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2023-09-18 National Directory Meeting
Project Page: National Healthcare Directory
Project Scope Statement: National Healthcare Directory PSS
Connectathon: 2023 - 09 FAST National Directory of Healthcare & Da Vinci Plan Net
Zulip Channel: https://chat.fhir.org/#narrow/stream/283066-united-states.2Fnational.20directory
Predecessor work that this effort builds upon:
September 2023 Ballot Cycle Milestones
|Notice of Intent to Ballot (NIB)||June 25, 2023|
|Ballot Signup/ Enrollment||July 3 - Aug 3, 2023|
|Reconciliation Deadline||July 16, 2023|
|WG IG Approval||July 18 - 27, 2023|
|Final IG Content||July 30, 2023|
|Ballot Readiness Signoff||Aug 2, 2023|
|Ballot Voting||Aug 4 - Sept 4, 2023|
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Da Vinci PDex Plan Net discussions will take place on the 2nd Friday of each month during the standing PDex/Formulary/Plan Net Implementer Support meetings (at 1:00 pm ET). Will plan to reconcile Jira tickets that influence/impact ND work. https://www.hl7.org/concalls/CallDetails.cfm?concall=65611
Upcoming Meeting Logistics Change as of October
- National Directory meeting details will be modified to use FAST's Zoom account. This means we'll update – this week – the HL7 Conference Call Center, Confluence references, and post details to list serv and Zulip.
- Impact on you: You'll need to update your own calendar manually or through the HL7 Conference Call Center with new ZOOM meeting details:
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Meeting ID: 953 1439 0248
THO Tickets, IG and Ballot
- THO tickets
- Next Steps with THO process and related decision tree for National Directory IG (see outline below)
- Ballot Reconciliation status, topics/technical corrections
- Complete FHIR-41772, then continue.
THO Decision Tree Process for NDH
Bob presented a decision tree for processing code system and value set terminology (THO) tickets which is alignment with recent discussions, including feedback from Grahame Grieve. By the end of fall we need to have processed each of the THO tickets having decided whether to keep as a local code system/value set and related reasoning or to have code set/value system be "owned"/managed by THO.
Finished up ticket 41771 41772
viewed as non-persuasive at end of last call.
- Rick requested an refresher on why a practitioner may have a direct address that has nothing to do with an organization and to include consideration of the Thursday WGM discussion on the practitioner resource. Rick noted there seem to be ways to identify those end-users that don’t necessarily a definitive role by indicating which trust network they belong to and to jump from their over to the endpoint.
- Bob indicated one could make that argument for any endpoint we have - service, insurance plan, network. The intent was to represent endpoint based on the resource that is most critical to what you are interested in, rather than go through a hierarchy (like org not orgaffiliation). Trust networks are part of the endpoint resource and not understanding why we need another structure to represent trust framework.
- Rick clarified it is not about adding another structure, rather its about providing an easier way to use the structures to navigate the trust framework and identify it rather than a code set to enumerate the relationship.
- Bob perceives this discussion as forcing structure that doesn't exist.
- Ming acknowledged Rick's question as pulling into the view the issue of how to navigate relationships from the directory point of view when the provider attests into the National Directory (ND and may or may not have the endpoint information.
- Rick sees it differently in that the practitioner ma be stand alone and not part of a trust network. He questioned what use case we are trying to address because leaving it at practitioner role is where they'll go find the health care services.
- Bob indicated that would be endpoint in context of a relationship with the other organization, services, location, network. Not a standalone, you wouldn't have that in a personal Direct address.
- Rick noted that if you have a Direct address, then there is a trust framework and not trying to reach them pointedly.
- Bob noted that if you have a Direct address under a HISP (health information service provider) not sure what practitioner role adds or how it helps.
Rick shared the idea is beyond not adding to practitioner – it’s a construct perspective – the practitioner is an individual and when they start to function as a practitioner we go to the role to figure out the mapping on what they offer, how, when for services.
Bob provided a concierge doctor example that brings no overheads like that and would be inappropriate to create role that has nothing to do with the individual. He called the question asking others on the call to offer their input.
Joe Lamy – echoes Rick sentiments because the comment came from modeling he is suggested. Simply trying to say – as shown on ticket link - Modeling trust framework.
Bob clarified it’s about an Direct address, not trust framework. You can have Direct address that doesn’t say anything beyond Direct conformance.
Joe acknowledged the point clarifying the link ticket is to explain how trust framework modeling in 2 ways: extension on endpoint or exposing relationship between orgs.
Bob stated modeled endpoint a different way and asked for input beyond Aegis representatives to which there was none.
- Images shown during the discussion:
- Bob asked if there as a current value set in THO, Ming said NO. Bob then asked if we needed the same value set in PlanNet / both using MIMETYPE for non-FHIR use
- Ming navigated the IG (images below) resulting in confirming the binding is extensible which lead into discussion around base referring to FHIR and extensions for Non-FHIR. If we don't want to use the THO value set, then we have to create our own.
- Bob asked for background on how this got created to which Ming indicated it was effort by Lisa Nelson/Direct Trust. Bob also asked if we've accounted for IHE to which Ming said 'yes' that promoted back and forth on needing neutral transport reason to support xml, json. Further consideration was given to PlanNET IG usage that would mean (per the decision tree logic) that we move value set to THO. PlanNet already has non-FHIR endpoint and is expected to be updated once ND is updated. Ming asked if we could point to the value set version going to THO as PlanNet is a subset of ND which could effectively keep it as a local value set.
- Bob asked for feedback, none offered. Next step is for Ming to use the discussion/input and bring back the ticket on Thursday's call for completion.
- Ming shared that the underlying issue is that an error was made by including in the capability statement as reverse include which now needs to be corrected/removed.
- THO terminology work to support IG final publication requirements
- IG September ballot related items
- January Connectathon prep
| Adjournment||Adjourned at: 4:00 pm ET|