Page tree
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Chair: Caroline Macumber 

Scribe: Davera Gabriel 


Wednesday, December 1, 8:00-9:30PM UTC

Wednesday, November 17, 3:00-4:30PM USA ET

Thursday, November 18, 6:00-7:30AM AEST

Thursday, November 18, 9:00-10:30AM NZDT   

Zoom link -

Find your local number:


Attendee type:

M - TSMG Member

O -Observer / Guest


P - present

A - Apologies

X - (Apologies with Proxy)



M (Co-Chair)PClinical Architecture
M (Co-Chair)PThe Johns Hopkins University
M (Co-Chair)PSaludax
M (CTO)X - (Peter Jordan)HL7 International
M (TSMG Rep to the TSC)PMD Partners, Inc.
MX- (Carol Macumber)Alphora
MPApelon, Inc.
MPNational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
MPHL7 New Zealand
MPPrecipius b.v.
MX - (Davera Gabriel)Intermountain Health
HL7 Germany
Health Intersections
OPCanada Health Infoway
National Library of Medicine
Hausam Consulting LLC
SNOMED International
Canada Health Inforway

Antitrust statement

Professional Associations, such as HL7, which bring together competing entities are subject to strict scrutiny under applicable antitrust laws. HL7 recognizes that the antitrust laws were enacted to promote fairness in competition and, as such, supports laws against monopoly and restraints of trade and their enforcement. Each individual participating in HL7 meetings and conferences, regardless of venue, is responsible for knowing the contents of and adhering to the HL7 Antitrust Policy as stated in §05.01 of the Governance and Operations Manual (GOM).

Minutes Approved as Presented 

RD moved, PJ seconded passed 10-0-0

2021-11-17 TSMG Agenda and Minutes

This is to approve minutes via general consent. "You have received the minutes. Are there any corrections to the minutes? (pause) Hearing none, if there are no objections, the minutes are approved as printed."

Agenda Topics 

Agenda Outline

Time allocationLead

Agenda Item

  • Welcome to members and guests
  • Rollcall & Proxies
  • Note that meetings are recorded


TSMG Standing Subcommittee Updates
          HL7 Terminology Authority10


  • January Connectathon planning  January 10-12, 2022
    • Terminology Services track proposal: **Deprecated** 2022-01 Terminology Services
      • Davera will survey the tracks to ask what external terminology content is required
        • Sent eMail to Sandy Vance requesting track lead contact eMail list
  • Update from OMOP-FHIR Terminologies Subgroup
    • OMOP-FHIR All Hands Meeting - December 8, 10a Eastern
  • RH:  Tutorial is mid-way complete as of today.  ~45 attendees, a mix of backgrounds: implementation folks + beginners as well, some interest in advanced topics. 
          HL7 Terminology / Unified Terminology Governance (THO/UTG)10JB, RD
  • Publication request for THO v3.0.0 release approved by the TSC
    • Ted working with Grahame to resolve issues causing roadblock for release
    • Ted to notify community about THO freeze prior to starting the release
    • CM: should consider a minimum notification time prior to freeze before release.  
  • Held session focused on UTG improvements with Wayne, ONC, and others
    • There was general agreement that automation steps can ease the burden on the community but also that submitters must meet us halfway 
    • It will likely be beneficial to educate a smaller group of folks to become proficient in UTG (Super Users to stakeholder groups)
    • Potential RFP w/ required skill sets to support UTG may be forthcoming
  • Defining requirements for Sprint 2 of development items for the UTG workflow to add release tracking
    • Ted and Jess to meet and finalize requirements
  • Main priority for UTG/THO subcommittee should be to review and approve implementation of the UTG Task Force Recommendations to TSC
    • TSMG input required to define Oversight Group (OSG) voters for each OSG (i.e. V2, Vocab, Realm-based, etc.)
  • RD:  has completed retirement of Coding Systems per prior announcement in CiB.  Clean-up complete.  This will be in the 3.0.0 release.  All material represented there are records managed by the HTA, creates possibility of retiring / archiving the Confluence pages were these records "lived" previously. 
Technical Steering Committee (TSC) matters10RM

Publishing terminology to the FHIR Ecosystem

  • Publishing terminology to the FHIR Ecosystem
    • Feedback from members.
    • PJ:  discussion last week at the Australian Connectathon  re: order for authoritative sources and in what order:  National sources vs. 
    • Lisa:  is this topic too narrowly on FHIR, and should we be considering how this might impact, for example, CDA IGs?

Supporting Documents

Outline Reference

Supporting Document

Minute Approval2021-11-17 TSMG Agenda and Minutes