Purpose: To define a few workable alternatives, with pros/cons, for content packaging

Our Goals: The goal of the Content Packaging Workgroup is to:
  • Understand tradeoffs between simple packaging (e.g., multipart MIME) and sophisticated metadata (e.g., XDS metadata)
    • Handling self-describing structured information (CDA/CCR/CCD, HL7v2, etc...)
    • Handling non self-describing information (text, PDF, etc...)
    • Handling related (e.g., text + CCR for a referral) and unrelated (e.g., send three referrals to a cardiologist).
  • Understand content responsibilities of sender and receiver
    • Alternative 1: Fail at the receiver, handle failure out of bound
    • Alternative 2: Receiver registers what he/she accepts, fail at the sender’s enabling organization
    • And other alternatives
  • Explore the minimal interface needs for receivers accepting transactions, e.g., associating data with unknown patients, handling HL7, CDA, and unstructured data
  • Enable (but not require) content translation as a value-added service

What We've Created: [Recommendations and output will be added here, please stay tuned]

What We're Working On & Discussing:
Content Container Specification
http://nhindirect.org/message/view/Specifications+and+Service+Descriptions/21511779

Our Schedule:
Week of March 29, 2010: Workgroup Kickoff Meeting [weekly meeting schedule to follow]
April, 2010: Define first draft of Specifications and Service Descriptions
May 1, 2010: Close User Stories under consideration, publish first draft of Specifications and Service Descriptions, and begin Phase II (implementation)
May-October, 2010: Implement and refine Specifications and Service Descriptions
November 1, 2010: Begin Phase III of NHIN Direct Project (expansion)

Who We Are:
Workgroup Lead: David McCallie
Richard Elmore
Allscripts
Stanley Crane
Allscripts
Steven Waldren
American Academy of Family Physicians
Lin Wan
Axolotl
Anand Shroff
Axoltotl
Laurie Tull
CareSpark/Anakam (HIE Tech)
Greg Turner
Carespark/CGI Federal
Didi Davis
CareSpark/Serendipity Health (Consultant)
David McCallie
Cerner
Ron Hess
Clinical Groupware Collaborative
David Kibbe, MD
Clinical Groupware Collaborative
Patrick Thompson
Clinical Groupware Collaborative
Laurance Stuntz
CSC
Vinod Muralidhar
CSC
Girish Kumar Navani
eClinicalWorks
Robert Lynes
eClinicalWorks
Saurabh Singh
eClinicalWorks
Vasu Manjrekar
eClinicalWorks
Vidit Saxena
eClinicalWorks
Peter DeVault
Epic
Vassil Peytchev
Epic
John Moehrke
GE
Keith Boone
GE
Marc Donner
Google
Paul Saxman
Google
Janet Traub
Google
Noam H. Arzt
HLN Consulting
Karen Witting
IBM
Vince Lewis
MedAllies
Eric Heflin
Medicity
Mark Stine
MedPlus, Inc./Quest Diagnostics
David Kantz
Social Security Administration
Martin Prahl
Social Security Administration
Pam Waters
Social Security Administration
Shanks Kande
Social Security Administration
Thomas Davidson
Social Security Administration
Chris Lomonico
SureScripts
David Yakimischak
SureScripts
Omar Bouhaddou
VA
Tim Crowmell
VA

What We Talk About During Meetings:
Content Packaging Meeting 2010-03-31
Content Packaging WG Notes 040710
Content Packaging Meeting 2010-04-14
Content Packaging Meeting 2010-04-21
Content Packaging Meeting 2010-04-30
Content Packaging Meeting 2010-05-12
Content Packaging Meeting 2010-05-19
Content Packaging Meeting 2010-05-26
Content Packaging Meeting 2010-06-02

What We’re Part Of:
Implementation Group