Chair:  @

Scribe: @ 


Attendee type:

H - HTA Member

O - observer

L - liaison


P - present

A - Apologies



HPJulie JamesBlue Wave Informatics LLP

Roel Barelds

ICT Group

HPSusan MatneyIntermountain Health
HPSylvia ThunHL7 Germany
HPCarol MacumberApelon Inc.
HPReuben DanielsSaludax
HPDavera GabrielJohns Hopkins University Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Wayne Kubick


Jane MillarSNOMED International
OPAndrea MacLeanCanada Health Infoway
OPSoraya AssarMotive Medical Intelligence

Minutes of Work Group Meeting 2019-09-15 

WGM September 2019 Minutes

Motion to accept proposed SM, seconded DG; carried unanimously

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Minutes Approval

Quorum is met.

Motion to accept proposed 


Thanks to retiring members - Heather, Jean and Rob McC, including a public acknowledgement in the main HL7 organisation

Welcome to new members - Carol, Davera, Reuben

List serve update; no appetite for a closed list

Election of chair and vice chair: SM nominate Julie as chair and Carol as vice chair; Sylvie seconded - carried unanimously.

TopicSNOMED new contentThe sign on credentials for the SNOMED new content submission have been located.  Julie has an email from HQ with the details.  Additionally, HQ has the credentials stored on their intranet so any member of HL7 Staff should be able to access the credentials when they are needed
TopicURLs for External Code Systems

Reflections on workflow from WGM

Draft letter for code system owners - make start (JMJ)

MS-DRGs - US Realm DRGs (CMS Medicare) - for a FHIR compliant terminology service.  Nothing on the FHIR site, there are some references in the OID registry linking back to V2.x tables.   Nothing in VSAC.  These can be used, but it is important to check that they reference the content that is needed.  A possible URL is  There is also the Blue Button API in the Karin accelerator project

System ID (SID) - is the URL used to identify the code system.   Primary place will be CodeSystem.URL, secondary placement (maybe for the OID) can be CodeSystem.identifier.  Business version of the code system is held in CodeSystem.version

Naming system resource - Carol and Reuben will give a 5 min update at our next meeting

TopicCode system statement for specifications

Do we have anything already?  If not, can we draft something (like the IG for X12 has).

"...require use of terminologies and vocabularies that are owned by non-HL7 entities (known as "external code systems"). Appropriate use of these is likely to be subject to intellectual property usage policies and may be protected under copyright law. "

Roel and Julie will re-check the Confluence pages to see if there is something we have already done

TopicISO Country Codes  

Update from German enquiry to ISO [Sylvie]  No response yet

Future collaborations

AdjournmentMeeting adjournedAt 21.55 pm BST  
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