Welcome to the HL7 Terminology Infrastructure Work Group confluence site. In this environment, attendance logs, meeting agendas and notes, and other work group functions are enabled to assist the work group participants in developing standards as well as necessary housekeeping functions for standards development organizations. Use JIRA to document issues, change requests, questions, and comments for documentation and resolution. We welcome your feedback, please click here to add suggestions for the HL7 technical team and/or the Terminology Infrastructure Work Group
Confluence Accounts: To request a Confluence account, please navigate to the HL7 main page or follow this link
Project Information: Current projects and meeting information can be found below. Additionally, the Vocabulary Zulip stream may be used to further conversations pertinent to the vocabulary work group. To view the Vocabulary Zulip stream, click here
Meeting Attendance: For all Vocab Zoom meetings, attendance is open to everyone, irrespective of organization or HL7 membership. However, please see contact information for project/meeting leaders as we request that you email one of the contacts prior to attending a meeting for the first time. Doing so allows us to better moderate the admittance to our conference calls.
To identify, organize and maintain coded vocabulary terms used in HL7 information structures, provide clear documented guidelines on the principles of vocabulary content and structure to support the retention of meaning over time, and to maintain the HL7 Vocabulary Model and guidance of the use of Vocabulary in HL7 Standards.
Vocabulary Maintenance at HL7 (UTG)
Vocabulary Maintenance at HL7 after Q2 2020 will be done through the new Unified Terminology Governance (UTG) process. The detailed information for user on-boarding, harmonization tools and workflow processes, and education an documentation materials can be found HERE.
HL7 Terminology Authority (HTA)The HL7 Terminology Authority, as a subcommittee of the Terminology Services Management Group (TSMG) is responsible for the creation, implementation, and management of HL7 processes involving external terminology management. The activities of the HTA are intended to complement maintenance of terminology that is used by HL7 protocol specifications. HTA works through the TSMG to implement processes or polices that impact Working Groups. To contact the HTA, see additional details on the HTA Confluence page.
Meeting and Call Information
Other Vocab Information
Terminology Infrastructure Co-chairs
Terminology Infrastructure Co-chair Responsibilities
Terminology Infrastructure WG Policy Statements
Terminology Infrastructure Related and Draft PSS Information
Guidelines for a Standardized Terminology Knowledgebase
Recent Inactive or Completed Projects
Unified Terminology Governance Project (UTG) - COMPLETE
VSD-compliant profile on FHIR Value set resource - COMPLETE
Characteristics of a Value Set Definition (VSD) Project - COMPLETE - COMPLETE
Vocabulary Binding Semantics (VBS) Project - INACTIVE - '19
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