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Return to: WGM Minutes > 2016 > January OrlandoThese are the minutes of the AID HL7 'user group' for the WGM in Atlanta (October 2015)

Sunday Q3/Q4 - January 10

Workgroup Date/Time Location Chair/Scribe
AID HL7 User Group (hosting FHIR) 2016-01-10,
Orlando, US Chair/Scribe: Andy Stechishin



  1. Administrative (max. 5 minutes)
  2. Clinical decision Support - CDS-on-FHIR (Bryn Rhodes, Database Consulting Group, US) (max 20 minutes)
    • Bryn is one of the leads of the CDS connectathon track. He;ll present both an introduction to the subject, as well as a summary of the implementation experience from the connect-a-thin.
    • Presentation: File:CDS-on-FHIR-Connect-A-Thon-Review.pptx
  3. MDHT support for FHIR profile design in UML (Dave Carlson) (max. 20 minutes)
  4. MiHIN PatientGen for FHIR Testing (Jeff Eastman, see for slides)
    • Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services ( has developed a patient generator to produce large volumes of non-PHI, synthetic test data for testing MiHIN HIE services. The generator models a simulated health care network of Providers, Practices, Hospitals, Specialty and Provider Organizations. A large population of Patients experiences weekly incidence and mortality risks for over 130 important medical conditions and procedures. Among its various output formats, the generator currently produces 8 core FHIR resources.
    • Presentation: File:Http:// PatientGen for FHIR Testing v3 01-08-16.pdf
  5. How to cope with SNOMED within FHIR Resources (Richard Esmond) (max. 30 minutes)
    • SNOMED-CT has emerged as the 'go-to' code-set for expressing clinical elements within FHIR Resources. The SNOMED-CT Ontology offers tremendous power leverage its Description-Logic model to perform filtering, categorization and decomposition of Pre-Coordinated concepts into their more basic components for advanced evaluation.
    • Richard (based on his own experiences) will explain and demonstrate the underlying concepts and operations.
    • Richard did not have a formal presentation but rather did a walk-through of his software showing its capabilities in presenting different SNOMED value sets to physicians.

Monday Q3 - January 11

Workgroup Date/Time Location Chair/Scribe
AID HL7 User Group (hosting FHIR) 2016-01-11,
Orlando, US Chair/Scribe: Andy Stechishin



  1. Administrative (max. 5 minutes)
    • MOTION To approve the minutes of the AID 201510 Meeting in Atlanta
      • No one in attendance was present and no motion could be made
    • MOTION To approve of an AID out-of-cycle meeting on June 14/15 2016, to be held in Genova, Italy, in conjunction with the IHIC 2016 conference.
    • (Note, added after this meeting was held: the TSC approved the out-of-cycle meeting on Feb.4, 2016, see TSC Tracker Item)
      • Jean D/Calvin - unanimous - Approved
  2. Reference Implementation for C-CDA Validator (Calvin Beebe)
    • A number of the CDA IGs generated at HL7 are based on the Lantana Trifolia Workbench. One of the outputs from the workbench are Schematron files. Using a light weight batch script process a locally runnable validation process has been created which will perform 4 different validations on a CDA document. These are C-CDA R1.1, C-CDA R2.1, CDA schema, and a UCUM. Review on the process and demo will be provided. # * Calvin covered the history and need behind his impl, based on requirements for education seminars that Calvin teaches
    • simple batch scripts use tools that run on Linux, Mac, Windows
    • does C-CDA 1, C-CDA 2, UCUM and LOINC
    • batch terminal implementation, traditional terminal input
    • simple tool that helps the education seminar, assist in Mayo doc debugging, protect HPI
    • caveat - not rigourous, just a tool
  3. Roadmap for MDHT - Dave Carlson
    • Dave will discuss the status and current roadmap for MDHT as a new project, and especially the status of 'MDHT on FHIR' from an implementer perspective. He intends to request feedback from implementers on priorities for MDHT and FHIR and solicit participation and contribution to the new MDHT project structure at
    • presentation meant to be interactive - what are the needs? An open dialogue
    • MDHT has moved to for repo, intend to be active in Open Source WG at HL7
    • MDHT on FHIR
    • Dave demonstrated the tools and using it to create FHIR resources and profiles
  4. Generation in MDHT - Schematron, .NET & Java 8 generation from MDHT (Vadim Peretokin)
    • Schematron generation status : work in progress, custom OCL supported
    • No schedule for completion monitor MDHT mailing list for updates
    • .Net : work in progress

Thursday Q4 - January 14

Workgroup Date/Time Location Chair/Scribe
AID HL7 User Group (hosting FHIR) 2016-01-14,
Orlando, US Chair/Scribe: Andy Stechishin


  • Andy Stechisin


  1. No qourum.