The HL7 Technical Steering Committee’s mission is to provide the technical direction to the HL7 organization to achieve the vision of creating the best and most widely used standards in healthcare. The TSC oversees and coordinates the technical efforts contributed by the HL7 participants to ensure that the efforts of the Working Group (WG) are focused on the overall HL7 mission.
TSC will provide input and operationalize the strategic
The TSC also reviews and provides oversight to projects during the approval process. This allows the TSC to identify gaps and overlaps between projects of the Working Group and the strategic initiatives.
HL7 Technical Steering Committee (
is responsible for overseeing the execution of standards development within HL7 by assuring that the efforts of the WG are in line with the
product and services
strategy set forth by the Board.
The TSC provides a coherent architecture and development process by refining the HL7-adopted Services-Aware Interoperability Framework Canonical Definition (SAIF-CD) and specializes the SAIF-CD to develop an Implementation Guide as the HL7 Technical Architecture,
development methodologies, and work processes to be used by the WG in developing HL7 consensus-based standards specifications.
The TSC oversees the management function of the
and will delegate the
governance needs of
that the WGs work smoothly together and cover the
work scope in a consistent
The TSC serves as the primary communication vehicle for the technical operations of HL7 and serves as the technical authority of HL7, communicating status and guidelines regarding standards and operations.
The composition of the TSC is described in section 09.01 of the GOM, and additional ex officio membership as described in sections 07.02 (Chair), 07.03 (Chair-elect) .
Work Products and Contributions to HL7 Processes
The Technical Steering Committee (TSC) operates – and expects the
a) respect the contributions and ideas of the individuals who make up the
b) maintain an effective focus on the goals of HL7;
c) assure that the all major decisions are based on consensus of the stakeholders ;
d) maximize sharing and "re-use" of work products between elements of the
e) use project management to assure that project goals are articulated and met;
f) address any conflict between the components of the
g) assure that HL7 standards are developed on a solid architectural foundation that promotes consistency and interoperability.
Formal Relationships with Other HL7 Groups
The TSC may recommend representation on other HL7 committees
such as the Organizational Relations Committee
, but such recommendations are subject to the normal approval process by the Board of Directors of HL7
or as otherwise defined in the GOM.
TSC members may also act as liaisons with committees at the discretion of the board or as defined in the GOM, including:
TSC Representative to the Organization Relations Committee (ORC)
· TSC Representative to the Governance and Operations Committee (GOC)
TSC representatives to the Board Nominations Committee
· TSC representative to the US Realm Steering Committee
Formal Relationship With Groups Outside of HL7
When relationships between HL7 and external organizations involve the use by HL7 of a standard or specification developed by the external organization; then the use/specialization/localization of the specification by HL7 is governed by principles and practices specified by the
HL7 SAIF Canonical Definition (SAIF CD)
and the HL7 SAIF IG
Formal relationships between the TSC and groups outside of HL7 shall be governed by any
Statements of Understanding
or other agreements between HL7 and the organization as defined by the
Organization Relations Committee