Chair: Mohammad Jafari 

Scribe: Chris Shawn 


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HSSWG calls are recorded per WG approval during December 16, 2021 conference call unless an objection is sustained.

Meeting Link:






Chris Shawn (Co-Chair)

Mohammad Jafari (Co-Chair)VA
Brian Handspicker (Co-Chair)
Joanna ThurstonHHS/ACF

Brian Handspicker

Jessica BanksGoldbelt
Jasmine StewartGoldbelt
Sal RanaGoldbelt
Greg Bloom
Sean Muir
Himali Saitwal
Scott Selby
Jacob Benett

Kristine McCoy

Samia Warsame
Ken Lord

Llew Brown


Rita Torkzadeh


Eric Jahn

Alexandria Consulting
Amol Vyas
John Moehrke

Guests and Members: Sheetal Shah, Sara Behal, Teresa Gerard, Samia Warsame, Jacob Bennett, Brenda Akinnagbe

Agenda Topics


Agenda Item


Decisions / Actions

1Welcome and Quorum

Quorum = 2 co-chairs and 2 guests

  •  Attained

2Agenda Review

Reviewed without change


Minutes Approval

2023-03-23 HSSWG Agenda/Minutes

(Approve by general consent)




Projects and Relevant Topics

Review and vote on sponsorship for PSS-2153 - Getting issue details... STATUS

  • Reviewing project for new attendees
  • Reviewed PSS
    • Questions/Concerns regarding coordination and awareness of similar initiatives in and out of HL7
    • Questions raised on use of the term Social Determinants and should a different term be used
  • Discussed need to vote to sponsor prior to vote to approve PSS
  • Vote for HSS sponsor project
    • Approved Jess/Jacob 9-0-1
  • Lost Ken Lord
    • Vote PSS on a later call

Presentation on the ONC SDOH Technical Integration Framework

In support of advancing social determinants of health-related (SDOH) terminology and data standards, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) with support from contractor, EMI Advisors, is developing a Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Technical Integration Framework.

The SDOH Technical Integration Framework will support developers and implementers of social care technical systems by providing step-by-step guidance for successful project execution, management, and communications. EMI will present a high-level overview of the draft framework outline at the HL7 HSS WG meeting on April 13th with a request to submit your written feedback on the SDOH Framework to Sara Behal ( by April 20th. Please label specific (sub)steps your feedback corresponds to.

In preparation, please review a comprehensive version of the draft framework outline attached. A more concise version of this outline will be shared during the meeting. This presentation is an early draft framework outline and should not be distributed.

ONC Presentation

  • Brief overview
  • Forward questions
    • Feedback by April 20
  • Not for wide distribution yet
  • View slides here
  • Questions
    • None
6Next Meeting

Any agenda items WG members want to add?

Next HSS WG public call: April 27, 2023

Meeting Adjourned: X:XX pm ET


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