|Iris Health Solutions|
|√||Wave One Associates|
|√||Department of Veterans Affairs|
|University of Arkansas Medical Sciences|
Meeting Minutes from Discussion
Decision Link(if not child)
|Business||US Core Publication Update|
|Business||Military History and Status|
Update on discussion from November 14, 2019
Consideration of a PSS-lite proposal for CGP to act as a convener for a Military Service definition project (Ioana)
Follow up from TSC discussion regarding WG scope (Jean / Floyd)
Project Scope Statement: Military Service History and Status FHIR Profiles
Ioana brought up the concerns from the Patient Administration Workgroup. Using the example of sex/gender, the recommendation is to use Observation to represent those concepts. Therefore, occupation and military service make more sense as a Cross Work Project since it overlaps with US Core. Orders and Observations may be involved because the project profiles Observation. Therefore, this fully funded project needs a home and the work occurs in different workgroups. Occupational Data for Health (ODH) also crosses workgroups and data should be part of social history. That project is now in Public Health but it applies to multiple workgroups. The results may be extensions to be used in other projects; some may be specific to the US (e.g., Gulf War and Enduring Freedom) rather than new resources. The need is that all projects trying to address military service should align to have a harmonized result in FHIR. These data are currently in use with HL7 v2 Z-segments. There is also interest in a portion of this work for existing Da Vinci efforts for prior authorization.
Counterpoints - this Workgroup is more of a workgroup of last resort - not necessarily a place for items refused by other workgroups. Also, this is a Patient Administration issue. For the example of patient sex/gender, the Patient Administration WG defined that the concepts should be represented as Observations. There must be a good reason that the project isn't going to Patient Administration. US Core performs activities in almost every group and thus fits with the intent of Cross Workgroup Projects.
|Business||Road to US Core|
Work on the process for adding FHIR profiles and other artifacts to US Core. US Core Update is published: http://hl7.org/fhir/us/core/.
Consider options for next meeting:
|Adjournment||The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 PM ET.|