IHE Domain Coordination Committee Teleconference Minutes 2012-09-25

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  • Sidrah Abdul
  • Juergen Brandstaetter
  • Chris Carr
  • Didi Davis
  • La Shawn Edwards
  • Derrick Evans
  • Rob Horn
  • Mary Jungers
  • Flora Lum
  • Chris Lindop
  • Joan McMillen
  • Kevin ODonnell
  • Jessica Palmer
  • Chris Pauer
  • John Rhoads
  • Antje Schroeder
  • Karen Witting

Absent domains: Anatomic Pathology (10), Dental (10), Endoscopy (10), Laboratory (1), Patient Care Coordination (2)


General Committee Business

1. Roll Call see Roster

2. Approval of minutes

  • Approved with three abstentions.
  • Approved with two abstentions.

3. New Business: from Future Agenda Topics Page

  • Status tracking of supplements
  • Reviewed unpublished draft page on ihe.net developed by Steve Moore and Lynn Felhofer
  • Page would present titles and publication dates for documents in development to be tested at upcoming Connectathon
  • Goal would be to provide a single, easily digestible point of reference for Connectathon participants
  • DCC questioned how much value the page would provide since most participants are active on committees or view Webinars to get specific domain information
  • Also expressed concerns that page could be kept up to date
  • If created, the page should link to point of access for documents listed
  • Action Item: Mary Jungers and Chris Carr will discuss with Steve Moore and Lynn Felhofer to confirm level of need

4. Review Action Items List

  • Reviewed current items and several 2011 items still on list. Chris Carr will update list to remove more obsolete and completed items.

Domain Announcements

1. Domain Milestone Dates

  • ITI, PCC, PCD, QRPH and Radiology all have calls for proposals open until Oct. 5
  • Pharmacy
  • Call for proposals currently open
  • Planning joint meeting with ITI, PCC and QRPH in Treviso in March 2013

2. Domain Board Reports

  • Approved with revisions suggested by DCC
  • Action Item: Chris Carr will request revisions from committee co-chairs and forward revised version to Board Operations Committee for October Board meeting
  • Reviewed and suggested additional changes
  • Action Item: Chris Carr to forward to AP domain leadership and request additional information and participation by AP domain leaders on Oct. 9 tcon.

Domain Coordination Issues

  • Cross-Domain Strategic Planning Work Group
  • See discussion of Strategic Plan activities below

Documentation, Websites and Public Information

  • Documentation Work Group
  • Release of template documents for "public" review
  • Mary Jungers reviewed availability of template documents on IHE public comment page
  • Comment invited from all domain committee participants and document author/editors (past and future)
  • Documents will be open for comment until Oct. 24
  • SNOMED CT Licensing Issues - Juergen
  • Additional input needed from Eye Care, PCC and QRPH
  • Action Item: Chris Carr and Juergen Brandstaetter to solicit additional input from these domains
  • Radiology noted that its use is similar to Cardiology's
  • Analysis shows no major concerns about licensing of SNOMED CT are warranted
  • Juergen has met with Jane Miller of IHTSDO and agreed to discuss possibility of explicit open licensing of SNOMED codes in future

Governance Implementation

  • Strategic Plan and Related Work Groups
  • Work Groups
  • Education
  • Deployment Coordination
  • Deployment Data and Success Story
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Tasks assigned to DCC under Strategic Plan
  • Goal 1: Collect and analyze internal metrics to identify trends and improve results
  • Goal 2: IHE will have a unified strategic view and consistent implementation of standards and quality across domains in addressing users’ real needs.
  • 2.2 IHE will support and encourage cross domain sharing of best practices and new profile development.
  • (general) IHE will not develop base standards.
  • (general) IHE will focus on functionality and usability only in service to interoperability.
  • Action Item: Chris Carr to add discussion of DCC strategic goals to future agenda topics page.

Next steps and New Actions Items

  • Teleconference: Oct. 9, 10-11:30 CT

Domain Coordination Committee