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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) - see publication:
  • 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
  • Harmonize with BRIDG Model (biologic specimen)
  • Address issues encountered by IHE AP when applying the Specimen DAM to CDA during development of Anatomic Pathology Structured Report (APSR)


  • 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

  • Dates: Every WEDNESDAY starting 11/02/2016
    • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
  • Phone: +1 770-657-9270
    • Passcode: 398652#
  • Webex: https://join.me/vernetzt.us
  • List Serve: specimen@hl7.lists.org


no call July 1, 2016

August 12, 2016 - no quorum

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

Reference Documents

Working Documents

These are flagged as MEMBERS ONLY documents at this time:

Spreadsheet filtered on source change for addition to the ballot document: http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public/wg/orders/Copy%20of%20BRIDG%20to%20Specimen%20DAM%20Mapping%20Spreadsheet%20as%20of%20Nov%202%202016.xlsx

Draft ballot documents: http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public/wg/orders/V3_DAM_Specimen_R2_INFORM_2017JAN_20161102.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


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