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EST Tool Inventory

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The standards development work of HL7 International is increasingly dependent on tools and resources that help create, publish, maintain and distribute standards. Given new versions and new types of standards that evolve, also the number of tools increases and needs proper governance, maintenance, and management. HL7 International uses also tools and resources for balloting, education, project management and administration for memberships that needs to be accessible by the workgroups. The need for a tool and resource inventory, or catalogue, and architecture for a long term governance of the tooling, resources and services assets of the HL7 organization in order to facilitate more efficient and effective standards creation and the support of the organization and its members.

All the HL7 tools and resources, both internal and external developed and managed, are included in the HL7 Tool Catalogue. The URL to this catalogue is [[1]]

A manual for guidance in how to use the HL7 Tool Catalogue can be downloaded here <need to include the link when the document is ready>.

In every project where a tool or a resource is developed, information on that tool or resource should be submitted to HL7 Headquarters with the request to include the tool/ resource information in the HL7 Tool Catalogue. For this, HL7 created a template which can be downloaded here File:Template For Submission version02. Please don't use any markup in the cells of the file, unless MediaWiki markup.

The process for getting a tool/ resource included in the HL7 Tool Catalogue is:

  • 1. Information on the tool/ resource must be described according to the template. This template can be obtained from the wiki page.
  • 2. This information must be submitted to the EST co-chairs. See the EST leadership page for this [[2]].
  • 3. The EST co-chairs will review the submission and will, if needed, ask for clarification on the information in the submission.
  • 4. The EST co-chairs will talk to HL7 HQ on the submission and decide together if the tool/ resource included in the submission will be included in the Tool Catalogue or not.
  • 5. If the submission will be included in the Tool Catalogue, the responsible person for this will execute this.
  • 6. If the submission will NOT be included in the Tool Catalogue, the EST co-chairs will notify the organization or person that send in the submission, including the reason why the tool/resource was not included in the HL7 Tool Catalogue.

NOTE: this page is a draft version.