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HL7 TSC FMG Meeting Minutes 

(voice and screen)

Date: 2020-03-25
Time: 4:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Chair:Note taker(s): Anne W.
Quorum = chair + 4yes/no
Co chairsxDavid HayxLloyd McKenzie
ex-officioxWayne Kubick, CTO

Hans BuitendijkxBrian Postlethwaite
Paul KnappxAnne W., scribe
xJosh MandelxJohn MoehrkexBrian PechxLynn Laakso
xGrahame Grieve

xPooja Babbrah

xRob Hausam

xTim McNeil

xPaul Seville

xDidi Davis

xJean Duteau

xScott Robertson



  • Roll Call
  • Agenda Check
  • Minutes from 2020-03-25 FMG Agenda/Minutes
    • MOTION to approve: Brian Pech/Grahame
    • VOTE: David abstains. Remaining in favor
  • Action items
    • Reviewed
  • Review Items
    • Order Catalog FHIR IG Proposal
      • Rob presents the proposal.
      • The long description is meant for the registry - does it support diagrams? Grahame says no, diagrams aren't supported. The image would have to be in the IG somewhere. 
        • MOTION to approve: Brian Pech/Josh
        • VOTE: All in favor (4-0-0)

      • Jean presents the proposal.
      • Code should be med-list-guidance
      • Jean will move to HL7 github
      • Long description should include that this is for people designing IGs referring to medication lists and expand on the description. Jean edits.
        • MOTION to approve: Grahame/Brian Pech
        • VOTE: All in favor (4-0-0)
    • Specialty Medication Prescribing FHIR IG
      • Pooja presents the proposal.
      • Code should be specialty-rx
      • Edited long description
        • MOTION to approve: Brian Pech/Grahame
        • VOTE: All in favor (4-0-0)
  • David joins
  • Discussion Topics
    • Virtual connectathon format
      • Discussion over how it would run. Others have been national in scope as opposed to international.  Grahame suggests we don't need to have a single multi-track connectathon over two days. We could do it in a more responsive manner. Should think of it as Connectathons rather than one single event.
      • Wayne arrives 
      • Should send out solicitation to determine who needs a connectathon and their objectives
      • Determine what it looks like. Could have a zoom meeting where people come and go over a day or two. Could use central time zone. Brian Post suggests having a 24 hour connectathon. Lloyd: We could kick it off on Friday around 5 pm Eastern and end on Saturday at 5pm Eastern. Wayne: We also have to work within Sandy's limited funding. David: We also need to figure out what we're going to charge.
      • Discussion over how payment and monitoring would work. Discussion over making it free, or seek donations for Red Cross or another relevant organization. 
      • John Moehrke arrives 
        • David Hay to reach out to the community regarding their needs for Connectathon
      • David takes over chair; Lloyd departs
    • Discussion with HTA on FHIR IGs and SNOMED
      • Carry forward
    • FAIRsharing record
      • FAIRsharing documents APIs and wanted someone to take ownership of the FHIR section. Someone should go through it and make sure it's accurate.
        • David Haywill review the FAIRsharing record for accuracy 
    • Managing conversion maps
      • People report issues on these to committees but they don't know anything about them. Who is responsible for governance over them and maintaining them? They have a repository for current versions separate from the spec.  John: It seems like the biggest problem is where the mapping is on resources that the WG doesn't have the knowledge or ability to do the map translation. David: So the WG should say what should happen and someone else is responsible for the how. David suggests that a WG raises the issue and it gets tracked in Github for people who know how to do it to take care of.
        • David Hay will approach Vadim and Hans about doing a training course on conversion maps and see if he can complete the work.
    • Migrating wiki content
      • Josh is working on it
  • Adjourned at 5:22 pm Eastern