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Welcome!

This is the home page for the Vocabulary Work Group. Vocab is a pilot work group for the functions being developed as part of the JIRACon Project. In this environment, attendance logs, meeting agendas and notes, and other work group functions are enabled to assist the work group participants in developing standards as well as necessary housekeeping functions for standards development organizations. Use JIRA to document issues, change requests, questions, and comments for documentation and resolution. We welcome your feedback, please click here to add suggestions for the HL7 technical team and/or the Vocabulary Work Group


To request a Confluence account, please navigate to the HL7 main page or follow this link

Current projects and meeting information can be found below. Additionally, the Vocabulary Zulip stream may be used to further conversations pertinent to the vocabulary work group. To view the Vocabulary Zulip stream, click here

Mission

To identify, organize and maintain coded vocabulary terms used in HL7 information structures, provide clear documented guidelines on the principles of vocabulary content and structure to support the retention of meaning over time, and to maintain the HL7 Vocabulary Model and guidance of the use of Vocabulary in HL7 Standards.

Vocabulary Maintenance at HL7 (UTG)

Vocabulary Maintenance at HL7 after Q2 2020 will be done through the new Unified Terminology Governance (UTG) process.  The detailed information for user on-boarding, harmonization tools and workflow processes, and education an documentation materials can be found HERE.

HL7 Terminology Authority (HTA)

The HL7 Terminology Authority is responsible for the creation, implementation, and management of HL7 processes involving external terminology management. The activities of the HTA are intended to complement maintenance of terminology that is used by HL7 protocol specifications.  HTA works through the TSC to implement processes or polices that impact Working Groups. To contact the HTA, see additional details on their Confluence page.


Task List

DescriptionDue dateAssigneeTask appears on
  •  Reuben DanielsWGM 9/2020: draft a proposal for an example hl7 url pattern for use with canonical urls before the authoritative one is known
Reuben DanielsSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Friday 130PM Minutes
  • Jessica Bota  WGM 9/20: Add standing agenda item to review open/waiting for input tickets
Jessica BotaSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Wednesday 8AM Minutes
  • @Carmela Couderc  WGM 9/20 Add to the VSDP agenda: Rob M's suggestion from above to evaluate cardinality and MustSupport based on the 4 use cases from CPG
Sept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Tuesdsay 3PM Minutes
  • Carmela A. Couderc WGM 9/20 Add to the VSDP agenda: confirm the guidance for publisher/steward/author
Carmela A. CoudercSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Tuesdsay 3PM Minutes
  • Carmela A. Couderc WGM 9/20 Add a JIRA to remove publisher as a required element in the ShareableValueSet profile
Carmela A. CoudercSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Tuesdsay 3PM Minutes
  • Rob McClure  9/20 WGM: represent Vocab during the TSC meeting where the HL7 Glossary is discussed  
Rob McClure2020-09-22 Vocab Chair Agenda/Minutes
  • Jessica Bota  9/20 WGM: add JIRA requirement to enhance UTG JIRA Code System update process to require acknowledgement that the submitter  has reviewed the value sets that draw from that Code System and determined there is no impact. 
Jessica Bota2020-09-22 Vocab Chair Agenda/Minutes
  • Ted Klein    9/20 WGM: Create a draft policy statement regarding value sets - separate retirement from deprecation.
Ted Klein2020-09-22 Vocab Chair Agenda/Minutes
  • Carmela A. Couderc Update policy page to include policy only and move discussion to the background page. 
Carmela A. CoudercSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Monday 1PM Minutes
  •  Ted KleinWGM 9/2020 update the HL7 main web page, tools and resources, V2 tables should redirect to terminology.hl7.org and include explanatory text 
Ted KleinSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Friday 10AM Minutes
  •  Reuben DanielsWGM 9/2020 Act on this motion: Moves that Reuben create and publish a list of CodeSystems and any referenced ValueSets to be removed from UTG, including a deadline for community review. The communication will include the action to be taken with the CodeSystems in question and the criteria by which they were placed on the list. The communication will include Zulip, FHIR-I, HTA and Vocag listservs.
Reuben DanielsSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Thursday 6PM Minutes
  •  Caroline MacumberWGM 9/20 add the adjustment to the code system url change policy to a work group conf call agenda
Caroline MacumberSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Wednesday 2PM Minutes
  •  We will circle back with Keith Campbell on the progress on the initial ideas on a FHIR CS and VS resource API access into SOLOR
Sept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Wednesday 1PM Minutes
  • Ted Klein WGM 9/20: Update UP-111 to reflect the current status based on updates made during WGM.  
Ted KleinSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Wednesday 8AM Minutes
  •  Carmela A. Couderc WGM 9/20: add a JIRA to address min value set extension issues that are similar to those addressed in FHIR-26028
Carmela A. CoudercSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Tuesdsay 4PM Minutes
  •  Robert HausamWGM 9/20 Find out if there is a way to know all IGs that reference a profile
Robert HausamSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Tuesdsay 3PM Minutes
  •  Carmela A. CoudercWGM 9/20 Find out if an existing profile can be reverse engineered into FSH
Carmela A. CoudercSept 2020 - Virtual HL7 WGM - Tuesdsay 3PM Minutes
  • Rob McClure 9/20 WGM: Bring up the TermInfo issue related to status/updates to TSC to get guidance.  
Rob McClure2020-09-22 Vocab Chair Agenda/Minutes
  • Reuben Daniels  Check the PSS to make sure the HTA external terminologies page is referenced and follow up to get necessary changes made
Reuben Daniels2020-09-08 Vocab Chair Agenda/Minutes
  • Reuben Daniels Draft a policy statement about CodeSystem and NamingSystem instances in UTG.  
Reuben Daniels2020-09-08 Vocab Chair Agenda/Minutes

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