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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
  • Jean Duteau  has added to the tracker item and will add a new tracker item that will be raised with the US Core Team and Workflow
Jean Duteau2019-10-14 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • Jean Duteau Send an email to Brett/Eric, copy SD WG Co-chairs and Lloyd
Jean Duteau2019-10-14 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • John Hatem to add tracker item related to destroying part of a dose
John Hatem2019-10-14 Agenda/Meeting Notes
Melva Peters2019-10-14 Agenda/Meeting Notes
Scott M. RobertsonAtlanta Working Group Meeting Minutes
  • Melva Peters  to followup on Medication profile idle ballot with Lynn
Melva PetersAtlanta Working Group Meeting Minutes
Melva PetersProject Review
  • Melva Peters  to followup with Lynn about this project - based on project reports - should be STU period
Melva PetersProject Review
Melva PetersProject Review
Melva PetersAtlanta Working Group Meeting Minutes
Melva PetersAtlanta Working Group Meeting Minutes
Melva PetersAtlanta Working Group Meeting Minutes
  • Melva Peters to add high level diagram to Medication module
Melva PetersAtlanta Working Group Meeting Minutes
  • Plan a review session for new attendees via teleconference
2019-09-09 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • John Hatem will start to capture material that can be used
John Hatem2019-08-05 Agenda/Meeting Notes
  • Jean Duteau will reach out to contacts to see what this attribute should be called
Jean Duteau2019-06-03 Agenda/Meeting Notes
Tom de JongMay 2019 Pharmacy WGM Minutes
  • Tom de Jong to create a tracker item with the extensions that have been created
Tom de JongMay 2019 Pharmacy WGM Minutes
  • Melva Peters Get information from FDA about their project - Smita will send slide deck
Melva PetersMay 2019 Pharmacy WGM Minutes
  • Melva Peters Create examples from Oncology, NCPDP and GF19694
Melva Peters2019-04-01 Agenda/Meeting Notes

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