Facilitator:  Christol Green 

Scribe: Robin Isgett  






Peter Gunter co-chair

Rachel E. Foerster 

Lenel James 

Andrea Preisler 

@craig newman

@rebekah Fiehn

Robert Dieterle 

Ronald Wampler 

@mark Nuwmurh

Chris Johnson 

Antitrust Statement

Professional Associations, such as HL7, which bring together competing entities are subject to strict 
scrutiny under applicable antitrust laws. HL7 recognizes that the antitrust laws were enacted to promote 
fairness in competition and, as such, supports laws against monopoly and restraints of trade and their 
enforcement. Each individual participating in HL7 meetings and conferences, regardless of venue, is 
responsible for knowing the contents of and adhering to the HL7 Antitrust Policy as stated in §05.01 of 
the Governance and Operations Manual (GOM).

Agenda Topics

Agenda Outline

Agenda Item

Meeting Minutes from Discussion

Decision Link
ManagementHL7 PIE WG meetings need to be rescheduledstart date 1/24/2022


HL7 ANSI Anti-Trust Policy

HL7 adheres to the ANSI Anti-Trust policy.  We should avoid sharing any information on this call that could be interpreted as anti-competitive.  If there are topics that you don’t normally speak about in other public settings, such as conferences or trade shows, then it’s probably best to save those topics for another time as this is a public call. If you have any questions you can refer to the GOM section 05.01 or consult your companies legal division.

  • Antitrust statement was summarized for the group.


 Minutes Approval  - Dec 20, 2022

  • Minutes approval delayed for next week.  
  • PIE WG meetings fell off calendar. Will work to correct.


New Proposals and PSS for review - PIE comments or interest

  1. Project Proposals 
  2. Project Scope Statements
    1. PSS-2145 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    2. Jira - 2138
  • Reviewed PSS-Data Exchange pharmaceutical quality. Consensus was that PIE WG does not need to be involved.

Craig NewmanHELIOS Bulk Data review  Jira-2138
  • Helios Data Review was provided by Craig Newman who represents Helios FHIR Accelerator. Working on the accessibility in bulk of data in Public Health systems and looking specifically at immunization data as a use case.  Suggestion was made for CG’s group to take a look at IG for bulk data access and see how well it fits PH immunization use case.  Will have track at Connectathon for vendors and states to run through.
    • Use cases
    • Presented anticipated data flow which covers Requester pinging immunization information system for data and making available to authorized user. Includes creation of list of patients.
    • The team has developed a Project Scope Statement to put together an IG which will mostly be a guidance document.
    • Stanley….could the use case be more generic and cover getting info from any registry. Answer—Yes
    • RD…Why should there be a separate guide since there is already a bulk IG
      • .Ans. Think there may be some gaps.  Eg.  Requestor and Responder may not have same identifiers for patients
    • RD: Viet leading a session on bulk matching.  It is a generic problem.
    • CN--Is WG interested in being an Interested Party?
      • WG…After discussion PIE decided we should be an interested party to see how it aligns with member attribution.


HL7 Update COVID Policy

January 2023 Working Group Meeting and FHIR Connectathon Guidelines

The HL7 meeting policies are predicated on our wish to provide a safe environment for all of our attendees and staff.

After reviewing the most current evidence provided by public health and safety experts, the HL7 International Board of Directors has determined that the January WGM and FHIR Connectathon can be the most productive, interactive and safest events possible by enacting the following policy:

  • Proof of vaccination is not required
  • Masks are strongly encouraged but not required
  • All attendees are expected to be free from active COVID19 infection. We will not ask for evidence to demonstrate this. We will provide onsite testing kits at a nominal cost if you wish to avail yourselves of testing.
  • Should any attendee test positive with COVID, they are not allowed to attend any HL7 activities.  
  • If HL7 becomes aware of a potential COVID exposure which occurs during the event, all attendees will be alerted, allowing attendees to modify their behavior as they feel comfortable

By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you read and agree with the related COVID Policy. HL7 International is not responsible for any participants' travel related expenses such as airline or hotel cancellation fees should they cancel or if HL7 International is required to cancel. By attending an HL7 International event, you assume responsibility for the risk of injury or sickness and the related results of such an occurrence. You assume and accept these risks and release and waive HL7 International, its officers, employees, agents and contractors for any and all claims, suits and causes of action arising out of or related to any injury, sickness, infection and other related results.

January Ballot cycle closes 1/11/2023 -vote now

2023 Calendar of events

HL7 FHIR Connectathon, Jan. 14-15, 2023, Hilton Hotel Lake, Las Vegas Resort and Spa, Henderson, Nevada

HL7 Working Group Meeting, Jan. 16-20, 2023,  Hilton Hotel Lake, Las Vegas Resort and Spa, Henderson, Nevada

Review Agenda​ https://www.hl7.org/events/

NCVHS Sub-Committee hearing, Washington DC - testimony will be presented

      1/18/2023 X12 8020 proposed rules

      1/19/2023 CAQH CORE proposed rules

 X12 January 22 – Feb 1st – Westminster CO 

VIVE - March 26 - 29, 2023, Nashville TN  https://www.viveevent.com/

40th National HIPAA Summit - Virtual March 7-10, 2023  www.HIPAASummit.com

HIMSS23, April 17-21, 2023, Chicago IL https://www.himss.org/global-conference

HL7 Connectathon and WGM

NCPDP 2023 Annual Technology & Business Conference, May 8 - 10, 2023, Scottsdale, Arizona, https://ncpdp.org/ac/call-for-proposals-info.aspx

  • Christol Green then reviewed:
    • Changes in Covid policy.
    • January ballot cycle which closes tomorrow
    • Calendar of events including X12


HL7 Connectathon- who is attending and which tracks

HL7 PIE WGM Agenda review

Mark - Payer to Payer, Bulk FHIR, Patient Access API looking for testers.

Christol - CDex, Carin ID Card

  • Christol reviewed January HL7 WG meeting agenda
    • SDOH/Gravity presentation meeting time slot Tuesday Q3.  Presentation by Matt Elrod
    • Went over HL7 connectation and Patient Access API
    • Will update agenda with morning session. Also made updates based on discussion during the meeting
    • Requested input on any items to add to agenda. No updates received from PIE members.

  • CG pointed out a Discussion Guide is under documents/presentations for CMS Advancing Interoperability Final Rule


Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization NPRM 

Discussion Guide review

Open Floor

No additional comments.

Management Next week call is cancelled due to HL7 WGM in Henderson NV - Hope to see you there

 Adjourned at 3:30 PM EST

Supporting Documents

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Minute Approval

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