HL7 Nurse Group Mission & Charter
This group supports the HL7 mission by overseeing the tools that facilitate the development, adoption and use of HL7 standards, according to the requirements of the HL7 Board and membership needs. Charter Work Products and Contributions to HL7 Processes
The Tooling Committee, as a Board appointed committee, will make recommendations to the HL7 Board and Technical Steering Committee regarding tools support for the HL7 standards.
This group will establish the policies and processes that accomplish the functions of requirements management, configuration management, and deployment management of HL7 developed, endorsed, or fostered tools. This includes mechanisms for testing, evaluating, managing releases, funding, and harmonizing tools work from independent sources.
For HL7-owned technology and support, this group will provide guidance for architecture and technical standards, configuration, development scheduling, technical support and infrastructure.
This group will provide a forum for tools input and questions from the HL7 membership.
This group will provide tools training and documentation (in cooperation with the Education Committee). Formal Relationships with Other HL7 Groups
The Tooling Committee is subject to oversight by the HL7 Board.
The Tooling Committee will work with the Architecture Review Board as needed to ensure that the HL7 standards are sufficiently supported by automated tools and will follow the ARB recommendations with respect to requirements and priorities.
The Tooling Committee will work with the Publishing Committee to harmonise requirements, plans, resources and strategies for tools related to publishing the HL7 standards.
The Tooling Committee will work with the Modelling and Methodology Committee to ensure that the tools appropriately support the HL7 standards development methodology.
The Tooling Committee will work with the Implementation Committee to receive recommendations and feedback about HL7 tools from the perspective of standards implementers.
The Tooling Committee will work with the Education Committee to ensure appropriate materials are available for HL7 tools users to support training, use, and further development.
The Tooling Committee will work with all HL7 TCs, SIGs and Board Committees that are developing content that will be published with the HL7 name to make recommendations that ensure that their work is supported sufficiently by automated tools. All HL7 TCs and SIGs are responsible for ensuring adequate participation and representation in the Tooling Committee or in committee-sponsored discussions to support this objective. Formal Relationships with Groups Outside of HL7
On occasion, a Board-approved relationship between the Tooling Committee and an individual HL7 member organisation may be established for enhancing contributions towards HL7's tools funds or other resources.
Decision Making Practices Date of Last Revision
DRAFT – 5 February 2004