Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vocabulary Task Force

The HIT Standards Committee’s Clinical Operations Workgroup set up a Vocabulary Task Force to address vocabulary subsets and value sets as facilitators and enablers of “meaningful use.” The Vocabulary Task Force met on March 23, 2010 after seeking input.

As John Halamka, MD said in his blog:
"To ensure the right subsets are available and maintained, we need governance - who decides what goes into the vocabularies, what mappings are created, and how disputes/redundancies are resolved? We need a place to store vocabularies that makes them easily accessible to all. We need a roadmap for future work."
The audio is posted with the agenda and meeting materials below:


  • Agenda

  • Summary and Key Points from February Hearing

  • Panel 1: Office of the National Coordinator, Interoperability Framework

    • Douglas Fridsma, MD

  • Panel 2: Federal Provider Organizations

  • Panel 3:  Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Vocabulary Infrastructure

  • Panel 4:  Best Practices & Lessons Learned, con’t

  • Panel 5: Level 1 Governance Value Set

    • Sharon Sprenger, The Joint Commission
    • Karen Kmetik, American Medical Association
    • Greg Pawlson, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) [invited]
    • Janet Corrigan, National Quality Forum (NQF)