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2009-03-24 EA IP Advisory Group Call Minutes

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TSC EA IP Advisory Group

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 3 PM EDT (US Eastern Daylight Time, GMT -4)
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  • Meeting Goal: To assess Alpha Project engagement approach
  1. Roll call:
    • Chair: Marc Koehn (
    • Ed Tripp (
    • Igor Sirkovich (
    • Lloyd McKenzie (
    • Lynn Laakso, HQ - scribe (
    • Modibo Samake (
  2. Agenda Review
  3. Standing Agenda Items
    • Comments re: previous meeting and notes - none offered
    • Update on recent Project Team activities: Marc does not have the updates to the Alpha project selection criteria ready yet pending additional feedback
    • Action item review
      • ORC information from Hans; Lynn will forward to listserv
      • Did not receive Core business lines summary from Ken
      • Marc working on list of key processes
  4. Current Discussion Topics
    • Alpha Project Considerations; received feedback from ArB, some minor questions, major issue of balloting the architecture.
      • looking for feedback; not received any on the list
      • what are we looking for these projects to be.
      • Ed suggests we’d be looking for process considerations along with the projects, who to get an answer from, how to progress, before- rather than after-the fact.
      • Need to identify the artifacts they need to deliver.
      • What would be in a 'rule book' for guidance of an alpha project in the next 12 months.
      • Marc and Lynn to update draft based on ArB feedback and anything else that comes in on the listserv.
    • CTS2 review as Alpha Project
      • Candidate coming forward yesterday. Suggested to them that they should look at the draft candidate document to see if it ‘fits’.
      • No one on the call familiar with it, will ask them to draft a project statement to bring forward on an upcoming call.
    • List of core and supporting functions, product and service items for matrix for decision points
      • Review product matrix from Lynn, categorizing along the stairway to heaven with the SAEAF.
      • Lloyd suggested categories -
        • Health Information Exchange standards: Messaging, Documents, Services, CCOW –
        • Health Information Knowledge Representation Standards: Arden, GELLO
        • Modeling Standards: RIM
        • Application Functional Specifications: EHR, PHR
      • ACTION ITEM: Lynn to send SAEAF links, ppt and new slide decks to the list
      • ACTION ITEM: Advisory Group review alpha project considerations
    • Still feeling a disconnect on whether the SAEAF to be balloted as a review process going forward. Suggest that it be balloted as informative to allow for consensus review, not towards creating a specification like a message. Need to clarify on alpha project consideration document.
  5. Next Steps
    • Create/review list of existing products
    • Mapping existing products into SAEAF layers
    • Gap analysis of SAEAF components without representation of products; identify new artifacts to be surfaced by gap analysis
    • Identify list of defining documents
    • Identify list of organizational bodies
    • Document current process used to move documents through org bodies.
    • Identify changes to the process under the new EA
    • Talk an existing product through the process
    • Talk a new product (alpha project) through the process, e.g. review CTS2

Adjourned at 3:38PM EDT