Health Level Seven International® invites you to take part in the early formation of consensus groups for balloting HL7 candidate standards and documents prior to the upcoming February 2020 ballot cycle. The candidate standards and other documents described in this announcement are expected to ballot prior to HL7's February 2020 Working Group Meeting (WGM). Comments received from consensus group members will be addressed at that WGM running February 2-7, 2020 in Sydney NSW Australia.

Consensus Group Sign-Up Open Date: Monday, September 23, 2019

Consensus Group Sign-Up Close Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Important Note: Consensus group signup closes when ballot voting begins. 

Consensus group enrollment will be available from a date at least four weeks preceding the ballot vote opening date and will continue until the opening of voting.  While the exact dates are dependent upon individual ballot open and close dates, in general the consensus group signup period dates are as follows:

Ballot Open Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Ballot Close Date: Monday, November 25, 2019

Exceptions for a specific ballot are listed with that ballot description. 

Please be aware that these dates may not be accurate for all consensus groups.  To sign up, point your browser to the Ballot Desktop.  Important Note:  Consensus group signup will close when ballot voting begins.  This is also the final date non-members can sign up for Non-Member Participation in the ballot.

Ballot Listing

This section details the candidate/draft standards and other documents for this ballot cycle.  Please note that the following details about specific items are subject to review by the HL7 Technical Steering Committee:

  • Approval of all projects initiating any ballot item
  • Approval of titles for new candidate and draft standards and other documents
  • Approval of new candidate Standards for Trial Use
  • Approval of ballot level for those items moving to Normative ballot

Any changes from the initial details in this announcement will be identified in the ballot announcement document released when this ballot cycle opens.

Currently known changes will be available in the Update to Ballot Announcement for February 2020 Ballot Cycle when published

Current Ballots

-- Extract ballot records for announcement and TSC Approval document
use HL72

select rtrim(wg.wg_shortname) as "Work Group"
--, 'and '+ pool_wg.wg_shortname ' Work Group announces the formation of a consensus group for the following item: [Ballot and title pending Technical Steering Committee approval.] |^'
,ballot_document_sdo.ballot_document_sdo_project_ref_id as 'Project ID' --added on February 26, 2019
--formatting to add US Realm should not be necessary by this point as the insert and create scripts should catch it
--,	CASE ballot_pool_approval.ballot_realm_uv
--		WHEN 1 then ballot_documents.ballot_name
--		ELSE
--			CASE CHARINDEX('US Realm', ballot_documents.ballot_name) 
--			WHEN 0 THEN ballot_documents.ballot_name + '- US Realm'
--			ELSE ballot_documents.ballot_name
--			END
--	END
+(case when ballot_pool_approval.ballot_alt_document_name <>''
	then +CHAR(10)+CHAR(10)+' Requesting alternate ballot title "' + ballot_pool_approval.ballot_alt_document_name+'" '
	else ''
	end) as "Ballot Name",
ballot_documents.ballot_rootcode as "Family",

		WHEN cast(ballot_documents.ballot_iteration as varchar(1))='1' then '1st '
		WHEN cast(ballot_documents.ballot_iteration as varchar(1))='2' then '2nd '
		WHEN cast(ballot_documents.ballot_iteration as varchar(1))='3' then '3rd '
		ELSE cast(view_last.ballot_iteration as varchar(1)) + 'th '
	+ CASE 
		WHEN view_last.ballot_standard_level_shortname='Standard for Trial Use ' then 'STU Ballot'
		WHEN view_last.ballot_standard_level_shortname='Comment ' then 'Comment-Only Ballot'
		ELSE rtrim(view_last.ballot_standard_level_shortname) + ' Ballot'
END)as "Ballot Iteration" 
 --,view_ballot_documents_lastballoted_edited.ballot_cycle_code as 'last ballot date'
,cast(ballot_pool_approval.ballot_project_description AS varchar(MAX)) as "Ballot Description"
, 'Since the last ballot of this material in ' + view_ballot_documents_lastballoted_edited.ballot_cycle_code +
', the following changes have been made: ' + cast(ballot_pool_approval.ballot_changes_since_last AS varchar(MAX)) as 'Last Balloted'
,ballot_documents.ballot_code as "Unique Ballot ID"
,CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), ballot_documents.signupdate, 111) as "Pool enrollment opens"
,CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), ballot_documents.signupclosedate, 111) as "Pool enrollment closes"
--,CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), ballot_documents.begindate, 111) as "Ballot opens"
--,CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), ballot_documents.enddate, 111) as "Ballot closes"
	FROM ballot_documents 
		ON ballot_documents.wg_id = wg.wg_id
	--the following inner join is to get the last balloted date
	--INNER JOIN view_ballot_documents_lastballoted
	--	ON ballot_documents.ballot_name = view_ballot_documents_lastballoted.ballot_name
 full outer JOIN view_ballot_documents_lastballoted_edited -- added february 26 2019 in to correct the view view_ballot_documents_lastballoted listed above
		ON ballot_documents.ballot_document_sdo_id = view_ballot_documents_lastballoted_edited.ballot_document_sdo_id
	RIGHT OUTER JOIN ballot_pool_approval 
		ON ballot_documents.ballot_document_sdo_id = ballot_pool_approval.ballot_document_sdo_id and ballot_documents.ballot_cycle_id=ballot_pool_approval.ballot_cycle_id
		--right outer join wg_ballot_pool_approval on ballot_pool_approval.ballot_pool_id=wg_ballot_pool_approval.ballot_pool_id
		--	INNER JOIN wg pool_wg 		ON wg_ballot_pool_approval.wg_id = pool_wg.wg_id
			JOIN view_ballot_documents_lastballoted view_last on ballot_documents.ballot_document_sdo_id = view_last.ballot_document_sdo_id
			inner join ballot_document_sdo on ballot_documents.ballot_document_sdo_id = ballot_document_sdo.ballot_document_sdo_id
	WHERE (ballot_pool_approval.ballot_pool_submitted_status = 1) and (ballot_pool_approval.ballot_cycle_id = 551) and (begindate='2019-10-25')
	ORDER BY wg.wg_shortname, ballot_documents.ballot_code --grouping_id

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