IHE Domain Coordination Committee Teleconference Minutes 2014-09-23

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  • Daniel Berezeanu, ITI Plan
  • Chris Carr, Sec Rad
  • Crystal Carter, Sec Rad Onc
  • Denise Downing, PCC Tech
  • Nichole Drye-Mayo, Sec QRPH
  • Eric Heflin, ITI Plan
  • Emma Jones, PCC Tech
  • Laura Heerman Langford, PCC Plan
  • Flora Lum, Sec Eye Care
  • Alex Lippitt, Sec ITI, PCC, PCD
  • Joan McMillen
  • Riki Merrick, Lab
  • Kevin O'Donnell, Rad
  • Monroe Pattillo, PCD PC
  • Chris Pauer, RO TC
  • Gila Pyke, ITI Tech
  • Nancy Ramirez, Sec ITI, PCC, PCD
  • Shannon Reagan, Sec RO
  • Antje Schroeder, Rad Tech, Cardio Tech
  • Tone Southerland, PCC Plan
  • Jose Costa Teixeira, Pharm
  • Leonidas Tzimis, Pharm

Absent domains: Anatomic Pathology, Dental, Endoscopy, Surgery


General Committee Business

1. Roll Call

  • Quorum attained: see Roster
  • Welcome of new co-chairs:
  • ITI Tech: Daniel Berezeanu, Derrick Evans (absent today)
  • Pharmacy Plan/Tech: Jose Costa Teixeira, Leonidas Tzimis
  • PCC Tech: Denise Downing
  • Lab: Riki Merrick
  • QRPH Tech: Amit Popat
  • Action Item: Co-sponsors to add email addresses; send email to secretary@ihe.net to add to DCC

2. Approval of Minutes

  • Motion to approve as published; carried unanimously
  • Motion to approve as revised; carried unanimously
  • Motion to approve as published; carried unanimously

3. New Business: from Future Agenda Topics Page

  • Direct support of users for interoperability issues by domain committees: Chris Pauer from RO to develop review of topic for future discussion

4. Review Action Items List

  • Action: RSNA staff to review and update

Domain Announcements

1. Domain Milestone Dates

2. Domain Board Reports

  • PCC - Due in July. Forthcoming from John Donnelly and Tone Southerland
  • ITI - Schedule says due in September; should be due for October DCC call, submission date 2014-10-21
  • Surgery - still in formation process; Chris Carr to solicit status
  • Pharmacy - due 2014-10-21
  • Suggestion to add a comment to future plans about retiring superseded profiles
  • Motion to approve for presentation to IHE International Board. Carried unanimously.

Domain Coordination Issues

1. Development effort to create a matrix of HIT initiatives based on IHE Profiles

  • Current version is mainly US focused
  • Need to add more projects that have been identified more recently (eg, Saudi project, Image Share network)
  • Eric Heflin has provided information on HealtheWay and their implementation efforts
  • Need to verify contact names: should be individuals directly associated with organizations
  • Chris Carr has action item from August to begin soliciting new projects and verifying contacts
  • This resource can be used for promotion and also as a reference to improve communication between project representatives and domain committees
  • Offers a map-based format with links to more detailed information for projects; details could potentially include IHE profiles implemented

2. Multi-domain content creator/consumer harmonization effort

  • Tone Southerland reported on PCC effort to determine whether there is a generic definition and a uniform set of actions for these actors
  • Group referenced definitions in shared appendices ADD LINK
  • PCC actors are defined in profiles mainly focusing on CDA, but wants to develop actions at a level of abstraction that they can apply to other data types; other domains do use these actors with other content types (eg, DICOM in imaging domains)
  • Goal of project is to develop consistent abstract definitions that can be filled in with data types used by various domains
  • PCC setting up work group to develop definition of issue and approach for best addressing it
  • More information available on the ftp site here

Documentation, Websites and Public Information

  • CP communication process (see sample Radiology page)
  • New tools and methods for creating technical documentation
  • Profile-specific Connectathon marketing message

Governance Implementation

  • Link to IP guidelines on Webex sessions - deferred to future meeting
  • Implementation of IHE-HL7 Collaborative Work Group - Outcomes of meetings on 9/18 - deferred to future meeting
  • Process for recording and submitting issues for the nascent work group

Next steps and New Actions Items

  • Next DCC Tcon, Oct. 28, 9-10:30 CT

Domain Coordination Committee