Affiliates.The International Council advises the Technical Steering Committee and Board of Directors on matters relating to areas of standardization that are relevant to the International Affiliates.

Formal Relationships With Other HL7 Groups

The International Council may establish, with Board approval, formal liaisons to other HL7 groups. The International Council shares with the Board the responsibility to consult with each other on issues affecting the International Affiliates and their members.

Formal Relationship With Groups Outside of HL7

The International Council evaluates and recommends formal relations with other international and regional standards bodies (eg. CEN, ISO, etc.)

Date of Last Revision: February 16, 2016

Administrative/Organizational Structure

Participation in the International Council is open to representatives of all HL7 International Affiliates and other interested HL7 members.

For formal votes each Affiliate has one vote.

The International Council is lead by the co-chair(s) and the International Board Representative.

The HL7 Board of Directors appoints the co-chair(s) of the International Council. The International Affiliates select the International Board Representative from among the International Affiliate members.

The co-chair(s) are responsible for organizing the meetings, and facilitating organizational relations with HL7.

The International Board Representative is responsible for formal communication with the Board of Directors.

Affiliate Due Diligence Documents and Related Materials

If you have any questions relating to the Agreement Form or Petition, please email HL7 Headquarters or call us at (734) 677-7777.

 Outstanding Tasks and Action Items

DescriptionDue dateAssigneeTask appears on
  • add discussion of International member to USRC to Sydney agenda
September 2019 - Atlanta - Minutes
  • Notify USRSC of decision 
September 2019 - Atlanta - Minutes
  • Ask HQ to create list server for just the Affiliate Chairs plus IC Co-Chairs - Mark will send request
September 2019 - Atlanta - Minutes
  • Affiliates are asked to respond to Grahame if the tutorial on IG production should produced in Sydney
September 2019 - Atlanta - Minutes
  • Grahame will send email to IC Co-Chairs that will send out to International list - about registering Implementation Guides
September 2019 - Atlanta - Minutes
  • Melva Peters send out link to Confluence Page for Pharmacy resources
Melva PetersMay 2019 - WGM Minutes - International Council
  • Melva Peters to discuss with Grahame/Wayne - need to capture information about FHIR implementations across domains for the organization
Melva PetersMay 2019 - WGM Minutes - International Council
Walter SuarezMay 2019 - WGM Minutes - International Council
Melva PetersJanuary 2019 WGM Minutes
  • Melva Peters will ask Wayne to email International Admin list when Confluence page is set up
Melva PetersJanuary 2019 WGM Minutes
Melva PetersJanuary 2019 WGM Minutes

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