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Subcommittee Lead: Jessica Bota 

Supporting TSMG Co-Chair: Reuben Daniels 


Tuesday 8:00-9:00PM UTC

Tuesday 4:00-5:00PM USA EDT

Wednesday 6:00-7:00AM AEST

Wednesday 9:00-10:00AM NZDT 

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Attendee type:

M - TSMG Member

O -Observer / Guest


P - present

A - Apologies

X - (Apologies with Proxy)



M (Co-Chair)


Reuben DanielsSaludax


Jess Bota

Apelon, Inc.

Lisa Nelson


Michael Faughn

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Davera GabrielJohns Hopkins University Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Dan Vreeman

HL7 International

Ted Klein

Klein Consulting

Marc Duteau 

HL7 International

Joan Harper

Canada Health Infoway

John Snyder

National Library of Medicine

Rob Hausam


Alex Kontur

OPRavi KafleWashington State Department of Health
Abdullah RafiqiICF
OPHope GrayUAB - Birmingham, HL7 Intern
OPMartha JonesGeorge Mason, HL7 Intern

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Agenda Item
  • Rollcall & Proxies
  • Note that meetings are recorded
  • Agenda check
  • Continuing to work with Lawrence Gerstley on Jira automation for submitters
    • Walked through current changes to submission process using GitLab (replacement for Bitbucket/Sourcetree)
    • Team is happy with progress
    • Meeting Thursday to discuss tying in IG Publisher validation to the process
  • Ticket review calls (held on alternate Tuesdays) have been going well and we believe we have made progress on moving tickets forward (smile)
  • Responses for RFP for web-based terminology editor to support UTG/THO were due 7/1
    • Should hear about results soon
New Business30 
Subcommittee Work in Progress15JB
  • Review Terminology Expectations for IG Developers 
  • TSC approved THO released 3x a year
    • Need to determine how to align the release with the ballot calendar: HL7 Calendars
      • Reached out to IG developers to determine when they need a published release of THO in relation to IG final content deadline
      • Not much feedback on proposal to have THO published a month prior to ballot content deadlines
      • Lisa R. Nelson will work with Rob and Sarah to get expectations from NLM. Update?
    • Release can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks and is very dependent on IG Publisher tooling and Grahame if there are any issues
    • Once we determine the freeze dates, need to 
      • Coordinate with Lynn to get it on the HL7 calendar, including notifications about deadlines
      • Need to determine best avenue for announcing new THO releases 
  • THO cleanup
    • These tickets have approval from TSMG to proceed in UTG
      • Fix the "All HL7 Code Systems" tab to exclude external content UP-320 - Getting issue details... STATUS
      • Add tabs for deprecated content (based on deprecation task force) UP-321 - Getting issue details... STATUS
      • Add default value of 'true' for all code systems without a <caseSensitive> element (mainly external code systems) unless otherwise specified to resolve warnings in THO UP-322 - Getting issue details... STATUS
        • Changes submitted
    • Need to start discussions (with FMG?) about having ability to render extensions in THO
      • Ask Reuben to follow up
  • Execution of Deprecation representation and policy in UTG/THO
    • Deprecation Policy Framework documents policy and next steps
    • Immediate priorities
      • Perform inventory of deprecated content across THO
      • Create tabs where deprecated content exists
        1. Document deprecation and expectations around deprecation on THO subtabs
        2. Must also document retired, as there is often confusion between deprecation and retirement
      • Requested IG Publisher change to render identifier.period for CodeSystem and ValueSet:
  • Task force recommendation review and implementation (voting, quorums, WG health, etc.): UTG Task Force Recommendations to TSC 
    • Tracked by HSCR-155 - Getting issue details... STATUS and its subtasks
    • Continuing to fill OSG voter slots
      • FMG: John Moerke
        • Bryn following up on FHIR-I call Monday, 6/27
        • Some questions asked, so responses provided about expected responsibilities and level of effort
      • CMG: Lisa Nelson, Alexander Henket, Marc Duteau
      • V2: Michael Faughn, Frank Oemig, Rob Snelick
    • Will continue to follow-up on filling Realm-based and Vocab OSGs
  • Vocab suggests that TSMG require all code systems to have a Steward
      • Vocab WG to run a query for each code system across FHIR core to identify the resources and their responsible WG(s) for each listed code system.
      • Rob Hausam reached out to Grahame to determine best way to do this
   Adjournment0 JBCall adjourned at 4:56PM EDT. Next call in two weeks at 4:00PM EDT July 19, 2022.

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