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NameAffiliationTerm ExpiresAttending
Martin HurrellAnesthesiaJan 2020
Ellen TorresMay 2019
John WalshSep 2019
Edward HeltonBiomedical Research and RegulationMay 2019x
Hugh GloverMay 2020
Myron FinsethJan 2020x
Boris BrodskySep 2019
Guilherme del FiolClinical Decision SupportJan 2020
Robert JendersSep 2019
Kensaku KawamotoSep 2019
Howard StrasbergSep 2020
Bryn RhodesJan 2019x
Amnon ShaboClinical GenomicsMay 2020
Robert FreimuthJan 2019x
Kevin PowerJan 2019x
Gil AlterovitzJan 2020x
Bob MiliusSep 2020x
Russell LeftwichClinical Interoperability CouncilSep 2020
Mitra RoccaJan 2019
Laura Heermann LangfordSep 2019x
Patricia CraigClinical Quality InformationSep 2019x
Floyd EisenbergMay 2020
Yan HerasMay 2019
Kanwarpreet SethiMay 2019
Juliet RubiniMay 2020x
Jonathan ColemanCommunity Based Care and PrivacySep 2020
James KretzMay 2020
David PykeSep 2020x
Suzanne Gonzales-WebMay 2020x
Melva PetersClinical Steering DivisionDec 2020x
Floyd EisenbergDec 2019x
Dominik BrammenEmergency CareSep 2020
Laura Heermann LangfordJan 2020
James McClaySep 2019x
Todd CooperHealth Care DevicesJan 2020x
Chris CourvilleJan 2019
John GarguiloSep 2020
John RhoadsMay 2020x
Russell LeftwichLearning Health SystemsSep 2020
John RobertsSep 2019
Stephen ChuPatient CareMay 2020
Laura Heermann LangfordSep 2019
Emma JonesMay 2019x
Jay LyleJan 2020
Michelle MillerMay 2019x
Michael TanSep 2019
Michael PadulaSep 2019x
Jean DuteauPharmacyMay 2019
John HatemSep 2019x
Melva PetersSep 2019
Scott RobertsonMay 2019x
Erin HoltPublic HealthJan 2019x
Nell LapresJan 2019
Joginder MadraSep 2020x
Craig NewmanSep 2019x
Laura RappleyeSep 2019x


Roll call

Introduction of Guests

Review Agenda

  • Reviewed agenda - no additional agenda items

Approval of Minutes from Previous WGM

Approval of Minutes from Teleconference


Co-Chair Elections 

  • All individuals interested in running must submit a nomination, including current and interim co-chairs.
  • Co-chairs must maintain their membership throughout their term. Section of the GOM states “Should a seated co-chair experience a change in membership status due to either the loss of individual membership or loss of membership by their organization or Affiliate; that individual shall immediately step down from the position of co-chair.” Co-chairs that do not renew their membership will receive notification that they need to renew ASAP. If they do not renew, the co-chairs of the appropriate work group will be notified that the position is up for interim election then regular election at the next WGM.
  • Work Groups with co-chair positions expiring May 2019
    • Election schedule:
      • Feb 22: Deadline to notify HQ of additions/changes/corrections to co-chair openings
      • Feb 27: Call for nominations
      • Mar 15: Nominations Close
      • Mar 29: Co-chair statements due
      • April 3: Co-chair statements emailed to members

        Steering Division

        Work Group

        Co-Chairs up for Election



        Ellen Torres

        Biomedical Research and Regulation     

        Ed Helton

        Clinical Quality Information

        Yan Heras

        Kanwarpreet Sethi

        Patient Care

        Emma Jones

        Michelle Miller


        Jean Duteau

        Scott Robertson

        Also: CBCP, Public Health and Clinical Genomics due to co-chairs stepping down.  Work Groups should notify Karen at HQ to ensure that the co-chair election is included in May.


Project Scope Statement Submission Deadline

  • May 2019 Cycle
    • For PSS intending to ballot an artifact in the May Ballot Cycle - Must submit PSS to PMO and Steering Division - Sunday, January 27th
      • Work Groups will need to monitor the progress of their scope statements to ensure that they obtain the necessary US Realm Steering Committee, FMG, Steering Division and TSC approvals before the ballot opening date of March 24, 2019
    • Submit Notice of Intent to Ballot - February 17, 2019
    • Please use the latest version of the Project Scope Statement template: Latest Version of PSS
  • September 2019 Cycle
    • For PSS intending to ballot an artifact in the September Ballot Cycle - Must be approved by TSC by April 7, 2019


Updates from the TSC

  • Confluence PSS Form - now available for use

    • Encourage all WGs to transition to use of the Confluence PSS

  • Confluence Project Scope Statement Workflow - will be piloted

Work Group Health Review

  • ClinicalSDWorkGroupHealth2019Jan.pdf
  • Great job! All CSD Work Groups were Green!
  • Healthiest Work Groups:
    • Clinical Decision Support
    • Clinical Quality Information
    • Emergency Care
    • Patient Care
    • Public Health
    • Pharmacy

PBS Metric Review

  • PBS_Metrics_20190109_2019JanWGM.xlsx
  • Please review the PBS Metrics - pay attention to 5 Year Anniversary - you may have standards where reaffirmation is expiring - you need PSS to reaffirm or withdraw

New Business

Dental Interoperability Project Update (Todd Cooper)

  • goal is find out value of exchanging dental information - use cases, stakeholders
  • Investigative project #1422 - sponsored by Patient Care
  • White paper is being developed - hope to have draft publishable by the end of January
  • once this is completed, will have a discussion about next steps
  • Will distribute through CSD co-chairs for comment
  • Send other interested stakeholders to Todd Cooper if you are aware of any

da Vinci eCDx

The PSS is located at:

  • Discussion of how to handle the project that crosses over multiple domains/Work Groups
  • Concerns raised over the size of the project
  • Request is for a WG as a primary sponsor and co-sponsoring WG and/or interested parties
    • Thursday Q2 - joint SD/Patient Care meeting - CIC will try to join this
    • Need to understand the expectations of co-sponsors and interested party so Work Groups can make a decision
  • Can't expect the WGs to always go to the project team.  Should go to the WG
  • Work Groups that are interested in participating as a co-sponsor or interested party - should contact Viet Nguyen ( by January 14, 2019


  • Move to Confluence
  • CSD Mission and Charter
    • motion to approve:  Jim (EC)/David (CBCP) - 11-0-0 Carried
    • motion to approve: David (CBCP)/Todd (DEV) - 11-0-0 Carried

Project Scope Statement Votes

  • none were presented