Orders & Observations WG
Welcome to the Orders & Observations Work Group Wiki Site. On these pages we will manage notes and discussions in progress to support the development of V2 and V3 materials by the Orders & Observations Work Group which includes Laboratory.
Co-Chair: Hans Buitendijk; 610-219-2087, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Gunther Schadow; 317-423-5521, email@example.com
Co-Chair: Patrick Loyd; 415-209-0544, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Austin Kreisler; 770-986-3521, email@example.com
Co-Chair: Robert Hausam MD; 801-415-4412, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Fac: Hans Buitendijk
Publishing Fac: Austin Kreisler
Vocab Fac: Robert Hausam
MnM Fac: Patrick Loyd
Conference Calls and Minutes
Dates: Weekly on Thursdays starting January 29, 2009
Time: 13:00 - 14:30 EST
Phone Number: +1 (770) 657 9270
Participant Passcode: 653212
The mission of the Orders and Observation work group is to define information exchange capabilities to support the order/scheduling and clinical event management/reporting requirements between the stakeholders in the healthcare organization regarding patients, non-patients, people, other species, or inanimate objects. These information exchanges are not limited to intra-organizational transactions, but may cross organizational boundaries. These information exchanges may involve messages, documents, services, and other HL7 constructs.
The Orders and Observations work group is current developing v3 messaging artifacts based on the conceptual model depicted below.
The basic charter of the Orders and Observation work group is to continue to support the ongoing development of Version 2.x and ensuring that equivalent functionality is present in HL7 Version 3.0.
Work Products and Contributions to HL7 Processes
The Orders and Observations work group plans on creating and maintaining artifacts in the following areas: - Version 2.x, chapters 4, 4a, 7, 13, 17, and parts of chapter 8
It should be noted that many of these areas of information exchange overlap with other HL7 work groups. Since Orders and Observations has responsibility for ongoing maintenance of 2.x standards in these areas and many of the overlapping work groups work solely on V3, this overlap will continue and will require formal coordination with various work groups.
When delineating responsibilities with other work groups, the Orders and Observation work group focuses on ensuring general/composite order/scheduling and observation/clinical event information exchange capabilities are:
Formal Relationships with Other HL7 Groups
The Orders and Observations work group has formal relationships with the following HL7 groups, in many cases as a result of V2.x and V3 content overlaps.
Formal Relationships with Groups Outside of HL7
The Orders and Observations work group does not have any formal relationships with groups outside of HL7 at this time.