Presentation:
Status of Notes: DRAFT
Date: October 19, 2010
Time: 3:00 EST
Attendees: Allscripts, American Academy of Family Physicians, Cerner, Clinical Groupware Collaborative, Emdeon, Epic, Garden State Health Systems, Harris Corporation, High Pines Associates, HLN Consulting LLC, Kryptiq, LabCorp, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, MedAllies, MedPlus/Quest Diagnostics, Microsoft, Misys Open Source Solutions (MOSS), NoMoreClipboard.com, ONC, Redwood MedNet, Rhode Island Quality Institute, Techsant Technologies, TN State HIE, VA, VisionShare, South Carolina Health Information Exchange

Actions

Actions for This Week

Date
Action
Status
Owner
Due Date
2010-10-12
Contact Arien Malec if interested in posting on the Direct Project Blog on behalf of your WG
Open
IG Members
2010-10-19
2010-10-12
E-mail nhindirect@nhindirect.org to attend the Direct Project October Face-to-Face Meeting
CLOSED
IG Members
2010-10-19
2010-10-12
Leave any unanswered questions in the FAQ drop-box page
Open
IG Members
2010-10-19
2010-10-12
Look at the final draft of the Direct Project Overview document, provide comments
Open
IG Members
2010-10-19
2010-10-19
Reach out to David McCallie & Brian Behlendorf for WG "Vignettes"(Best Practices and Reference Implementation)
Open
Rich Elmore
2010-10-26
Actions from Last Week
Date
Action
Status
Owner
Due Date
2010-10-12
Contact Arien Malec if interested in posting on the Direct Project Blog on behalf of your WG
Open
IG Members
2010-10-19
2010-10-12
E-mail nhindirect@nhindirect.org to attend the Direct Project October Face-to-Face Meeting
CLOSED
IG Members
2010-10-19
2010-10-12
Leave any unanswered questions in the FAQ drop-box page
Open
IG Members
2010-10-19
2010-10-12
Look at the final draft of the Direct Project Overview document, provide comments
Open
IG Members
2010-10-19

Agenda

  • Reminders
  • Announcements
  • Workgroup Updates
  • Calendar and Participation
  • Recap
  • Q&A

Notes

Reminders

Arien Malec
  • Reminded IG that this month's face to face meeting is next week
    • Direct Project October Face-to-Face Meeting
    • The October Code-a-thon's mail goal is to serve as both an Install-a-thon and an Integration-a-thon
      • Discussed during the Reference Implementation WGmeeting earlier today
        • Mutual end-to-end testing of reference implementations
        • Get every participant up-and-running
        • Install, configure and test of HISPs
    • Planning their implementations
  • Stated that the following face to face meeting will concentrate more on operational, policy and communications related items

Workgroup Updates

Reference Implementation WG
Arien Malec
  • Discussed the status of the reference implementations
    • Putting on final touches in order for next week
      • CSharp Side
        • Most of the main pieces are in place
        • Little work remains on XD* side
      • Java Side
        • All of the main pieces are in place
        • Focusing on documentation and testing right now
    • Stated that both sides are on track for the face to face meeting
  • Highlighted a discussion from the meeting earlier that day
Doug Arnold
  • Asked if there is anything they should specifically prepare beforehand?
    • Technical people from Medplus/Quest are showing up
Arien Malec

Documentation and Testing WG
Janet Campbell
  • Reported that it was a quiet week for the Documentation and Testing WG
  • Asked the Security and Trust WG look at the Direct Project Security Overview
  • Indicated that the Documentation and Testing WG is currently addressing the Deployment Modelsdocument
    • Will look at this further during the October Code-a-thon
  • Recognized there is a larger SHALL document
  • Stated her main goal is to certify that everything has been done correctly
Arien Malec
  • Indicated that he has been chipping away at his own items
  • Stated that the quality and amount of work that he has seen is truly outstanding
  • Remembered that he had requested WG leads to share "blog posts"
    • WG leads in particular
  • Highlighted the news ticker on the home page created by Uvinie Hettiaratchy and Jas Singh

Implementation Geographies WG
Paul Tuten
  • Reported that the Geographies WG has been discussing next steps
  • Recognized that some dependencies remain:
    • Project management resources
      • Solicited resources from those willing to donate
      • State that would be immensely useful
    • CONNECT software updated to support Direct Project
    • Grant funding
      • For those that are not commercial organizations
  • Indicated there is the WG Call for Consensus for Certificate Pilot Recommendations
Sri Koka
  • Raised question about state-level HISPs
Arien Malec
  • Responded that the general policy recommendations/guidelines from the Privacy "tiger team" were adopted by the State HIE panel
    • On the Wiki you can find all the find pieces

Best Practices
David McCallie
  • Stated that he missed the meeting
  • Shared that there have been a number of e-mail exchanges on the Best Practices for HISPs
    • Tried to adopt recommendations from the HITPC's Privacy "Tiger Team" concretely for the Direct Project
    • Arien Malec took the lead in developing it, but has been passed around
    • Recognized there is currently one objection to it right now
Arien Malec
  • Added that they held a number of rounds last week
    • Will work iteratively through it until there is no dissent
  • Applauded the Best Practices WG for working expeditiously in a short period of time

Security and Trust WG
Arien Malec

Communications WG
Rich Elmore
  • Reported that his WG has been planning a larger event once the pilot projects are running
    • Arien Malec will touch base with the HIT Standards Committee
    • Simultaneously planning a series of high-level blog posts
    • A new website for those that are not as involved in the project
    • Developing "vignettes" for the pilots, reference implementations and best practices
      • To make them more accessible/understandable
  • Recognized areas for potential assistance
David McCallie
  • Asked Rich Elmore for the a standard Direct Project deck
    • Will be going to a number of speaking engagements in the coming days
Rich Elmore
Uvinie Hettiaratchy

Recap

Arien Malec
  • Summed up that in general, he is impressed by the incredible work across the board
    • A ton of work happening

Q&A

Arien Malec
Brian Ahier
  • Commented about a trend he has noticed
    • Three states that are under review by the ONC
      • ONC has asked how they will try to incorporate the Direct Project
      • Mentioned this to highlight the importance of the work they are addressing
Arien Malec
  • Highlighted general trend: how different states are trying to use Direct Project to achieve MU criteria
    • Could address this next week
    • MedAllies pilot looking at the "Continuity of Care"
    • California using this to address Public Health
    • VisionShare addressing Public Health on a national level
Doug Arnold
  • Asked if there is any documentation about this
Brian Ahier
  • Stated that the states are Oregon, Iowa and Illinois
    • Will see additional information coming out about this
Arien Malec
  • Indicated that in the early days of Direct there was a messaging conflict
    • Now that we see that two can work together (search and query)
      • More complimentary work