Meeting Information

Attendee Pass: HTAMeet

Chair:  Julie James



Attendee type:

H - HTA Member

O - observer

L - liaison


P - present

A - Apologies



HPJulie JamesBlue Wave Informatics LLP

Roel Barelds

Precipius b.v.

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

Wayne Kubick


LPSuzy RoySNOMED International
OPAndrea MacLeanCanada Health Infoway
LPJessica BotaUTG/Apelon
Ted KleinKlein Consulting / HL7 UTG / Vocabulary WG CoChair
Swapna AbhyankarRegenstrief Institute
OPRob HausamVocabulary WG CoChair
Rob McClureUS Realm Liaison
OPSheila AbnerCDC NHSN
OPSarah Gaunt

Lantana/CDC NHSN

Minutes of Previous Meeting (2021-03-31) 

Motion to accept RB and CM seconded    .

Agenda Topics

Agenda Outline

Agenda Item


Meeting Minutes from Discussion



Minutes Approval


Quorum was met

Motion to approve Minutes:

RB moves, CM seconds: Motion 5-0-0

Noted that the previous meeting (2021-04-14 has "notes" not formal Minutes as not quorate)

TopicNew PSSContinuous

None found....


External SDO and Code System Issues HTA Content Pages Review


SNOMED CT has extended the call for abstracts to 2021-05-07 for the EXPO; this is almost certain to be a virtual meeting

CDC Local Coding System: 2.16.840.1.114222.4.5.274 -  and PHIN Questions 
Sarah Gaunt (to be done in last 15 min of call when Sarah can attend)

CDC/PHINVADS  tends to "use" a single URL for all their "artefacts" instead we (HTA) will recommend to use the URL with the OID included as the canonical URL, which will resolve to the single code system

ISBT 128 (Julie will look)

ManagementAgenda for WGM

2 quarters for main HTA

  • External code system convenience copies - appropriateness, maintenance processes, resources....templates (e.g. SOU, license etc.)
  • Translations of HL7 terminology content (done by external organisations); NB Alexander Henket asked about this some time ago, and the answer at that time was "No, not in UTG"
  • HTA focused discussion on Terminology Product Family discussion - with the particular focus on the the HTA role going forward 
  • WHO Collaboration especially for code system identification Robert Jacob and Can Celik ? invite for discussion to one quarter

2 quarters with Vocab; Wed Q2 and Q3

  • Topic with Vocab
    • How much of the "FHIR content" to move over to THO (e.g. filtering etc.)
    • SOLOR
    • Code system development
    • Terminology Product Family discussions if still not concluded

What about with TSC? The TSC does not meet during virtual WG

TopicHL7 Terminology Product FamilyOngoingReuben

HL7 Terminology Services Group (HTSG) Draft Proposal

Providing terminology related services for the HL7 community, around UTG and THO management etc. and including terminology policy development (strong HTA and Vocab WG input esp, initially).  In the future, taking over the HTA processes, terminology services, affiliate terminology support etc.

TopicUTG/THO UpdateContinuousJess and Reuben APR DRG CCDD CDT SOP

Canadian Code systems

This needs quality and consistency checking....then in the comment field in Jira an "HTA approved" - for now, just one HTA member can do this.  In the future WE NEED A PROCESS!

External Terminologies tab for HL7 Terminology (THO) – Reuben will present a revision of the mock-up from the last HTA meeting (14 April 2021) and seeking endorsement from the HTA.  

Motion to endorse and approve: proposed by RD, seconded by DG; 6-0-0 "looks awesome Reuben"

HTA External Code System Information mapping to a FHIR  Grahame had a look at this and was totally supportive.  **At this meeting, could we formally endorse this please so that Reuben/Ted can start work on it**

Motion to endorse and approve: proposed by DG, seconded by SM; 6-0-0

Formal vote of thanks to Reuben (again) for all his work on this

TopicCode System developmentNew(ish)Carol

Code system development 

Where have we got to with this? 

TopicAny Other BusinessContinuousJulie

AdjournmentMeeting adjournedN/AJulie

Call adjourned at 21.06 BST (UTC+1)

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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