IHE Domain Coordination Committee Teleconference Minutes 2014-11-25

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Attendees

  • Chris Carr
  • Bruce Curran
  • Paul Dow
  • Denise Downing
  • Mary Jungers
  • Flora Lum
  • Riki Merrick
  • Monroe Patillo
  • Chris Pauer
  • Gila Pyke
  • Nancy Ramirez
  • Paul Sherman
  • Michelle Williamson
  • Antje Schroeder
  • Nichole Drye-Mayo

Minutes

General Committee Business

1. Roll Call see Roster

2. Approval of Minutes

  • Review for approval.
  • Motion: Approve as published. Carried unanimously.

3. New Business: from Future Agenda Topics Page

  • Direct support of users by domain committees to address interoperability issues
  • RO Tech Cmte has received requests to mediate interoperability issues by representatives of sites implementing systems from companies that have passed Connectathons
  • Refer to Tech Cmte co-chairs who communicate the issue to known contacts at companies in question
  • RO has a standing invitation to ASTRO staff and membership to communicate interoperability issues
  • Can be a vehicle for collecting additional profile and testing requirements to assure interoperability
  • Could be advantageous to log such issues and their resolution in CPs, etc.; need to consider legal questions in recording details
  • Keep issue on horizon to see whether further guidelines might be useful

4. Review Action Items List

  • RSNA staff has started updating and cleaning up list. Will identify priority backlog items for next call.

Domain Announcements

1. Domain Milestone Dates

  • PCC - selected five profile work items [ADD LINK TO PCC PAGE], plus DAF implementation guidance and workflow framework resource guide
  • QRPH - reported selection last time
  • RO - working on DICOM content profile template for review in early Spring
  • IHE Radiology has developed several DICOM content profiles
  • Cross review with Radiology, Cardiology and others
  • Base on existing content section of profile template
  • RO will share proposal when developed

2. Domain Board Reports

  • Pharmacy: Due for review.

Domain Coordination Issues

  • Review the current listing of IHE Profiles implemented and in use in major US initiatives
  • Multi-domain content creator/consumer harmonization effort
  • Tone reported that focus for now is on discussion between ITI and PCC to harmonize definitions

Documentation, Websites and Public Information

  • Kevin O'Donnell and Mary Jungers presented proposal based on example from Radiology domain to DCC for review
  • Goal to implement in early 2015
  • PCC and Lab willing to be part of pilot


  • New tools and methods for creating technical documentation
  • Work group of Testing and Tools Committee is being convened to do initial environment scan, requirements definition and review of available tools
  • Profile-specific Connectathon marketing messages
  • Sarah Willis Garcia reported on targeted marketing of new profiles: achieved success with new profiles like MHD drawing strong participation
  • ITI domain has conducted extensive outreach, including multiple Webinars and volunteer use of social media and community contacts
  • Some gaps in participation persist in some domains/profiles, eg, Radiology SWF needs Order Fillers
  • Sarah will approach domains in Spring about efforts for next year

Governance Implementation

  • Link to IP guidelines on Webex sessions
  • Goal to have them persistently available during committee discussions
  • Action Item: Chris Carr to explore putting permanent link in Webex meeting templates for IHE
  • Implementation of IHE-HL7 Collaborative Work Group - Outcomes of meetings on 9/18
  • Group met at HL7 working group meetings in Chicago
  • Todd Cooper is taking the lead in finalizing a proposal to be presented at January HL7 meeting
  • Meeting included leadership of HL7 Technical Steering Committee, who were very much in favor of creating joint work group
  • ITI/PCC/QRPH leadership met last week and expressed desire to be involved in process of completing proposal and developing list of work items
  • RSNA staff is working with Todd Cooper on scheduling a teleconference to move these activities forward
  • Add to the working group list: Riki Merrick, Tone Southerland, Paul Dow and Mary Jungers

Next steps and New Actions Items

  • Propose rescheduling next DCC Tcon, to Dec. 16, 9-10:30 CT


Domain Coordination Committee