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  • 1. MAY 2011greenCDA™ Implementation Guide Now Available Liora Alschuler By Liora Alschuler, Co-Chair, HL7 Structured Documents Work Group and Co-Editor, greenCDAThe HL7 greenCDA Implementation Guide has been published by the HL7 StructuredDocuments Work Group. The HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®) is at the core ofthe requirements for Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records. It supports continuityof care and re-use of clinical data for public health reporting, quality monitoring, patientsafety and clinical trials. greenCDA maintains the utility of CDA while making it easier toimplement. It is a simplified XML for CDA templates.“Any developer with basic XML knowledge and a tool that can process simple XML sche-mas can create green instances. We flattened the hierarchy, focused on variable data ver-sus fixed structural markup, and removed complexities like xsi:type. The result is simpleand intuitive,” said Rick Geimer, Lantana Group CTO and co-editor of the greenCDAImplementation Guide. greenCDA features include: • XML schema validation • Simple business names • Tagged data elements in extensible library • Rapid path to Meaningful Use compliance • Modular XML with business names generate JAVA, .NET • Single style sheet display, as for all CDA • Extensible to physician documentation requirements and qualityThe enthusiastic response to the development of greenCDA is driving rapid experimenta-tion and has raised the question of how greenCDA fits into the larger ecosystem of clini-cal information systems. This trial use and experimentation will help us understand howgoing green affects ease of use for data capture; management and analysis; when it mightbe an appropriate wire format for CDA; if there are significant limits on expressivity; andwhere the cost and benefits may lie. continued on next page ® Health Level Seven and HL7 are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International, registered in the US Trademark Office
  • 2. In This Issue... greenCDA™ Implementation Guide, continuedgreenCDA™ Implementation Guide.....1-2CDA®: Spirometry Test The CDC is planning a pilot project with vendors interested in using greenCDA toStandardization....................................3-4 enable use of their systems for submitting Central Line Insertion Practices (CLIP)Software Implementation of CDA.........5, 9 data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).Update From Headquarters..................6-7Report from the HL7 InternationalCouncil Meeting in Sydney................... 8-9Post Sydney WGM Survey andFirst Time Attendee Survey.................... 10News from the PMO and ProjectServices Work Group.............................11Healthcare Information Standards forActive Aging: State of Play for PatientSummaries............................................ 12eHealth Week: “eHealth: Investing inHealth Systems of the Future”...............13New Chair for theJoint Initiative Council.......................... 14EFMI Special Topic Conference 2011:eHealth across Borderswithout Boundaries ............................ 15 greenCDA: Transforming the Essential into the InteroperableTSC Newsletter Update.................... 16-17Upcoming International Events............. 17 “Use of greenCDA and supporting transformation tools show great promise as anSAIF Architecture Program.............. 18-19 approach for reducing the effort required to implement fully normative CDA,” said Daniel A. Pollock, MD, Surveillance Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promo-4th Annual SOA in HealthcareConference........................................... 20 tion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Certification Exam Congratulations..... 21 HL7 looks forward to a robust and informative discussion with all stakeholders leadingHL7 Benefactors................................... 22 to acceleration of the development and adoption of interoperable clinical informationWelcome HL7 Luxembourg................... 22 systems. We encourage a broad range of experimentation across different use casesAffiliate Contacts................................... 23 and environments and welcome the trial use and the opportunity to review the oppor- tunities, costs and benefits of going green across the spectrum of implementation.Organizational Members..................24-262011 Technical Steering For more information on the greenCDA, visit the greenCDA wiki atCommittee Members ............................ 27 http://wiki.hl7.org/index.php?title=GreenCDA_Project.Steering Divisions................................. 27HL7 Work Group Co-Chairs..............28-30HL7 Facilitators............................... 31-32HL7 Staff Members................................332011 Board of Directors....................... 34Educational Summits.............................35Upcoming Working Group is the official publication of: Health Level Seven InternationalMeetings................................................36 3300 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite 227, Ann Arbor, MI • 48104-4261 USA Phone: +1 (734) 677-7777 • Fax: +1 (734) 677-6622 • www.HL7.org2 Mark McDougall, Publisher • Andrea Ribick, Managing Editor • Karen Van Hentenryck, Technical Editor
  • 3. Clinical Document Architechture: Manuel Domingo Spirometry Test Standardization By M. DOMINGO and M. LIZANA, Centre de Competències d’Integració. Parc de la ciència i la innovació Tecnocampus de Mataró. 08304-Mataró. Espanya C.GALLEGO, Oficina d’Estàndards i Interoperabilitat – Fundació TicSalut. Departament de Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya – Chair Of HL7 Spain Matias Lizana Respiratory diseases, especially lated with the spirometry test, but also all the data chronic obstructive pulmonary from the test request, patient identification, and disease (COPD), lung cancer and tuberculosis, spirometer. This set of data compiled from differ-are main causes of mortality that will continue to ent sources requires applying a CDA R2 structure, increase in the coming decades. A spirometer is the oriented to ease the integration between medical medical device mandated to measure the pulmo- device and the health information system (HIS), nary volume and capacity, identifying possible and a higher interoperability among hospital infor-alterations. Commonly, all devices have a propri- mation systems.etary data format output. This is a setback for their integration in different environments because when The data model1 has been developed by a multidis-data is stored on a shared repository, it is not in- ciplinary scientific team, consisting of pulmonolo-teroperable since all of the data does not share the gists, health-tech experts and spirometer manufac-same format nor does it contain structured data. turers, thus providing different perspectives about this model. The model is thus enriched by the Driven by “Oficina d’Estàndards i Interoperabilitat diversity and vast knowledge of the team.de TICSalut” and “Pla de Digitalització de la Imatge Mèdica del Departament de Salut de la Generalitat Two versions of this data model1 exist. The first de Catalunya,” a standard has been created based version is more detailed and is clearly oriented to a on the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture, Release subsequent execution of a data mining system. The 2 (CDA® R2). The goal of the standard is to normal- second version is more basic and takes into account ize a complete data set, including both data received that not all the centers or hospitals can provide the from spirometers as well as those that come from information required by the detailed version.the test citation provided by the electronic clinical history from a hospital or medical center. After the data model was developed, a set of nor- mative and technological articfacts was generated Consequently, this standard creates a spirometry to facilitate the standard implementation: report that contains not only the information re- continued on next pageThis standard creates a spirometry report that contains not only theinformation related with the spirometry test, but also all the datafrom the test request, patient identification, and spirometer.MAY 2011 3
  • 4. Spirometry Test Standardization continued from page 3 Figure 1. Visualization of spirometry report CDA R2 • CDA R2 Spirometry Implementation Guide2: The first implementation of the CDA R2 spirometry This guide contains the norms to follow to standard was through an open-source integration implement CDA R2 correctly, including manda- framework called EI2Med, based on Mirth Connect, tory fields and their content. Two versions of in which many tools have been developed to ease this implementation guide have been created— generation and integration between standard files and one for each version of the data model. HIS. Manufacturers and spirometry models have been • CDA R2 XML Formatted Templates: A set of integrated with the integration framework EI2Med. CDA R2 spirometry templates has been cre- ated. Templates exist for both versions, basic Public hospitals in Catalonia are currently collabo- and detailed. rating on pilot projects to validate the normaliza- • XSL Style Sheet: This is a file needed to tion and integration technology of the spirometry visualize spirometry CDA R2, which follows a tests. There are plans to start the implementation standard style sheet for CDA-HL7 presentation. in all health facilities in Catalonia. Using spirometry CDA R2 allows for the resulting References reports to be shared through different hospital health 1 T. Salas, M. Domingo, y F. Burgos. Data model of the information systems, and executes data mining CDA R2 spirometry standard to the “Departament de services, that are very important for medical research Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya.” 2010. processes. It is also important to note that the doctor 2 M. Domingo, M. Lizana y D. Kaminker. CDA R2 can view the spirometry digitally from his worksta- spirometry implementation guide to the “Departament tion and watch the tests history for each patient. de Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya.” 2010.4 MAY 2011
  • 5. Software Implementation of CDA® Rene Spronk By Rene Spronk, Co-Chair, HL7 RIMBAA Work Group; Trainer/Consultant, RingholmThis article is an abridged version of CDA implementation using pects associated with it, one has the a RIMBAA whitepaper created by the XML techniques option of creating a very solid map-RIMBAA Work Group. The whitepa- The standard requires that all CDA ping from CDA MIF to UML, which in per is based on actual HL7 Version 3 instances validate against a published turn allows for the use of UML based implementation experiences. A full CDA XML schema. This is the main tools. version can be found at reason why a lot of CDA implemen-http://j.mp/gDwZKm. tations are based on the CDA XML The CDA MIF (or the UML equiva- schema. The wide availability of lent thereof) can be used by class Introduction XML tools is a definite advantage; generators to create a set of classes The implementation of the CDA however, there are disadvantages as (in e.g. Java or C#). There are a few standard and the validation of CDA- well. The XML schema language is freely available class generators that conformant XML instances is based not rich enough by far to express all one could consider when imple-on two types of specifications: of the requirements that present in menting CDA: the original CDA class model. A CDA 1. The CDA class model, a refine- document instance that validates 1. MDHT (http://www.cdatools.org/), ment of the HL7 Reference against the XML schema is not guar- a CDA specific class generator. Information Model (RIM). The anteed to be a valid CDA instance This tool generates Java classes class model is expressed in MIF – to be a valid CDA instance one has based on a UML representation (Model Interchange Format), to create XML that conforms to the of the CDA class model and on HL7’s meta model format. requirements that are expressed in an OCL representation of appli- 2. Context-specific constraints the CDA class model. cable templates. (templates) of the generic 2. MARC-HI Everest CDA model, as defined in a Class generators are commonly (http://everest.marc-hi.ca/), an CDA implementation guide for used next to other well-known HL7 Version 3 (not just CDA) specific document type and one XML techniques such as Xpath and MIF-based class generator. specific context. At this point DOM/SAX. JAXB is an example of a 3. Java SIG (http://aurora.regen- in time templates are mostly de- class generator: a tool which trans- strief.org/javasig), an MIF-based fined in textual form. A single forms XML schema to correspond- toolkit which generates Java CDA implementation guide may ing Java classes. classes (unfortunately not re- define hundreds of templates. cently updated). Model driven CDAAn HL7 MIF definition of the CDA implementation Summaryclass model is provided with the HL7 In order to fulfill all requirements as The diagram on page 9 shows the Version 3 standard. The CDA MIF file expressed by the CDA class model, relationships between the various can be transformed into less “rich” the starting point for all CDA imple- artifacts discussed in this article. expressions such as UML and XML mentations would have to be the A CDA document has to conform schema. Parts of the requirements as CDA MIF. MIF, however, has the to the requirements as defined in a expressed by the MIF are lost during disadvantage that it is an HL7 spe- CDA implementation guide. It has to the transformation process. cific format that is only supported by conform to both the formal CDA class a limited number of tools. Because model as well as the templates. The CDA is essentially an information continued on page 9 model without any behavioral as-MAY 2011 5
  • 6. Aussies Hit a Home Run By Mark McDougall, Executive Director, HL7 Mark McDougall January Meeting Kudos to them for their insightful After many months of planning and UPDATE FROM pre-meeting planning and wonderfully promotions, along with the help of executed plans to produce a very suc- many dedicated individuals, HL7’s HEADQUARTERS cessful meeting in beautiful Sydney. January 2011 Working Group Meeting in Sydney was a big success. Meeting Sponsors While there are many individuals The meeting was both productive I am also pleased to recognize sev- that played key roles in planning the and enjoyable. eral organizations that sponsored key Sydney WGM, I’d like to personally components of our recent January recognize the incredible efforts made We had 310 attendees from 21 coun- Working Group meeting in wonderful by three individuals: Richard Dixon tries participate in the dozens of work Sydney, Australia. The driving force Hughes, Klaus Veil and Tina Con- group meetings and/or 40 tutorial behind the resourcing for the Sydney nell-Clark. They worked incredibly sessions. The meeting also featured meeting were provided by: hard and devoted hundreds of hours add-on educational workshops pro- working to ensure the success of this duced by HL7 Australia at the end of • Australian Government, Depart- meeting. On behalf of the HL7 Board, the WGM week ment of Health and Aging I send a sincere thank you for their • HL7 Australia efforts for which the success of this • National E-Health Transition Au- meeting relied so heavily. thority (NEHTA) • Standards Australia HL7’s meetings were spread out among three facilities during our We are very grateful for the valuable Sydney Working Group Meeting. The sponsorships also provided by the fol- general sessions convened at the lowing organizations: Amora Hotel, tutorials were held in the Standards Australia rooms in the • Beeler Consulting, LLC Exchange Centre, and most of the • DH4 work group meetings were produced • Genie at the Cliftons Meeting Facilities. The • Gordon Point Informatics logistics for planning this WGM and • HealthLink getting our attendees to their meetings • Hewlett-Packard were smoothly managed primarily • Interfaceware HL7 Director of Meetings Lillian Bigham by HL7’s Director of Meetings, Lillian • JP Systems with Cliftons meeting planner Joanne Bigham, Clifton’s Manager Joanne McMaster at the January Working Group • Kestral McMaster, and Richard Dixon Hughes. Meeting in Sydney, Australia. • Linkmed • Microsoft • Orion Health • Pen Computer Systems • Sparx Systems The sponsorship support provided by all of the above organizations contributed heavily to the financial success of the HL7 meeting and is much appreciated. continued on next page Richard Dixon Hughes Tina Connell-Clark Klaus Veil6 MAY 2011
  • 7. of our HL7 Working Group Meetings. A special thank you is extended to the list of firms that represent our 2011 HL7 benefactors and supporters. Organizational Member Firms As listed on pages 24-26, HL7 is very proud to report that the number of HL7 organizational member companies continues to be near an all time high of 530 companies. We sincerely appreciate their ongoing support of HL7 via their organizational Sponsors for the January Working Group Meeting in Sydney, Australia membership dues.HIMSS Chuck MeyerFor over 20 years, HL7 has exhibited Don Mon, PhD In Closingeach year at the annual conference of Dan Pollock, MD I would like to once again thank the Healthcare Information and Man- John Quinn all of those who participated in our agement Systems Society (HIMSS). Ken Rubin January WGM in incredibly beautiful This year’s HIMSS convention con- Erin Sparnon Sydney, Australia. The participants vened in Orlando, Florida during the Sandy Stuart had many roles, such as attendee, week of February 20, 2011. HL7 once Grant Wood tutorial speaker, sponsor, and meeting again received plenty of attention at planning helper. We sincerely appreci-our HL7 exhibition booth, which was Benefactors and Supporters ate everyone who participated in the on the main aisle and at the center of We are thrilled to have attracted the Sydney Working Group Meeting and the very large HIMSS Exhibition that all time highest number of HL7 bene- would like to congratulate HL7 Aus-attracted over 31,000 people. factors and supporters, who are listed tralia, NEHTA and Standards Australia on page 22. Their support of HL7 is for their roles in hitting a home run HL7’s Director of Communications, very much needed and sincerely ap- with the January WGM. It was a huge Andrea Ribick, oversaw the redesign preciated. We are pleased to recognize success! Thank you.of the HL7 booth that resulted in a our benefactors in all of our HL7 significant upgrade to our booth in newsletters, on the HL7 website, in all ways that actually reduced HL7’s of our HL7 press releases, and at all booth costs. Andrea also oversaw the production of 27 thirty minute presen-tations on HL7 standards and relevant topics. Many of the presentations attracted crowds that filled the theater area and led to standing room only. I also wish to express our sincere thanks to the many individuals who volunteered to staff our booth and/or make presentations in our booth, including: Woody Beeler, PhDBob Dolin, MDEd Hammond, PhDChuck Jaffe, MD, PhDLenel JamesKen McCaslin HL7 Chair Dr. Bob Dolin presents at the HL7 Exhibit at HIMSS 2011 in Orlando, FL.MAY 2011 7
  • 8. Report from the HL7 International Council Meeting Catherine Chronaki in Sydney By Catherine Chronaki, Affiliate Director, HL7 Board of Directors; Co-Chair, HL7 International Council; International Liaison, HL7 Hellas Board Nineteen HL7 Affiliate representatives and more than 80 Robert Stegwee, chair of HL7 Germany, Co-Chair of the guests attended the first International Council meeting to HL7 International Council, and the Council’s representa- be held in Australia. The agenda was quite packed; the tive to the Joint Initiative Council (JIC) for Global Health morning sessions were devoted to regular business, reports, Informatics Standardization, announced that he will be information items, and immediate decision points. The stepping down as the Council’s representative to the JIC afternoon session was dedicated to the “HL7 around the as he has been nominated as the next CEN TC251 chair. world” session and followed fascinating developments in The Council recognized his contribution and congratulat- 30+ countries across four continents. ed Robert on this well-deserved achievement that would certainly bring HL7 even closer to the European standard- In the first quarter of the meeting, HL7’s CEO Dr. Charles ization bodies. Jaffe presented the framework developed by the Business Model Task Force to explore options and consequences of During the Council’s extended Lunch meeting on Thurs- different business models in developing and further pro- day, the importance of the Council being represented in moting the use of HL7 standards. Bernd Blobel, PhD, chair the JIC was strongly supported and there was unanimous of HL7 Germany, observed that there are three different continued on next page models, all of which are followed by HL7: a) attract audience by offering material for free; b) enforce use by law – Europe model through ISO for healthcare standards; c) sell products. Dr. Blobel felt that international input would be useful as HL7 moves forward with weight- ing these ideas in a new business model. A vibrant discussion followed and steps were taken toward exploring ways to strengthen the business model of HL7 International and its affiliates to the benefit of the world-wide eHealth community. John Quinn, HL7’s CTO, presented his report to the council. He described the new tool- ing vision of the TSC, leveraging the added value of the Static Model Designer, Terminol- ogy Manager, EHR-S Functional Model, and Published Specifications through a Standard Artifact Repository (as shown in Figure 1). In the context of the product visibility proj- ect, a brain child of past TSC chair Charlie McCay, John Quinn presented 43 different HL7 products that have been identified and Figure 1: The tooling vision of the TSC as presented by John Quinn at the for which product briefs will be created. International Council.8 MAY 2011
  • 9. decision to select another representative at the Orlando affiliates expressed interest in launching their own pro-meeting in May. Affiliate Chairs are encouraged to nominate grams. The topic raised a lot of discussion as education themselves or one of their members to that position. is one of the primary functions of most countries. Diego Kaminker, chair of HL7 Argentina and pioneer of Another important item on the agenda was the revi-the HL7 eLearning program, presented relevant develop- sion of the Affiliate Agreement. The Council decided to ments focusing on the significant backlog of requests to recommend to the HL7 Board that the existing 2009/2010 participate in the program. He noted that this is mainly agreement be extended to end of 2011 and that during due to the lack of tutors and the emphasis on compre- 2011, consultation with the International Council will hensiveness and quality. HL7 India reported its positive review issues of concern, such as IP.experience with running the course, and several other In the afternoon, the “HL7 around the world session” included 24 country reports, all of which are available as part of the minutes on the HL7 Interna- tional Council. A very touching moment was when Byoung-Kee Yi shared with us the pain and sorrow of Dr. Kwak’s prema- ture death. We will all miss his warmth, kindness, and support. For more information on the ac- tivities of the HL7 International Council and its meetings please visit: http://www.hl7.org/Spe- cial/committees/international/ In memory of Dr. Yun Sik KwakSoftware Implementation of CDA continued from page 5CDA class model can be expressed in either MIF, or in a derived format such as UML or XML schema. Templates can be expressed in Schematron, in OCL, or in MIF with OCL anno-tations. The actual validation of CDA instances is based on the expressions of the CDA class model and the applicable templates. A software application will have to be based on the CDA class model if one wishes to ensure that one creates valid CDA instances. Applications that are based on the CDA XML schema can’t guarantee that the documents are valid CDA instances. The MDHT tool is currently the best tool available to support the creation of CDA model based applica-tion development. MAY 2011 9
  • 10. Post Sydney WGM Survey and First-Time Attendee Survey By Karen Van Hentenryck, Associate Executive Director, HL7 Karen Van Hentenryck Post WGM Survey Thirteen of the responding work groups indicated that Thirty-nine work group and Board-appointed commit- they had attendance from local professionals. Twelve of tees attended the most recent working group meeting in the responding work groups indicated that they would Australia; 29 of those groups completed the PIC-spon- recommend using the conference facility again. Those sored post WGM survey. While PIC had hoped to im- not recommending the facility cited problems with Inter- prove the response rate from Board-appointed commit- net connectivity and the cost and lack of management tees for this survey, the response rate decreased across support for international meetings. Several respondents all groups. noted that scattering the meetings between multiple venues was not ideal. Similarly, not having communal All of the groups that responded to the survey indicated breakfast, lunches and breaks interfered with network- that they had representation at the Monday evening ing opportunities. co-chair and steering division meetings. This may be an improvement over the last meetings, where all but three First-Time Attendee Survey groups were represented. However, given that only 29 PIC also sponsors the First-Time Attendee program at of the 39 groups completed the survey, it is difficult each of the working group meetings. These meetings to quantify. Approximately one quarter of the groups typically occur on Sunday evening or Monday morning, that completed the survey indicated that they failed to but, given meeting room constraints in Australia, there achieve quorum. was a single first-time attendee meeting during Monday lunch. Approximately 60 first-time attendees participat- The stated objectives portion of the survey is always ed in the Sydney meeting and thirty-six of them provid- interesting. Consistent with the last few surveys, sta- ed valuable feedback on our program. Most notable was tus updates and information sharing related to existing that attendees feel they would benefit from a description projects topped the list of objectives with 95% of re- of the various ribbon colors and their associated roles spondents identifying this objective. Work and progress (i.e., co-chairs, mentors, Board members, etc.). Like- reporting on existing projects was a close second with wise, many of the first-time attendees responded that 90% and joint meetings and engagement with other more information on the types of work groups (i.e., work groups were identified by 80% of respondents, perhaps overviews of the groups by steering divisions) followed by networking at 60% of respondents. New would be beneficial. Finally, it is noteworthy that most project initiation and engagement with local/regional of the first-time attendees cited education as the reason projects were identified as objectives by 50% of respon- for their attendance, followed by networking. dents, and ballot resolution was identified as an objec- tive by only 20% of respondents. PIC would like to thank all of the work groups and first- time attendees who provided feedback. The post WGM Ninety percent of respondents indicated that they ac- survey is available on the website at: http://www.hl7. complished their work group meeting objectives and org/Library/Committees/pi/Post%20Sydney%20WGM% business. The 10% that did not accomplish their ob- 20SurveySummary_02072011.pdf jectives identified insufficient quorum, missing key members and venue facilities as the top three obstacles. Questions or comments about the survey or the results Technical support problems also presented a significant can be directed to PIC or to Karen Van Hentenryck barrier to achieving goals and objectives. Participation (Karenvan@HL7.org). by key members, pre-meeting preparedness and suf- ficient quorum were the top ranking reasons cited by work groups as enabling the achievement of objectives and goals.10 MAY 2011
  • 11. News from the PMO Dave Hamill and Project Services Work Group By Dave Hamill, Director, HL7 Project Management Office Rick Haddorff and Freida Hall, Co-Chairs, Project Services Work GroupProject Health Report contributions from all those involved The HL7 PMO has been working Additionally, a GForge Tracker area in the Composite Orders project and with the Technical Steering Commit- has been created within the TSC’s this accompanying project.tee (TSC) and Project Services Work Tracker tab to capture suggestions for Group to create the Project Health future project health metrics. Feel free Guidance for ProjectsReport. This report reflects various to enter your suggestions at: http:// and Ballotsmetrics of a work group’s project port- gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/tsc/tracker/ As a reminder, Project Services, work-folio and is based on data gathered ?action=TrackerItemBrowse&tracker_ ing in conjunction with Don Lloyd, from Project Insight, such as status id=628 or send them to the PMO Director of Technical Publications, has updates, milestone deliverable dates (pmo@HL7.org). and balloting information. published the HL7 Electronic Bal- lot Charts. These ballot charts were Leveraging the Orders and developed as a supplement to the The Project Health Report metrics are reported by work group and include: Observations Composite HL7 Co-Chair Handbook in order to • Total number of projects, broken Order Project to Provide provide a quick reference to informa- down by projects that are Active Examples for a SAIF tion related to each of the four levels (pre-ballot), On Hold, In a ‘Bal- Implementation Guide of HL7 electronic balloting: lot Status,’ or Three Year Plan • Review Ballot – Comment Only items. Under a project sponsored by the • Review Ballot – Informative • “Red” / “Yellow” / “Green” Technical Steering Committee, Project Document counts of Active (pre-ballot) Services is working on the Orders and • Review Ballot – Draft Standard projects, Three Year Plan items Observations’ Composite Order project for Trial Use (DSTU) and ‘in a Ballot Status’ proj- to create concrete examples of artifacts • Normative Ballot ects. The colors depict project that can be used in a future version of counts that are on target (green), For each ballot type, the ballot charts an HL7 SAIF Implementation Guide. behind <120 days (yellow) or list the Intent, Recommended Use, behind >120 days (red). Project Approval Levels, and Ballot This is an opportunity to approach an • Number of projects missing a HL7 SAIF Implementation Guide from Milestones. If you have questions, steering division approval date or a TSC approval date. a “bottom-up” strategy. It is intended please feel free to contact Project to provide recommendations and Services. • Number of DSTU expired test period projects. examples from an HL7 standards de- velopment project that relies on work HL7 Project Tracking Tools All of HL7’s project tools, includ-The metrics above will be the basis for products from multiple work groups. ing the Searchable Project Database, a Project Report Card that will grade each work group’s project health. Ulti- These documented recommendations GForge and Project Insight, are avail-mately these grades will be incorporat- and examples will then be available to able on www.HL7.org via Participate ed into the project approval process. be incorporated into a future HL7 SAIF > Tools & Resources > Project Track- Implementation Guide. ing Tools. The Project Health Report is available via GForge, under the TSC’s File tab Project Services is happy to be work-(http://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/tsc/ ing on this effort to help move HL7 frs/?action=FrsReleaseBrowse&frs_ toward adoption of the SAIF architec-package_id=98). ture. We appreciate and welcome the MAY 2011 11
  • 12. Healthcare Information Standards for Active Aging: State of Play Anne Mohen for Patient Summaries By Catherine Chronaki, Affiliate Director HL7 Board of Directors, International Council Co-Chair; Christian Hay, GS1 Senior Consultant Healthcare, Chair IHE Suisse and Board Member Swiss Medical Informatics Association; and Anne Moen, RN, PhD, Chair Norwegian Society of Medical Informatics, MIE2011 SPC Co-Chair and LOC Co-Chair This year’s European health infor- need to address matics conference MIE2011 will be to contribute to Christian Hay held in Oslo, Norway on August, an integrated, 28-31, 2011. The theme is User Cen- holistic service tred, Networked Healthcare. For this approach in an conference, HL7 International, an aging person’s Institutional member of the Euro- health-illness pean Federation for Medical Infor- trajectory? matics (EFMI) through its European • What could be women hampered by chronic-disease Brussels Office, joins forces with the strategic with an acute episode will frame the GS1 (another Institutional Member and operational discussion of technological, organiza- Catherine Chronaki of EFMI) and the Norwegian Society initiatives, by tional and professional challenges to for Medical Informatics, to organize HL7, GS1, EFMI support health and active aging. Spe- an invited session in the invitational and others; to augment integration cifically, the user story takes an acute track “Partnerships in Innovation” across technological, professional episode requiring emergency admis- and discuss significant interoperabil- and organizational strands to sion as a starting point, and then ity challenges related to patient sum- ensure meaningful use of patient focuses on critical aspects in the user maries. The invitational track brings summaries? story where information sharing is together Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, CEO necessary. In particular, the potential of HL7 International; Bob Dolin, MD, Specific wider issues that will be of current and future interoperability Chair, HL7 International; and leading touched upon in the discussion standards and emerging solutions to eHealth and standardization experts include: 1) ensuring sustainability of enable innovative systems to deliver in Europe to reflect on the synergies healthcare systems; 2) delivering qual- patient summaries linking organi- needed for health informatics and ity of care and contributing to desired zations, professional strands, and standardization internationally to patient outcomes; 3) unlocking the required services will be addressed effectively support patient summaries market for innovative interoperable by the following questions: in an integrated care environment. solutions based on standards; thus • Where are we and where do we supporting the EU digital agenda key wish to be in the future? The goal of this conference is to dis- actions on standards and innovation. • What do current tools and ap- cuss challenges for interoperability, proaches to standards do to sup- technology and standards related to More information is available at: port information flow in an aging patient summaries. An unfolding user www.mie2011.org. person’s health-illness trajectory? story envisioning the health-illness • What are the problems/ chal- trajectory of an elderly, vulnerable lenges that technology solutions 12 MAY 2011
  • 13. HL7 Educational Session at the eHealth Week 2011: “eHealth: Investing in Health Systems of the Future” By Catherine Chronaki, Affiliate Director, HL7 International and Co-Chair, HL7 International Council eHealth Week 2011 is a co-location of the Eu- ropean Commission’s High Level Ministerial FREE EVENT! Conference and the Catherine Chronaki World of Health IT eHealth Week: Health Level Seven Conference & Exhibi-tion and is organized by the European International – Educational Session:Commission (EC), the Healthcare Infor-mation and Management Systems Society Unlocking the Power of Health Information Europe (HIMSS Europe), and the Hungarian through Collaborative Use of Health Presidency of the Council of the European Information Technology StandardsUnion. eHealth Week will be held in Buda-pest, Hungary on May 10-12, 2011. Budapest, Monday May 10, 4:45-6:00 pmeHealth Week 2011 brings together key Co-chairs: Catherine Chronaki, HL7 International & stakeholders from Europe’s healthcare com- FORTH-Institute of Computer Science munity, including policy makers, providers, Miroslav Koncar, HL7 Croatia & Oracle Corporationinsurers, research facilities, vendors and patient associations. It will host the eHealth • The Business Case for HL7: Charles Jaffe, CEO, HL7Government Initiative (eHGI), a formal Internationalbody of healthcare state secretaries and oth- • Trust in Interoperability: Robert Stegwee, HL7 Ambassador; Chair,er stakeholders aimed at aligning national HL7 The Netherlands; Co-Chair, HL7 International Council • Investing in the Secondary Use of Health Data: Pier-Yves Lastic,eHealth systems in Europe. The European HL7 Ambassador, Chair CDISC European Coordination CommitteeOffice of HL7, established in Brussels in • Collaborative Use of Standards for X-Border ePrescription and 2010, is a member of the eHGI initiative. Patient Summaries: Fredrik Linden, epSOS Coordinator • HL7 Never Sleeps: Snapshots around the Globe: Catherine Chro-This will be the ninth edition of the high- naki, Affiliate Director, HL7 International Board of Directorslevel eHealth conference, which has a legacy of leading progress in eHealth across the For more information on the eHealth Week 2011, please visit www.European Union, through a series of Min- ehealthweek.org or the twitter page at isterial Declarations. This year, thanks to http://twitter.com/EU_ehealthweek.Oracle’s significant support, Health Level Seven will be participating at eHealth Week To register, please go to the following link: with an educational event targeted at govern- http://www.worldofhealthit.org/registration/ment officials, national and regional eHealth The High Level eHealth Conference and Declarations: http://project leaders, and decision makers who ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/health/policy/ehealth_wish to promote sustainable eHealth innova- conftion, through safe, trusted, and interoperable eHealth services and infrastructures. MAY 2011 13
  • 14. New Chair for the Joint Initiative Council Bron Kisler By Bron Kisler and Kees Molenaar, Chair and Immediate Past Chair, Joint Initiative Council The Joint Initiative on SDO Global Health Informatics and cooperation between the Standardization is a collaborative initiative to help the leaders of the participating SDOs; end users of standards by addressing issues of gaps and monthly teleconferences and have overlaps across key global standards: one topic, one 2-3 face-to-face meetings annu- standard. CDISC, CEN/TC251, GS1, HL7, IHTSDO and ally. We still have much to gain in ISO/TC215 are members of the Joint Initiative Council cross SDO procedures like simul- (JIC). In 2010, the JIC was chaired by Kees Molenaar, taneous balloting and in further Kees Molenaar chair of CEN/TC2511; as of January 2011 Bron Kisler from supporting project leads to get CDISC is now chairing the JIC. their joint work done. Looking forward in 2011, we will continue working hard to progress in these areas. In 2010, the Joint Initiative Council expanded to six member organizations, added a number of work items, In 2010, the JIC also started a task force to investigate and worked hard to become more transparent and sup- how we can help emerging and developing countries by portive of the broader health standards community. We improving access to meetings and SDO materials. In col- launched the Joint Initiative’s website2 – hosted by HL7 laboration with SDO global leadership, the donor com- – that provides access to all available JIC documents: munity, and other key global stakeholders, the JIC will charter, policy and procedures, work item proposals, continue to push this important work forward in 2011. presentation slides and meeting minutes. The website We plan to explore further the usability of standards, and also includes the JIC work item registry, where all joint educational opportunities, as well as projects particularly work items can be found. The JIC began a project on au- relevant to emerging and developing countries such as tomatic identification and data capture standard patient tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. ID and care giver ID as well as a Standards Knowledge Management Tool (SKMT). The JIC also decided to adopt The JIC will be exhibiting at the upcoming European the ISO work item Business requirements for a syntax eHealth Week in Budapest, Hungary on May 10-12, to exchange structured dose information for medicinal 2011. Please stop by if you would like more information products as a Joint Initiative work item. Other key ongo- regarding Joint Initiative projects or future activities. ing JIC projects include: the BRIDG model, Clinical Trials Registration (CTR), Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) and Individual Case Safety Report (ICSR). 1 Kees has resigned as chair of CEN/TC251; Robert Stegwee is nominated as the new chairman The 2010 successes are foremost successes in leadership 2 www.jointinitiativecouncil.org collaboration. The JIC has achieved close collaboration 14 MAY 2011
  • 15. EFMI Special Topic Conference 2011: eHealth across Borders Bernd Blobel, PhD without Boundaries By Professor Bernd Blobel, PhD, Chair HL7 Germany and Catherine Chronaki, Affiliate Director, HL7 Board of Directors; Co-Chair, HL7 International The International Council of HL7 International sponsored the 11th European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI) Special Topic Conference (STC). It was held in the Catherine Chronaki picturesque Laško, Slovenia on April 14-15, 2011 and was organized by the Slovenian Society of Medical Informatics.HL7 Europe, the HL7 International Foundation established in Brussels in 2010, and the European HL7 Affiliates are committed to moving forward with eHealth across borders and without barriers as they join forces with the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Initiative in an educational workshop that is part of the conference. Laško, SloveniaThe HL7/IHE program was chaired by Professor Bernd • HL7 Test Implementations in the Czech Republic pre-Blobel and was held on the afternoon of Thursday, April 14. sented by Libor Seidl, Chair, HL7 Czech Republic The workshop’s program included: • CTS II for Enabling Multi-lingual Communications pre- • HL7 Developments in Europe and Worldwide pre- sented by Frank Oemig, Board Member, HL7 Germany sented by Catherine Chronaki, Affiliate Director, HL7 • Domain Analysis Models as Reference for National International Board of Directors and Board Member, Profiles presented by Professor Bernd Blobel, Chair, HL7 Hellas HL7 Germany • IHE Infrastructure Specifications for Cross-Border In- teroperability presented by Lisa Spellman, IHE Senior In addition, a unique poster presented recent developments Director, Informatics, HIMSS in HL7 International, its organization and standards. • eHealth Enabling Continuity of Care within and Across National Borders presented by Lacramioara Stoicu-Ti- For more information please visit: http://www.stc2011.si vadar, Board Member, HL7 RomaniaMAY 2011 15
  • 16. TSC Newsletter Updates By Lynn Laakso, HL7 TSC Project Manager Lynn Laasko The TSC is conducting projects on tation of new concepts and a The TSC acknowledged updates to product visibility, product quality, brief status update on current work group documents (M&C, DMP) communication strategy, and in- innovations initiatives. as approved by the work groups’ novations, as well as new projects • The TSC developed, circulated, respective steering divisions: for the SAIF Architecture Program and approved two new projects • Domain Experts Steering and T3F Review. More information this cycle, for the SAIF Archi- Division (DESD) approved an is available on each of these efforts tecture Program (PI #751), updated M&C for the Child from the TSC web page under “Proj- and a TSC Retrospective Self- Health WG, Community Based ects,” at http://www.hl7.org/Spe- Assessment Based on T3F Collaborative Care (CBCC) WG cial/committees/tsc/projects.cfm. Recommendations (PI #749). and Imaging Integration WG In addition, the TSC continues main- • The Product Quality project • The Foundation and Technol- tenance of Work Group Visibility, as (PI #647) will be moving for- ogy Steering Division (FTSD) well as Work Group Health. ward under the umbrella of the approved the updated M&C for SAIF Architecture Program as the Implementable Technology • By the 2011 May WGM, 13 that evolves. Specifications (ITS) WG work groups will need to re- • The Structure and Semantic De- view their Mission and Charter The TSC also approved a number sign Steering Division (SSD SD) (M&C) statements which have of new projects. You can always see approved an update to the M&C not been reviewed for two the most recent list of new projects of both the Arden Syntax Work years for the Work Group Vis- from the Project Insight Searchable Group and the Clinical State- ibility Maintenance project Database. You can sort the search- ment WG at Project Insight (PI #631) able database. To show the projects • The TSC approved an update to Please review your Mission most recently approved by the TSC, its M&C and its DMP and Charter statements to keep select “TSC Approval” from among them current! In addition, the the different date fields and then The TSC has approved several DSTU new metric on Decision Mak- click “Filter Projects.” By entering a publications since the last working ing Practices (DMP) will affect date range you can see just the proj- group meeting. Interested par- 17 work groups (WG) that ects approved since the last working ties are invited to download these need to update their DMPs in group meeting, or click the column DSTUs and provide comments and accord with the latest template. heading over “TSC Approval Date” feedback on the standards and their For the 2011 May WGM, the to bring the most recent TSC approv- implementation at http://www.hl7. TSC will also recognize the als to the top of the list. org/dstucomments/. “healthiest” work groups. • Implementation Guide for • New innovative concepts can The TSC welcomed back Ravi Nata- CDA® Release 2.0 Progress be submitted for presentation rajan, who was elected by the Inter- Note, for the Structured Docu- and review at the 2011 May national Council to fill the Affiliate ments Work Group of SSD SD, WGM, where the Innovations Representative position vacated by at Project Insight ID (PI #679), Project (PI #701) will again Charlie McCay. for 24 months host an opportunity for presen- continued on next page16 MAY 2011
  • 17. • Consent Directive CDA Imple- (PI #205), for 24 months each The TSC also approved a special mentation Guide: for the • Context-Aware Knowledge meeting request for the Pharmacy Community Based Collabora- Retrieval (Infobutton), Work Group, which met in the tive Care Work Group (CBCC) Service-Oriented Architec- United Kingdom from February of DESD, at (PI #553), for 18 ture Implementation Guide: 14-16, 2011. In addition, the TSC ap- months for Clinical Decision Support proved an out-of-cycle special meet- • HL7 Version 3 Standard: of SSD SD at (PI #507) for 24 ing for the RIMBAA Work Group on Transmission Infrastructure, months November 15, 2011 in Amsterdam, Release 2: for the Infrastruc- • SDWG requested a 1 year the Netherlands. ture and Messaging (InM) Work extension to each of the below Group of FTSD, at (PI #619), for DSTUs, which were balloted 2 For any additions, updates or sug- 24 months years ago gestions on any of these TSC pro- • Implementation Guide for • HL7 Implementation moted initiatives please contact Lynn NHSN Healthcare Associated Guide for CDA Release Laakso (lynn@HL7.org). Infection (HAI) Reports, Re- 2: Quality Reporting lease 6: for Structured Docu- Document Architecture How to find TSC information ments WG (SDWG), at (QRDA), Release 1: at The TSC wiki site houses its min- (PI #319), for 24 months (PI #210). utes, process documents, templates, • HL7 Version 3 Standard: • HL7 Implementation links to the ArB wiki and the TSC Regulated Studies: CDISC Guide for CDA Release Issue Tracker, a list of current Content to Message – Study 2: CDA Framework for projects, and more. You can access Design, Release 1: and Questionnaire Assess- the TSC wiki at: http://www.hl7. • HL7 Version 3 Standard: ments, Release 1: at org/permalink/?TSCWiki. See the Regulated Studies: CDISC (PI #381). links below for instructions on how Content to Message – Study to view the list of projects and ac- Participation, Release 1: for • HL7 Implementation cess the TSC Issue Tracker. the Regulated Clinical Research Guide for CDA Release 2: • TSC Tracker: link to http://gforge. Information Management Work Operative Notes, Release 1: at hl7.org/gf/project/tsc/tracker/ Group (RCRIM) of DESD, at (PI #728) Upcoming INTERNATIONAL EVENTS eHealth Conference 2011 / World of Health 12th International HL7 Interoperability IT Conference and Exhibition Conference Budapest, Hungary Lake Buena Vista, FL May 10 – 12, 2011 May 13 – 14, 2011 For more information, please visit For more information, please visit http://www.worldofhealthit.org/ www.ihic2011.org eHealth 2011: Enabling Healthy Outcomes MIE 2011 Toronto, Canada Oslo, Norway May 29 – June 1, 2011 August 28 – 31, 2011 For more information, please visit For more information, please visit http://www.e-healthconference.com/ http://www.mie2011.org/ MAY 2011 17
  • 18. Service-Aware Interoperability Framework (SAIF) Austin Kreisler Architecture Program By Austin Kreisler, Chair, HL7 Technical Steering Committee If you were at the January 2011 several peer reviews, but it has not out SAIF specifically for use within Working Group Meeting in Sydney, been balloted. Balloting SAIF and the HL7 organization. We actually you probably heard me talking a lot turning it into an HL7 Standard have a term for taking a standard about the SAIF Architecture Program. (capital “S”) is one of the first things and defining how it should be used If you are like a lot of people, you are we would like to accomplish under for a particular use case—it’s called probably wondering why this is an the SAIF Architecture Program. De- developing an implementation guide. important program and what does it velopment of the SAIF standard has In addition to balloting the SAIF stan- mean for the work you are currently primarily been the responsibility of dard, one of the top goals of the SAIF doing developing HL7 standards. the HL7 Architectural review Board Architecture Program is to develop I’ll try to describe the reasons why (ArB). The ArB has created a project HL7’s SAIF Implementation Guide. this is important and what short and to ballot the SAIF standard. The SAIF Implementation Guide will long term impact it will have on your ultimately describe how SAIF is used standards development work, within the HL7 organization. and ultimately on the stan- On the surface, the SAIF Archi- Developing this implemen- dards HL7 produces. tation guide is going to be tecture Program’s purpose is to a second project, this time On the surface, the SAIF Ar- roll out, within the HL7 organi- sponsored by the Technical chitecture Program’s purpose zation, the framework standards Steering Committee. Why the is to roll out, within the HL7 TSC? The reason is that the organization, the framework interoperability described by the TSC is the one group in HL7 standards interoperability SAIF standard. that spans all the groups nec- described by the SAIF stan- essary to develop and deploy dard. I’ve deliberately used a all the aspects of SAIF within small “s” in SAIF standard because SAIF describes a framework within HL7. Many existing work groups will at this point, SAIF is not formally an which an organization can develop have input into developing the SAIF HL7 Standard of any sort. For more interoperability specifications. SAIF Implementation Guide. information on SAIF, see the HL7 was designed to be general enough to wiki at http://wiki.hl7.org/index. be adapted by many different organi- Thus far, we have identified two php?title=SAIF_main_page and the zations to meet their interoperability projects for the SAIF Architecture SAIF Executive Summary at http:// needs. HL7 is obviously one such or- Program: a project to ballot the SAIF wiki.hl7.org/index.php?title=SAIF_ ganization, and the SAIF Architecture standard and a project to develop ExecutiveSummary. SAIF has received Program’s primary goal is to flesh continued on next page18 MAY 2011
  • 19. HL7’s SAIF Implementation Guide. projects associated with the SAIF Pro- and processes described in the SAIF In fact, there will be a number of gram will have accountability back to Implementation Guide. It is my hope projects involved in deploying SAIF the Program, not just accountability that in the long run, the advantages of within HL7. We will be piloting the to the sponsoring work groups. developing a standard under the SAIF use of the SAIF Implementation brand will far outweigh any disad-Guide with at least one standards de- Now you are probably wondering vantages. We may identify processes velopment project and we will need what this means for the standards within the SAIF brand which bring to manage changes to tooling and development work you are currently major benefits while having minimal processes for publishing SAIF based performing through HL7. For the or no cost for implementing in the standards as well as other projects majority of existing HL7 standards broader HL7 organization. The TSC that will be identified as we proceed projects, there is little or no immedi- will look at moving these sorts of down the path of implementing SAIF ate impact. Unless I have already benefits outside of the SAIF brand at HL7. That brings us to the word talked to your work group about your and into the broader HL7 organization “Program” in the SAIF Architecture specific project, then it is very likely more quickly than described above. Program. Over the past few years, there is no immediate impact on your HL7 has been implementing a project project. In the long term, there will In conclusion, the SAIF Architecture management approach to the devel- certainly be an impact on how all HL7 Program is something everyone par-opment of standards. The complexity standards are developed, but our plan ticipating in HL7 should keep their of developing standards has contin- for rolling out SAIF to the broader eyes on. The short term impact on ued to evolve within HL7, reflecting HL7 organization should make this as what you are doing today is prob-the complexity of the interoperability painless as possible. ably minimal, but in the long term it space our standards address. Rolling will have significant impact on how out SAIF across the HL7 organization Currently, we envision the creation of HL7 develops standards. The goal is going to require multiple projects, a “brand” called “HL7 SAIF Architect- is for SAIF to provide HL7 a way of and those projects need to be coor- ed” standard. The first standards un- developing improved interoperability dinated. That is the primary reason der this brand are the limited number standards in a quicker fashion.for the SAIF Architecture Program. It of standards that are piloting the SAIF will be using program management Implementation Guide under the SAIF techniques to manage the projects Architecture Program. The SAIF Im-within the program. This actually plementation Guide will describe the makes explicit some processes we processes and artifacts necessary to already have within HL7. We ef- develop a standard carrying the new fectively already have a “program” brand name. Once the piloting stage called Version 2 Publishing that is completed, we will transition to the oversees production of the various next stage where standards develop-incremental versions of 2.x (2.5., ment projects can petition to join the 2.5.1, 2.6, 2.7…). There are certainly SAIF Architected Brand. To join the other examples of implicit programs brand means the project will need to already at work within HL7. One of develop the standard according to the the goals of SAIF is to make ex- rules laid out in the SAIF Implementa-plicit things which were previously tion Guide. Becoming SAIF branded implicit. Explicit identification of in this second phase will be optional. “programs” is one effect of moving to In the long term, we may require all a SAIF-based approach to developing new standards to be developed under standards. What this means is that the SAIF brand, following the rules MAY 2011 19
  • 20. 4th Annual SOA in Healthcare Conference July 13-15, 2011 in Washington, DC OMG® and Health Level 2006–July 2010. He is currently Seven® International (HL7) the Deputy Chief Information are excited to bring you Officer for Architecture, Strategy, the fourth annual SOA in and Design. Please check the Healthcare Conference: “SOA conference website for additional Road-map to Integration: Ar- keynotes and featured speakers. chitecting Interoperability in The call for participation was Healthcare.” The conference still underway at the time this will be held July 13-15, 2011 article was written so be sure to in Washington, D.C. sign up for program updates. The focus of the SOA in The conference will be experi- Healthcare Conference is to entially focused; with speakers convey real-world experiences, assembling a commu- bringing their personal and organizational experiences nity of peers to exchange ideas and discuss what has to what will be a presentation and discussion-oriented worked, what did not work, and review best practices. forum. The conference will be divided into an Execu- Not a “tech industry” event, this conference is exclu- tive Summit, and Functional and Technical Tracks. sively healthcare focused, and will highlight the chal- Some topic areas you can expect to see include: lenges unique to healthcare organizations and empha- size cross-industry solutions that are viable within the • Modeling (SoaML, SysML, BPMN, etc.) healthcare domain. It is targeted primarily to a health- • Semantic Computability and Interoperability IT savvy audience. • Ontology and Vocabularies • Decision Support Systems A wide cross-section of the health industry will par- • Cloud Computing ticipate, including healthcare providers, payers, public • Enterprise Architecture (Business, System, SOA health organizations and vendors from both the public and Technical) and private sector. The conference program commit- tee has invited world-class speakers to present at the Registration & Information 4th Annual SOA in Healthcare conference. Organiza- The SOA in Healthcare event is hosted by OMG, HL7 tions expected to participate include MITRE, CSC, DoD International, Open Health Tools (OHT), and the Military Health System, Mayo Clinic, Fallon Community BPM/SOA Community of Practice. Everyone with an Health Plan, Brazil Dept. of Defense, in addition to interest in SOA in healthcare is invited to attend. The many universities. early-bird registration discount is available until Friday, May 6, 2011. Registration information is available at The conference will feature a keynote address by Paul http://www.omg.org/hc-pr. Exhibit space is available; A. Tibbits, MD. Dr. Tibbits was inducted into Senior for more information contact Mike Narducci at market- Executive Service in February 2004, appointed Deputy ing@omg.org +1-781-444 0404. Sponsorship opportu- Chief Information Officer for Enterprise Development nities are available; contact Ken Berk at kenberk@omg. for Department of Veterans Affairs on December 7, org or +1-781-444 040420 MAY 2011
  • 21. Congratulations tttttttttttttttttttttTo the following people who passed the HL7 Certification ExamsCertified HL7 V2.5/2.6 Dr. Balamurugan Pitchumani February 22, 2011 Fernando Izquierdo Rial María Angeles Serna Lledo Ivan Exposito JaramilloChapter 2 Control Lakshmi Prasad P R Carmen Pilar Ubeda Portugués Lucía Reyes Manzano Gomez Manjunath B Sanjeevamurthy Santos Luis Sánchez del OjoSpecialist Gurudatta Sakaleshpura Jorge Gallinato Garcia José-Carlos Elvira Gómez ShankaraiahNovember 11, 2010 Shashi Kiran C V December 16, 2010Bernard M. Chester Belén PonsMaciej A. Jakuc December 18, 2010 Certified HL7 CDA Daniel CasasMichelle M. Lassen Shrinivas Nagral Specialist Enric Samper SosaWayne M. Machuca Shujah Das Gupta José Vicente Torres IvarsBrent Nall Rahul Yogesh Bajaria November 11, 2010 Eduardo Llinares LegidoPeter W. Svendsen Namita Waikul Thomas A. Carr José Manuel Lopez Sario Ajeet Yadav Jonathan Hendrich Alberto Borja RubioJanuary 12, 2011 Ranjit Poduval John S. SlavichJacque Alsop Mihir R. Veera Ben Uphoff February 22, 2011Lara Auzins Arif Khan Kamalini H. Vaidya Juan Antonio Fernández MorenoPeng Gong Pramod Chandra Dash Félix Federico de MesaWllem J. Koopman Rohit Jain January 13, 2011Russell A. McDonell Shraddha Sayani Jacque AlsopDavid H. McKillop Ashish Seth Sarah L. Atwill Certified HL7 VersionAngus B. Miller Akansha Sahu Matthew J. Cordell Deepti Chowdhary Michael Cowey 3 RIM SpecialistJanuary 25, 2011 Arvind Sahare Peter W. DaviesAqila Dissanayake Mike Farah HL7 CanadaGayathri Vijayabaskar February 19, 2011 David GeraghtyMichael Sanga Jitin Sharma Corinne E. Gower October 25, 2010Neelam Kumari Willem J. Koopman Walid El-HallakPreeti Putti HL7 Spain Yu-Sheng Lo Stuart K. MacKinnon October 27, 2010HL7 Canada November 5, 2010 Devendra S. Maisnam Sylvie Demers Robert Castellor Morant Paul W. McKeeOctober 25, 2010 José Ramón García Pardos Alexander Mense October 30, 2010Ghislain Bellmare Daniel Santamaría de Jalón David E. Mitchell Silky Elwadhi Samuel Moñux Salvador Edwin NgHL7 India David Ojeda Auré John E. Reynolds November 19, 2010 Diego Benedicto Consejo Stefan W. Sabutsch Yogesh ChopadeOctober 30, 2010 Kanishk Sudarsahan Jeff T. HoriiSachin Atri November 11, 2010 Rob B. ThollShivam Mundra Marcos Cabrera Goñi HL7 India Alfredo Paya Pardo December 20, 2010November 13, 2010 José Luis Andreu December 4, 2010 Kin Kei (Gary) FungSuganthi Chinnachamy Carlos Sánchez Arribas Arvind RamaswamyHemalatha Elangovan Jesús Rodríguez Martín de February 9, 2011Deepasri Konka S. los Santos December 18, 2010 Bradley ChruszczSathyashree Ramanathan Elia de la Viuda Alonso Hiral Shah Dustin DoanSiddharth Sharma Juan Carlos González Herrero Roshan R. Anchan Tony HeRajeshwari Swaminathan Santiago Borras Natividad Vaishali K. Desai Yvan TranSubramanyam Vallury Antonio de Pedro García Nirmala VermaRaghu Kiran Yajamanam Luis Miguel Arribas Escudero HL7 IndiaArjun Yuppala HL7 SpainDeepak Dhawan December 2, 2010 December 18, 2010Gautam Garg Rodrigo Coba Olmo December 2, 2010 Roshan FernandesRajeev Kharwal Rubén del Casar Aroca Anjali KaleAnuradha Nardia December 16, 2010 Ramón Jorge Prieto Rodríguez Mayank KapoorBabita Rani Daniel Nebot Benabarre Daniel Martos López Aniket BartakeAmit Kumar Singh Alberto Fuentes Francisco Romera Rodrigo Viren ShahPonnuraj Subramanian Miguel Vich Ramos Esther Carnerero MartínJatin Verma Sergio Merino Alberto Moreno Conde HL7 Spain Isaac Castro García Francisco Pascual PeñaDecember 4, 2010 Jorge Cremades November 11, 2010Senthil Gurupatham Sebastien Chaoulli December 15, 2010 Álvaro Domínguez Bragado Varri Malleswara Rao Eugeni Sendrós Fernández Jorge Rodríguez GrañaRam Mohan A A D Roberto Acero Cacho Beatríz Quintana Rodríguez February 22, 2011Sri Haritha Vemuru María Ángeles Giménez Febrer Francisco José Mallado Muñoz David Moner Noelia Sánchez Pérez Gema Roldán González José Alberto MaldonadoDecember 11, 2010 Àlex Rodríguez Casino Irene Nieto RuizJyotsna Arvapalli Juan Carlos Roig Gonzalo Montesdeoca ZamoraSudheendra Balagar Xavier Mur Santamaria Raul Lopez GarciaRohit Nirula David Ledo DovaleBhuvanesh Pachauri Manuel Enrique Romero NavarrotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttMAY 2011 21
  • 22. HL7 Benefactors as of April 15, 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US Department of Defense Military Health System HL7 International Welcomes HL7 Luxembourg as its Newest Affiliate Stefan Benzschawel, MD Dr. Stefan Benzschawel is the inaugural chair of HL7 healthcare industry experi- Luxembourg. He holds a degree in Computer Science ence based upon three years at SAP as software devel- from the University of Kaiserslautern. After his studies, oper, and 10 years as R&D manager at AGFA Health- he worked as a member of a research group financed Care. For the past two years, he has been the project by IBM and as scientific collaborator of the University leader for eHealth at the CRP Henri Tudor. of Trier where he earned a Doctorate. His software and 22 MAY 2011
  • 23. AFFILIATE CONTACTSHL7 Argentina HL7 Czech Republic HL7 Korea HL7 SpainDiego Kaminker Libor Seidl Byoung-Kee Yi, PhD Carlos Gallego PerezPhone: +54-11-4781-2898 Phone: +420-775-387691 (Interim Chair) Phone: +34-93-693-18-03Email: diego.kaminker Email: seidl@euromise.com Phone: +82 234101944 Email: cgallego@ticsalut.cat@kern-it.com.ar Email: byoungkeeyi@gmail.com HL7 Finland HL7 SwedenHL7 Australia Juha Mykkanen, PhD HL7 Luxembourg Gustav AlvfeldtDavid Rowlands Phone: +358-403552824 Stefan Benzschawel Phone: +82 234101944Phone: +61-420-306-556Email: Chairman@HL7.org.au Email: juha.mykkanen@uef.fi Phone: +352-425-991-889 Email: byoungkeeyi@gmail.com Email: stefan.benzschawel@tudor.luHL7 Austria HL7 France HL7 SwitzerlandStefan Sabutsch Nicolas Canu HL7 New Zealand Beat HeggliPhone: +43-664-3132505 Phone: +33 02-35-60-41-97 David Hay Phone: +41-1-806-1164Email: standards@sabutsch.at Email: nicolas.canu@wanadoo.fr Phone: +64-9-638-9286 Email: Email: beat.heggli@nexus-schweiz.chHL7 Brazil HL7 Germany david.hay25@gmail.comMarivan Santiago Abrahao Bernd Blobel, PhD HL7 TaiwanPhone: +55-11-3045-3045 Phone: +49-941-944-6769 HL7 Norway Chien-Tsai Liu, PhDEmail: chair@HL7.org.br Email: bernd.blobel@klinik. Espen Moeller Phone: +886-2-25526990HL7 Canada uni-regensburg.de Phone: +47 97008186 Email: ctliu@tmu.edu.twMichael van Campen Email: Espen.Moller@Phone: +1-250-881-4568 HL7 Greece oslo-universitetssykehus.no HL7 The NetherlandsEmail: Michael.vanCampen George Patoulis, MD, MPH Robert Stegwee, MSc, PhD@GPinformatics.com Phone: +30-213-2031933 HL7 Pakistan Phone: +31-30-689-2730 Email: chair@HL7.org.gr Dr. Hafiz Farooq Ahmad Email:HL7 Chile Phone: +92 51-90852155 robert.stegwee@capgemini.comSergio Konig HL7 Hong Kong Email: farooq.ahmad@seecs.edu.pkPhone: +56-2-7697996 Chung Ping Ho HL7 TurkeyEmail: skoenig@itg-salud.com Phone: +852 34883762 HL7 Romania Ergin Soysal Email: chair@HL7.org.hk Florica Moldoveanu, PhD Email: esoysal@gmail.comHL7 China Phone: +40-21-4115781Caiyou WangPhone: +86-010-82801546 HL7 India Email: florica.moldoveanu HL7 UKEmail: nctingting@yahoo.com.cn Supten Sarbadhikari, MBBS, @rdslink.ro Charlie Bishop PhD Phone: +44-8700-112-866HL7 Colombia Email: chairman@hl7india.org HL7 Russia Email: chair@HL7.org.ukFernando A. Portilla Tatyana Zarubina MD, PhDPhone: +57-2-5552334 x41 HL7 Italy Phone: +007-495-434-55-82 HL7 UruguayEmail: fportila@gmail.com Stefano Lotti Email: tv.zarubina@gmail.com Selene Indarte Phone: +39-06-42160685 Phone: +5985-711-0711HL7 Croatia Email: slotti@invitalia.it HL7 Singapore Email: hclinica@suat.com.uyStanko Tonkovic, PhD Colleen BrooksPhone: +385-1-6129-932 HL7 Japan Phone: +65-68181246Email: stanko.tonkovic@fer.hr Michio Kimura, MD, PhD Email: Phone: +81-3-3506-8010 colleen.brooks@mohh.com.sg Email: kimura@mi.hama-med.ac.jpMAY 2011 23
  • 24. HL7 ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS Benefactors Hubbert Systems Consulting ICCBBA, Inc. Abbott Intelligent Health Systems Indian Health Service Accenture IT Broadcasting Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise Taiwan Allscripts Laboratoire Bio-Medic, Inc. Iowa Department of Public Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC Lantana Consulting Group Iowa Foundation for Medical Care Duke Translational Medicine Institute LMI IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium Epic Lockheed Martin JSS Medical Research European Medicines Agency Mainstream Health, Inc. Kyungpook National Univ. MIPTH Food and Drug Administration Matricis Informatique Inc. L.A. County Dept of Public Health GE Healthcare IT MedQuist, Inc. LA County Probation Department IBM Medtronic Medical Research Council Intel Corporation, Digital Health Group Multimodal Technologies, Inc. Medical University of South Carolina InterSystems MxSecure Michigan Public Health Institute Kaiser Permanente newMentor Ministry of Health - Slovenia Lockheed Martin Ockham Information Services LLC Minnesota Department of Health McKesson Provider Technologies Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Microsoft Corporation OTech, Inc. Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) NICTIZ Nat.ICT.Inst.Healthc.Netherlands Pervasive Software N.A.A.C.C.R. Novartis Professional Laboratory Management, Inc. NANDA International Oracle Corporation - Healthcare Ray Heath, LLC National Association of Dental Plans Partners HealthCare System, Inc. SabiaNet Inc National Center for Health Statistics/CDC Pfizer Inc. SEC Associates, Inc. National Council for Prescription Drug Programs Philips Healthcare SemanticBits, LLC National Institute of Standards and Technology Quest Diagnostics, Incorporated Shafarman Consulting National Library of Medicine Siemens Healthcare Strategic Solutions Group, LLC National Quality Forum Thomson Reuters The Diebold Company of Canada New York State Department of Health US Department of Defense, Military Health System The Law Office of Jeffrey Chang PLLC NICTIZ Nat.ICT.Inst.Healthc.Netherlands US Department of Veterans Affairs The St. John Group, LLC NIH/Department of Clinical Research Informatics Vangent, Inc. North Coast HIE Supporters Westat NYS Office of Mental Health AEGIS.net, Inc. Wovenware OA-ITSD - Department of Mental Health Beeler Consulting LLC Ochsner Medical Foundation Cellcura IHMedical General Interest Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Cgate Health, Inc. Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) Ohio Department of Health Corepoint Health Adventist Health Ohio Health Information Partnership iNTERFACEWARE, Inc. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Oklahoma State Department of Health LINK Medical Computing, Inc. Alabama Department of Public Health Pennsylvania Dept of Health-Bureau of Information Mediture Alliance for Pediatric Quality Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Agency Orego Anesthesiology Group, PC American Assoc. of Veterinary Lab Diagnosticians Phast SYSTEMS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS ELEARNING American College of Radiology Quality Partners of Rhode Island American Dietetic Association RTI International Consultants American Health Information Management Association SAFE-BioPharma Assn 3rd Millennium, Inc. American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) SAMHSA Accenture American Medical Association SC Dept. of Health & Environmental Control HS Accuregsoftware AORN Social Security Administration ACOM Solutions AZ Department of Health Services State Hygienic Laboratory at University of Iowa AHIS - St. John Providence Health Blue Cross Blue Shield Association State of Hawaii Department of Health Anakam, Inc. Cabinet for Health and Family Services Tennessee Department of Health CAL2CAL Corporation California Department of Health Care Services Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Inc Canon Development Americas California HealthCare Foundation Texas Department of State Health Services - Lab CentriHealth CalOptima Texas Health and Human Services Commission College of American Pathologists CAQH The Joint Commission CSG CDISC The MITRE Corporation Dapasoft Inc. CEI Community Mental Health Authority US Army Institute of Surgical Research Deloitte Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC US Department of Health & Human Services Deloitte Consulting LLP Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services University HealthSystem Consortium Diagnostic Radiology and Oncology Services College of Healthcare Information Mgmt. Executives University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Dinalex Technology Solutions Inc. Com of Mass Department of Public Health USDA APHIS VS CIO Eastern Informatics, Inc. Contra Costa County Health Services Utah Department of Health Edifecs, Inc. Delta Dental Plans Association Utah Health Information Network eGeeks, LLC Department of Developmental Services Vermont Oxford Network Evolvent Technologies Department of Health, Melbourne Washington State Department of Health FEI.com DGS, Commonwealth of Virginia Forward Advantage, Inc. Duke Translational Medicine Institute Payers Frank McKinney Group LLC ECRI Institute Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Gartner Emory University, Research and Health Sciences IT Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Gensa Corporation Estonian eHealth Foundation BMS Reimbursement Management Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. European Medicines Agency CIGNA GSI Health, LLC Georgia Medical Care Foundation Highmark, Inc. Guidewire Architecture Georgia Tech Research Institute Premera Blue Cross Healthcare Data Assets Health Information and Quality Authority TriWest Healthcare Alliance Healthcare Integration Technologies Health Research Inc. UnitedHealth Group HealthCare Technologies HIMSS Wellpoint, Inc. HLN Consulting, LLC Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Wisconsin Physicians Service Ins. Corp24 MAY 2011
  • 25. HL7 ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS, continuedPharmacy Rockford Health System AxSysBristol-Myers Squibb Rockingham Memorial Hospital AxwayEli Lilly and Company Saudi Aramco - Healthcare Applications Division Balsam Healthcare Corp. LtdFood and Drug Administration Secon of New England Beeler Consulting LLCGenzyme Corporation SG NATCLAR SAC BionuclearMerck & Co. Inc. Sharp HealthCare Information Systems BlueStep SystemsNovartis Shields Health Care Boston Life Labs LLC.Pfizer Inc. South Bend Medical Foundation, Inc. Bradoc Data Management, IncSanofi-Aventis R&D Spectrum Health BrightEHR, LLCSapphire Health, LLC Stanford Hospital & Clinics Brookwood Systems, Inc.Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc. Steven Porter, MD C7 Technologies Summa Health System CareCam InnovationsProviders Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Carefx CorporationAdvanced Biological Laboratories (ABL) SA Texas Health Resources Carestream Health, Inc.Akron General Medical Center The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Cellcura IHMedicalAlamance Regional Medical Center The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc. Cerner CorporationAlbany Medical Center Trinity Health Certify Data SystemsAlere Health TriRivers Health Partners Cetrea A/SARUP Laboratories, Inc. Tuomey Healthcare System Cgate Health, Inc.Ascension Health Information Services U.S. Department of Defense, Military Health System Chace and Associates Technologies, LLCAspirus - Wausau Hospital U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ChartWise Medical Systems, Inc.Athens Regional Health Services, Inc. UK HealthCare ChemWareAvalon Health Care University Hospital (Augusta) Chiron Data SystemsBJC HealthCare University of Chicago Medical Center Clear EMRBlessing Hospital University of Nebraska Medical Center Clinical Software SolutionsBloomington Hospital & Healthcare Systems University of Pittsburgh Medical Center CliniComp, Intl.Blount Memorial Hospital University of Utah Health Care ClinigenceCarilion Clinic University Physicians, Inc. CMPMR, LLCCedars-Sinai Medical Center UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center CMRCenter for Life Management UW Medicine, IT Services CNSIChildren’s Health System of Alabama VUMC Community Computer Service, Inc.Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron Washington National Eye Center Compu Care ALP, inc.Cincinnati Children’s Hospital WellMed Medical Management CompuSoft Systems of PR IncCity of Hope National Medical Center West Virginia University Hospitals Computer Technology CorporationCleveland Clinic Health System Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Computrition, Inc.Community Reach Center COMS Interactive, LLCCorrectional Medical Services Vendors Constitution Medical InvestorsDavid Lawrence Center //SOS/Corporation Core Sound Imaging, Inc.Diagnostic Laboratory Services 3M Health Information Systems Corepoint HealthEast Alabama Medical Center 4Medica Cortex Medical Management Systems, Inc.Eastern Main Healthcare Systems Abarca Health LLC CovisintEmory Healthcare Abbott CPCHSEndocrine Clinic of Southeast Texas ABELSoft Corporation CPSIHealix Inc Accent on Integration CSC HealthcareHealth Network Laboratories ACS Curaspan Healthgroup, Inc.HealthBridge ACS Cyrus-XP LLCHill Physicians Medical Group AEGIS.net, Inc. Darena Solutions LLCIl Melograno Data Services S.p.A. Agilex Technologies Data Strategies, Inc.Intermountain Healthcare Akimeka LLC DATALINK SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT INCJohns Hopkins Hospital Alert Life Sciences Computing, Inc. Dawning Technologies, Inc.Kaiser Permanente Allied Medical LLC, dba SB Clinical DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc.Laboratory Corporation of America Allscripts Delta System Inc.Lahey Clinic AlphaCM, Inc Dg Med Technology Corp.Lakeland Regional Medical Center Altos Solutions, Inc digiChart, Inc.Lexington Medical Center Altova GmbH Digital Medical Merge, Inc.Loyola University Health System Amazing Charts DNA Data SystemsLucile Packard Children’s Hospital American Data DocComplyMayo Clinic American Health Care Software DocSite, LLCMedStar Health Information Systems American HealthTech, Inc. DocuTAPMeridian Health AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group Dolbey & CompanyMilton S. Hershey Medical Center Amtelco DoubleBridge Technologies, Inc.MultiCare Health System Andalusia health business solutions eDerm SystemsNational Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatic Anvita Health eHealthCare Systems, Inc.Nationwide Laboratory Services, Inc Apelon, Inc. EMC Information Intelligence GroupNew York-Presbyterian Hospital Applied Informatics for Health Society Emdat, Inc.Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Applied Statistics & Management, Inc. e-MDsPathology Associates Medical Laboratories Arthrex, Inc Emissary Professional Group, LLCPatient First ASG Software Solutions EpicQliance Medical Management, Inc Askesis Development Group ESRIQueensland Health Athena Health, Inc. ExactData, LLCQuest Diagnostics, Incorporated Atirix Medical Systems Expert Sistemas Computacionales S.A. DE C.V.Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center Aurora MSC ExplorysRegenstrief Institute, Inc. Availity, LLC E-Z BIS, Inc.Robert Bosch Healthcare Axolotl Corporation ezEMRxJMAY 2011 25
  • 26. HL7 ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS, continued FIACIA Corp Logibec Rice Lake Weighing Systems Fox Systems Inc. LORENZ Life Sciences Group Rosch Visionary Systems FSI LSS Data Systems RTZ Associates, Inc GE Healthcare IT Manchac Technologies, LLC. Sabiamed Corporation Gibraltar Technologies, Inc Marin Health Network Sage Grupo Prides S.A Masimo Labs SAIC - Science Applications International Corp Haemonetics Corporation McKesson Provider Technologies Sandlot, Inc. Halfpenny Technologies, Inc. MD Logic, Inc SANTEOS SA Harris Corporation MDofficeManager.com SAS Institute HCCS MECTA Corporation Scantron Corporation Health Care Software, Inc. MEDai, Inc. Scientific Retail Systems, Inc. Health Intersections Pty Ltd Medcomsoft Shared Health Health Language, Inc. Medexter Healthcare GmbH Siemens Healthcare HealthCare Conversion Services MedFrame, Inc. SilkOne Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. MEDfx Corporation Simplied Software Development LLC HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc. MEDHOST, Inc. SMARTMD Corp HEALTHeSTATE Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. Softactics, Inc. Healthland Medical Office Online Softek Solutions, Inc. Healthline Inc. MediServe Information Systems, Inc. Software AG USA, Inc. HealthTrio, LLC Mediture SonoSite, Inc Healthwise, Inc. MEDIWARE Information Systems SOUTHERN LIFE SYSTEMS, INC Hewlett-Packard Enterprises Services MedPATH Networks, Inc. St. Jude Medical Hill Associates MedSign International Corporation StatRad, LLC Hira Ben, LLC MedVirginia STI Computer Services, Inc. Hi-Range Technologies, Inc Meta HealthCare Solutions Stockell Healthcare Systems, Inc. Hi-Tech Software, Inc. MGRID Stratus EMR Holt Systems, Inc MicroFour, Inc. StreamlineMD, LLC. Honeywell HomMed Microsoft Corporation Suncoast Solutions HospiServe Healthcare Services Pty) Ltd. Mirth Corporation Sunquest Information Systems Hyland Software, Inc. Mitchell & McCormick, Inc Superclick Networks Inc i4i Inc. (Infrastructures for Information Inc.) MITEM Corporation Surescripts Iatric Systems Mitochon Systems. Surgical Information Systems IBM Modernizing Medicine, Inc. SurgiVision Consultants, Inc. IBS MPN Software Systems, Inc. Swearingen Software, Inc. ICANotes, LLC NetDirector SYSTEMS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS ELEARNING ICLOPS New Health Sciences, Inc. TactusMD, Inc iConnect Consulting New Wave Software, Inc. TC Software, Inc. Ignis Systems Corporation NexJ Systems Inc Tectura Corporation Image Solutions, Inc.(ISI) Nexus Clinical TELCOR OIS ImageTrend INC NitroDesk, Inc. Teradata Corporation, GIS/AMS Info World Noteworthy Medical Systems The CBORD Group Inc. InfoQuest Systems, Inc. novaHEALTH Pte Ltd The Echo Group Information Builders Nuesoft Technologies, Inc. The Shams Group Inmediata Health Group Oakland Software The SIMI Group, Inc. Institute for Health Metrics Occupational Health Research The SSI Group, Inc. Integrated Healthcare Solution Sdn Bhd Omnicell, Inc. TheraDoc, Inc. integration AG Open Dental Software Thomson Reuters Intel Corporation, Digital Health Group Openmed, LLC Tidgewell Associates, Inc. Intel-GE Care Innovations, LLC OpenTreatment.Com Tolven, Inc. IntelliSys Consulting Optimus EMR, Inc. TouchPACS Health Solutions Intelliware Development Inc Opus Healthcare Solutions Inc. Trellix Medteam Interface People, LP Oracle Corporation - Healthcare TurningPoint Global Solutions LLC iNTERFACEWARE, Inc. Orchard Software Unlimited Systems Interfix, LLC Orego Anesthesiology Group, PC Up To Data Professional Services Gmb InterSystems Orion Health Valley Hope Association - IMCSS IntraNexus, Inc. OZ Systems Verizon Business IntuitivEMR, Inc. dba AZZLY P&NP Computer Services, Inc. Virco BVBA iSALUS Healthcare PAREXEL Virtify iSOFT Nederland b.v. PatientNOW VisionShare Inc. Isoprime Corporation Philips Healthcare Warren Lamb & Associates, Ltd. ITIQ Solutions Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz County Watermark Research Partners, Inc. Jefferson Medical Associates Politechnika Poznanska WebMD Health Services John Wiley & Sons Positive Business Solutions, Inc Wolters Kluwer Health Keane, Inc. PrimeSource Healthcare Workflow.com, LLC Kestral Computing Pty Ltd Procura Xeo Health Key Management Group Prometheus Computing LLC XIFIN, Inc. Krames StayWell Pronia Medical Systems XPress Technologies Labware, Inc Prowess Inc. Yak Digital Corp. Lavender & Wyatt Systems, Inc. QS/1 Data Systems, Inc. ZetaSys Dental Enterprise Solution Lawson QuadraMed Corporation Zoho Corp. Lawson Razor Insights, LLC Zynx Health Life Systems Software Recondo Technology, Inc. Life Technologies Reed Technology and Information Services Inc. LINK Medical Computing, Inc. ReLi Med Solutions Liquent, Inc. Remcare Inc.26 MAY 2011
  • 27. 2011 TECHNICAL STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERSCHAIR Ravi Natarajan STRUCTURE & SEMANTIC DESIGNAustin Kreisler NHS Connecting for Health CO-CHAIRSScience Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Phone: 44-113-6520 Calvin BeebePhone: 404-542-4475 Email: ravi.natarajan@nhs.net Mayo ClinicEmail: austin.j.kreisler@saic.com Phone: 507-284-3827 DOMAIN EXPERTS CO-CHAIRS Email: cbeebe@mayo.eduCHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER Austin KreislerJohn Quinn Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Gregg SeppalaHL7 International Phone: 404-542-4475 US Department of Veterans AffairsPhone: 216-409-1330 Email: austin.j.kreisler@saic.com Phone: 301-526-2703Email: jquinn@HL7.org Email: gregg.seppala@gmail.comArB CO-CHAIRS Edward TrippCharles Mead, MD, MSc Edward S Tripp and Associates, Inc. TECHNICAL & SUPPORT SERVICES3rd Millennium, Inc. Phone: 224-234-9769 CO-CHAIRSPhone: 510-541-8224 Email: edward.tripp@estripp.com Patrick LoydEmail: meadch@mail.nih.gov GPI FOUNDATION & TECHNOLOGY Phone: 415-209-0544Ron Parker CO-CHAIRS Email: patrick.e.loyd@gmail.comHL7 Canada George (Woody) BeelerPhone: 902-832-0876 Beeler Consulting, LLC Ken McCaslinEmail: rparker@infoway-inforoute.ca Phone: 507-254-4810 Quest Diagnostics, Incorporated Email: woody@beelers.com Phone: 610-650-6692INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Email:Jay Zimmerman Anthony Julian kenneth.h.mccaslin@questdiagnostics.comHL7 Canada Mayo ClinicPhone: 250-385-1510 Phone: 507-266-0958Email: jzimmerman@infoway-inforoute.ca Email: ajulian@mayo.edu STEERING DIVISIONSDOMAIN EXPERTS FOUNDATION & TECHNOLOGY STRUCTURE & SEMANTIC DESIGNAnatomic Pathology Implementable Technology Specifications Arden SyntaxAnesthesiology Implementation/Conformance Clinical Context Object WorkgroupAttachments Infrastructure & Messaging Clinical Decision SupportChild Health Modeling & Methodology Clinical GenomicsClinical Interoperability Council* RIM Based Application Architecture Clinical StatementCommunity Based Collaborative Care Security Electronic Health RecordEmergency Care Service Oriented Architecture Financial ManagementGovernment Projects Templates Orders & ObservationsHealth Care Devices Vocabulary Patient AdministrationImaging Integration Structured DocumentsPatient Care TECHNICAL & SUPPORT SERVICESPatient Safety EducationPharmacy Electronic ServicesPublic Health & Emergency Response International Mentoring CommitteeRegulated Clinical Research Process Improvement Committee Information Management Project Services *Voice only; no vote Publishing ToolingMAY 2011 27
  • 28. HL7 WORK GROUP CO-CHAIRS Affiliates Council Child Health Kevin Hughes, MD Max Walker Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Department of Health Catherine Chronaki—Affiliate David Classen, MD, MS Phone: 617-724-0048 Phone: 61-3-9096-1471 Liaison Alliance for Pediatric Quality Email: kshughes@partners.org Email: HL7 Hellas/FORTH-Institute of Phone: 801-532-3633 max.walker@health.vic.gov.au Computer Science Email: dclassen@csc.com Amnon Shabo Phone: 30-2810-391691 IBM Education Email: chronaki@ics.forth.gr Gay Dolin, MSN Phone: 972-544-714070 Lantana Consulting Group Email: shabo@il.ibm.com Mike Henderson Robert Stegwee, MSc, PhD—HL7 Phone: 714-744-4152 Eastern Informatics, Inc. International Liaison Email: gay@lantanagroup.com Mollie Ullman-Cullere Phone: 301-585-5750 HL7 The Netherlands Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Email: Phone: 31-30-689-2730 Joy Kuhl Phone: 617-582-7249 mike@easterninformatics.com Email: Alliance for Pediatric Quality Email: mollie_ullman-cullere@dfci. robert.stegwee@capgemini.com Phone: 703-842-5311 harvard.edu Diego Kaminker Email: joy@kidsquality.org HL7 Argentina Helen Stevens Love—Secretary Clinical Interoperability Phone: 54-11-4781-2898 Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. Andy Spooner, MD, FAAP Council Email: Phone: 250-598-0312 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital diego.kaminker@kern-it.com.ar Email: Helen.stevens@shaw.ca Phone: 513-803-0121 Sam Brandt, MD Email: andrew.spooner@cchmc.org Siemens Healthcare AbdulMalik Shakir Anatomic Pathology Feliciano Yu, MD Phone: 610-219-5701 City of Hope National Medical Email: sam.brandt@verizon.net Center St. Louis Children’s Hospital Phone: 626-644-4491 David Booker, MD Phone: 314-454-2808 College of American Pathologists Meredith Nahm Email: Email: Yu_F@kids.wustl.edu abdulmalik@shakirconsulting.com Phone: 706-736-0991 Duke Translational Medicine Email: david.booker1@gmail.com Clinical Context Object Institute Phone: 919-668-8339 Electronic Health Records Victor Brodsky, MD Workgroup (CCOW) Email: meredith.nahm@duke.edu Gary Dickinson College of American Pathologists David Fusari Phone: 646-322-4648 Dianne Reeves CentriHealth Microsoft Corporation Phone: 951-536-7010 Email: victorbrodsky@gmail.com Phone: 978-749-0022 National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics Email: Email: david.fusari@microsoft.com Architectural review Phone: 301-435-5602 gary.dickinson@ehr-standards.com Board Michael Russell, MD Email: reevesd@mail.nih.gov Don Mon, PhD Duke Translational Medicine Charlie Mead, MD, MSc Anita Walden American Health Information Institute 3rd Millennium, Inc. Phone: 919-684-2513 Duke Translational Medicine Management Association Phone: 510-541-8224 Email: michael.russell@duke.edu Institute Phone: 312-233-1135 Email: meadch@mail.nih.gov Phone: 919-668-8256 Email: don.mon@ahima.org David Staggs Email: anita.walden@duke.edu Ron Parker US Department of Veterans Affairs John Ritter HL7 Canada Phone: 858-826-5629 Clinical Statement College of American Pathologists Phone: 902-832-0876 Email: david.staggs@va.gov Phone: 847-832-7732 Email: Hans Buitendijk Email: jritter@cap.org rparker@infoway-inforoute.ca Clinical Decision Support Siemens Healthcare Phone: 610-219-2087 Helen Stevens Love John Quinn Guilherme Del Fiol, MD Email: hans.buitendijk@siemens. Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. Health Level Seven International Duke Translational Medicine com Phone: 250-598-0312 Phone: 216-409-1330 Institute Email: helen.stevens@shaw.ca Email: jquinn@HL7.org Phone: 919-681-7011 Patrick Loyd Email: guilherme.delfiol@utah.edu GPI Patricia Van Dyke Arden Syntax Phone: 415-209-0544 Delta Dental Plans Association Robert Jenders, MD Email: patrick.e.loyd@gmail.com Phone: 503-243-4492 Robert Jenders, MD National Library of Medicine Email: National Library of Medicine Phone: 310-435-3192 Rik Smithies vandykp@odscompanies.com Email: jenders@nih.gov HL7 UK Phone: 310-435-3192 Email: Jenders@nih.gov Phone: 44-7720-290967 Electronic Services Kensaku Kawamoto, PhD Email: rik@nprogram.co.uk Duke Translational Medicine Bill Braithwaite, MD, PhD Attachments Institute Community Based Equifax Phone: 919-684-2340 Phone:+1 202-543-6937 Durwin Day Email: kawam001@mc.duke.edu Collaborative Care Email: Health Care Service Corporation Phone: 312-653-5948 Suzanne Gonzales-Webb bill.braithwaite@equifax.com Howard Strasberg Email: dayd@bcbsil.com Wolters Kluwer Health US Department of Veterans Affairs Phone: 858-366-2008 Lorraine Constable (Interim) Phone: 408-746-9958 Constable Consulting Inc. Craig Gabron Email: howard.strasberg Email: Blue Cross Blue Shield of South suzanne.l.gonzales-webb@saic.co Phone: 780-951-4853 @wolterskluwer.com Email: lorraine@constable.ca Carolina Phone: 803-763-1790 Clinical Genomics Richard Thoreson Ken McCaslin Email: craig.gabron@pgba.com SAMHSA Phone: 240-276-2827 Quest Diagnostics, Incorporated Joyce Hernandez Phone: 610-650-6692 Jim McKinley Merck & Co., Inc. Email: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of richard.thoreson@samhsa.hhs.gov Email: kenneth.h.mccaslin Phone: 732-594-1815 @questdiagnostics.com Alabama Email: Phone: 205-220-5960 joyce_hernandez@merck.com Email: jbmckinley@bcbsal.org28 MAY 2011
  • 29. HL7 Work Group Co-Chairs, continuedEmergency Care Patty Krantz Sandra Stuart Orders and Observations Medtronic Kaiser PermanenteLaura Heermann Langford Phone: 763-526-0513 Phone: 925-924-7473 Hans BuitendijkIntermountain Healthcare Email: patty.krantz@medtronic.com Email: Sandra.stuart@kp.org Siemens HealthcarePhone: 801-290-6674 Phone: 610-219-2087Email: laura.heermann@imail.org John Rhoads, PhD International Mentoring Email: hans.buitendijk@siemens.com Philips Healthcare CommitteeDonald Kamens, MD Phone: 978-659-3024 Robert Hausam, MDXPress Technologies Email: john.rhoads@philips.com Diego Kaminker OntoReasonPhone: 904-296-1189 HL7 Argentina Phone: 801-949-1556Email: xpress@gmail.com Imaging Integration Phone: 54-11-4781-2898 Email: rhausam@xmission.com Email: James McClay, MD Helmut Koenig, MD diego.kaminker@kern-it.com.ar Austin KreislerUniversity of Nebraska Medical Siemens Healthcare Science Applications International Center Phone: 49-9131-84-3480 John Ritter Corp. (SAIC)Phone: 402-559-3587 Email: helmut.koenig@siemens.com College of American Pathologists Phone: 404-542-4475Email: jmclay@unmc.edu Phone: 847-832-7732 Email: austin.j.kreisler@saic.com Harry Solomon Email: jritter@cap.orgPeter Park GE Healthcare IT Patrick LoydUS Navy Bureau of Medicine & Phone: 847-277-5096 Marketing Council GPISurgery Email: harry.solomon@med.ge.com Phone: 415-209-0544Phone: 202-762-3438 Catherine Chronaki Email: patrick.e.loyd@gmail.com Email: peter.park@med.navy.mil Implementable Technology HL7 HellasFinancial Management Specifications FORTH-Institute of Computer Science Ken McCaslin Phone: 30-2810-391691 Quest Diagnostics, Inc.Kathleen Connor Paul Knapp Email: chronaki@ics.forth.gr Phone: 610-650-6692Microsoft Corporation Continovation Services, Inc. Email: kenneth.h.mccaslin@questdia-Phone: 360-480-7599 Phone: 604-987-3313 Jill Kaufman, PhD gnostics.comEmail: Email: pknapp@continovation.com College of American Pathologistskathleen.connor@microsoft.com Phone: 847-832-7163 Outreach Committee for Dale Nelson Email: jkaufma@cap.org Clinical ResearchBeat Heggli Squaretrends LLCHL7 Switzerland Phone: 916-367-1458 Rene Spronk Ed Helton, PhDPhone: 41-1-806-1164 Email: dale.nelson@squaretrends.com HL7 The Netherlands National Cancer Institute Center for Email: Beat.Heggli@nexus-schweiz.ch Phone: 31-318-553812 Bioinformatics Andy Stechishin Email: rene.spronk@ringholm.com Phone: 919-465-4473Mary Kay McDaniel Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. Email: heltone2@mail.nih.govMarkam, Inc. Phone: 780-903-0885 Grant WoodPhone: 602-266-2516 Email: andy.stechishin@gmail.com Intermountain Healthcare Patient AdminstrationEmail: mk_mcdaniel@hotmail.com Phone: 801-408-8153 Implementation/ Email: grant.wood@imail.org Gregg SeppalaGeneration Of Anesthesia Conformance US Department of Veterans AffairsStandards Modeling and Methodology Phone: 301-526-2703 Wendy Huang Email: gregg.seppala@gmail.comMartin Hurrell, PhD Canada Health Infoway Inc. George (Woody) Beeler Jr., PhDPhone: 44-7711-669-522 Phone: 416-595-3449 Beeler Consulting, LLC Jay Zimmerman Email: martinhurrell@gmail.com Email: whuang@infoway-inforoute.ca Phone: 507-254-4810 HL7 Canada Email: woody@beelers.com Phone: 250-385-1510Alan Nicol Frank Oemig Email: Phone: 44-141-585-6358 HL7 Germany Jean Duteau jzimmerman@infoway-inforoute.caEmail: alan.nicol74@googlemail.com Agfa Healthcare HL7 Canada Phone: 49-208-781194 Phone: 780-937-8991 Patient Care Government Projects Email: frank@oemig.de Email: jean.duteau@gpinformatics.com Stephen Chu, PhDJill Kaufman Robert Snelick National eHealth Transition Authority College of American Pathologists National Institute of Standards & Grahame Grieve (NEHTA)Phone: 847-832-7163 Technology Health Intersections Pty Ltd Email: Stephen.chu@nehta.gov.auEmail: jkaufma@cap.org Phone: 301-975-5924 Phone: 61-3-9450-2222 Email: robert.snelick@nist.gov Email: William GoossenNancy Orvis grahame@healthintersections.com.au HL7 The NetherlandsUS Department of Defense, Military Infrastructure & Messaging Results4Care B.V. AmersfoortHealth System Lloyd McKenzie Phone: 31-654-614458Phone: 703-681-5657 Anthony Julian HL7 Canada Email: wgoossen@results4care.nlEmail: nancy.orvis@tma.osd.mil Mayo Clinic LM&A Consulting, Ltd . Phone: 507-266-0958 Phone: 780-993-9501 Ian TownendMitra Rocca Email: ajulian@mayo.edu Email: lloyd@lmckenzie.com NHS Connecting for Health Food and Drug Administration Phone: 44-113-280-6743 Phone: 301-796-2175 Ravi Natarajan Email: ian.townend@nhs.net Patrick LoydEmail: mitra.rocca@fda.hhs.gov NHS Consulting for Health GPI Phone: 415-209-0544 Phone: 44-113-390-6520 Klaus VeilHealth Care Devices Email: patrick.e.loyd@gmail.com Email: ravi.natarajan@nhs.net HL7 Australia Phone: 61-412-746-457Todd CooperBreakthrough Solutions Foundry, Inc. David Shaver Ioana Singureanu Email: Klaus@veil.net.au(IEEE) Corepoint Health Eversolve, LLCPhone: 858-435-0729 Phone: 214-618-7000 Phone: 603-870-9739Email: t.cooper@ieee.org Email: Email: ioana.singureanu@gmail.com Dave.Shaver@corepointhealth.comMAY 2011 29
  • 30. HL7 Work Group Co-Chairs, continued Patient Safety John Roberts Rene Spronk Austin Kreisler Tennessee Department of Health HL7 The Netherlands Science Applications International Nick Halsey Phone: 615-741-3702 Phone: 33-318-553812 Corp European Medicines Agency Email: john.a.roberts@tn.gov Email: rene.spronk@ringholm.com (SAIC) Phone: 44-0-20-7523-7100 Phone: 404-542-4475 Email: nick.halsey@ema.europa.eu Michelle Williamson Security Email: Austin.j.kreisler@saic.com National Center for Health Ali Rashidee Statistics/CDC Bernd Blobel, PhD Templates Quantros Phone: 301-458-4618 HL7 Germany Phone: 408-514-4804 Email: mwilliamson@cdc.gov University of Regensburg Medical John Roberts Email: arashidee@quantros.com Center Tennessee Department of Health Publishing Committee Phone: 49-941-944-6769 Phone: 615-741-3702 Mead Walker Email: bernd.blobel@klinik.uni- Email: john.a.roberts@tn.gov Health Data and Interoperability Inc. George (Woody) Beeler Jr., PhD-V3 regensburg.de Phone: 610-518-6259 Beeler Consulting, LLC Mark Shafarman Email: dmead@comcast.net Phone: 507-254-4810 Mike Davis Shafarman Consulting Email: woody@beelers.com US Department of Veterans Affairs Phone: 510-593-3483 Pharmacy Phone: 760-632-0294 Email: Jane Daus-V2 Email: mike.davis@va.gov mark.shafarman@earthlink.net Garry Cruickshank McKesson Provider Technologies Thames Valley Healthcare Phone: 847-495-1289 John Moehrke Tooling Phone: 519-657-3125 Email: jane.daus@mckesson.com GE Healthcare Email: g.cruickshank@sympatico.ca Phone: 920-912-8451 Jane Curry Andrew Stechishin-V3 Email: john.moehrke@med.ge.com Health Information Strategies, Inc. Tom de Jong Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. Phone: 780-459-8560 HL7 The Netherlands Phone: 780-903-0855 Services Oriented Email: Phone: 31-6-3255291 Email: tom@nova-pro.nl Email: andy.stechishin@gmail.com Architecture janecurry@healthinfostrategies.com Klaus Veil-V2 Don Jorgenson Tim Ireland Robert Hallowell HL7Australia Inpriva, Inc. NHS Connecting for Health Siemens Healthcare Phone: 61-412-746-457 Phone: 970-472-1441 Email: tim.ireland@nhs.net Phone: 610-219-5612 Email: Email: klaus@veil.net.au Email: djorgenson@inpriva.com robert.hallowell@siemens.com Andrew Stechishin Regulated Clinical Galen Mulrooney Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. Process Improvement Research Information US Department of Veterans Affairs Phone: 780-903-0855 Management Phone: 703-815-0900 Email: andy.stechishin@gmail.com Committee Email: galen.mulrooney@va.gov Margie Kennedy Ed Helton, PhD Vocabulary HL7 Canada National Cancer Institute Center for Ken Rubin Bioinformatics Hewlett-Packard Enterprises Jim Case Phone: 902-926-2827 Phone: 919-465-4473 Services National Library of Medicine Email: mkennedy@infoway-inforoute.ca Email: heltone2@mail.nih.gov Phone: 703-845-3277 Phone: 301-594-9152 Email: ken.rubin@hp.com Email: james.case@mail.nih.gov Helen Stevens Love David Iberson-Hurst Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. CDISC Ann Wrightson Heather Grain Phone: 250-598-0312 Phone: 44-9-7989-603793 HL7 UK Standards Australia, Llewelyn Grain Email: helen.stevens@shaw.ca Email: dibersonhurst@cdisc.org Phone: 44-8700-112-866 Informatics Email: Phone: 613-956-99443 Project Services John Speakman ann.wrightson@wales.nhs.uk Email: heather@lginformatics.com National Cancer Institute Center for Rick Haddorff Bioinformatics Structured Documents Robert Hausam Mayo Clinic Phone: 301-451-8786 OntoReason Phone: 507-284-2013 Email: john.speakman@nih.gov Liora Alschuler Phone: 801-949-1556 Email: haddorff.richard@mayo.edu Lantana Consulting Group Email: rhausam@xmission.com Edward Tripp Phone: 802-785-2623 Freida Hall Edward S. Tripp & Associates, Inc. Email: liora.alschuler@lantana- William T. Klein Quest Diagnostics, Inc. Phone: 224-234-9769 group.com Klein Consulting, Inc. Phone: 610-650-6794 Email: edward.tripp@estripp.com Phone: 631-924-6922 Email: Calvin Beebe Email: kci@tklein.com freida.x.hall@questdiagnostics.com Rim Based Application Mayo Clinic Architecture Phone: 507-284-3827 Beverly Knight Public Health Emergency Email: cbeebe@mayo.edu HL7 Canada Response Peter Hendler, MD Phone: 416-595-3449 Kaiser Permanente Robert Dolin, MD Email: Alean Kirnak Phone: 510-248-3055 Lantana Consulting Group bknight@infoway-inforoute.ca American Immunization Registry Email: peter@javamedical.com Phone: 714-532-1130 Association Email: Phone: 760-419-8436 Amnon Shabo, PhD bob.dolin@lantanagroup.com Email: alean@swpartners.com IBM Phone: 972-544-714070 Grahame Grieve Joginder Madra Email: Shabo@il.ibm.com Health Intersections Pty Ltd Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. Phone: 61-3-9450-2222 Phone: 780-717-4295 Email: grahame Email: @healthintersections.com.au joginder.madra@gpinformatics.com30 MAY 2011
  • 31. HL7 FACILITATORSSteering Division Hugh Glover Amnon Shabo, PhD Robert Hallowell HL7 UK IBM Siemens HealthcareFacilitators Clinical Genomics Medication; Pharmacy Medication Phone: 44-0-7889-407-113 Phone: 972-544-714070 Phone: 610-219-5612Rick Haddorff Email: Email: shabo@il.ibm.com Email: robert.hallowell@siemens.comMayo Clinic/FoundationStructure & Semantic Design hugh_glover@bluewaveinformatics.co.uk AbdulMalik Shakir Anthony JulianPhone: 507-284-2013 City of Hope National Medical Center Mayo ClinicEmail: haddorff.richard@mayo.edu Grahame Grieve Modeling & Methodology Infrastructure & Messaging Health Intersections Pty Ltd Phone: 626-644-4491 Phone: 507-266-0958Dave Hamill Infrastructure & Messaging Email: abdulmalik@shakirconsulting.com Email: ajulian@mayo.eduHealth Level Seven International Phone: 61-3-9450-2222Technical & Support Services Email: Ioana Singureanu Helmut Koenig, MDPhone: 734-677-7777 grahame@healthintersections.com.au Eversolve, LLC Siemens HealthcareEmail: dhamill@HL7.org CBCC & Health Care Devices Imaging Integration William “Ted” Klein Phone: 603-870-9739 Phone: 49-9131-84-3480Lynn Laakso Klein Consulting, Inc. Email: ioana.singureanu@gmail.com Email: helmut.koenig@siemens.comHealth Level Seven InternationalFoundation and Technology Vocabulary Phone: 631-924-6922 Corey Spears Austin KreislerPhone: 906-361-5966 Email: kci@tklein.com McKesson Provider Technology Science Applications InternationalEmail: lynn@HL7.org EHR Corporation (SAIC) Austin Kreisler Phone: 206-269-1211 Orders & ObservationsModeling and Email: corey.spears@mckesson.com Phone: 404-542-4475 Science Applications InternationalMethodology Facilitators Corporation (SAIC) Email: austin.j.kreisler@saic.com Mead Walker PHER, Structured DocumentsGeorge (Woody) Beeler, Jr., PhD Health Data and Interoperability, Inc. Margaret (Peggy) Leizear Phone: 404-542-4475 Patient Safety; RCRIM Food and Drug AdministrationBeeler Consulting LLC Email: austin.j.kreisler@saic.com Phone: 610-518-6259 RCRIMFacilitator-at-LargePhone: 507-254-4810 Email: dmead@comcast.net Phone: 301-827-5203Email: woody@beelers.com John Kufuor-Boakye Email: peggy.leizear@fda.hhs.gov Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. Publishing FacilitatorsCharlie Bishop Patient Care Joginder MadraHL7 UK Phone: 780-438-0178 Becky Angeles Gordon Point Informatics Ltd.Clinical Statement Email: kufuor@telusplanet.net ScenPro, Inc. Patient SafetyPhone: 44-8700-112-866 RCRIM Phone: 780-717-4295Email: chair@HL7.org.uk Patrick Loyd Phone: 972-437-5001 Email: joginder.madra@gpinformatics.com GPI Email: bangeles@scenpro.comBernd Blobel, PhD Orders & Observations Mary Kay McDanielHL7 Germany Phone: 415-209-0544 Douglas Baird Markam, Inc.Security Boston Scientific Corporation Financial Management Email: patrick.e.loyd@gmail.comPhone: 49-941-944-6769 Templates Phone: 602-266-2516Email: Phone: 651-582-3241 Email: mk_mcdaniel@hotmail.com Joginder Madrabernd.blobel@klinik.uni-regensburg.de Email: douglas.baird@guidant.com Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. Dale NelsonKathleen Connor Immunization Squaretrends LLC Mike DavisMicrosoft Corporation Phone: 780-717-4295 CMET; Implementable Technology US Department of Veterans AffairsFinancial Management Email: Joginder.madra@gpinformatics.com Specifications SecurityPhone: 360-480-7599 Phone: 760-632-0294 Phone: 916-367-1458Email: kathleen.connor@microsoft.com Dale Nelson Email: mike.davis@va.gov Email: dale.nelson@squaretrends.com Squaretrends LLCKevin Coonan, MD Implementable Technology Specifications Jean Duteau Frank OemigDeloitte Consulting Phone: 916-367-1458 HL7 Canada HL7 GermanyEmergency Care Email: dale.nelson@squaretrends.com Patient Care German RealmPhone: 202-213-3891 Phone: 780-937-8991 Phone: 49-208-781194Email: kevin.coonan@gmail.com Craig Parker, MD Email: jean.duteau@gpinformatics.com Email: frank@oemig.de Intermountain HealthcareNorman Daoust Isobel Frean Nancy Orvis Clinical Decision SupportDaoust Associates HL7 UK US Department of Defense, Military Health Phone: 801-859-4480 SystemPatient Administration Clinical Statement Email: craig.parker@imail.org Government ProjectsPhone: 617-491-7424 Phone: 44-207-656-2146Email: normand@daoustassociates.com Email: freani@bupa.com Phone: 703-681-5657 Jenni Puyenbroek Email: nancy.orvis@tma.osd.milJean Duteau Science Applications International Peter GilbertGordon Point Informatics Ltd. Corporation (SAIC) Wayne State University School of Medicine Craig Parker, MDPharmacy Implementation/Conformance Structured Documents Intermountain HealthcarePhone: 780-937-8991 Phone: 678-261-2099 Phone: 313-262-1429 Clinical Decision SupportEmail: jean.duteau@gpinformatics.com Email: jennifer.l.puyenbroek@saic.com Email: pgilbert@med.wayne.edu Phone: 801-859-4480 Email: craigparkermd@imail.comMAY 2011 31
  • 32. HL7 FACILITATORS, continued Jenni Puyenbroek Guilherme Del Fiol, MD Patrick Loyd Sarah Ryan Science Applications International Duke Translational Medicine Institute GPI Clinical Interoperability Council Corporation (SAIC) Clinical Decision Support Clinical Statement Email: ryansaraha1@earthlink.net Implementation/Conformance Phone: 919-681-7011 Phone: 415-209-0544 Phone: 678-261-2099 Email: guilherme.delfiol@utah.edu Email: Patrick.e.loyd@gmail.com Harold Solbrig Email: jennifer.l.puyenbroek@saic.com Apelon, Inc. Kristi Eckerson Susan Matney Modeling & Methodology John Ritter Emory University, Research & Intermountain Healthcare Phone: 807-993-0269 College of American Pathologists Health Services IT Patient Care Email: hsolbrig@apelon.com EHR PHER Phone: 801-680-2161 Phone: 847-832-7732 Phone: 404-712-5086 Email: susan.matney@utah.edu Harry Solomon Email: jritter@cap.org Email: keckers@emory.edu GE Healthcare IT Robert McClure, MD Imaging Integration Robert Savage Christof Gessner Apelon, Inc. Phone: 847-277-5096 American Immunization Registry Assoc. HL7 Germany CBCC Email: harry.solomon@med.ge.com Immunization; PHER Health Care Devices Phone: 303-926-6771 Email: robsavage@tds.net Phone: 49-172-3994033 Email: rmcclure@apelon.com Sandra Stuart Email: gessner@mxdx.de Kaiser Permanente Gregg Seppala Nancy Orvis Infrastructure & Messaging US Department of Veterans Affairs Hugh Glover US Department of Defense, Military Phone: 925-924-7473 Patient Administration HL7 UK Health System Email: sandra.stuart@kp.org Phone: 301-526-2703 CMET Government Projects Email: gregg.seppala@gmail.com Phone: 44-0-7889-407113 Phone: 703-681-5657 Pat Van Dyke Email: Email: nancy.orvis@tma.osd.mil Delta Dental Plans Association Ioana Singureanu hugh_glover@bluewaveinformatics.co.uk EHR Eversolve, LLC Jenni Puyenbroek Phone: 503-243-4992 CBCC Margaret Haber, BSN, RN, OCN Science Applications International Email: vandykp@odscompanies.com Phone: 603-870-9739 National Cancer Institute Center for Corporation (SAIC) Email: ioana.singureanu@gmail.com Bioinformatics Implementation/Conformance RCRIM Phone: 678-261-2099 Margarita Sordo Phone: 301-594-9185 Email: jennifer.l.puyenbroek@saic.com Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Email: mhaber@mail.nih.gov Gello Phone: 617-643-5894 W. Edward Hammond, PhD Email: msordo@dsg.harvard.edu Templates Phone: 919-383-3555 Anita Walden Email: hammo001@mc.duke.edu Duke Translational Medicine Institute Clinical Interoperability Council Robert Hausam, MD Phone: 919-668-8256 OntoReason Email: anita.walden@duke.edu Orders & Observations; Structured Documents Grant Wood Phone: 801-949-1556 Intermountain Healthcare Email: rhausam@xmission.com Clinical Genomics Phone: 801-408-8153 Joyce Hernandez Email: grant.wood@imail.org Merck & Co. Inc. Clinical Genomics Phone: 732-594-1815 Vocabulary Facilitators Email: joyce_hernandez@merck.com Paul Biondich, MD Wendy Huang IU School of Medicine Canada Health Infoway Inc. Child Health Patient Administration Phone: 317-278-3466 Phone: 416-595-3449 Email: mollewis@iupui.edu Email: whuang@infoway-inforoute.ca Steve Connolly Julie James Apelon, Inc. II4SM Security Medication; Pharmacy Email: sconnolly@apelon.com Phone: 44-7747-633-216 Email: julie@blue-wave.co.uk Kevin Coonan, MD Deloitte Consulting William “Ted” Klein Emergency Care Klein Consulting, Inc. Phone: 202-213-3891 Modeling & Methodology Email: kevin.coonan@gmail.com Phone: 631-924-6922 Email: kci@tklein.com32 MAY 2011
  • 33. 2011 HL7 STAFF Chief Executive Chief Technical Executive Associate Executive Officer Officer Director Director Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD John Quinn Mark McDougall Karen Van Hentenryck +1-858-720-8200 +1-216-409-1330 +1-734-677-7777 +1-734-677-7777 cjaffe@HL7.org jquinn@HL7.org markmcd@HL7.org karenvan@HL7.org Director of Manager Web Development Director, Project Meetings of Education Coordinator Management Office Lillian Bigham Mary Ann Boyle Joshua Carmody Dave Hamill +1-989-736-3703 +1-734-677-7777 +1-734-677-7777 +1-734-677-7777 lillian@HL7.org maryann@HL7.org joshua@HL7.org dhamill@HL7.org Manager of Administrative Director of TSC Project Services Technical Services Manager Linda Jenkins Michael Kingery Lynn Laakso +1-734-677-7777 +1-919-636-4032 +1-906-361-5966 linda@HL7.org mkingery@HL7.org lynn@HL7.org Director of Director of Technical Director of Membership Publications Communications Services Andrea Ribick Diana Stephens Donald Lloyd +1-734-677-7777 +1-734-677-7777 +1-734-677-7777 andrea@HL7.org diana@HL7.org dlloyd@HL7.orgMAY 2011 33
  • 34. 2011 HL7 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair Chair-Elect Treasurer Secretary Technical Steering Committee Chair Robert Dolin, MD Don Mon, PhD Hans Buitendijk Jill Kaufman, PhD Lantana Consulting Group American Health Information Siemens Healthcare +1-847-832-7163 +1-714-532-1130 Management Association +1-610-219-2087 jkaufma@cap.org Austin Kreisler Bob.Dolin@LantanaGroup. +1-312-233-1135 hans.buitendijk Science Applications com don.mon@ahima.org @siemens.com International Corp. (SAIC) +1-404-542-4475 Directors-at-Large austin.j.kreisler@saic.com Keith Boone Bill Braithwaite, MD, PhD Dennis Giokas, MS W. Edward GE Healthcare IT Equfax, Inc. HL7 Canada Hammond, PhD +1-617-519-2076 +1-202-543-6937 +1-416-595-3415 +1-919-383-3555 keith.boone@ge.com Bill.Braithwaite@Equifax.com dgiokas@infoway-inforoute.ca hammond001 @mc.duke.edu Affiliate Directors Stan Huff, MD Rebecca Kush, PhD Catherine Chronaki Michael van Campen Intermountain Healthcare CDISC FORTH-Institute of Computer Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. Phone: +1 801-442-4885 +1-512-791-7612 Science; HL7 Hellas BoD +1-250-881-4568 Email: stan.huff@imail.org rkush@cdisc.org +30-2810-391691 michael.vancampen chronaki@ics.forth.gr @gpinformatics.com Ex Officio Members Advisory Council Chair Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD John Quinn Mark McDougall Richard Dixon Hughes HL7 CEO HL7 CTO HL7 Exective Director DH4 Pty Limited +1-858-720-8200 +1-216-409-1330 +1-734-677-7777 +61-02-9953-8544 cjaffe@HL7.org jquinn@HL7.org markmcd@HL7.org richard@dh4.com.au34 MAY 2011
  • 35. HL7 EDUCATIONAL SUMMITSGain real-world HL7 knowledge TODAY that you can apply TOMORROWWhat is an Educational Summit?The HL7 Educational Summit is a a two-day scheduleof tutorials focused on HL7-specific topics such asVersion 2, Version 3 and Clinical Document Architecture.Educational sessions also cover general interest industrytopics such as vocabulary. Why Should I Attend? This is an invaluable educational opportunity for the healthcare IT community as it strives for greater interop- erability among healthcare information systems. Our classes offer a wealth of information designed to benefit UPCOMING a wide range of HL7 users, from beginner to advanced. EDUCATIONAL Among the benefits of attending the HL7 Educational Summit are: SUMMITS • Efficiency Concentrated two-day format provides maximum training with minimal time investment • Learn Today, Apply Tomorrow A focused curriculum featuring real-world HL7 knowledge that you can apply immediately • Quality Education High-quality training in a “small classroom” setting promotes more one-on-one learning • Superior Instructors You’ll get HL7 training straight from the source: Our instructors. They are not only HL7 experts; they are the people who help produce the HL7 standards • Certification Testing July 12 – 14, 2011 Become HL7 Certified: HL7 is the sole source for Embassy Suites Denver-Aurora HL7 certification testing, now offering testing on Denver, CO Version 2.6, Clinical Document Architecture, and Version 3 RIM November 15 – 17, 2011 Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion • Economical Washington, DC A more economical alternative for companies who want the benefits of HL7’s on-site training but have fewer employees to trainMAY 2011 35
  • 36. Upcoming WORKING GROUP MEETINGS May 15 – 20, 2011 September 11 – 16, 2011 January 15 – 20, 2012Working Group Meeting 25th Annual Plenary and Working Group Meeting Hilton in the Walt Disney Working Group Meeting Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk World Resort Town and Country Resort and San Antonio, TX Lake Buena Vista, FL Convention Center San Diego, CA May 13 – 18, 2012 September 9 – 14, 2012 January 13 – 18, 2013Working Group Meeting 26th Annual Plenary & Working Group Meeting Sheraton Vancouver Working Group Meeting Pointe Hilton at Wall Centre Hotel Hyatt Regency Baltimore Squaw Peak Resort Vancouver, BC, Canada Baltimore, MD Phoenix, AZ PLEASE BOOK YOUR ROOM AT THE HL7 MEETING HOTEL HL7 urges all meeting attendees to secure their hotel reservations at the HL7 Working Group Meeting Host Hotel. In order to secure the required meeting space, HL7 has a contractual obligation to fill our sleeping room block. If you make reservations at a different hotel, HL7 risks falling short on our obligation and will incur additional costs in the form of penalties. Should this occur, HL7 will likely be forced to pass these costs on to our attendees through increased meeting registration fees.Thank you for your cooperation! Visit www.HL7.org for more information on these upcoming HL7 meetings.