Meeting Information

Attendee Pass: HTAMeet

Chair:  Julie James

Scribe: Reuben Danielsand Caroline Macumber


Attendee type:

H - HTA Member

O - observer

L - liaison


P - present

A - Apologies



HPJulie JamesBlue Wave Informatics LLP

Roel Barelds

Precipius b.v.

Susan MatneyIntermountain Health
Sylvia ThunHL7 Germany
HPCarol MacumberClinical Architecture
HPReuben DanielsSaludax
HPDavera GabrielJohns Hopkins University Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Wayne Kubick


Suzy RoySNOMED International
OPJoanie HarperCanada Health Infoway
Bapi BeheraPrime Therapeutics
OPJessica BotaUTG/Apelon
Ted KleinKlein Consulting / HL7 UTG / Vocabulary WG CoChair
Swapna AbhyankarRegenstrief Institute
Rob HausamVocabulary WG CoChair
LPRob McClureUS Realm Liaison
Carmela CoudercVocab WG CoChair
Mary Kay DanielCognoscente

Minutes of Previous Meeting (2020-11-11) 

Motion to accept proposed (DG) and accepted (RB).

Agenda Topics

Agenda Outline

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Meeting Minutes from Discussion



Minutes Approval


Quorum is met

Motion to approve Minutes proposed

DG moves, RB seconds: Motion 4-0-0

ManagementWGM AgendaN/AJulieAdd agenda items to Vocab WGM Agenda located here
TopicNew PSSContinuousJulie
  • Argonaut Patient List Project  PSS-1679 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Create standards for a US healthcare directory with support for FHIR endpoints   PSS-1680 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • (Radiation) Dose Summary on FHIR IG at PSS-1678 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide:  Cancer Electronic Pathology Reporting  PSS-1682 - Getting issue details... STATUS  

External SDO and Code System Issues or additional topics


CDC NHSN Code System NHSN Surveillance System Codes (CDCNHSN)  

CM, RMcC and Sheila Abner have worked through this; the UTG team will be taking this forward in THO

CDA Group has an on-line resources to find their templates and other artefacts.  There is a requirement to have some statements about correct use of (external) terminology....and this is an opportunity to point folk to the External Code System pages.  But what about THO - our goal is to get the entire community to use THO.  The transition is not complete but we would prefer not to point folk to the external content.  Publisher deficiencies means that the IP statements cannot be viewed directly

TopicHL7 Terminology Product FamilyNew(ish)Julie

Moving in a positive direction for positive change. BUT we need to make sure that there is good authority as well as responsibility....and not to overwork the same small group of volunteers.  We have concerns about terminology skills and knowledge at the governance level.  We also have concerns that separating governance and methodology for terminology is unlikely to be successful.  The temporal nature of a "task force" seems to be inappropriate for terminology; a sub-group of TSC is more appropriate.

We also need to be clear about how much support (or otherwise) there will be from other "management groups" within the organisation.

TopicUTG/THO UpdateContinuousJess

Prototype pages for external content created and will be reviewed after Vocab call

Process for updating existing external terminologies being developed

TopicHTA Content Pages ReviewContinuousReuben

How are we doing....???

  • Members should please review raw data.
  • RD will send a slide deck with recommendations.
TopicAlignment of HTA External Terminology metadata fields with FHIR Code System elementsNewCarol

Code system development 

TopicAny Other BusinessContinuousJulie

AdjournmentMeeting adjournedN/AJulie

Call adjourned at xxxx UTC

Action Items

  • 11-Nov: Reuben Daniels  to send recommendations on HTA confluence page data elements and their mapping to FHIR for .
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