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This is the home page for the Pharmacy WG within Confluence.

Previous material can be found on the Pharmacy Wiki.

Mission and Charter


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
  • Clinical Statement
  • Orders & Observations
  • Patient Care
  • Public Health and Emergency Response (PHER)
  • Regulated Clinical Research Information Management (RCRIM)
  • Structured Documents
  • FHIR
  • 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
  • IHE Pharmacy

Decision Making Document


Pharmacy Teleconference Information

The Pharmacy Work Group meets on Mondays between Working Group Meetings from 1600 - 1700 hours Eastern time.

You can also join using your computer.

All active participants and other interested individuals are invited to join us for this call. Meeting minutes and an agendas for the next meeting are usually posted at the same time.

The Co-chairs

Phone: +1 415-269-7170
Location: Northern California

Phone: 604-512-5124
Location: Canada

Phone: +1-310-200-0231
Position: Principal Technology Consultant
Department: Health IT Strategy & Policy
Location: Southern California

Outstanding Action Items and Tasks

DescriptionDue dateAssigneeTask appears on
  • Scott M. Robertson to draft text regarding profile vs list to include in Scope, Definitions, both, or more.  
07 Oct 2020Scott M. RobertsonSeptember 2020 Virtual WGM Minutes
  • Jean Duteau - find out process for STU Update for Formulary IG
Jean Duteau2020-11-23 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • Melva Peters - find out process for publishing technical correction for Formulary IG
Melva Peters2020-11-23 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • Melva Peters submit STU extension request for Pharmacy CDA Templates IG
Melva Peters2020-11-23 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • John Hatem- will take FHIR-29270 to Workflow discussions
John Hatem2020-10-26 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • Melva Peters to talk to Lynn/Brett about 1393 and 1291 - and how to get down to 1 project
Melva PetersSeptember 2020 Virtual WGM Minutes
Melva PetersSeptember 2020 Virtual WGM Minutes
  • John Hatem  to follow up on why Medication and MedicationUsage not taking normative 
John HatemSeptember 2020 Virtual WGM Minutes
Brett Marquard2020-06-22 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • John Hatem to add a JIRA issue for use of SpecificationDefinition if needed
John Hatem2020-05-04 Agenda/Meeting Notes
Melva Peters2020-04-20 Agenda/Meeting Notes
Brett Marquard2020-04-20 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • Scott M. Robertson to look at when we added "do not perform" attribute to MedicationRequest
Scott M. Robertson2020-03-16 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • Melva Peters will talk to Grahame about MAR project he mentioned and also other types of projects that should be considered
Melva PetersSydney Working Group Meeting Minutes
  • Melva Peterswill add MAR to the contexts for the Medication List project
Melva PetersSydney Working Group Meeting Minutes
  • Jean Duteau question: VA has a concept of an "IV limitation".  this can limit either the maximum time or volume for the order
    • max dose, e.g., no more than 1L:  dosageInstrutionMaxDosePerPeriod with numerator=1 L, denomiator=1 ea
    • max time, e.g., no longer than 24 hours:   timing.boundsPeriod or timing.boundsDuration
Jean DuteauSydney Working Group Meeting Minutes
  • no publication request (per Jean D skype) ... yet
2020-01-20 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • Jean will reach out to Lloyd to see about the rules for this type of change - Formulary Project Jean Duteau
Jean Duteau2020-01-06 Agenda/Meeting Notes
Jean Duteau2019-11-25 Agenda/Meeting Notes
Melva PetersProject Review

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