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HL7 TSC FMG Meeting Minutes 

(voice and screen)

Date: 2020-10-14
Time: 4:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Chair:Note taker(s): Anne W.
Quorum = chair + 4yes/no
Co chairsxDavid HayRegretsLloyd McKenzie
Wayne Kubick, CTO
xHans BuitendijkxBrian Postlethwaite
Paul KnappxAnne W., scribe
xJosh MandelxJohn MoehrkexBrian PechxIoana Singureanu
xGrahame Grieve


Sarah Gaunt

xNadine Shehab

xStephen Chu

xAshley Kras

xGenny Luensman

xLynn Laakso

xCindy Bush

xSean Muir



Agenda Check

  • MOTION to accept: Hans/Brian Pech

Minutes from 2020-10-07 FMG Agenda/Minutes

  • MOTION to accept: Hans/Brian Pech
  • VOTE: All in favor

Action items

  • Reviewed

Review Items

  • NHSN Inpatient Medication Administration Reports (NHSN-Medication-Administration-FHIR) (HL7 Implementation Guide for FHIR® Release 4) PSS
    • Sarah and Nadine here to present project. Covers medications that have been given.
    • Add sponsoring WG approval date
      • MOTION to approve: Hans/Brian Pech
      • VOTE: All in favor
  • NHSN Adverse Drug Event-Hypoglycemia Report (NHSN-ADE-Hypoglycemia-FHIR) (HL7 Implementation Guide for FHIR®R4) PSS
    • Sarah and Nadine present the project.
    • This covers inpatient harm event that is new to data collection. 
    • Lynn: Will there be a future opportunity to create an IG that encompasses multiple adverse event scenarios or will they all be separate going forward? Nadine: This could be foundational that are closely related enough that could be built upon this one.
    • Stephen: Why not consider scope including community point of care blood sugar level testing? Nadine: That is out of scope for this guide as this covers inpatients.
    • Add sponsoring WG approval date
      • MOTION to approve: Hans/Brian Pech
      • VOTE: All in favor
  • Ophthalmology IG Project Scope Statement
    • Stephen Chu here to present. 
    • Will be reusing existing artifacts, particularly what the IHE has produced
    • Lynn notes that Dave Hamill should know that the name of the project has changed to be more generic.
    • John asks if they are coordinating with the IHE eye care group? Stephen confirms that they are. John advises them to also make Gemini aware.
      • MOTION to approve: John/Hans
      • VOTE: All in favor
  • Ophthalmic interoperable information exchange - FHIR IG Proposal
    • Stephen Chu presents the proposal. 
    • Code would be uv-eyecare
    • Remove second and third sentence from short description
    • Long description should be in present tense; remove last paragraph
      • MOTION to approve: John/Hans
      • VOTE: All in favor
  • Military Service History and Status IG Proposal
    • Ioana here to represent the project. 
    • Code: us-military-service
    • Short description: Shorten to first sentence and make present tense. Ioana updates.
    • Long description: Ioana will shorten and update tense
      • MOTION to approve: John/Hans
      • VOTE: All in favor
  • Vital Records Birth and Fetal Death Reporting IG Proposal
    • Sarah here to present the proposal
    • Updated code and descriptions
    • John notes there is a BFDR in IHE. Sarah notes they are using that to inform this one.
      • MOTION to approve: John/Brian Pech
      • VOTE: All in favor
  • Vital Records Common FHIR Profile Library IG Proposal
    • Sarah here to present the proposal.
    • Updated the code and descriptions
      • MOTION to approve: Hans/John
      • VOTE: All in favor
  • Discussion Topics
    • Dates for May and September Connectathons
      • Group reviews proposal. May would be 12th-14th, September would be 8th-11th
      • John notes May 12-14 would conflict with the IHE meeting
      • Discussion over moving it to May 5-7
      • Sarah suggests looking at Tues-Thurs. John suggests a Mon-Wed
      • Could discuss with IHE if they could move their meeting. 
      • Decided May preference: May 17-19
        • If that doesn't work, John will discuss moving the IHE meeting
      • Lynn: I need to know what the updated FHIR ballot content deadlines would need to be. Grahame doesn't think it's a problem.
      • Discussion over September. Decision that the proposed September dates look fine
  • Carry forward:
    • Recording conformance to quality criteria within the resource vs. spreadsheet (continued from last week)
    • QA things that we need to tighten up (standing item)
    • AOB (Any Other Business)
  • Adjourned at 5:30 pm Eastern