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Scope of Specimen Project

The scope of the project is to:

  • Complete DAM incorporating various use cases (OO, CG, II, AP and Harmonize with BRIDG Model (biologic specimen) and Address issues encountered by IHE AP when applying the Specimen DAM to CDA during development of Anatomic Pathology Structured Report (APSR)) - see publication: ADD LINK TO LATEST VERSION HERE!!!
  • Update the FHIR resource specimen per latest DAM publication / and gForge trackers = http://build.fhir.org/specimen.html
  • Complete Specimen V3 models based on other use cases (CG, II, AP)
  • Consider V2 Updates
  • Support Specimen Identifier formats as further established by AP workgroup


  • V3 CMET/RMIM compare + updates – Lorraine Constable
  • V2 SPM compare + updates – Riki Merrick, Hans Buitendijk
  • Validate Specimen Identifier format support - TBD
  • BRIGD Harmonization - Ed Helton, Riki Merrick
  • IHE-AP ASPR work - Gunter Haroske

Conference Call Information

  • Date: Tuesday - starting July 10, 2018
    • Time: 3 - 4 PM EDT

Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/ord Online Meeting ID: ord

If not on FCC or not wanting to use VOIP, use the following dial-in: Dial-in Number (United States): (515) 739-1430 Access Code: 294586 International Dial-in Numbers: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/ord#international FAQ’s, tips and other helpful information regarding FreeConferenceCall.com is available at www.HL7.org > Resources > Tools and Resources > FreeConferenceCall.com Tip Sheet.

  • List Serve: specimen@hl7.lists.org

Link to pre-publication version of DAM: http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public/wg/orders/V3_DAM_Specimen_R2_INFORM_2018JUN.docx - this will be updated with link to published version shortly we hope

FHIR Resource Specimen Updates

List of gForge Trackers to work through:

  1. 17424 = Specimen.subject must be optional: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=17424&start=0

discussed 7/10 - needs more work; 7/24 - ready for vote

  1. 17389 = Extend Specimen by adding specimen condition: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=17389&start=0

discussed 7/10 - ready for vote

  1. 17386 = Extend Observation.specimen by adding investigator specimen comments: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=17386&start=0

was already closed, but ok, since we can use specimen.note for this - new tracker #17522 for expanding author references on annotation to include organization, maybe practitionerRole and device

  1. 17380 = Extend Specimen.collection by adding fasting status: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=17380&start=0

7/24 - ready for vote

  1. 16215 = Wrong content shown (specimen-uv-ips):https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=16215&start=0

7/24 - technical only - no need to discuss (seems to be fixed now)

SpecimenDefinition related:

  1. 14753 = Move preference to entryDefinition - 2018-Jan Core #88: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=14753&start=0
  2. 14752& = Handling condition valueset doesn't match definition - 2018-Jan Core #87: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=14752&start=0
  3. 14751 = Make lightExposure a CodeableConcept - 2018-Jan Core #86: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=14751&start=0
  4. 14750 = conservation => preservation - 2018-Jan Core #85: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=14750&start=0
  5. 14749 = Drop lightExposure - 2018-Jan Core #84: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=14749&start=0
  6. 14748 = Add examples for SpecimenDefinition - 2018-Jan Core #83: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=14748&start=0
  7. 14747 = Group elements under "container" backbone element - 2018-Jan Core #82: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=14747&start=0
  8. 14746 = Drop specimenToLab and move children to root - 2018-Jan Core #81: https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=14746&start=0

May 2017 Ballot Cycle Minutes and ballot spreadsheet

Latest ballot reconciliation spreadsheet: File:Ballotcomments V3 DAM SPECIMEN R2 I1 2017MAY Consolidated.xlsx

Current version of the updated document - is for members only: http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public/wg/orders/V3_DAM_Specimen_R2_INFORM_2017JAN_PostRecon.docx


no call July 1, 2016

August 12, 2016 - no quorum

September 2, 2016 - no quorum September 9, 2016 - no call

November 9, 2016 - no quorum

January 4, 2017 - no quorum

Reference Documents

Working Documents

These are flagged as MEMBERS ONLY documents at this time:

Spreadsheet filtered on DRAFT - only showing the latest version here - all others are in the same directory: http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public/wg/orders/Copy%20of%20Copy%20of%20BRIDG%20to%20Specimen%20DAM%20Mapping%20Spreadsheet%20as%20of%2020170315.xlsx

Draft ballot documents: http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public/wg/orders/V3_DAM_Specimen_R2_INFORM_2017JAN_20170322.docx

EA file: http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public/wg/orders/V3_DAM_Specimen_R1_2014May-BRIDG_Discussions.zip


BRIDG Model information: www.bridgmodel.org has been moved here as of Feb 2017: https://bridgmodel.nci.nih.gov


Conference Calls and Minutes


Working Documents

Use Cases

Status & Deliverables

Ballot Reconciliation Editing

Ballot spreadsheet for tracking work assignment - PLEASE do NOT filter on the google doc, as it affects the entire document, rather download and work in your local copy and then update the google spreadsheet afterwards: spreadsheet

Balloted document section: use cases File:V3 DAM SPECIMEN R1 I1 2014MAY UseCases.docx - Lori Dieterle

Balloted document section: Tables with definitions File:V3 DAM SPECIMEN R1 I1 2014MAY DefinitionTables.docx - Kathy Walsh

File:V3 DAM SPECIMEN R1 I1 2014MAY DefinitionTables section2.docx - Mark Jones

Section 3 - Riki Merrick - is covered in entire document file

Editor for entire document: [[1]] members only site Riki Merrick

Editor for Model: Lorraine Constable - file is here: [[2]]

Draft Model

Specimen Model in Gforge: http://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/orders/scmsvn/?action=browse&path=%2Ftrunk%2FPOSP%2FDAM%2F

Definitions spreadsheet: File:Specimen DAM classes and attributes with notes.xlsx

  • snapshot of Draft Model work in progress (draft model on the left, excerpts from NCI LSDAM on the right):



LS DAM Wiki: https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/x/cxRlAQ

LS DAM Overview: https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/download/attachments/76677702/LSDAMSpecimenHL7OO.pptx

LS DAM (Enterprise Architect) : https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/download/attachments/23401587/LSDAMWorking.EAP

LS DAM (HTML): http://ncientarch.info/sandbox/LSDAM2_2_2/EARoot/EA3/EA1/EA1/EA1/EA1/EA1/EA4/EA157.htm