Facilitator: Chris Johnson
Scribe: Robin Isgett
|x||@ Erica Martin|
Meeting Minutes from Discussion
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|Chris read Antitrust statement.|
Minutes Approval - 2023-05-02 PIE WG Meeting Agenda/Minutes
|Minutes approved by consent.|
New Proposals and PSS for review - PIE comments of interest
PSS - 2206 FHIR CDS HIV Testing & Prevention IG. PIE comment - PIE WG wants to receive periodic updates, maybe at the WG meetings.
PSS - 2205 Develop Guidance on Patient Characteristics. PIE comment - PIE WG does not need to be involved at this time.
PSS - 2200 FHIR Capability Statement IG. PIE comment - PIE WG is an interested party and would like periodic updates.
|HL7 May WGM and Connectathon||Updates||Reviewed agenda from the work group meeting. Durwin stated that 340 people attended the Connectathon. Durwin was in the CDex track. They were supposed to test questionnaires, but did not get to it because they felt the need to bring new people "up to speed" first. The PIE WG will be giving feedback regarding reevaluating WGM plus. Most agree that the presentations were excellent, but they interfered with regular workgroup face time.|
The PIE WG period for nominations for 2 added work group co-chair position(s) has started. This 2 year term will cover 2024-2025.
This email communication serves as an announcement to our PIE work group that all co-chair nominations must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. ET Thursday, June 15, 2023.
Criteria that must be met to be eligible to be nominated as a Work Group co-chair:
We have 2 PIE WG Members that have interest in the added Co-Chair positions:
Chris Johnson (current interim co-chair) BCBS AL
Karuna Relwani (BCBSA)
Any other interested?
Peter Gunter will no longer be able to serve as an interim co-chair due to new company policy. However, Peter will still participate at our weekly meetings as a PIE WG member. We would like to thank Peter for his contributions as an interim co-chair over the past 8 months.
|Christol will vouch for Chris and Robin will vouch for Karuna.|
|Follow-ups||Not submitted yet. Elevance wants to add a special investigations LOINC. Christol will go over the process with Chris.|
Office of National Coordinator's HTI-1 proposed rule:
Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing (HTI-1) Proposed Rule
This rule is RIN: 0955-AA03. Release date: April 18th. Comments due: June 20th
ONC seeks to implement provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and make updates to the ONC Health IT Certification Program with new and updated standards, certification criteria, and implementation specifications in 45 CFR Part 170.
The proposed rule also includes multiple requests for information (RFI) to inform potential future rulemaking. RFI topic areas include electronic prior authorization, lab interoperability, predictive decision support interventions, and advanced Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR®) capabilities, among others across parts 170 and 171.
Key provisions of the proposed rule include:
ONC resources including webinar schedule: https://www.healthit.gov/topic/laws-regulation-and-policy/health-data-technology-and-interoperability-certification-program
Do we want to make comments on HTI-1 proposed rule by June 20th? Since USCDI and Information Blocking will affect payers, the workgroup was asked to review and decide at the next meeting if we want to submit comments.
2023 Calendar of events
WEDI Spring Conference | May 22 -25, 2023 Virtual
X12 Summer Working Group Meetings | June 4- 8, 2023 San Antonio TX
WEDI Summer Forum| August 1 – 2, 2023 Chicago IL
eSolutions Xchange 2023 Blues Conference | August 27 - August 30, 2023 The Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort
37th Annual Plenary, Working Group Meeting and HL7 FHIR Connectathon |Sep 9, 2023 to Sep 15, 2023 - Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, AZ
X12 Fall Standing Meeting | October 1- 5, 2023 Cincinnati OH
WEDI National Conference | November 6-9 in Washington, DC & Virtual
ONC 2023 Annual Meeting December 14 - 15, 2023
|Reviewed events. No PIE WG meeting on the 25th because of WEDI conflict.|
|Open Floor||Conflict next week with WEDI Spring Virtual conference|
Karuna asked if anyone can join workgroup calls or do you have to be a member? Yes, anyone can join without being a member.
Next meeting will be on 05/30/23.
|Adjournment||Adjourned at 3:15 PM EST|