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Chair: Erin Holt-Coyne

Scribe: Joginder Madra




AbdulMalik Shakir Hi3Solutions (a Shakir Consulting Company)
Alaina Gregory CDC
Craig Newman Altarum
Danny Wise Allscripts
Erin Holt-Coyne Tennessee Department of Health
Hetty Khan CDC/NCHS
Janet Hui HLN Consulting
Joginder Madra Madra Consulting Inc.
John Roberts Tennessee Dept. of Health
Laura Rappleye Altarum
Lura Daussat Public Health Informatics Institute
Mead Walker MWC
Mike Yaskanin Altarum
Thanh Cheng Altarum


  1. Welcome, agenda review, meeting minute approval - 5 min
  2. Agenda review WGM - 10 min
  3. Death reporting IG harmonization (Mead/AMS) - tentative - 30 min
  4. Birth Defect reporting comments (Craig) - 15 min
    1. FINAL HL7 BALLOT RECONCILIATION with found issues.xls

Discussion items





5 minWelcome, agenda review, meeting minute approvalErin

Motion to approve last week's minutes (Craig/AMS)

  • Approved (14-0-0)
10 minWGM agenda reviewErin

Erin walked through the Atlanta WGM agenda and made updates according to feedback.  We would like to keep Wednesday Q3 and Q4 open as two out of the three co-chairs are not available that afternoon.

30 minDeath reporting IG harmonizationMead / AMS

Two vocab issues to resolve:

  • marital status
  • sex/administrative gender

Raised by Lori in comments #1 and #2.  Marital status is extensible, but sex/administrative gender is not if there is a desire to align to US Core.

Motion for these two value sets to use the current value sets used by NCHS (Mead/AMS)

  • Approved (17-0-0)

Continue with ballot reconciliation -see spreadsheet:

  • Comment #3.  Move to find this comment persuasive (Mead/AMS)
    • Approved (17-0-0)
  • Comment #4.  Move to find this comment persuasive with mod (Mead/AMS)
    • Approved (17-0-0)
  • Comment #5.  Move to find this comment persuasive with mod (Mead/AMS)
    • Approved (16-0-0)
15 minBirth Defect reporting commentsCraig

Continue reconciliation of found issues:

  • Motion to approve batch of comments and their proposed dispositions (Craig/John)
    • Approved (14-0-0)

Meeting adjourned at 16h55 (eastern)

Action items