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Meeting Details

Date: March 3, 2023

Time: 1PM ET

Coordinates:  Join Zoom meeting: | Meeting ID: 510 046 7805 | +1 929-436-2866-US (New York)


JD Nolen, Ralf Herzog, Kathy Walsh, Marti Velezis, Rob Hausam, Andrea Pitkus, Elliot Silver, Ksenia Adamov

Co-chair: JD Nolen


  • Quorum (Co-Chair + 4) Met 


  • Discussion Topics 
  • JIRAs Triage
  • Other?

Meeting Resources

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Meeting Minutes

Discussion Topics

JIRA Triage

  • V2 OO/Specimen
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  • FHIR Specimen JIRAs
    • FHIR-40646 - Getting issue details... STATUS
      • Marti will retract. Not needed 
    • FHIR-40822 - Getting issue details... STATUS
      • Questions about
        • Need of Device in collection? Is this redundant with procedure?
          • Remove device from collection
        • Model collection and processing in the same way? 
        • Do we need a codeable reference to device in processing?
        • Missing valueSet for SpecimenCollectionDevice
        • Interplay with Task...
      • For next Procedure with Collection. Is this redundant? Could this be done just with Procedure? 
        • And review old notes this for reasons why we did things 
        • Profile on Procedure?
      • Similar work for Specimen.processing? Could this be a procedure as well? 
      • Next week topics

From Chat

Marti Velezis 1:04 PM
Marti Velezis  to  Everyone 1:28 PM
Andrea Pitkus  to  Everyone 1:34 PM
Thanks Marti.  I think we briefly looked at collection method.  However, this value set has SCT qualifier/action codes.  Where (as we're discussing) specimen collection is a procedure warranting SCT procedure codes.  So I wouldn't use the specimen collection method value set, as it doesn't match the requirements for lab IGs (in v2 where spm 7 requires spm collection procedure w SCT procedure codes), but something different in FHIR.
Marti Velezis  to  Everyone 1:36 PM
Yeah — I somewhat recall that we wanted to expand the list of the processing that is there now —- but I don’t think this code 9265001 — is specific enough either.
Andrea Pitkus  to  Everyone 1:37 PM
Yes to expansion as the list is too short ;)
Andrea Pitkus 1:58 PM
Ralf, need to know which tubes are glass vs plastic for some tests as it impacts some results.

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