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NOTE: All Lab US Realm topics and IG items are covered in the Tuesday 3PM-5PM ET meeting; Thursday calls will be on an as needed basis, please subscribe to the HL7 Lab US Realm list (subscribe to the list named for announcements and updates.



Meeting Cancellation: Tuesday August 2, 2016
The HL7/S&I Lab US Realm meeting for Tuesday, Aug 2 has been cancelled; next meeting will be on Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 3:00 PM ET, meeting materials can be found in the Work Space section below.

July 11 - ACLA shares eDOS implementation cost study with ONC. The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) publicly posted a letter to Steve Posnack of ONC containing the results of a study that details the cost benefits that accrue to the adoption of eDOS by laboratories and EHR vendors by drastically reducing the number of custom interfaces and associated deployment and maintenance costs. ACLA has also made available the spreadsheet and data used to calculate the savings, which supports entry of local values to calculate site-specific estimates of potential savings. Please visit the ACLA site for more information:

July 12 - It's Ballot Time again! As of the June 28 meeting, the project is now prioritizing decisions and actions to submit a revised suite of Implementation Guides (eDOS, LOI, LRI, VSCG) for the HL7 January 2017 ballot cycle.



Meeting Materials
The standing agenda (subject to change) for the Tuesday calls is disposition of all open STU comments (see links below), and activities related to the preparation of the suite for the January 2017 ballot cycle.

DocumentDateCommentTS to DTM Conversion_v2.docx
2016-07-19UPDATED: Data Types: TS_ to DTM_ conversion - summary notes and comparison spreadsheet
Table 0487 V2.docx2016-07-19
Time Critical
Specimen type harmonization vocab proposal question referred to ACLA; has the proposal embedded and the OO minutes;
Lab US Realm - Jan Ballot Schedule_v1.xlsx2016-07-19rough schedule for meeting planning and proposed content development scheduling.January 2017 Ballot Sprint Topics and tasks for Lab US Realm 2017 Ballot prep



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