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Agenda for the May 2011 WGM in Orlando FL USA

WED Q2 (hosted by I/C)

  • This quarter RIMBAA will have ajoint meeting with the Implementation/Conformance WG (who are hosting) and the Tooling WG.
    • For minutes, please see the archives of the Implementation/Conformance WG.

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  1. HL7 V3 New Look Taskforce and PIIMs
    • An in person continuation of our lively online discussion (on the RIMBAA e-mail list) of what the Fresh Look Taskforce may mean to V3 implementers.
      • Grahame Grieve and Lloyd McKenzie will be present. This will be after the Reception and will prove to be an interesting discussion of models, RIM and other. See Grahame's blog on the HL7 Fresh Look Taskforce.
    • One of the concepts to come out of this discussion is the creation of PIIMs, an artefact which will be of key importance to HL7 v3 implementers, and to increased adoption and uptake of HL7 v3.
    • A PIIM is a PIM, a Platform Independent Implementable Model. All v3 static models are to be expressed as UML models, which makes life easy for the implementers when using MDA. All ITSs may be deprecated, and no new ones defined, HL7 should not be in de business of defining ITSs at all.

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  1. Report on v3 implementation at Intermountain (Stan Huff)
    • There is more than one way to express a clinical statement in RIM. If you are using a RIM model to trigger clinical decision support rules, how do you know if two different expressions represent the same thing? Prior to the RIM and prior to OWL, Dr Huff was faced with the problem of representing clinical events in a "normalized" way so that equivalent expressions are known to be equivalent. He will discuss the "normalized" model that he and his group developed to address this problem.
  2. Kaiser Permanente, a preliminary trial of using RIMBAA (Java SIG) to aggregate data from Epic and NHIN data sources.
    • Using MySQL and the original version of the JAVA SIG API, and also developing a Clinical Data Extraction Framework (CDEF) to extract data from Epic without having to go through Clarity (Epics relational projection), Pradeep and his group at Kaiser Permanente created a system that can capture data in real time as it is being entered into Epic, and persist it in a pure RIM database (MySQL). They have a web interface that can show the data minutes later. So far this demo project us capturing Demographic data but it will be part of a wider effort to capture all clinical data.
  3. A templated RIMBAA CDR for a Hospital Wide Continuity of Care Record (Michael van der Zel)
    • Simple CRUD CDR at UMCG, static storage is easy, the dynamic behaviour is where the fun/trouble starts, report on issues we ran into creating the CDR store. And the hybrid SQL+XML database solution applied.
    • Plus, a discussion type of presentation were he wants to point out the Research specific issues @ LifeLines/Target

May 16 (Monday Q3)

Workgroup Date/Time Location Chair/Scribe
RIMBAA WG 2011-05-16,
Orlando FL, US C/S: Peter Hendler


At Name Affiliation Email Address
  Abdul Malik Shakir COH, US
  Adel Ghlamallah CIHI, CA
  Alan Nicol Informatics, UK
  Alejandro Pica EMA, UK
  Alexander Henket E-Novation, NL
  Alex de Jong Siemens, US
  Alex Zupan ItalTBS, IT
  Ameet Pathak Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, US
  Amnon Shabo IBM, IL
  Andrew McIntyre Medical Objects, AU
  Andy Stechislin GordonPoint, CA
  Anil Luthra Guidewire Architecture, US
  Ann Wrightson NHS Wales, UK
  Bill Friggle Sanofi Aventis, US
  Brian Pech KP, US
  Bruce McKinnon JassCo, CA
  Charlie McCay Ramsey, UK
  Chirag Bhatt FEI Systems, US
  Chris Winters Vocollect Healthcare Systems, Inc., US
  Dan Kokotov 5AM Solutions, US
  Dave Barnet NHS, UK
  David Rowed Ocean Informatics, AU
  Diane Gutiw SAIC, US
  Duana Bender Mohawk College, CA
  Ed Larsen Larsen Inc., US
  Ernst de Bel UMCN, NL
  Ewout Kramer Furore, NL
  Gavin Morris Kestral, AU
  Geoffry Roberts Blue Thread LLC, US
  George de la Torre Tufts Health, US
  Gordon Raup Datuit LLC, US
  Grahame Grieve AU
  Heath Frankel Ocean Informatics, AU
  Hugh Glover BlueWave Informatics, UK
  Hugh Leslie Ocean Informatics, AU
  Ian Bull ACT health, AU
  Ilia Fortunov Microsoft, US
  Jane Curry HIS inc, CA
  Jean Henri Duteau GPI, CA
  John Finbraaten Marshfield Clinic, US
  John Harvey Iatric, US
  John Koisch Guidewire Architecture, CA
  John Timm IBM, US
  John Ulmer ??, US
  Kai Heitmann Heitmann Consulting, DE
  Kenneth Salyards SAMSHA, US
  Kenneth Weng CareFx, US
  Linda Birn MOH Holdings, SG
  Lyssa Neel Infoway, CA
  Lorraine Constable CA
  Marilyn Maguire Fuji Med, US
  Mario Roy Iatric, US
  Mark Bevivino Iatric, US
  Mark Shafarman Shafarman Consulting, US
  Mark Tucker Regenstrief, US
  Massimo Frossi Ital TBS, IT
  Michael van der Zel Groningen University Hospital,
and Results4Care, NL
  Mike Rossman KP, US
  Muhammad Afzal SEECS, PK
  Patrick Loyd GPI, CA
  Pascal Mattiocco KP, US
  Paul Boyes Guidewire Architecture, CA
  Peter Gummer Ocean Informatics, AU
  Peter Hendler KP, US
  Rene Spronk Ringholm, NL
  Richard Kronstad Carefacts, UK
  Richard Thoreson SAMSHA-CSAT, US
  Rik Smithies NHS, UK
  Robert Worden Charteris, UK
  Sam Heard Ocean Informatics, AU
  Sean Muir VA, US
  Scott Parkey Axolotl, US
  Stacy Berger COH
  Steven Royce NEHTA, AU
  Steve Fine Cerner, US
  Tessa van Stijn Nictiz, NL
  Tim Dodd CA
  Tod Ryal Cerner, US
  Todd Parnell 5AM Solutions, US
  Tony Lam MOH Holdings, SG
  Yunwei Wang Siemens, US
  Zhijing Liu Siemens, US

Present: Rik Smithies Amnon Shabo Peter Hendler Michael Van Der Astrid Broese Gordon Ramp Anil Luthra Chirag Bhatt Yunnei Wong Chris Melo Dave Shaver Brum Pyels Dave Nelson Margood Hussain Lee Collier Nick Radov Vassil Paytchev


  1. Co-chairs present: Peter, Amnon
  2. Scribes: Peter, Michael
  3. Peter call to order at 13:43
  4. Administrative agenda items
    • Approval of agenda for the week (?/?, 16-0-0 Y/Abst/no)
    • No announcements
    • Approval of the minutes of the Washington meeting (as present on the website) (?/?, 16-0-0 Y/Abst/no).
    • Planning of the WGM in San Diego (september 2011)
      • Skipped this item; just let us know if want to present.
  5. dbMotion (Assaf Halevy, founder of the company) - see also RIMBAA: dbMotion (have to update that page with new info of this meeting)
    • dbMotion is a RIM based integration platform used on a very large scale at U of PItt, Israel and elsewhere. Practical experience making RIMBAA work on a large scale for integrating disparate hospitals and facilities.
    • Assaf Halevy founder of dbMotion presented the dbMotion application.
  6. Link File:RIMBAA dbMotion.ppt
    • This is a very good example of using the RIM as an integration layer.
    • DbMotion is used in Israel with nearly 4 million patients. It is also used at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center where various hospitals that use Cerner, Allscripts, Epic and other E.H.R.s are integrated with dbMotion. DbMotion has what is called a Unified Medical Schema. It was designed by Abdul Malik Shakir and it is like a universal RMIM or SMIRF that is a patient centric representation of the entries in a patient record. It is very close to the RIM but has had a few minor simplifications. For example, the place of birth is not represented as an entiry in a role, but was instead added as an attribute to the Person entity class. It is easily translatable to pure RIM.
    • The RIM database is the central integration repository for all clinical systems.
    • If you are in on E.H.R system, you have an extra little button from an extra listener. The button will indicate if there is other clinical information on the patient that you don't know about. You can then use the dbMotion viewer to see the information from the other systems, and optionally, you can choose to import the new information into your current E.H.R. System.
    • Also interesting is the use of SNOMED. All local codes are mapped to SNOMED. This way when the two local codes for example Warfarin and Coumadin, are found to be semantically the same, you can change your view to collapse all the medicaitons or observaitons that are semanically equivalent.
  7. Hybrid approaches to RIMBAA (Amnon Shabo)
    • Native-XML RIMBAA for semantic warehousing with XQUERY exploration. Exported data marts in RDF or relational formats for analytics and optimization. RDF-based promotion layer facilitates the definition of data marts. Data mart schemas are user-defined and mapped to the XML warehouse and/or promotion layer.
    • Amnon Shabo presented the IBM research project on human genomics. They collect genotypes including even the full sequences of aleles and they also collect phenotypes. The data is in a hybrid database that is RIM based but more XML than RDBM. They are able to find new correlations between genotype and phenotypes, and if the correlation is already known, they can be used in decision support. For example, a given genotype may suggest drug resistance for a given patient and conditon. The system can warn the clinician not to prescribe it based on the genotype.
    • The RMIM that is used is the Human Genotype RMIM that was created by the Human Genetics working group.
  8. Adjournment at xx:xx