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October 1, 2014 Education Telecon

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  • Melva Peters (Chair) - HL7 Canada
  • Ken Chen (Scribe) - CHI
  • Mary Ann Boyle (HQ) - Manager
  • Sharon Chaplock (HQ) - Director
  • Rik Smithies - HL7 UK
  • Dave Hamill (HQ) - HL7

Meeting Agenda/Minutes

Recap from WGM

  • Continue discussion of how we can transform Education WG
    • Deferred until more people can join the telecon to discuss

Request for Liaison from Education to Helpdesk

  • Possibly not required from Education not related for the help desk
  • Dave: Education needs to have a liaison for help desk from T3SD
  • Motion to approve Rik as liason: Rik - moving to approve, Ken - second, motion carried (2 0 0)
Action:  Melva will forward Education liaison for Help Desk

HL7 Learning Partner Proposal

  • Waiting for proposal from Rene Spronk.
  • Rene (Sept. 30) draft ready, pending review by potential educational partners. Will be submitted to Education after final tweaks.
  • October 1: no discussion - waiting for proposal from Rene

Paris Tutorials - May 2015

  • Need to consider if there are tutorials of interest
  • Rene Spronk: may wish to ask the European affiliates. Countries that are likely to participate in greater numbers should be able to express their wishes - a session which explains the French DMP and their use of CDA is certainly called for.
Action:  Mary Ann to reach out to Diego/John Ritter to see if there are other ideas from International Mentoring
Action item: Mary Ann will follow up with Nicolais today about Paris Tutorials
Action item: Mary Ann will reach out to the May 2015 WGM Planning Committee
  • Close agenda item - Mary Ann will let Education know when further discussion is needed


  • SAIF Webinar
    • will be recorded at the WGM
    • Feb 5, 2014: Ron's day job interfered with his available time to record. He is looking to reschedule but no word yet.
    • May 21, 2014: Ron still has not had the time to engage the SAIF Webinar
    • June 4: No updates since last conference call, Melva will continue to follow up
    • October 1, 2014: No update
Action item: Melva follow up with Lorraine again about SAIF Webinar

Tutorial Planning

  • Core tutorials on HL7 Standards, and have specialized tutorials alternated between WGM
  • Start with the January WGM tutorials
  • Rene Spronk has some draft stats on Education events that will be discussed in Chicago
  • Continue discussion of stats that would be useful
    • Education Offering Dashboard
    • Rene has created the statistics wiki page.
    • Number that Rene has on the wiki is not consistent to the actual numbers
Action: Education WG Members to review Wiki page for next teleconference

Discussion of Certification Exams and Ed Summits

  • v2 Workshop Project - no discussion
    • Patrick will join an Education teleconference to discuss further
    • October 1, 2014 - no discussion as Patrick not on call
Action item: Melva will follow up with Patrick on this project

Updates to the Certification exams

  • Sharon has analyzed the certifications and will need to possibly revise the questions.
    • Sharon would like to create a taskforce to review the questions on the exams.
      • Qualifications needed to be on the taskforce:
        • The group will be comprised of volunteers from the tutorial speaker pool to review the certification exam
        • Must have attended/audit the actual tutorial
        • Must be approved by the Education Committee
    • Sharon is working on an outline for a plan and guidelines for updates to existing and also for developing FHIR into a Certification Exam
    • Will bring back more information after meeting with Melva, Sharon and Mary Ann in August
    • Discussion of planning item back writing session during January 2015 WGM
      • Difficult to pull in the resourses (SME) to find time to collaborate and focus on questions during WGM.
Action: Sharon has drafted the process and will continue to work on the planning of a group to review the material.
Action: Sharon will send new draft to the listserv.

MLM Certification

  • Suggestion from Virginia for a certification test for "Medical Logic Modules"====
    • Its very stable, self-contained, and people are hired as MLM developers. Several large EHR vendors use MLM as the way of programming custom CDS into their systems. We use it at NYP. A certification in this might look good on a resume
Action: Melva will follow up with Virginia to get more details and information about this MLM and Arden Syntax WG.

Webinar Planning for 2015

  • Discussion of proposed webinar topics for 2015
    • Melva has sent out an email to the list
    • Sharon has received a comment request for FHIR tutorials
    • Melva created a wiki page for Webinars topics and would like ideas for next year.
    • Karen comments based on case studies as topics
    • Sharon needs items/brainstorming on ideas.
  • Creation of policy webinars in development for 2015
    • Possibly having case studies
    • Implementation case studies
      • Taking this to the Co-chairs for feedback and looking for ideas
Action: Melva will send an email to the Co-chairs for case studies and Sharon will include article/request in HL7 eNews
Action item: Sharon will ask International Council for webinar ideas
Action item: Melanie will reach out to the affiliates as well to determine if they might be willing to advertise webinars

Current resources and reading material

  • Will look at the list to determine how we can use it
    • Ken is still working on a the list. As soon as it is completed, we will place it as an agenda item.
    • Still compiling list but researching a possible open source library software called Koha.
    • Ken Chen is still working on the resource list. Koha software has become an option with the latest version.
Action: Ken will create the PSS for this resource list and present it to the WG


  • Possibly have HL7 laptops available for certification as a precaution if a testers laptop isn't working/can't log in.
    • HQ notifies in advance that they are to bring a laptop to the WGM for certification testing.
    • No budget to purchase laptop for this event.
    • Security has become increasingly difficult to access the online certification testing site.
    • No action at this time as has not been an issue so far

Next meeting

  • Next meeting - October 15, 2014 at 11 am Eastern

Meeting adjourned 11:47 am EDT