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=== Files/Links for Review ===
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Revision as of 14:51, 25 March 2014


The mission of the Anatomic Pathology WG is to develop and review implementation guides of HL7 standards and to enhance existing HL7 standards to support anatomic pathology use cases. It will work within HL7 as well as with external organizations to facilitate information interoperability in anatomic pathology, such as:

  • Tracking of anatomic pathology specimens
  • Structuring and coding of anatomic reports
  • Integrating and consolidating anatomic pathology data and other data into the medical record (e.g. integrated composite reports)
  • Ensuring consistency of anatomic pathology data and corresponding image association (includes both radiology and pathology imaging)
  • Reviewing previously defined terms that differ between organizations (e.g. What is a “specimen”)
  • Developing/reviewing value sets as needed (e.g. DICOM Specimen Embedding Media)
  • Collecting and sharing data from biorepositories/tissue banks


The basic charter of the Anatomic Pathology work group is to initially support the development and implementation of Version 2.x and CDA. Use cases and/or implementation guides brought to the group for review that include Version 3.0 will be addressed on an individual basis. Since the mission of the group is to review existing implementation guides/profiles and recommend changes as needed, as opposed to creating entirely new standard definitions, most work will focus on use case or organization specific needs.

Current Agenda for September 2013 WG Meeting


  • business icon - business
  • ballot reconciliation icon - ballot reconciliation
  • technical icon - technical
  • / = joint session
  • + = session with representatives of

Date Quarter Icon Event Chair Scribe Room
Monday, September 23 Q1 No meeting
Q2 No meeting
Q3 No meeting
Q4 No meeting
Tuesday, September 24 Q1 business icon Group business (DMP, project status, etc.)
Q2 technical icon Talk about combined lab and imaging workflow (Harry S.) and DICOM WG26 update
Q3 technical icon Structured reporting (APSR and beyond)
Q4 technical icon AP image data...Potential for a project (JDLN)
Wednesday, September 25 Q1 technical icon OO/II/AP/CG
  • Specimen Project
Q2 No meeting
Q3 No meeting
Q4 No meeting
Thursday, September 26 Q1 No meeting
Q2 No meeting
Q3 No meeting
Q4 No meeting
Friday, September 27 Q1

No Meeting


No Meeting

Q3 No Meeting
Q4 No Meeting

Past Agendas

Agenda for San Diego, 2011

Agenda for San Antonio, 2012

Agenda for Vancouver, BC 2012

Agenda for Baltimore, 2012

Agenda for Scottsdale, January 2013

Agenda for Atlanta, May 2013

Temporary Contents

Files/Links for Review

JD's DICOM talk [1]

Draft minutes from CC on 3/12/2014 [2]

DICOM AP Workflows [3]

CAP Cancer Biomarker Project [4]

Draft SWOT [5]

Draft WGM Minutes for review (Sept 2013 WGM) [6]

Draft DMP for review [7]

Draft M&C v2 for review [8]

Trello Concept

Trello Board [9]

HL7 Germany Work on Lab Specimen Reports

Original Work (in German) [10]

English translation [11]

Latest Version of Ballot


Latest Ballot Comments


Update 20120628: Updated Spec ID doc