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Work Group Meetings:  
Work Group Meetings:  
* [[Conformance_Sept_2017_WGM_Agenda|Sept 2017 - San Diego]]
* [[Conformance_May_2017_WGM_Agenda|May 2017 - Madrid]]
* [[Conformance_May_2017_WGM_Agenda|May 2017 - Madrid]]
* [[Conformance_Jan_2017_WGM_Agenda|2017 January - San Antonio]]
* [[Conformance_Jan_2017_WGM_Agenda|2017 January - San Antonio]]

Revision as of 14:54, 10 May 2017

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Weekly Meetings Work Group Meetings Projects and Focus Areas

Next Meeting - Apr 24

All Meetings
May 2017 - Madrid
Sep 2017 - San Diego

Data Type

Conformance Tutorial


Conformance is responsible for supporting all conformance activities of users of HL7 standards, including:

  • Profiling (e.g. localization) of HL7 standards to suit specific real-world situations
  • Creation of implementation guides
  • Mechanism to specify, interpret, and test conformance

Name Change

Conformance was previously known as Conformance and Guidance for Implementation/Testing (CGIT). The name has been shortened to simply 'Conformance' with no change or reduction to the purpose of the group. All references to CGIT should be updated to Conformance. Archived CGIT Wikipage


Provide a forum for users of HL7 standards to:
  • discuss general implementation guidance
  • conformance issues including guidance on testing conformance constructs
  • share best practices, success stories, and challenges related to the use of HL7 standards in specific real-world situations



3 Year Plan

3 Year Plan

Weekly Meetings

Conformance meets every two weeks on Monday:

  3:00 PM US Eastern Time
  Phone Number: +1 770-657-9270
  Pass Code: 644843
  Web meeting

Agenda and Minutes

Archive: 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006

Work Group Meetings

Work Group Meetings:

All Previous


Proposed Projects

  • Data Type Flavors
  • Making HL7 v2 Conformance Chapter a separate document
    • Need to make a PSS
    • We waited on this to coordinate with HL7 v2+

Active Projects

Potential Projects

  • Possible Use of NIST Implementation Guide Authoring and Management Tool (IGAMT) for HL7 v2 Balloting
    • Standardize on the format of how to express a profile with explicit conformance statements including how to bind to vocabulary
  • Unified Conformance Guidance for HL7 Product Lines (previously "Refinement, Constraint, and Localization - version 3").
    • Latest book from Rob and Frank and Conformance tutorial covers this topic
    • Current volunteer hours are not sufficient to push this forward at this time
  • Functional Requirement Specification Guidance Document

Closed Projects