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Agenda Outline

Agenda Item

  • Reminder: The both the January FHIR Connectathon and WGM will be virtual:
    • FHIR Connectathon: Wednesday, January 13 - Friday, January 15
  • November 1, 2020 is the deadline for CQI approval of Notices for Intent to Ballot for the January 2021 cycle
  • Consider feedback to Policy Advisory Committee - ONC Interim final rule:
2Feedback on ONC ISA and SVAP
  • Request for your comments on ONC ISA and ONC SVAP by October 30, 2020
  • Follow up CDS discussion from October 28, 2020
    Structured HL7-related comments and responses to support Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) feedback on the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) and the Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP). 
    1. ISA Information about the ISA contents can be found at: .  (Note, within this Table of Contents, you can click on and within four different sections, which are detailed below. )
    2. SVAP The SVAP standards and implementation specifications (and their versions) that will be considered for advancement via the Standards Version Advancement Process include many from HL7 and can be found at:

DEQM IG/ DEQM IG Gaps in Care

Ballot reconciliation:

(total, some resolved)


Clinical Reasoning FHIR Resources (owned by CQI)

  • Measure
  • MeasureReport 
  • Clinical Reasoning Trackers for 09 October 2020
  • Ready for vote:
  • For Discussion:
    • FHIR-28937 - Update ShareableMeasure Profile (Robert Samples) 
    • FHIR-20725 - Add attribute in Measure to indicate how frequent results are released/published (e.g. every 3 years, etc.) (Finnie Flores)
    • FHIR-20723 - Request to add an attribute to indicate the level of reporting availability/disaggregation (e.g. international, national, etc.) (Finnie Flores)
    • FHIR-20722 - Request to add an attribute to indicate whether the results are calculated based on fiscal year, calendar year, school year, etc. (Finnie Flores)
    • FHIR-20726 - Request to add an attribute to capture calculation description (i.e. describes, in simple terms, how the indicator is calculated and also states the unit of analysis, if applicable). (Finnie Flores)

Status update:

  • "HL7 Cross-Paradigm Specification: Clinical Quality Language, Release 1" has not been published yet as 10/16
  • "FHIR Quality Reporting Informative Document" has been published.
7QRDA Category III

NIB for January 2021 approved and submitted on 10/16

CQI Co-Chairs meeting with CDA Management Group about moving QRDA commenting to HL7 Jira and will report to the WG.

8Review expired STUs

Request from HL7 - Determine if these STUs should be moved to JIRA for future commenting - these have all expired:

9Project Updates

Review of current projects - found on home page here.


US Core Errata ver 3.1.1 - Will be balloting again with an update in January 2021.


QI-Core CI Build

QI-Core IG STU4 (v4.0.0 for FHIR 4.0.1)

QI-Core STU 3 - expired June 4, 2020 - QI-Core Implementation Guide: STU 3.2 (v3.2.0 for FHIR 3.0.1)

FMG approved extension request on 6/24, TSC approved 6/29.

Errata version of QI-Core once US Core publishes their errata in early July (7/9)

FHIR Quality Measure IG

Quality Measure STU2 for FHIR R4 IG (Feb 2020)

Quality Measure STU1 for FHIR STU3 IG


  1. CQI FHIR Quality Measure Project Subgroup calls: MOVING to Wednesdays at 10 AM
    1. Call Information: 
  2. Combined Gaps in Care DaVinci and DEQM calls: 
9Balloting timeline

Balloting schedule (confirm on HL7 Calendars):

Approvals for January 2021 Ballot Cycle:

PSS Deadline Dates for Future Ballots

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
November 1, 2020FHIR ballot content substantially complete
November 13, 2020FHIR ballot content substantive freeze
November 17, 2020FHIR Connectathon Proposals Due
November 20, 2020Off-cycle ballot commenting closes
November 24, 2020FHIR ballot final freeze
December 3, 2020WG approves final FHIR content for ballot
December 13, 2020Final Ballot Content Deadline
November 16 - December  17, 2020January ballot sign-up
December 20, 2020 - January 18, 2020January ballot opens for voting
January 25 - 29, 2021January WGM (Virtual)
May 2021 Ballot Cycle
October 9, 2020
Submit Work Group Approved PSS to the PMO
December 18, 2020
TSC Approval of the PSS
March 7, 2021
NIB Deadline...................................
September 2021 Ballot Cycle
February 5, 2021
Submit Work Group Approved PSS to the PMO
April 23, 2021
TSC Approval of the PSS
NIB Deadline...................................
January 2022 Ballot Cycle
June 11, 2021
Submit Work Group Approved PSS to the PMO
August 13, 2021
TSC Approval of the PSS
NIB Deadline...................................