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July 16, 2014 Education Telecon

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  • Melva Peters - (Chair and Scribe)
  • Ken Chen
  • Sharon Chaplock
  • Melissa Bundy
  • Mary Ann Boyle
  • Virginia Lorenzi

Meeting Agenda/Minutes

Paris Tutorials - May 2015

  • Need to consider if there are tutorials of interest
Action:  Mary Ann to reach out to Nicolais Canu and the organizing committee to determine if there are topics that would be of interest
Action:  Mary Ann to reach out to Diego to see if there are other ideas from International Mentoring


  • SAIF Webinar
    • will be recorded at the WGM
    • Feb 5, 2014: Ron's day job interfered with his available time to record. He is looking to reschedule but no word yet.
    • May 21, 2014: Ron still has not had the time to engage the SAIF Webinar
    • June 4: No updates since last conference call, Melva will continue to follow up
Action: Melva will follow up with ARB who will look to find someone to record the information
Action:  Include as regular agenda item until recorded

September 2014 WGM Tutorial Grid

File:Copy of Sept 2014 preliminary tutorial grid.xlsx

  • Discussion on Webinars to replace tutorials that can't be scheduled for Chicago
    • Introduction to IHE (Harry) in November
    • Snomed (Heather) - August
    • Standards for Interoperability - will reach out to Tim Benson (December)
    • Introduction to UML (Norman Daoust) - late October
    • Templated CDA (Keith Boone) - not scheduled
    • Immunization Messaging (Rob Savage) - November
Action: Sharon is still working on possible Webinars for Chicago

Discussion of Certification Exams and Ed Summits

  • v2 Workshop Project
    • Melva has reached out to Patrick but no new updates.
    • Diego might take on this project depending if Patrick has the bandwidth to complete it.
Action: Melva will continue to find out more information about Patrick's commitments

Updates to the Certification exams

  • Sharon has analyzed the certifications and will need to possibly revise the questions.
  • Sharon would like to create a taskforce to review the questions on the exams.
    • Qualifications needed to be on the taskforce:
      • The group will be comprised of volunteers from the tutorial speaker pool to review the certification exam
      • Must have attended/audit the actual tutorial
      • Must be approved by the Education Committee
    • Sharon is working on an outline for a plan and guidelines for updates to existing and also for developing FHIR into a Certification Exam
    • Will bring back more information after meeting with Melva, Sharon and Mary Ann in August
Action: Sharon has drafted the process and will continue to work on the planning of a group to review the material.

Webinar Planning for 2015

  • Discussion of proposed webinar topics for 2015
    • Melva has sent out an email to the list
    • Sharon has received a comment request for FHIR tutorials
Action: Melva to put another request to the list serve

WGM Planning

  • Quarters - Monday Q3 and Q4, Thursday Q1 and Q2
    • Melva will be unable to attend WGM on Thursday Q1 and Q2
Action: Ken/Diego will lead the meetings on Thursday

Certification Exam Time

    • Sharon said HL7 Spain asked more testing time for the certification exams. Currently the testing time is 2 hours and the testers are having a difficult time with the english items
Action:  Include as agenda items for WGM Quarters

Translation of Certification Exams

    • Sharon suggested possibility of created a spanish version of the certification exams to help with comprehension.
Action:  Include as agenda items for WGM Quarters

Current resources and reading material

  • Will look at the list to determine how we can use it
    • Ken is still working on a the list. As soon as it is completed, we will place it as an agenda item.
    • Still compiling list but researching a possible open source library software called Koha.
    • Ken Chen is still working on the resource list. Koha software may not be an option since the only modules that would be only use is Cataloging and Serials.
Action: Ken will generate the resource list first then add this to the next WGM Q1/Q2 agenda item for discussion. 


  • None

Next meeting

  • Next meeting - July 30, 2014 at 11am Eastern