IHE Domain Coordination Committee Teleconference Minutes 2012-02-28

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1. Roll Call see Roster

2. Approval of February 14, 2012 Minutes

3. New Business: from Future Agenda Topics Page

4. Review Action Items List

General Committee Business

1. Roll Call see Roster

  • met quorum, see link

2. Approval of IHE Domain Coordination Committee Teleconference Minutes 2012-02-14

  • approved; one abstention

3. New Business: from Future Agenda Topics Page

  • not reviewed

4. Review Action Items List

  • not reviewed

Domain Announcements

Please note new DCC email list: dcc@ihe.net (replaces google groups list)

1. Domain Milestone Dates

  • no new announcements

2. Domain Board Reports (10 min - Karen Witting)

  • Lab Report approved with minor adjustments:
    • wiki timeline needs updating
  • Under Significant Deployment Activity:
    • Austrian Ministry of Health has approved/required summary, lab, and rad report (EHRA - Electronic Health Record of Austria)
    • France has similar national requirement
    • U.S./Canada - there are four other implementation guides which are prevalent, especially eLinks (HL7); Note that most lab interfaces in the U.S. are custom.
  • Future Plans:
    • Be more explicit (add a sentence/bullet) on focus (one of): 1.) write additional profiles, 2.) focus on implementing profiles into products, 3.) focus on getting IHE products into hospitals
  • Present to IHE Board on March 12th meeting
  • Endoscopy Report status:
    • Endoscopy report sent previously, but needs to be converted to new Provisional Board Report template.
    • email sent Feb 15th. To get onto April IHE Board agenda, need by March 8th to DCC.
    • Chris Carr to follow up with Endoscopy co-chairs.
  • Dental Report status:
    • Sent to Chris Carr last week using new Provisional template.
    • Approved with minor changes: (collected by Chris Carr, to be sent back to Dental also)
      • delete editors notes, fix roster link, note lack of DCC call attendance
    • Present at next IHE Board meeting; get onto Board agenda

Domain Coordination Issues

1.) Cross-Domain Strategic WG update: (Karen Witting)

  • One hour board discussion; conclusion: complex topic, far ranging
  • agreed to convene a "Board retreat"; planning for date is underway -May or June probably
  • e.g., need a single, unified Mission Statement
  • Looking for retreat facilitator suggestions: Joe Biegel (McKesson), Gila Pyke (consultant from Canada)
  • Send suggestions for facilitators to Chris Carr and Karen Witting

2.) SNOMED Codes: (Juergen Brandstetter)

  • See presentation sent out in email Feb 28th; presentation given by Juergen
  • There are SNOMED codes which are MANDATORY for use by IHE in countries which do not have licenses for using SNOMED (see presentation for many more details and examples)
  • This infers that these IHE Profiles cannot be used in certain countries!
  • Create a small list/subset of mandatory codes and apply for IHE-wide waiver to SNOMED (Sondra Renly (Lab) has been through this process once.)
  • IHE Board has authorized request for IHE-wide waiver request to SNOMED; Need each domain to contrib info; Juergen is collecting information on specific codes required
  • Each domain needs to look at each profile and document mandatory SNOMED codes or state "not applicable"
  • Try to gather by April 30th, 2012. Will use Google doc/form created by Chris Carr after Juergen reviews it.
  • Teri SS to send out formal request to all domains.

Documentation, Websites and Public Information

  • Documentation Work Group (15 min - Teri Sippel Schmidt)
  • Please see Technical Frameworks General Introduction, Vol 1, 2, and 4 "shells" all linked for final review and comment on the DCC Documentation Workgroup wiki page at Documentation Work Group
  • Hundreds and hundreds of comments have been incorporated. Reconciled comment sheet also linked to same wiki page (scroll to bottom).
  • Final chance to review by all DCC members. Comments due March 1st.
  • Technical Framework Publication Planning and Schedule - 2012 cycle (10 min Mary Jungers)
  • 2012 TF Publication schedule "very close to final"; last chance for domains to verify!
  • See Technical Framework Supplement Publication Schedule
  • Pay special attention to Column E- this is the date that you must submit the document for publication. Verify Column B (name of doc) is also correct/complete.
  • Key: blue "Prep TI" means that Mary is working on editing the document for publication. green "Publ TI" means that the document is completed and Mary is working with web team to publish on web site.

Governance Implementation

Next steps and New Actions Items

  • Next Call Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 9am-10:30am CT

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