GDC Minutes 2023-03-01

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  • Participants
  • Jürgen Brandstätter
  • Roger Wallhouse
  • Stephane Spahni
  • Tie Tjee
  • Derek Ritz
  • Yasunari Shiwokawa
  • Juha Muinonen
  • Charles Parisot
  • Vince McCauley
  • Robin Breslin
  • Peter MacIsaac
  • Agenda Approval
  • Approved
  • Permission to record this session

National Deployment Committees

Rescheduling of Jun 7th Meeting

  • Decision: Because of HIMSS -> re-scheduling on Jun 14th, 2023 (same time)

Future Special Presentations and tentative schedule 2023

  • May 3, US/EU: Canada's Projectathon Results 2023 and expcted implications on procurement (Derek)
  • Jun 14, EU/Asia: European EEHRxF and EHDS and its implications on the EU member states (Jürgen)
  • Jul 5, Asia/US: tbd
  • Aug 2, US/EU: tbd
  • Sep 6, EU/Asia: XpanDH Project in Europe (Jürgen)
  • Oct 4, Asia/US: tbd
  • Nov 1, US/EU: tbd
  • Dec 6, EU/Asia: Netherland's setting up of a National Test and Validation Center (Tie)

Special Topic: Connectathons / Projectathons and potential revenue streams

  • Continue discussion of last call
  • Key points of last call
  • Projectathons are great, but there is a risk that this becomes a place where "propriety standardization happens"
  • -> Feedback from projects/Projectathons back to standards development is needed (close loop)
  • Several projects had this feedback loop (Austria, Swiss, ...)
  • Coupling of IHE Catalyst with IHE Development Domains?
  • Discussion
  • Derek: Feedback loop is definitely required
  • QRPH has strong relations to US, but tries to divide this feedback into what's "international" and what's US-specific
  • General consensus: We need more "connection" of agencies/projects to IHE
  • Derek: IHE should create processes which allow such a funding if it comes
  • Jürgen: Projects should be encouraged to co-create their specifications with IHE. Has happened in the past, but not too often. Needs personal engagement of us to get them to (Deployment Committees)
  • Derek: the bilateral meetings last year in Montreux have really influenced Infoway's thinking (especially including the ones with NL and Swiss!)
  • Tie: Same for the Dutch delegation in Montreux
  • Stephane: One problem is that "making it with IHE [or others]" is often considered as slowing down the realization
  • Robin: IHE needs to look relevant (and be relevant) and our portfolio of specs looks like yesterday's news to an outside
  • Roger: It's (still) not well known outside what IHE brings to the table -> this is a problem on government level
  • Vince: In AUS in the Pathology area, currently not much drive to replace HL7v2 with FHIR, because it's simply working. Use of IHE needs to get much "easier"
  • Tie: I think IHE has to think of another (additional) process in development of IHE profiles eg Sprint sessions of several days. Not having defined already a new IHE profile, but just start...18 months feels to the IHE outside world as 'slowing down vs FHIR process'. But they dont understand the difference between a FHIR profile and an IHE profile.
  • Jürgen: The difference between countries seems to be huge. In some IHE has no standing, in others a very good one. Mostly an "impressive event" was the starting point for IHE being turned towards in those countries (such as a Connectathon visit, etc.)
  • Stephane: IHE needs to become a bit more agile in evolving its profiles

Global Consortium for eHealth Interoperability Update

  • Status
  • New work-item on "Alignment on communication regarding IPS" between IHE/HL7/HIMSS

Open Forum (informal information sharing)

  • None

Other business

  • (Derek)
  • Label2Enable project
  • An effort to provide objective results in support of the "interoperability" and "efficacy" axes of the proposed label
  • Significant opportunity for IHE to play a role
  • Special interest group for Pathology founded in UK (Robin)
  • DICOM and Imaging is coming up!

Next meeting

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 06:00-07:00pm CTT (Asia/US friendly time)

Global Deployment Coordination Committee