Health Level Seven (HL7), a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization, has released the key outcomes from its 21st annual Plenary and Working Group Meeting held last month in Atlanta.
According to HL7 (Ann Arbor, Mich.), noteworthy outcomes include the following:
-EHR-S Profiles and PHR-S Functional Models Move Closer to Becoming Standards: HL7's Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technical Committee is reviewing comments received from the Personal Health Record System (PHR-S) Functional Model public comment period and will complete its work this month.
-Periodontal Electronic Attachment Specification Passes Balloting: A new specification for conveying periodontal information was successfully balloted by the Attachments Special Interest Group (ASIG).
- History and Physical Note Becomes Draft Standard for Trial Use: The Structured Documents Technical Committee has successfully balloted the "HL7 Implementation Guide for Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) Release 2: History and Physical (H&P) Notes" as a Draft Standard for Trial Use (DSTU).
- Colombia Becomes 30th HL7 Affiliate: HL7 Colombia, HL7's newest affiliate, was ratified.