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Agenda Outline

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Meeting Minutes 
  • Virtual Connect-a-thon dates: Wednesday May 13, Thursday May 14, and Friday May 15. Stay tuned for more information
  • CQI will be one of the early adopters to switch to Zoom for weekly meetings - stay tuned 
  • Ballot opens on April 10th: 
    • HL7 Cross-Pradiam Specification: Clinical Quality Language, Release 1
    • HL7 FHIR Guidance: Quality Reporting, Release 1 - US Realm

Floyd made the annoucements.

The order of the agenda was modified to this order:

  • Depression Outcomes PSS
  • Quality Measure IG

Quality Measure Reporting White Paper 

Ballot is now open
Depression Outcomes Project

Present PSS and request a vote for approval. - (Michelle Leavy and Bob Dolin) 

Outcome Criteria Framework Implementation Guide

Michelle and Bob presented the PSS.

Updated "is the content developed externally to AHRQ".  Gay will add content about US Realm. 

Rob McClure commented that Standards Governance Board will likely to read the external content when a PSS is marked Y to the question the question is the content developed externally.

Bob pointed out that the IG is now called Outcome Criteria Framework IG

Gay made motion to approve the PSS / Bryn seconded

Approve/Abstain/Oppose: 32/1/0

Co-chairs will decide a confluence structure on the CQI confluence space for hosting projects confluence pages.

FHIR Quality Measure IG

Quality Measure IG Jira Issues Filter

Block vote 2 was sent out to the listserv on April 6th. It is ready for vote on April 10th.   

  1. FHIR-26331(Use of breadcrumbs) (Mark Bellezza) Persuasive
  2. FHIR-26329(TOC to left side of page) (Mark Bellezza) Persuasive
  3. FHIR-26327(guidance on profile governance) (Keith Salzman) Not Persuasive
  4. FHIR-25505(Unclear Snippets) (Javier Espina) Persuasive
  5. FHIR-25636 (Guidance for value set computations) (Bryn Rhodes) Persuasive
  6. FHIR-25550 (Correct DenEx definition) (Mia Nievera) Persuasive
  7. FHIR-25489 (Correct valueSetString) (Javier Espina) Persuasive

Review and vote for the diagrams proposed by The Joint Commissions to resolve the following issues. (Note: diagrams reviewed and discussed on the Tuesday's sub-group call (April 7th).  – confirm with Mitra/Ping for their availability

  • 25501 In Figure 3-9, shouldn't the patient that gets into the Measure Population also get into the Initial Population?
  • 25551 Revise the Calculation flow for Proportion Measures
  • 25550 Remove Initial population from the Denominator Exclusion definition for proportion measures
  • 26342 Harmonize population terminology

Tracker issues for discussion:

  • FHIR-25642 Consider Library vs PublishedLibrary profiles (Bryn Rhodes)  
  • FHIR-25646 Provide terminology guidance usage (Bryn Rhodes)
  • FHIR-25636 Provide guidance for avoiding value set computations (Bryn Rhodes)
  • FHIR-25635 Use of terminology artifacts for quality measures should align with CPG work (Rob McClure)
  • FHIR-25486 (CQL and ELM references) (Javier Espina) Persuasive 

Rob Samples made a motion to approve Block Vote 2. Bryn seconded.

Approve/Abstain/Oppose: 27-0-0


  • Paul asked whether it should be "shall include" rather than "should include". Bryn commented that actually this need to relax further because dependencies on others. Changed to "may be include" in the Library resource depending on the requirements in the appropriate profiles
  • Rob Samples moved to approve it as Persuasive/Bryn seconded. 
  • Approve/Abstain/Oppose: 27-0-0

FHIR-25635: Rob McClure was not present today. This will be discussed another time. 

Reviewed the swim lane diagrams presented by Mitra and the TJC team. 

Discussion has been around the flows around Denominator exception in the diagram. 

Note: and need to be reviewed and changed. 


Da Vinci DEQM Trackers for upcoming DEQM calls Zulip stream 

Status: total 13 open DEQM trackers.

Tracker issues for discussion on April 10th:

  1. J#26084(How will data consumers communicate data requirements? ) (celine_lefebvre) Persuasive with Modification
  2. J#26079(We recommend fleshig out the incremental exchange process ) (celine_lefebvre) Considered for Future Use
  3. J#25721(Vendor name and software name/version) (patricia-craig) **

Block Vote 4 for April 17th - Eric sent out the Block Vote to the listserv on 4/9/2020

  1. J#21999, CDS Hooks can be used in the screening data. - DEQM #145 (nandini_ganguly) Considered - No action required
  2. J#21993, Data Exchange Interactions are helpful to track history/status of exchange - DEQM #142 (nandini_ganguly) Considered - No action required
  3. J#18672, Show CMS eCQM - DeQM #51 (kpsethi) Persuasive with Modification

#26084: Discussed this item but did not take a vote.


Eric made a motion to approve this as Persuasive with Mod / Linda


Michaelsen seconded. 

Approve/Abstain/Oppose: 28-0-0


can be done using provenance generically. 

Patty explained that from the receiving side (TJC), it was extremely helpful to know vendor and software name/version in submission to identify errors that have seen is associated with which vendor and which software product. 

Reviewed reportingVendor extension profile  and agreed that this is the vendor but not software system.

Also discussed certification identifier extension profile, this does not give the information that this issue was looking for. 

Use the software system extension defined in the Quality Measure IG (

) and use it here to support the need of which software product that was used. The profile would allow roles to be specified to distinguish if a software system was used to capture data, or a software system was used to generate report, etc. 

Eric made a motion to approve this as Persuasive with Mod / Bryn seconded 

Approve/Abstain/Oppose: 26-0-0


QI-Core IG Jira Issues Filter

FHIR-26592 - Naming of QUICK vs QI-Core Logical View TRIAGED   (change QUICK logical view name to QI-Core logical view)

FHIR-26656 - New measure component details and definitions

FHIR-26829 - Consideration for Medication List for patient-reported medications

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Gaps in Care 

Project confluence page

Gaps In Care Supporting Materials

Old Gaps in Care: As of 1/13/2020 project has been deactivated and Dave Hamill aware for Project Insight record keeping (Project 1427)

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Updates for normative ballot in April 2020

For reference - STU comments for CQL Specification are located here

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Working Group Meetings

May WGM Cancelled - review agenda for potential need for combined calls with other WGs as initially planned for the face-to-face meeting —  WGM Agenda/Minutes San Antonio May 2020 - DRAFT

Planned list of joint meetings from cancelled May WGM to consider for joint conference calls:

NOTE - HL7 will be sending out information for Co-chairs to be able to invite each other's WGs to joint calls (similar to the invitation system used for the WGMs). If we identify joint calls we want and potential content for such sessions, your co-chairs will know which WGs to invite.

  • Orders and Observations (CQI, CIMI, CDS) – Monday Q3 Also Observation Media DocumentReport/DiagnosticReport
  • CDS and FHIR Infrastructure (CQI, CDS, FHIR I) –
  • EHR WG – Usability, Podiatry, Wound Assessment Template FHIR IG
  • Patient Care (elective procedures, Principal Vs Primary Diagnosis) (Vocab, CIMI, Structured Documents, Orders and Observation, CQI)
  • CDS, CQI and CIMI (FHIR profiles for CDS and CQI – QUICK/QI-Core)
  • CDS and CQI – MedicationKnowledge, Potential Drug/Drug Interactions, EBM-on-FHIR, Clinical Trials Research, CQL
  • Learning Health Systems – Care Team DAM

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Virtual Connectathon May 13 - 15

2020-05 Clinical Reasoning Track Confluence Page 

2020-05 Da Vinci Gaps in Care Track Confluence Page

$100 registration fee for members to attend connectathons for 3 days regardless how many tracks. 

Clinical Reasoning Track orientation is planned on the April 28th Tuesday standing subgroup call. 

Da Vinci tracks connectathon connectathons orientation next week

Project Updates

Review of current projects - found on home page here.


  1. CQI FHIR Quality Measure Project Subgroup calls:
    1. Call Information: 
  2. DEQM / DaVinci calls: 
  3. Gaps in Care DaVinci calls: 
  4. Cross Workgroups Project WG (now managing US Core balloting) - Considering new PSS for metadata for Apps: Marketplace Product Packaging and Metadata

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Balloting timeline

Balloting schedule (confirm on HL7 Calendars):

Approvals for May 2020 Ballot Cycle

  • October 4, 2019 - PSS deadline
  • January 5, 2020 - TSC approval for all PSS for May 2020 Ballot Cycle (requires approval by sponsors, co-sponsors, Steering Division, and Management Group, and other groups such as Architectural Review Board if indicated
  • Harmonization initial proposals due February 20, 2020
  • NIBs due March 1, 2020
  • Harmonization final proposals due March 5, 2020
  • Initial ballot content March 15, 2020
  • Harmonization meeting March 19, 2020
  • Reconciliation Deadline and Ballot Preview Period March 22, 2020
  • WG approval of final content - March 29, 2020
  • Final ballot content April 5, 2020
  • Ballot sign up March 9 - April 9, 2020
  • Ballots open for voting April 10 - May 11, 2020 (ballots will go on as planned even without WGM)

    PSS Deadline Dates for Future Ballots
    September 2020 Ballot Cycle
    April 19, 2020
    TSC Approval of the PSS
    July 5, 2020
    NIB Deadline

    January 2021 Ballot Cycle

    June 5, 2020
    Submit Work Group Approved PSS to the PMO
    August 23, 2020
    TSC Approval of the PSS
    November 1, 2020
    NIB Deadline
    May 2021 Ballot Cycle
    October 9, 2020
    Submit Work Group Approved PSS to the PMO
    December 18, 2020
    TSC Approval of the PSS
    NIB Deadline...................................

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