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Patient Administration Work Group Mission:

The Patient Administration Work Group supports the HL7 mission by defining the requirements and specifications to support the interoperability among clinical and non-clinical systems regarding patient registration and encounters, scheduling, provider directories, and other administrative registries.


Work Products and Contributions to HL7 Processes

This group produces normative standards (for instance HL7 v2, HL7 v3, and FHIR) by:

  • Identifying requirements and providing specifications for exchanging:
    1. Demographic and administrative data used to describe patients, persons, service delivery locations and patient encounters [scheduled and/or actual], including healthcare providers, places, organizations, and their relationships in the context of healthcare encounters. 
    2. Administrative data to describe resources, their availability, [for example, represented by schedules or by status], and regulatory topics such as licensing and credentialing information about individuals, animals, organizations and devices directly or indirectly involved in the delivery of healthcare services.
  • Identifying requirements and providing specifications regarding the dynamic behaviors involved in requests and their fulfillment with respect to:
    1. Additions and modifications to registries such as patients, persons, service delivery locations, healthcare providers, places, and organizations
    2. Scheduling of appointments for services, encounters and associated resources. These processes include the functions of requesting, booking, notification, and modification pertaining to appointments and resources.
    3. Queries for information
  • Defining the domain and process of scheduling. As a domain, Scheduling offers a generic set of specifications including behavior guidelines to implement any number of Scheduling scenarios. As a process, Scheduling offers an abstract data model and a set of operations to any domain within HL7 that utilizes scheduling concepts.
  • Ensuring harmonization of the normative standard within the wider HL7 community

Formal Relationships With Other HL7 Groups

This group coordinates its process with all other HL7 Groups on an "as needed basis". As part of its coordination activities, this group regularly collaborates with the following Work Groups:

  • Financial Management
  • Patient Care with respect to Co-authoring of the Care Provision D-MIM with regards to encounter
  • Public Health and Emergency Response (PHER)
  • Infrastructure and Messaging (for registries)
  • Orders and Observations (for scheduling)
  • FHIR Infrastructure 

For minutes and agendas prior to August 2018 - see PAWG Wiki

Missing anything? Contact any of the co-chairs!

About us - Co-chairs

Line Andreassen Saele (Term ends Dec 2024)
Norwegian Institute of Public Health/HL7 Norway
Phone: Norway +47 95925357

Brian Postlethwaite  (Term ends Dec 2024)

HL7 Australia

Cooper Thompson (Term ends Dec 2025)

Epic, US

Reinhard Egelkraut  (Term ends Dec 2025)

HL7 Austria

Facilitator M&M/Publishing

Alexander Henket

Nictiz - National Competence Center The Netherlands
Phone: NL +316-24254447

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