Rad TF Maintenance 2017-18

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Target Dates:

  • Publish CP Ballot in early-Jan 2018? (for CPs needed for IHE-Europe Connectathon in April 2018) (is this enough time?)
    • Allow adequate time at the Nov F2F Meeting to prep for this
  • Publish CP Ballot at end-of-April 2018
  • Incorporate FT CPs into updated TF released July 2018

Number of outstanding CPs:

  • 75 Assigned CPs to work on (up from 68 last cycle)
  • For specifics refer to [1] and sort by Status
  • (about 2/3 are stagnant) Should do a review of dormant CPs and confirm or re-assign (to non-authors of profiles)
  • Discuss who will take over CPs that have been assigned to Chris Lindop
  • 0 Completed CPs that failed ballot and need to be reworked
  • 12 Submitted CPs to review/assign (as of Aug 31)
  • 4 Completed CPs ready for ballot.
  • CP343? Final Text CP to finalize as it was missed during incorporated into TF - there was no copy.
  • 24 CPs assigned to someone no longer active on the Radiology Technical Committee

List of "priority" CPs:

  • 3 Submitted on SOLE to allow proper testing during US Connectathon Jan, 2018

List of "non-trivial" CPs:

  • CP-304 : Add Multiple Identity Resolution Option to SWF.b
  • No progress although marked as priority.
  • a couple of order-related CPs for CDS that may be long (not complex?)
  • CP-RAD-328: Add OBR/ORC segments to RAD-35 (Charge Posting). Needs reassignment.
  • CP-RAD-329: RAD-# needs to expand ORC-2 specification (HL7 v2.5.1 semantics). Needs reassignment.
  • CP_RAD-309: OBX Optionality in RAD-1,2,4. Needs reassignment as Teri is loaded with Profile work.
  • Others????

List of outstanding items not yet submitted as CPs:

  • None

List of other maintenance tasks (proposed priority):

  • Repeat TOP TEN CPs process
  • note that the list of CPs is increasing, not decreasing
  • CP author distribution
  • Consider which might help a profile go to FT
  • Consider organizing batches of CPs around themes (Profile or topic) so we can get relevant domain experts on that call and keep them engaged
  • Add 2 (estimated) FT Supplements to TF (e.g. SWF.b, IID?), for this we need applicable CPs closed
  • Review of old supps for retirement

  • Cleanup of Cross-Referencing to ITI (they renumbered their sections)
  • Adoption of new IHE Templates for Tech Framework
    • An upcoming forcing function will be when we make Final Text any of the new supplements that have used the new supplement template which is intended to align with the new TF Template.

  • Profile Pages on Wiki
  • Suggest to DCC that maybe these should be posted to Wikipedia for greater visibility?
  • Although Google finds it on wiki.ihe.net
  • IHE would lose some control if it's on Wikipedia and they might not like our "practical details" section.
  • In any case, Job #1 is to get the text written.
  • In practical terms, the author of the profile likely has to be involved.
  • Build it into the Webinar work?
  • Assign this as offline work for any TC members who do not have a profile this cycle (Antje volunteers to help)

7. Risks

  • Effort underestimated for other activities, less effort spend on maintenance
  • Lack of appropriate knowledge, there is a lack of expertise in HL7v2 area

9. Tech Cmte Evaluation

Effort Evaluation (as a % of Tech Cmte Bandwidth):

Total Maintenance load

  • 40%, including finalizing WIA

For reference from recent cycles:

Cycle 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
Maint Allocated 15% 35% 30% 30% 15%
Maint Used 36% 45% 62% 29% 19%


  • What do we want to do in the normal time allotted.