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3:30PM EST (UTC-5).  Happy New Year!

Quorum  as of 3:39 PM EST



Agenda Topics and Notes

  1. Roll call and Agenda check (Chair)
    No new items for agenda.
    Quorum reached at 3:39 PM EST. 
  2. Announcements (all)
  3. Action Items Check  (Chair)
    Decided not to review the open action items on this call.
    Group did however agree to add the tracking off action items to our administrative agenda in Sydney on Friday Q3
  4. Sydney WGM Agenda Planning (Chair)
    Can be found here.   We moved a few items around and added topics to some of the slots.  
    1. Request from Peter Williams (SNOMED Int.) to change the SNOMED on FHIR discussion from Friday Q4 to earlier (Friday Q2 or before), as he is not available on Friday afternoon.
    2. Gender Harmony was moved to Tuesday Q1 and UTG Content issues are now on Tuesday Q3
    3. SD joint has NOT been cancelled
  5. UTG Update (Carol)
    All information is posted on the UTG confluence pages.
    1. Walked through publication process with Lynn and wrote up requirements on the Design and Implementation of the Release Process page
    2. Requirements for versioning posted to the Documented Execution of UTG Versioning page
      1. Initial UTG versions have been implemented for v2 and v3 Code Systems, Value Sets, and Naming systems
      2. In progress, defining all the FHIR extensions required to represent the version information
    3. Active list of bugs and issues to be corrected in software (IGPublisher, Editor, TxServer, JIRA workflow, etc.) can be found here.  
    4. In-depth TSC demo will be during the January 20 TSC conference call.  Everything as to be working and looking in its final states (but known that debugging will continue so it may be buggy) by then.
    5. ONC demo planned for Sydney on Wednesday, 2/5 during lunch slot
    6. ONC Annual Meeting presentation on Monday 1/27
    7. Question raised - what profile is being used to create UTG exports? Group suggests that a base profile should be formally declared - e.g., VSD-P/CPG for valuesets?
  6. PSS on FHIR based Quality Reporting (Bryn Rhodes- not present)
    PSS can be found here.   Does vocabulary want to participate in this project?

  7. FHIR Tracker Items (Rob Hausam) 
    1. ConceptMap block - still needs resolution
    2.  VSD-P specific items need to be put into a block

  8. Gender Harmony Project Update (Carol/Rob M) 
    1. Context Definitions are almost complete - currently work on "Sex for Clinical Use" (Female Pattern, Male Pattern, Unknown, Diverse)
    2. Use cases up next
    3. Lots of traction in Austrailia, expect lots of participation in Sydney. 
  9. Liaison Reports  

    a. ISO (Ted) - Next ISO TC 215 meeting end of March in Washington DC (Arlington).   Fall 2020 meeting probably in India.

    b. LOINC (Ted/Rob H) - Next LOINC meeting will be March 24-26 in Indianapolis, first time Lab, Clinical and Workshop/presentations will be in the same meeting 

    c. SNOMED (Rob H/Reuben/Peter) - Published a strategy located here 

  10. New Business -
    No new items.

  11. Next call items - 
    1. No call before Sydney meeting

Next call post Sydney

Action items