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Meeting Details

Date: August 11, 2023

Time: 1PM ET

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


Hans Buitendijk, JD Nolen, Kathy Walsh, Nancy Spector (AMA), Ana Szarfman, Andrea Pitkus, Christina Gallegos, Rob Hausam, Sara Armson, Craig Newman, Scott Fradkin, Marti Velezis

Chair:  Hans Buitendijk

Scribe: Hans Buitendijk/Marti Velezis

  • Quorum (Co-Chair + 4) Met 


  • Standing Topics 
    • Special Topics
    • COW/FOE updates
  • DiagnosticReport.status
  • Other JIRAs form Triage Inventory below
  • Other agenda items?

Meeting Resources

JIRA Dashboards:

JIRA Grouping Tags:

  • OO-Lab - to indicate when the JIRA Ticket should be reviewed by the OO Lab SMEs, especially when the issue is not assigned to the Resource owner.

Meeting Minutes

Previous Meeting Notes

Standing Topics

eSignature Update

  • Follow-up date  
  • No updates today - need to update the follow-up date.

eSignature Update

2023-02-24 OO - LAB/LIVD

From Chat (2023-06-23 LAB)  Andrea Pitkus:  Regarding e-sig, I came across this CLIA doc (see #5):

New Rule on Race/Ethnicity from OMB/CDC

  • Follow-up date  

New Rule on Race/Ethnicity from OMB/CDC


  • Follow-up date  
  • OO Lab and CPT PLA - see notes below and updates to this Recommendations at the link provided

ISA Comments

Merge with CPT-PLA comments

  • Follow-up date for any Lab specific comments

From email dated 8/8 from ONC:

  • The annual comment period for the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) opens today, August 8, and will run until October 6, 2023.
  • ONC welcomes public comments on the ISA at any time during the year; however, to be considered for inclusion in the 2024 ISA Reference Edition, comments must be submitted by October 6th at 11:59pm ET.  

Due October 6, 2023 to ONC

Meeting Notes

    • Hans, Nancy, and Kathy will draft a proposal on where to relocate the reference in ISA in a better context, and then review in this group before submitting with PAC input on process.
    • The recommendation to ONC will be drafted here: OO Lab and CPT PLA - Orders & Observations - Confluence ( in the ONC Recommendation section.
    • 8/4 - Reminder: We are not planning re-discuss the topic, rather to establish a crisp recommendation on where to represent CPT-PLA instead of its current location with a focused rationale.
    • 8/11: Revised the OO Lab and CPT PLA confluence page with changes to include:
      • Updated Option 1 
        • need to follow-up as noted - re: IVD Vendors or just labs
      • Updated Option 2
        • Representing Laboratory Test Procedure Performed
    • Revisit the recommendation on August 25, 2023
  • ISA Comments - Due October 6, 2023
    • Consider any other Lab specific updates that would be good to include in ISA (vocabulary, messages, FHIR, etc.)
    • Revisit the recommendation on August 25, 2023
  • COW/FOE Updates
    • Reviewed Potassium workflow
    • Need to determine how Specimen information is updated in various scenarios
    • Bob will be there next week 

-------------Meeting Adjourned at 2:04PM EDT---------------

--------Backlog of Topics---------

  • Other JIRAs from Triage Inventory - Not discussed

JIRA Triage Inventory

V2 Lab JIRAs (link)

The following JIRA Tickets need to be reviewed by the Lab members as carry over from May 2023 WGM:

FHIR Lab JIRA (link)

The following JIRA Tickets need to be reviewed by the Lab members as carry over from May 2023 WGM:

Chat History to Everyone (Aug 11, 2023, 1:25 PM)
How can we assure and how can we test that an order message reaches all necessary recipients without being corrupted or ignored?

Andrea Pitkus, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CE, FAMIA. UW-Madison to Everyone (Aug 11, 2023, 1:30 PM)
Abbott AlinityTM m STI Assay, Abbott Molecular, Inc to Everyone (Aug 11, 2023, 1:51 PM)
How can we make these transmissions, machine readable?

Follow-up Next time: