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Welcome

Welcome to the Electronic Health Records Work Group Wiki Site. On these pages we will manage notes and discussions in progress to support the development of the materials by the Electronic Health Record Work Group.

Leadership

Co-Chair: Don Mon PhD (Term ends in January 2011)

American Health Information Management Association
Phone: 312-233-1135
Email: don.mon@ahima.org

Co-Chair: John Ritter (Term ends in January 2011)

College of American Pathologists
Phone: 847-832-7732
Email: jritter@CAP.org

Co-Chair: Corey Spears (Term ends in January 2010)

McKesson Provider Technologies
Phone: 206-269-1211
Email: corey.spears@mckesson.com

Co-Chair: Patricia Van Dyke (Term ends in January 2010)

Delta Dental Plans Association
Phone: 503-243-4492
Email: vandykp@odscompanies.com

Meeting Information

Project Information

INSERT TABLE OF PROJECTS WITH LINKS TO THEIR WIKI HERE.

Working Documents

Release 2 Working Documents


Listserv

  • Primary List for Electronic Health Records: ehr@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Care Profiles Model : ehrwgpro@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Clinical to Business Functions of EHR-S: ehrwgc2b@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Conformance Criteria: ehrwgconf@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Data Content Standards: data-strategy@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Direct Care Functional Description: ehrwgdc@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR DSTU Ballot Question and Answer: ehrdstuqa@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR ePrescription, Pharmacist/Pharmacy Provider Functional Profiles: ehrwgpharmacy@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Infostructure Functional Description: ehrwginfo@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Interoperability: ehrinterop@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Legal: ehrwglegal@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR MFS Acute Large and Small Settings: ehrwgmfsacu@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR MFS Ambulatory Care Setting: ehrwgmfsamb@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR MFS e-Prescribing: ehrwgmfserx@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR MFS Nursing Home Care Setting: ehrwgmfsltc@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Minimum Function Sets: ehrwgmfs@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Model Working Group ehrmodelwg@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Models Announcement: ehrmodelannounce@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Oncology EHR Project: ehroncology@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Personal Health Record Linkage: ehrwgphr@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Profile Setting Teams, Ambulatory: ehrwgprof@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Publishing: ehrpubwg@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Security and Privacy Expert Panel: ehrspexperts@lists.HL7.org
  • EHR Supportive Functional Descriptions: ehrwgspt@lists.HL7.org

To subscribe to this service, go to the HL7 Listservices Welcome Page

Mission

The goal of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technical Committee is to support the HL7 mission of designing standards to support the sharing of electronic health records. It will accomplish this goal through contributing to the creation and promotion of appropriate and necessary standards including the definition of a high-level architecture to support the interoperability requirements among EHR Systems.


Charter

Work Products and Contributions to HL7 Processes

  • Provide a forum for iscussion of what standards and definitions are necessary to obtain interoperability among Electronic Health Record Systems across disparate providers. Different solutions will be examined and certain solutions will be advanced as standards.
  • Create a functional model for EHR Systems in a variety of health care settings.
  • Define requirements for the interoperable exchange of Electronic Health Records or components thereof.
  • Create use cases to help define the requirements for EHR interoperability
  • Coordinated/shared care of patients across disparate healthcare providers
  • Query for records or components of an EHR
  • Use the HDF methodology to define EHR requirements, including privacy and security requirements, as well as requirements for EHR transactions.
  • This document recognizes the unique characteristics of the EHR TC in that required messages will fall within the scope of other TCs. Therefore, the EHR TC will collaborate with other appropriate TCs to produce the appropriate standards, including messages, to meet EHR requirements.

Formal Relationships with Other HL7 Groups

The EHR Technical Committee must interact with other technical committees to create standards in support of EHR interoperability. Initially, the relationships will be focused on the following groups:

  • Medical Records/Information Management - Close coordination with this group will prevent overlap of effort and mutual coordination for the management of health information
  • Vocabulary TC - terminology choices for data elements in EHR
  • Clinical Decision Support TC - virtual EHR, interaction for decision support
  • Structured Documents TC - CDA for EHR, structure and content
  • Orders and Observations - content of EHR
  • Security and Accountability SIG - privacy and security of data elements, maintenance of accountability with transmission of Her
  • Patient Care

Formal Relationships with Groups Outside of HL7

There are a number of active and potential formal relationships with groups outside of HL7. Formal relationships will be governed by what are approved by the HL7 Board. Specifically, formal relationships will be established with the following groups:

  • ISO - TC 215 Health Informatics; EHR initiatives
  • CEN - generic memorandum of understanding, EHR standards
  • openEHR (subject to board approval) - EHR architecture
  • Consolidated Healthcare Initiative including Veterans Health Administration, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease and Control, Department Of Defense - sponsorship of EHR functionality standard
  • Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation - requested EHR functionality standard; future work on EHR transmission
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society - sponsor functional standards, demonstrations
  • American Health Information Management Association - mutual interest in EHR, supportive work
  • ASTM International - CCR, data elements
  • Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, eHealthInitiative, Connecting for Health - demonstration of EHR and EHR interchange