Chair: Julie James
Scribe: Julie James
NOTE: This attendance applies if you are present at the related meeting/call, regardless if you have signed a different attendance for your WG.
H - HTA Member
O - observer
L - liaison
P - present
A - Apologies
Global eHealth Collaborative
American Dental Association
Blue Wave Informatics LLP
|H||P||Susan Matney||Intermountain Health|
|H||A||Sylvia Thun||HL7 Germany|
National Library of Medicine/IHTSDO
|L||A||Ted Klein||KCI Inc.|
|L||A||Russell Hamm||Vocabulary Co-Chair|
Minutes Approved as Presented
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Meeting Minutes from Discussion
|Decision Link(if not child)|
Motion to approve WGM January 2019 Minutes carried
Proposed SM; Second RMcC. For: 3 Abstain: 2 Against: 0
Open Page: Information about External Code Systems used in HL7 Standards - separate top level header; should also have a link to the portal page (and HL7 to put a link back to the portal)
|Topic||SNOMED Collaboration Agreement|
WK: The SNOMED International liaison (collaboration) agreement has expired; there is a request to the HTA to review this and see if there anything to add/change; a copy of the agreement is on the Vocabulary Portal. The term will be 5 years and there will be an appendix to describe joint projects. NB: Legal name of the organisation remains as IHTSDO; SNOMED International is the public facing name
IPS Free Subset: there is some concern of the value of the Free Subset for the International Patient Summary; it will be important that any external communication is clear about the value (or otherwise) of this. Note that the HTA does not have any authority into projects that negotiate for SNOMED content directly; however all projects must go through WK to get content collections from S-I and the HTA can advise WK. The role of the HTA is to be the single point of contact for new concept requests.
|Topic||Retired Code System Policy||Where to publish the link to the Vocab WG Statement|
|Topic||DSM 5 (RB)|
Reference email to HTA List 2019-01-24 11.55 UTC from RB
DSM is a code system for mental health care; users of DSM are required to have a license to use the code system. SM: similar issue with the ASCP American Society of Cancer, CPT, MedDRA etc.
There is a sense within HL7 that if an organisation that receives a message with terminology content that it does not have a license for, the organisation should reject the communication; however this is not general policy a. However, HTA should have a policy as to how standards/implementation guides should manage use of external code systems: see below. Policy and strategy is within the HTA remit, policing the use of external code systems is not within the remit.
In the Netherlands, patients will have Personal Health Records. The responsibility for licensing for use of proprietary code systems in those PHRs rests with the PHR software vendors, not with individual citizens.
Reference email to HTA List 2019-01-25 20:19 UTC from RMcC; Steve Bass is keen for X-12 content to be used in HL7 standards
|Topic||General policy on the use of external code systems|
Suggestion from RMcC:
HL7 approach to external code systems that is “lore” at the moment but I intend to make policy via the HL7 Terminology Authority (HTA.)
General policy on the use of external code systems - approval and passing on to SGB
HL7 Terminology Portal - document any changes we wish to make
New S-I Collaboration Agreement - suggestions for change
|Adjournment||Adjourned at 22.01 UTC|
|Minute Approval||WGM January 2019 Minutes|
Looking good, no incomplete tasks.