|5 min.||Welcome, agenda review, meeting minute approval||Joginder Madra|
- last week's meeting was cancelled due to no topics on the agenda
- Jan. 2nd meeting minutes approved (motion: Craig, second: AbdulMalik) 12-0-0
- Reminder - ballot comments are due Jan 27th
|5 min.||Vital Records Death Reporting HL7 v2.6 publication request||Mead Walker|
- publication request approved, pending updating "Date of Request" to current date since it still showed Jan. 2nd when it was initially on the agenda (motion: Mead, second: Craig) 15-0-0
- Craig is in the V2 Management Group, so Mead will pass off the request to him now
|5 min.||Updates for BSeR, VRDR FHIR IRIG, and VR DAM projects||AbdulMalik Shakir|
- BSeR publication request was approved by the PHWG on Jan. 2nd, will be presented to FHIR Management Group on Jan. 22nd
- the PHWG approval was contingent on the resolution of some pre-publication comments from Craig and Lisa Nelson – those comments are being addressed and incorporated
- VRDR FHIR IG will consider moving from FHIR STU3 to R4 in next version of the IG (STU1)
- VR DAM – coordinating with Birth Defects FHIR IG project to harmonize updates
|15 min.||FHIR resource proposed change||Craig Newman|
- JIRA 25277 Proposal January 2020.pptx
- within the Immunization, ImmunizationEvaluation, and ImmunizationRecommendation resources, the "doseNumber" and "seriesDoses" elements' data types had previously been changed in R4 from positiveInt to "[x]" (postitiveInt or string)
- this was to accommodate that there may not always be numerical "dose order" indications – some immunizations are given as boosters or even annually outside of any series
- new comment suggests that the purpose of these elements is to convey intent from / to a clinician and that no numerical calculations are actually performed on them, so they can be string-only data type
- recommendation is to approve as "persuasive"
- WG provided feedback that Craig will take back to the SMEs before any further approval motion:
- dose "seriesDoses" really ever need to be a string? would it ever convey anything other than a number (the denominator of "dose X out of Y")?
- would any system try to numerically compare "doseNumber" to "seriesDoses" to determine series completion status?
|10 min.||Measures of Interoperability Success||Laura Rappleye / Craig Newman|
- HIMSS has a blog post at https://www.himss.org/resources/determining-measures-success-interoperability – how can the success of interoperability be measured effectively?
- the number of connections doesn't necessarily equate to "success"
- it would be worthwhile to consider and provide input related to Public Health interoperability
- thoughts presented:
- does it meet the needs of the community?
- does it result in cost reduction?
- how can even those "measures" be objectively quantified and evaluated?
- next steps – ponder, if anyone has good ideas to discuss with the WG, put it on the agenda for a future call