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Aaron Ling CDPH
Angela Crovetti CDC/NIOSH/WTCHP
Becky Angeles Carradora Health
Beth Ellinport ONC
Chrissy Miner CDC/NCIRD/ISD
Craig Newman Altarum
Cynthia (Cindy) Bush CDC/NCHS
Dan Rutz Epic
Diana Wright Lantana
Erin Holt TN Dept of Health
Forrest White Altarum
Genny Luensman ATL, Inc (contractor for CDC/NIOSH)
Heather Patrick CDC Contractor (Peraton)
Jamie Parker Carradora Health
Kishore Bashyam Drajer LLC
Kristi Eckerson HLN Consulting
Laura Rappleye Altarum
Maria Michaels CDC
Mike Yaskanin Altarum
Ravi Kafle WA-DOH
Rene Cortese University of Missouri
Robin Poirier Ready Computing
Sandy Jones CDC Cancer
Sanjay Kumar DOHMH
Sarah Gaunt Lantana Consulting Group
Saul Kravitz MITRE
Shirley Burton CDC/NIOSH/RHD/SB


Discussion items





5 minWelcome, agenda review, meeting minute approval Laura

No edits to meeting minutes from last week. Minutes approved as posted.

Will be sending out a block vote for the Maternal health IG for vote next week.

5 min

TSC rep election 


Options: Brian Pech and Juliet Rubini (select 2)

  1. Seeking approval from the workgroup on vote. We can vote for up to 2 people and there are 2 candidates.
  2. There is also a write in option.
  3. Concerns with either of these candidates? None raised.
    1. Motion- Craig moved to vote for Brian and Juliet as TSC reps
      1. Second- Angela
      2. Abstain-0
      3. Against-0
      4. For- 2
5 min

Central Cancer Registries Reporting Content IG Ballot Recon Approval 

Becky Angeles

Central Cancer Registry Reporting Content IG Ballot Reconciliation Package 

  1. No pulls requested
  2. Motion- Becky moves to approve the reconciliation package for the Cancer Registry Reporting content IG
    1. Second- Sandy Jones
    2. Abstain-0
    3. Against-0
    4. For- 27
  3. Co-chair will need to load in ballot desktop
  4. Co-chair will send notice for resolution of negative votes
  5. Healthcare Survey and Cancer need negatives withdrawn. Will email Craig.
5 min

Discuss and seek approval for VRDR Jira ticket: FHIR 37677

Saul Kravitz

Discuss and seek approval for VRDR Jira ticket: [FHIR-37677] Add support for Mortality Roster Use Case - Jira (

  1. Discovered another use case in the VRDR and can be easily supported without changes to the guide. This would be for a Mortality Roster which would be a short report and would come out of the existing profiles. Would like to add 1 bundle definition called a Mortality Roster bundle to support a new use case that some jurisdictions want to use.
  2. The mechanism for shipping this around hasn’t been determined but is outside the scope of this IG (NCHS supports a separate IG for the transport).
  3. Would define a message that would allow for the inclusion of multiple mortality bundle where each bundle would be per patient. Separating out the workflow from the data.
  4. Is this IG in regulation? No, just documenting how to do it if the trading partners had a need to do it. Expected to be seen in exchange between jurisdictions.
  5. What’s the next publication expected is STU 2. Currently at the end of ballot reconciliation now.
  6. Motion- Saul moves to approve the disposition of FHIR ticket 37677 as persuasive to add the bundle definition for a Mortality Roster
    1. Second- Cindy Bush
    2. Abstain-0
    3. Against-0
    4. For- 31
  7. Working with ODH team on reconciliation of related items.
15 min

ODH FHIR update block votes


ODH FHIR update block vote

  1. Correct Usual Work profile and add vocabulary needed by vital records.
  2. For FHIR 37709- The resolution description should be updated for both usual and past or present. The description reads “if either is missing, then....” but should read “if both are missing, then....” explain using dataAbsentReason. This has been corrected.
  3. Motion- Lori moves to approve the disposition of block 18801 (FHIR tickets  37713, 37712, 37711, 37710, 37709, 37737) as documented
    1. Second- Genny
    2. Abstain-0
    3. Against-0
    4. For- 33

old tickets block vote 

  1. Previously address for 1.1 but not formally closed.
  2. Motion- Lori moves to approve the disposition of block 18802 (FHIR tickets 17781, 28531, 27759, 28527) as documented
    1. Second- Genny
    2. Abstain-0
    3. Against-0
    4. For- 32
  3. Will send out a request to review build site and will expect to call a vote an upcoming meeting. In QA link (footer) is yielding link errors. Waiting for it to be published in PHINVADS and then ask Graham to update the package. Waiting on timeline from PHINVADS.

Reminders Open

FHIR Connectathon tracks are due Tuesday

Action items