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Meeting Information

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Date: 2013-07-11
Time: 2PM Eastern
Facilitator: Dennis Note taker(s): Josh Carmody
Attendee Name, Affiliation
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x Woody Beeler, Beeler Consulting
x Wilfred Bonney, HL7 HQ
Jeff Brown, HL7 ES liaison
x Joshua Carmody, HL7 HQ Tooling Administrator
x Dennis Cheung, co-chair, eHealth Ontario
x Jane Curry, Templates, OHT liaison
Diego Kaminker, Education liaison
regrets Lynn Laakso, HL7 HQ Tooling Support
Abdul-Malik Shakir, CIC liaison
John Ritter, EHR
Rik Smithies, CS liaison
Rob Snelick, CGIT liaison
Rene Spronk, Marketing liaison
x Andy Stechishin, Co-chair
Michael van der Zel, co-chair
Quorum Requirements Met (co-chair plus 3 counting staff): (yes)


Agenda Topics

  • Other/New Business

Supporting Documents


  • Roll Call & Agenda Review
  • Approval of previous minutes from 2013-06-27 Tooling Call Joshua moves approval, Woody seconds; Abstains: 0, Objections: 0
  • Review action items -.
    • Review of post-graduate certificate
      • Lynn shared SWOT analysis before.
      • We want to review SWOT analysis from 2 weeks ago and see if we want to pursue the university partnership program.
      • It appears that the document has been revised since we last viewed it.
      • Jane: The university would offer the certification, they would expect us to develop material, possibly mentoring. But curriculum development is not a minor undertaking.
      • Jane: If we were to integrate this into a tooling strategy, perhaps it is something we could seek funding for. It would help us move away from only having Toolsmiths who are long-time HL7 members. But it would be difficult to pull off.
      • Jane: And it’s not just a matter of learning tooling, but also learning the methodology. The methodology is harder to learn than the tools themselves.
      • Andy: When we talk to Mohawk, other people, they have a hard time understanding HL7 organization and process.
      • Dennis: I believe the next action is to decide whether or not we as a group want to pursue offering a post-graduate program with universities.
      • Jane: Is this kind of outreach part of our Tooling Strategy?
      • Andy: We are in contact with Justin at Mohawk, we were talking to him about how to pursue this. At times it is hard to get a hold of him.
      • Andy: I think it’s worth talking about things like this, there may be things we can do to work together.
      • Andy: I don’t know the specifics of the MOU between HL7 and Mohawk.
      • Jane: I think this is something Tooling shouldn’t do in isolation without the help of the Education WG. I’d rather pursue this as a co-sponsored project if we pursue this.
      • Action: Find out from Lynn to see if she followed up with Education about this. Andy will do this and will reach out to the Education co-chairs.
      • Jane: We also need to decide if access to existing Tooling material is a members-only benefit. We don’t want to make assumptions but need a good policy decision from board.
      • Andy: Everyone on the call agrees that we need a clearer directive from the board.
      • Action: We will talk about this next week and see if Andy heard anything from Education WG.
  • Report on HL7 Tooling Challenge -PI# 913
    • Woody: There are 3 entrants, closed last week. We are beginning to review material. Haven’t yet spoken to AMS about how to collaborate on this.
  • PI# 801 Tooling Strategy and Process Revision
    • Lynn asked to update the Tooling spreadsheet. Last meeting we updated a few items. But Lynn is still seeking input. If you haven’t looked at it, please look at it ASAP and help complete the list.
    • Andy: “I have been working on updates. I added an ‘audience’ column and put ‘developers (software)’, ‘analysts’, etc. I will send the updates to Lynn for next week’s call.”
  • Statement for Sparx Community Site:
    • Josh says he doesn’t fully understand what we do with the tool. Andy suggests that we should ask Michael to write the statement for us.
    • Action: Andy will ask Michael to write the statement.
  • PI# 992 Tooling Work Group Education Requirements and Plan
    • Lynn is absent and cannot report
    • Andy is also talking to Diego about it
  • HL7/OHT Health Inginuity Exchange Alpha Program Participation
    • Jane working with HINGX, they got hung up on some versioning requirements. Also she is waiting on some API details. She and Andy will meet offline sometime in August to talk about the API details.
  • EHR-S FM Profiling Tool
    • Phase 2 has been approved by Tooling
    • Phase 1 is “essentially complete” per Andy. Deliverables approved, paid out.
    • Jane: “Just to close the loop, we should communicate (via newsletter, etc) that we succeeded with this. Celebrate our success.”
    • Action: Ask Lynn about writing an article when she gets back, also ask EHR co-chairs.
    • For Phase 2 they are talking to John Quinn and others about funding.
  • Model Automated Exchange (MAX) for UML Models
    • Andy had a brief productive call
    • Sent a doodle poll to principally involved people to try to schedule a more detailed call.
    • Andy wonders if MAX could be useful for importing business architecture into EA.
    • Jane likes the human-readable spreadsheet and it is not suitable for import into EA.
  • MIF-based Publishing Phase II
    • Woody released new Rosetree and new RMIM Designer, they are NOT needed for current ballot, but can be used for next one. This removes dependency on old browser control no longer present in MS Office software. Won’t solve 64-bit Office issue, but will at least fix problem with unformatted text. This also lays groundwork for new stripped-down Rosetree for just browsing functions.
    • Woody had created MIF editor in Eclipse before, but nobody could understand how to use it. UI creation for this is difficult.

Meeting Outcomes

  • Action: Find out from Lynn to see if she followed up with Education about this. Andy will do this and will reach out to the Education co-chairs.
  • Andy will ask Michael to write the statement for the Sparx Community Site.
  • Action: Ask Lynn about writing an article on EHR-S FM Profile designer, also ask EHR co-chairs
Next Meeting/Preliminary Agenda Items

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