The Pharmacy Work Group (WG) will assure that the HL7 content concerning medication-related information – e.g. in processes such as prescribing/ordering, dispensing/supplying, and administering/using medication - addresses all of the requirements of stakeholders. The Pharmacy WG will also create and maintain a set of artifacts to support the processes above.
This WG provides a forum for all stakeholders concerned with clinical content related to medication information. The WG will also work with and provide medication content guidance/recommendations to other WGs. The Pharmacy WG will take into account the experience of groups outside of HL7 e.g. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Pharmacy and ISO TC215 Work Group 6. Stakeholders include pharmacists, physicians and other clinicians, healthcare technology experts, vendors, regulators, healthcare strategic organizations e.g. Dutch National ICT Institute for Healthcare (Nictiz), Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), Canada Health Infoway, and Australia’s National eHealth Transition Authority (NeHTA).
The Work Group will develop specifications using the principles and language of the Services Aware Interoperability Framework (SAIF) Canonical Definition (CD).
Formal Relationships With Other HL7 Groups
Clinical Steering Division
Orders & Observations
Public Health and Emergency Response (PHER)
Regulated Clinical Research Information Management (RCRIM)
Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Formal Relationship With Groups Outside of HL7
The WG will develop relations with appropriate national and standards bodies subject to the approval of the HL7 Board.
The WG has informal relationships with the following groups outside of HL7:
ISO TC215 Workgroup 6
The Pharmacy Work Group meets on Mondays between Working Group Meetings from 1600 - 1700 hours Eastern time.