Phoenix _ Arizona

					                Health Level Seven,® Inc.
May Working Group Meeting




                          May 4–9, 2008
                          Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

                          Phoenix, Arizona
                                                 Early Bird Registration Cutoff—April 6, 2008
                                             Online Registration & Hotel Cutoff—April 13, 2008

                      Now offering certification testing on Version 3 RIM!
                                                                         See page 10 for details.

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                         Letter                                 I often find myself trying to share with other groups my
                                                                belief that the HL7 environment is the most productive
                         from the Chair                         for developing standards. I am not saying that HL7, as
                                                                an organization, should be developing all of the stan-
                         When is hL7 not hL7?                   dards in the world; instead, I am trying to convey that
                          HL7 Working Group Meetings are        the open atmosphere, the availability of experts and
                          fun. I think the HL7 environment      interests in a number of areas, the process, productiv-
                          is one of the best in which to de-    ity, and follow-up are important. Finally, I believe the
     velop standards. There are many reasons for this be-       amount of time available for creating standards is key.
     lief; most importantly is the openness and cooperative     For many HL7 volunteers, an HL7 meeting starts on
     spirit of the volunteers. I have often said that if you    Sunday and runs through Friday. Days begin at 7 am
     want HL7 to create a certain standard, it is easy to do    and can last well into the evening. A lot of work and a
     so. All you have to do is to come to the meetings, state   lot of fun ensue as discussions continue in the lounges
     your intentions, and work hard toward your goals.          and bars after the formal meetings conclude.
     I have seen success with this approach many times.
                                                                HL7 has also become a gathering place for other
     Another important reason for the success of HL7 is         groups. For many years, ISO TC 215’s Working Group
     that the Working Group Meetings have attracted an          2 has met at the end of HL7’s meeting in January. DI-
     international group of technically astute and know-        COM now meets with this group for one day. At the
     ledgeable individuals who are dedicated to the stan-       recent January HL7 Working Group Meeting, two of
     dards development process. About one fourth of the         the new Joint Initiative project groups met before the
     attendees at these meetings come from the interna-         HL7 meeting. The primary reason for these attached
     tional community. Many of these individuals are also       meetings is the economic value since most of the par-
     active in other Standards Development Organizations        ticipants of these activities also participate in HL7
     (SDOs) and bring together some of those requirements       meetings.
     to influence the development of HL7 standards.
                                                                HL7 is an open and sharing organization that has a
     The breadth and number of different HL7 stakeholders       history of working with other groups. We have pro-
     have also grown. When HL7 was formed, we thought           vided leadership and have worked with standards de-
     mostly in terms of vendors and providers. The stake-       velopment organizations, terminology groups, govern-
     holder groups now include consultants, payers, phar-       ments, and countries.
     ma, government, academicians, clinical, and others.
                                                                So when is HL7 not HL7? When the environment of
     Domain areas include medical devices, security and
                                                                an HL7 Working Group Meeting is used to provide a
     privacy, patient care, clinical specialties, modeling,
                                                                positive working environment to bring international
     genetics, decision support, clinical guidelines, vocabu-
                                                                and multi-interest groups together to produce a seam-
     lary, data structures, documents, templates, electronic
                                                                lessly integrated world of standards.
     health records, and many more.

     What makes the HL7 environment so productive is the
     availability of experts at an HL7 Working Group Meet-
     ing and the willingness to share and work together in
     these areas. HL7 now has many more activities              W. Ed Hammond, PhD
     than just developing messaging standards.                  Chairman of the Board, Health Level Seven, Inc®


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WHAT IS A WORKING GROUP MEETING?
HL7 working group meetings are held three times per year at varying locations.
  ese working group meetings serve two important purposes: 1) ey give the HL7
work groups a chance to meet face-to-face to work on the standards; 2) ey provide
                                                                                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS
an invaluable educational resource for the healthcare IT community.
                                                                                                   Letter from the Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Standards Development                                                                              What is a Working Group Meeting? . . . . . 3
HL7 has more than 40 work groups dedicated to specialized areas of interest such
as Orders and Observations and Electronic Health Records. ese work groups are                      Education Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
directly responsible for the content of the standards and spend much of their time                 HL7 Ambassador Briefings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
at the working group meetings hard at work on standards development. Attending                     Schedule at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
a work group meeting can be a great way to get a handle on what is going on in a
                                                                                                   Tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
particular area, and everyone attending an HL7 working group meeting is invited to
attend any of the work group meetings.                                                             Tutorials at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                                                                                                   Meetings at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
Please see pages 17-19 for a complete schedule of meeting times throughout the week.
                                                                                                   Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-19
Educational Sessions                                                                               Upcoming Co-Chair Elections . . . . . . . . . 19
   is working group meeting will offer numerous educational opportunities. Sessions
will cover a full range of HL7-specific topics such as Version 2.x Implementation,                  General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Version 3, and the Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), among others.                             Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-22
Educational sessions also branch out to cover general interest industry topics such                Upcoming Working Group Meetings . . . 23
as the Electronic Health Record, XML and Vocabulary Terminology. For a full listing
                                                                                                   About the Greater Phoenix Area . . . . . . . 24
of course descriptions, please see pages 5-13.



EDUCATION TRACKS
HL7 has organized its courses into four tracks to make it easier to choose the educational offerings that are right for you:
Track 1 – Version 2 Core
HL7 Version 2 is the world’s most successful healthcare                  Track 3 – HL7 Special Topics
interoperability standard. Originally developed in the late 1980s,          e Special Topics track offers a variety of electives that describe
it has been continually enhanced over time. e introductory               important HL7 standards that may not fall in either the Version 2
tutorials familiarize students with the Version 2 messaging              or Version 3 family. ese include HL7 standards for Electronic
standard and its core domain areas, while the implementation             Health Records (EHR), visual integration (CCOW), Security
classes provide the “how to” basics of implementation.          e        and medical logic (Arden Syntax). e Special Topics track also
track also includes courses that cover conformance and profiles           offers advanced or specialized classes in Version 2 or Version
and XML for Version 2.                                                   3 subjects which are not considered part of the basic core
                                                                         offerings. Examples include classes in Version 2 and Version 3
Track 2 – Version 3 Core                                                 tooling, and domain classes such as Clinical Genomics.
HL7 Version 3 is HL7’s new flagship standard, adopted by
major healthcare organizations, such as the NHS in England.              Track 4 – Information Forums *FREE*
   is track is designed to give the attendee a thorough                     is track provides tutorials designed to support new member
introduction to the Version 3 family of standards. It covers             involvement, and help existing members become more effective
Version 3 fundamentals, the Reference Information Model,                 in their participation in the HL7 standards development
messaging, documents (Clinical Document Architecture),                   process. Tutorials included in this track are first timers’
messaging infrastructure (wrappers, transport), and the XML              orientation, introduction to HL7 organization and process, the
Implementation Technology specification. It concludes with                HL7 development framework, and co-chair training.
classes that address strategies for implementation.
  ese tracks are only suggested course groupings. Feel free to choose whatever courses you feel are right for you from among the four tracks.


HL7 AMBASSADOR BRIEFINGS
At this May meeting there will be three early bird HL7                   represent current technical work. Prepared for international
Ambassador Briefings. Attending one or more of these sessions             conferences, these presentations convey common messages
is an excellent way to get an update on current technical work           that HL7 wants to share.   ese talks are brought to you by the
at HL7. ese talks are open to anyone and will be held at 7:10            HL7 Marketing Council.
am, close to the breakfast area, on Tuesday, Wednesday and
   ursday.    e three featured briefings highlight the HL7 work           Ambassador Briefing Schedule
on CDA, CCD and EHR.                                                     Tuesday 7:10 am      Ambassador Briefing on CDA
What is an Ambassador Briefing?        ese are standardized               Wednesday 7:10 am    Ambassador Briefing on EHR
presentations which have been created by HL7 members that                  ursday 7:10 am     Ambassador Briefing on CCD
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                                                                                     SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
    SATURDAY, MAY 3                                                       3:30–10:00pm    Board of Directors’ Meeting
    9:00–5:00pm     TSC Meeting                                           6:00–9:00pm     Open Space Meetings – Self Organized (no A/V)

    SUNDAY, MAY 4                                                         WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
    9:00–12:30pm    Architectural Board (ArB)                             7:00–8:00am     Continental Breakfast
    9:00–6:00pm     Affi liates’ Council Meeting – HL7/CEN/ISO              7:10–7:45am     Ambassador Briefing – EHR
                    will meet 3:30 – 6:00pm                               7:30–5:00pm     REGISTRATION
    1:45–3:00pm     Vocabulary Facilitators’ Roundtable                   8:00–8:45am     General Session – Board Report, Awards
    1:45–5:00pm     FM – MITA Project                                                     Presentations, Announcements
    1:45–5:00pm     Modeling & Methodology (MnM) Meeting                  9:00–12:30pm    Messaging Workbench, Part 1
                                                                                            cancelled
    3:00–6:00pm     REGISTRATION                                          9:00–12:30pm    CDA Introductory Tutorial
    3:30–5:00pm     Project Insight PM Tool/Change Control Process        9:00–12:30pm    Personal Health Record (PHR)
                    Overview – FREE TUTORIAL                              9:00–5:00pm     Working Group Meetings
    5:00–5:45pm     HL7 First-Time Attendees’ Orientation –               10:30–11:00am   Morning Break
                    FREE TUTORIAL                                         12:30–1:30pm    Lunch – Co-Chairs reserved table
    5:00–6:00pm     National Library of Medicine (NLM) Project            12:30–1:30pm    Implementation Luncheon/Meeting (Must Sign Up)
                    Co-Lead Meeting                                       1:45–5:00pm     Messaging Workbench, Part 2: Advanced
    5:00–8:00pm     TSC Meeting                                                            cancelled
                                                                                          Applications
    6:00–7:30pm     HL7 Organization and Process Orientation/             1:45–5:00pm     Version 3 Messaging Implementation, Part 1:
                    Introduction – FREE TUTORIAL                                          Analysis & Specification
                                                                          1:45–5:00pm     CDA Advanced Tutorial
    MONDAY, MAY 5                                                         3:00–3:30pm     Afternoon Break
    7:00–7:45am     First-Time Attendees’ Orientation –                   3:30–5:00pm     Architectural Board (ArB)
                    FREE TUTORIAL                                         5:15–6:30pm     HL7 Networking Reception
    7:00–8:00am     Continental Breakfast                                 6:00–9:00pm     Open Space Meetings – Self Organized (no A/V)
    7:30–5:00pm     REGISTRATION
    8:00–8:45am     General Session – HL7 CEO Report, TSC                 THURSDAY, MAY 8
                    Informative Presentations, Announcements              7:00–7:45am     Newly Elected Co-Chair Training –
    9:00–12:30pm    Introduction to Version 2, Part 1                                     FREE TUTORIAL
    9:00–12:30pm    Introduction to Version 3, Part 1: Fundamentals       7:00–8:00am     Continental Breakfast
    9:00–12:30pm    Introduction to Vocabulary                            7:10–7:45am     Ambassador Briefing – CCD
    9:00–5:00pm     Working Group Meetings                                7:30–5:00pm     REGISTRATION
    10:30–11:00am   Morning Break                                         8:00–8:30am     General Session – Announcements
    12:30–1:30pm    Lunch – First-Time Attendees’ Q & A reserved tables   9:00–12:30pm    Continuity of Care Document (CCD)
    12:30–1:30pm    Lunch – Co-Chairs reserved table                      9:00–12:30pm    Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in
    1:45–5:00pm     Introduction to Version 2, Part 2                                     Healthcare IM/IT
    1:45–5:00pm     Introduction to Version 3, Part 2: Messaging          9:00–12:30pm    HL7 Development Framework (HDF) –
    1:45–5:00pm     Advanced Application of Vocabulary                                    FREE TUTORIAL
    3:00–3:30pm     Afternoon Break                                       9:00–5:00pm     Working Group Meetings
    5:30–6:30pm     Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Dinner/Meeting     10:30–11:00am   Morning Break
    6:00–9:00pm     Open Space Meetings – Self Organized (no A/V)         12:30–1:30pm    Affi liate Chair or Designated Rep Luncheon
    6:30–8:30pm     Domain Experts Steering Division                                      (Must sign up)
    6:30–8:30pm     Foundation & Technology Steering Division             12:30–1:30pm    Lunch
    6:30–8:30pm     Structure & Semantic Design Steering Division         1:45–3:00pm     Project Insight PM Tool/Change Control
    6:30–8:30pm     Technical & Support Services Steering Division                        Process Overview – FREE TUTORIAL
                                                                          1:45–5:00pm     Version 3 Messaging Implementation, Part 2:
    TUESDAY, MAY 6                                                                        Implementation Mechanics
    7:00–8:00am     Continental Breakfast                                 1:45–5:00pm     CDA Specialist Certification Review
    7:10–7:45am     Ambassador Briefing – CDA                              1:45–5:00pm     Version 3 Specification Development Tools
    7:30–5:00pm     REGISTRATION                                          1:45–5:00pm     Architectural Board (ArB)
    8:00–8:45am     General Session – HL7 CTO and Affi liates’              3:00–3:30pm     Afternoon Break
                    Council Reports, Announcements                        5:30–7:30pm     Version 2.5 Control Specialist Certification Exam
    9:00–10:30am    HL7 Organization and Process Orientation/             5:30–7:30pm     HL7 CDA Certification Exam
                    Introduction – FREE TUTORIAL                          5:30–7:30pm     HL7 Version 3 RIM Certification Exam
    9:00–12:30pm    Version 3 XML ITS & Data Types                        5:30–10:00pm    Modeling & Methodology (MnM) Facilitators’
    9:00–12:30pm    Clinical Genomics
                        cancelled                                                         Roundtable
    9:00–12:30pm    Electronic Health Record (EHR)
    9:00–5:00pm     Working Group Meetings                                FRIDAY, MAY 9
    10:30–11:00am   Morning Break                                         8:00–8:30am     No General Session
    12:30–1:30pm    Lunch – First-Time Attendees’ Q & A reserved tables   8:00–9:00am     Continental Breakfast
    12:30–1:30pm    Lunch – Co-Chairs reserved table                      8:00–1:00pm     Staff will be on hand for questions
    12:30–1:30pm    TSC Luncheon/Meeting                                  9:00–5:00pm     Working Group Meetings
    1:45–5:00pm     Version 2.5 Control Specialist Certification Review    10:30–11:00am   Morning Break
    1:45–5:00pm     Version 3 Message Wrappers & Transport                12:30–1:30pm    Lunch
    1:45–5:00pm     Electronic Health Record (EHR), Advanced –            3:00–3:30pm     Afternoon Break
                    Profi les and Conformance
    3:00–3:30pm     Afternoon Break                                       Note: Tutorials appear in bold
    3:30–5:00pm     Architectural Board (ArB)                             Note: In compliance with our status as an ANSI-accredited
                                                                          standards developing organization, HL7 meetings are open.
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                                                                                                          TUTORIALS
                         TRACK 1 VERSION 2 CORE                 W13—Messaging Workbench, Part 1
                                                                Wednesday, May 7 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
                                                                CANCELLED
M1—Introduction to Version 2, Part 1                               is course is designed to explore the concept of conformance
Monday, May 5 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm                              within HL7 Version 2 as described in Chapter 2 of Version 2.5.
   is tutorial introduces students to HL7 and the basic         Additionally, this tutorial will demonstrate how message profiling
concepts of Version 2. It discusses the structure of the        can be applied to interoperability by improving clarity, simplifying
Standard and covers two of the standard’s fundamental           implementations and streamlining testing. Participants will be
chapters: Control and Patient Administration.                   introduced to tools that facilitate analysis and interoperability
                                                                while, at the same time, fully documenting HL7 conformance.
    is Tutorial Will Benefit:
•      ose new to HL7                                             is Tutorial Will Benefit:
                                                                • Anyone interested in HL7 interoperability
Faculty:
                                                                Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:
Mike Henderson: Principal Consultant, Eastern Informatics
                                                                • How to measure conformance using message profiling
                                                                • How vendors can document their applications’ implementations
M4—Introduction to Version 2, Part 2                            • How providers can improve their RFP results by using
Monday, May 5 / 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm                                 message profiling
                                                                • How to use message profiles developed for specific domains
   is tutorial provides the students with an overview of the    •   e tools available to facilitate HL7 Version 2.x
Version 2 Orders and Observations messages and major              conformance efforts (Messaging Workbench and the Global
concepts and provides a sampling of the type of information       Profile Library)
that can be communicated using these messages.                  • More about HL7 conformance certification
                                                                • How to develop HL7 conformance documentation for Version 2
    is Tutorial Will Benefit:
•      ose new to HL7 with a need to become familiar with       Prerequisites:
    Version 2 messages                                          • Working knowledge of HL7 or other EDI standards (ASTM, X12)

Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:             Faculty:
• Basic Order and Observation message structures                Abdul-Malik Shakir: Co-Chair, HL7 Education Work Group; Member,
• Sample messages                                               HL7 Architectural Board; Principal Consultant, Shakir Consulting
• How to start to interpret the Version 2 Orders and
  Observation standards                                         W16—Messaging Workbench, Part 2:
Faculty:                                                        Advanced Applications
Hans Buitendijk: HL7 Board of Directors; Co-Chair, HL7          Wednesday, May 7 / 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Orders and Observations Work Group; Product Manager,             CANCELLED
Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation              is course reinforces and builds upon the knowledge gained
                                                                in the Messaging Workbench (MWB) Introductory class. It
                                                                will familiarize the student with the options, infrastructure
T10—Version 2.5 Control Specialist                              maintenance, and advanced features available in the MWB,
Certification Review                                             enabling the student to make the most productive use of the tool.
Tuesday, May 6 / 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm
                                                                  e Following Topics Will Be Covered:
   is tutorial reviews the message definition; and processing    • Setting MWB Options for Enhanced Productivity
rules and data type definitions of the Control chapters of the   • Advanced profile construction and management including:
HL7 Version 2.5 Standard. Upon completion of this tutorial,        Manipulation of message tree elements
students will be better prepared to take the HL7 Version 2.5       Profile comparison and reconciliation
Control Specialist Certification Exam. Note: students are           Application and setup of localized table library
also expected to prepare for the exam by previous study of         Consistency checking for implementable profiles
Chapter 2 (Control), Chapter 2A (Data Types), and Chapter 2B    • Advanced reporting topics
(Conformance) of the HL7 Version 2.5 Standard.                  • Building, maintaining, importing and effective use of the
                                                                  integral Version 2.x and localized artifact libraries listed below:
  is Tutorial Will Benefit:                                         Message
• Anyone preparing for the HL7 Control Specialist                  Segment
  Certification Exam                                                Data type
• Interface analyst specialists and managers who need to           Table
  understand the technical aspects of HL7 interfaces            • Introduction to Message Instance Validation Service
                                                                   Validation of messages from a TCP/IP or file stream
Faculty:                                                           Validation of messages against a single profile
Mike Henderson: Principal Consultant, Eastern Informatics          Validation of instances against message instance
                                                                      specified profiles
                                                                   Generation/delivery of acknowledgment messages
                                                                      reflecting validation results
                                                                   Use of the MWB validation as pass through agent or ‘sniffer’
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    TUTORIALS
    • Introduction to Test Message Instance Generation
       Automated creation of semantically correct message
                                                                                                   TRACK 2 VERSION 3 CORE
          instances for use in testing
       Delivery of generated test message instances over TCP/IP       M2—Introduction to Version 3, Part 1:
       Delivery of existing test messages from a file over TCP/IP
       Receipt and storage of acknowledgement messages
                                                                       Fundamentals
       Creation/manipulation of values repositories to manage         Monday, May 5 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
          test message content
       Creation of value sets to ensure data consistency              Introduction to Version 3 is a rigorous introduction to HL7’s
          in test message generation                                   newly emerging standard. Included in the class is:
       Setting/optimizing message generation options                  • General rationale for Version 3
                                                                       • Explanation of Version 3’s two key concepts: messaging and
    Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:                   documents (CDA)
    • How to optimize the MWB to maximize productivity                 • Overview of the Version 3 publication (ballot and standard)
    • How to effectively build and maintain message profiles             • Essential concepts and terminology necessary to
    • How to build, manage, apply and maintain version                    understand the static models of Version 3 used for both
      specific HL7 artifact libraries                                      messages and documents
    • How the MWB may be used in interface testing and validation
    • How to effectively harness some of the less well known              is Tutorial Will Benefit:
      MWB features and capabilities                                    • Anyone interested in Version 3 implementation or
                                                                         standards development
    Prerequisites:                                                     • Anyone interested in more advanced Version 3 classes on
    • Familiarity with the MWB as established in the MWB                 messaging and CDA
      Introductory tutorial or the Version 2 Message Profile Tutorial
    • Familiarity with HL7 Version 2.5 conformance concepts will       Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Have
      be helpful as will general familiarity with HL7 Version 2.x      Obtained the Following:
      Chapter 2 Infrastructure and Messaging (Control Query)           • General understanding of the purpose, function, and format of
    • In order to follow along with the instructor, students need to     Version 3 messaging and documents
      come prepared with a laptop on which the latest MWB Release      • Rudimentary knowledge of the Reference Information Model
      (6.6 or higher) has been installed. e MWB is available for         (RIM) with a focus on act, role, act relationship, and participation
      download from the HL7 Conformance Documents page:                • Rudimentary understanding of Version 3 Refined Message
      http://www.hl7.org/Special/committees/conformance/docs.cfm         Information Models (RMIMs) and the refinement process
                                                                       • Knowledge of scope, contents, and organization of the
    Faculty:                                                             Version 3 publications
    Peter Rontey: Developer of the Messaging Workbench
                                                                       Prerequisites:
                                                                       • Experience with healthcare interfacing would be helpful
    TH25—HL7 Version 2.5 Control Specialist                            • Experience or training with systems (development,
                                                                         integration, and/or implementation) required
    Certification Exam                                                  • It is assumed that the student has some familiarity with the
      ursday, May 8 / 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm                                  HL7 organization and its processes (balloting procedures, etc.)
    Health Level Seven is pleased to offer certification testing on      Faculty:
    HL7 Version 2.5, Chapter 2: Control. Certification testing          Virginia Lorenzi: NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital; Associate,
    is offered to those industry participants who are expected to       Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University
    have a working knowledge of the HL7 Messaging Standard.
    Interface analysts, healthcare systems analysts, medical
    software programmers, and medical informatics faculty and          M5—Introduction to Version 3, Part 2:
    students are all potential candidates.   e knowledge required      Messaging
    to pass the exam can be obtained by participation in the HL7
    working group meetings, by attending HL7 education sessions,       Monday, May 5 / 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm
    by field work dealing with HL7 interfaces, or simply by self-       Health Level Seven is famous as a provider of messaging
    study of Chapter 2 and 2A of the HL7 Standard Version 2.5          standards. at is, providing the standard format and
    (the standard may be obtained via HL7 membership or non-           interaction specifications required for two disparate
    member purchase on www.HL7.org).                                   healthcare systems to communicate at the application level.
    Note: Simply taking the courses offered at this summit will             is class builds on the morning Version 3 introduction class
    most likely not be sufficient to pass the test. We strongly          by focusing on how messaging is addressed with the Version
    recommend a combination of the aforementioned to fully             3 Standard. It reviews and expands on how Version 3 static
    prepare yourself for the exam.                                     models are used to represent messages. e Version 3 dynamic
                                                                       model, which is related to the interactions between systems,
                                                                       is introduced. It explains how message sets are documented
                                                                       within the standard. Finally, it explores how a simple message
                                                                       is wrapped, transmitted, and acknowledged.

                                                                       Note that the class is based on the latest Version 3 ballot
                                                                       material. e latest Version 3 ballot publication can be accessed
                                                                       and downloaded from http://www.hl7.org/V3ballot/html/
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                                                                                                            TUTORIALS
welcome/introduction/ index.htm. Students may be interested       •      e Version 3-related prerequisites can be met by taking the
in reviewing or downloading the ballot material prior to class.       Introduction to Version 3 tutorials (Part 1 and Part 2). e
                                                                      XML-related prerequisites can be met in many ways; for
  e Tutorial Will Benefit:                                             instance refer to the following XML related specifications:
• Anyone who needs to read Version 3 messaging publications            Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Second
• Anyone interested in Version 3 implementation or                        Edition) http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml
  standards development                                                Namespaces in XML http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml
• Anyone interested in more advanced classes on Version 3              XML Schema Part 0: Primer: http://www.w3.org/TR/
                                                                          xmlschema-0/
Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Have
Obtained the Following:                                           Tools Needed:
• Rudimentary understanding of Version 3 static and               • While a laptop is not required, there will be a paper-based
  dynamic models and associated terminology as needed to            workshop component to this tutorial and those with a
  support Version 3 messaging                                       laptop and any XML editor running on it might get more
• General understanding of the following specific dynamic            out of the hands-on exercises
  model concepts: storyboard, application role, trigger event,
  interaction                                                     Faculty:
• General understanding of the following static model             Kai Heitmann, MD: Affi liate Director, HL7 Board of Directors;
  components: DMIM, HMD, and message type                         HL7 Germany; Heitmann Consulting and Services ( e
• Summary of all functional areas in the current Version 3        Netherlands and Germany); University of Cologne (Germany)
  ballot publication and their status
• Ability to read a Version 3 functional domain
                                                                  T11—Version 3 Message Wrappers and
Prerequisites:
• Introduction to Version 3, Part 1 – Version 3 Fundamentals      Transport
                                                                  Tuesday, May 6 / 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm
  Note: Messaging builds directly on the concepts covered in
  Part 1 and is designed to be a continuation of the morning         is tutorial covers two Version 3 infrastructural areas in detail:
  class. Most attendees of Messaging also take the Intro class.   message wrappers and transport protocols (e.g. ebXML, SOAP,
  If you would like to take Messaging without the Intro please    Web services, MLLP). It introduces how Version 3 messages are
  contact the instructor                                          packaged, transmitted and acknowledged. It explains that Version
• Note: It is assumed that the attendee has basic familiarity     3 message payloads are wrapped in two message wrappers. Its
  with Version 3 including a general understanding of the         main focus is on these wrappers and on the relationship between
  RIM and how to interpret the RMIMs.         is is covered in    HL7 messages and transport protocols in general. e details of
  the Introduction to Version 3, Part 1 class                     individual transport protocols will not be covered.

Faculty:                                                            is Tutorial Will Benefit:
Virginia Lorenzi: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Associate,       • Anyone interested in the implementation of Version 3 messages
Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University
                                                                  Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:
                                                                  • What Message Wrappers exist and how they should be used
T7—Version 3 XML ITS and Data Types                               • How Version 3 messages can be communicated using
Tuesday, May 6 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm                                 various transport protocol
                                                                  • How communication servers and other intermediaries fit
   is tutorial provides an in-depth look at the Version 3 XML       within the HL7 transport architecture
Implementable Technology Specification (ITS), covering both
the structures and data types portions of the ITS.                Prerequisites:
                                                                  • Completion of the Introduction to Version 3 Tutorial
  is Tutorial Will Benefit:                                          (especially Part 2)
• Anyone with XML experience interested in Version 3              • Basic knowledge of the Version 3 Standard
  implementation
• Anyone with a specific interest in the Version 3 XML             Faculty:
  Implementation Technology Specification                          Rene Spronk: Member, HL7 Architectural Board;
                                                                  Sr. Consultant, Ringholm GmbH
Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:
• How clinical and administrative information is represented in
  Version 3 messages (interactions) and documents using XML       W14—Clinical Document Architecture
  instances                                                       (CDA) Introductory Tutorial
• Basics of how to generate and process Version 3 XML instances   Wednesday, May 7 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
• An understanding of Version 3 data types, especially
  with respect to their XML implementation                           e Clinical Document Architecture is HL7’s specification for
                                                                  standards-based exchange of clinical documents. CDA is based
Prerequisites:                                                    on the concept of scalable, incremental interoperability and
• Basic knowledge in Version 3 concepts, including RIM (act,      uses Extensible Markup Language (XML), the HL7 Reference
  entity, role, participation), RMIM, HMD, message type,          Information Model (RIM), and controlled terminology for
  and interaction                                                 structure and semantics.
• Knowledge of the Extensible Markup Language (XML)
• Basic knowledge of XML schema
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    TUTORIALS
       is tutorial presents the business case for CDA, its primary         Prerequisites:
    design principles, and an overview of the technical                    • A basic understanding of Version 3 is a requirement (such
    specification. e session describes CDA projects in the United             as the Introduction to Version 3 Tutorials)
    States, Europe and Asia/Pacific; the tools available for CDA            • More advanced tutorials (XML ITS and Wrappers) are
    creation, management and distribution; and current work                  encouraged as well
    on CDA implementation guides, including the Continuity of              • Previous experience in Version 2 implementations will be of value
    Care Document (CCD), History and Physical, Consult Note,
    Diagnostic Imaging, Op Note, remote device monitoring, and             Faculty:
    related projects for public health and quality reporting.              Mead Walker: Member, HL7 Architectural Board; Mead Walker
                                                                           Consulting
      is Tutorial Will Benefit:
    • Healthcare providers and exchange network architects
      considering CDA implementation                                       W18—Clinical Document Architecture
    • Product managers considering support for CDA                         (CDA) Advanced Tutorial
    • Public health officials and those with structured                      Wednesday, May 7 / 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm
      information reporting requirements
    • Implementers of all kinds beginning to work with CDA                 CDA implementation requires understanding the CDA
                                                                           refinement of the RIM (the CDA RMIM), the Version 3 data
    Prerequisites:
                                                                           types and how these combine with controlled vocabularies to
    • Introduction to Version 3 (Part 1) recommended                       form “clinical statements.” is tutorial reviews the principles
    Faculty:                                                               of semantic interoperability with CDA and how these are
    Liora Alschuler: Co-Editor, CDA; Co-Chair, HL7 Structured              reflected in the CDA model and implemented in the CDA
    Documents Work Group; HL7 Board of Directors; Principal,               schema. It reviews the CDA RMIM, schema and data types. In
    Alschuler Associates, LLC                                              addition, the tutorial gives a detailed walkthrough of samples
                                                                           of CDA documents, coded using clinical statements.
    Rick Geimer: Co-Editor, CCD and CDA H&P; Creator CDA
    Online Validator; Software Architect/Developer, Alschuler                is Tutorial Will Benefit:
    Associates, LLC                                                        •    ose needing to learn more about CDA, Release Two—its
                                                                             derivation from the RIM and issues relevant to implementing
                                                                             CDA 2.0 solutions
    W17—Version 3 Messaging Implementation,                                • Implementers needing to work with CDA, and wanting a
    Part 1: Analysis and Specification                                        review of the details
    Wednesday, May 7 / 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm
                                                                           Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will:
       e use of HL7 Version 3 to implement interfaces within a             • Have an overview of CDA’s components
    particular application context can have hidden complexities.           • Have insight into the XML markup required to implement
    While Version 3 has been designed to reduce the amount of                solutions
    required site-specific negotiation, it is not possible to simply pull   • Have a better understanding of the issues surrounding
    the message specification(s) “out of the box” and install it. is          semantic interoperability using CDA
    tutorial guides the student through the analysis process, and
    addresses issues necessary for building robust interface solutions.    Prerequisites:
                                                                           • Completion of the Introduction to the Clinical Document
    It covers:                                                               Architecture (CDA) tutorial recommended, but not required
    • Documentation of message specifications                               • Basic knowledge of the Version 3 standards (as can be
    • Implementation considerations for data types                           obtained from the Introduction to Version 3 tutorial series)
    • Managing vocabulary from the implementation perspective
    • Procedures to address refinement and localization of the              Faculty:
        standard                                                           Calvin Beebe: Co-Chair, Structure & Semantic Design Steering
    • Tips and strategies for successful implementation                    Division-HL7 Technical Steering Committee; Co-Chair,
                                                                           HL7 Structured Documents Work Group; Co-Editor, CDA;
      is class also provides a lead-in for Version 3 Implementation,       Technical Specialist, Information Services, Mayo Clinic -
    Part 2: Implementation Mechanics.                                      Rochester, MN
                                                                           Robert Dolin, MD (Co-Speaker): HL7 Board of Directors; Co-
      is Tutorial Will Benefit:                                             Chair, HL7 Structured Documents Work Group; Physician,
    • Analysts and architects who need to map HL7 Version 3                Kaiser Permanente
      messages to or between computer applications
    • Project managers responsible for Version 3 implementation
      projects                                                             TH19—Continuity of Care Document (CCD)
    • Anyone considering Version 3 early adoption                              ursday, May 8 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:                       is tutorial will cover the HL7 Continuity of Care Document
    • How to develop and carry out a plan for creating Version 3           and the Level 3 entries, and related CDA specifications, including
      interfaces                                                           the ANSI/HITSP Consumer Empowerment Registration and
    • How to read and write Version 3 message specifications                Medication Summary, IHE Profiles making use of the CCD, and
    • How to design tips and strategies                                    other HL7 specifications making use of CCD constructs (e.g.,
                                                                           CDA for Common Document Types (CDA4CDT)).
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                                                                                                             TUTORIALS
  is Tutorial Will Benefit:                                           • System analysts or clinical application developers wanting
• Implementers of the CCD specification or related                      in-depth understanding of the CDA Release 2.0 standard
  specifications will benefit by understanding how to read the
  CCD specification and related specifications                         Prerequisites:
                                                                     • Participants are encouraged to read carefully the CDA
Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:                    Release 2.0 standard
• How to implement the CCD                                           • Introduction to Version 3 (Part 1) as well as the CDA
                                                                       Introductory and Advanced tutorials are strongly
Prerequisites:                                                         recommended
• CDA Intro and Advanced
                                                                     Faculty:
Faculty:                                                             Calvin E. Beebe: Co-Chair, Structure & Semantic Design
Keith W. Boone: Co-Chair, HL7 Structured Documents Work              Steering Division—HL7 Technical Steering Committee;
Group; Interoperability Architect, GE Healthcare                     Co-Chair, HL7 Structured Documents Work Group,
                                                                     Co-Editor, CDA; Technical Specialist, Information
                                                                     Services, Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
TH22—Version 3 Messaging Implementation,
Part 2: Implementation Mechanics                                 TH24—Version 3 Specification
  ursday, May 8 / 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm
                                                                 Development Tools: Using HL7’s Version 3
  is class gives an overview of current technical strategies for
implementing solutions based on the Version 3 specifications. How
                                                                 Message Development Tools
do we populate a message from our repository? What do we do             ursday, May 8 / 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm
when we receive a message? How do we process it? is tutorial
                                                                        is tutorial will provide understanding of the tools that work
will address implementation of Version 3 messaging systems
                                                                     group contributors and facilitators use to develop and submit
from a practical point of view. Different architectural approaches
                                                                     content for HL7 Version 3 ballots and how those tools interact
will be examined and compared. e tutorial is designed to
                                                                     to provide that support. It will also cover tooling that work
address the needs of the implementer/developer, bridging the
                                                                     groups and implementers can use to better document their
gap between domain experts and developers. e tutorial will
                                                                     specifications, including the ability to develop documentation
address techniques and design patterns for manipulating Version
                                                                     targeted at different user groups. is will be a “hands-on”
3 messages: parsing and serialization, extended validation,
                                                                     session with participants “following along” by running the tools
communication, storage and retrieval, localization and extensions
                                                                     on their own laptop computers. Instructions on downloading
and enablement of existing applications. e tutorial will also give
                                                                     and installing the necessary tools will be provided.
a brief overview of the tools available to the HL7 community for
implementing these solutions.                                        See “Installing and Configuring HL7 Tools” at http://
                                                                     informatics.mayo.edu/wiki/index.php/Installing_and_
  is Tutorial Will Benefit:
                                                                     Configuring_HL7_Tools (Note: For access to this site, use
• Software architects responsible for integration projects
                                                                     UserId: “wiki” and Password: “wikiwiki”)
• Developers responsible for Version 3 implementation
• Technical specialists considering Version 3 adoption                 is Tutorial Will Benefit:
                                                                     • Individuals who are supporting HL7 work groups, related
Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Have:
                                                                       project teams, and others involved in the documentation of
• Understanding of multiple architectural approaches and
                                                                       messaging standards, and the creation and documentation
  techniques for Version 3 implementation
                                                                       of message designs
• Basic knowledge of the different technologies and tools
  available to implement HL7 Version 3 message specifications         Scope:
                                                                        e intent is to provide an overview of the tooling that supports
Prerequisites:
                                                                     ballot tooling from “end-to-end” including:
• Introduction to Version 3 (Part 1 and Part 2)
                                                                     • Tooling architecture, including the place and potential uses
• Version 3 XML ITS and Data Types
                                                                        of the HL7 Model Interchange Format (MIF)
• Version 3 Wrappers and Transport
                                                                     • HL7 repositories—overview of contents and organization (brief)
• Version 3 Implementation, Part 1: Analysis and Specification
                                                                     • RoseTree—use as a RIM and Vocabulary Browser (brief)
Faculty:                                                             • Publication database—including WYSIWYG editing with
Rene Spronk: Member, HL7 Architectural Board;                           XML Spy
Sr. Consultant, Ringholm GmbH                                        • RMIM Design Tool in Visio— including design steps, use of
                                                                        shadows, textual documentation, validation, saving designs
                                                                     • Creation of HMD and message type—creating these designs in
TH23—CDA Specialist Certification Review                                 RoseTree, once the RMIM is saved from Visio
   ursday, May 8 / 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm                                 • Creation of XML and Excel exports—exporting these
                                                                        representations of an HMD with RoseTree, and formatting of
Upon Completion of is Tutorial:                                         the Excel view
• Students will be better prepared to take the CDA                   • Generation of XML schemas—creation of XML schemas for the
  Certification Exam                                                     message designs using HL7—defines XSLT processes. Time
                                                                        permitting; we will also cover likely (or known) future changes
  is Tutorial Will Benefit:                                              to these tools
• Anyone preparing for the CDA Certification Exam
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     tUtORIALS
     Prerequisites:                                                          website for details on the content covered by the test.
     This tutorial pre-supposes a detailed familiarity with Version
     3 terminology. At a minimum, the prospective student should             Note: Simply taking the courses offered at this HL7 meeting
     have taken or have previous knowledge of the material addressed         will most likely not be sufficient to pass the test. We strongly
     in the Introduction to Version 3 tutorials. Other courses on the        recommend a combination of the aforementioned to fully
     Version 3 track, especially the Version 3 Implementation, Part 1        prepare yourself for the exam.
     class, are suggested as well. The tutorial will not cover Version 3
     terminology, the RIM, representation of concepts in an RMIM,                                 TRACk 3—HL7 SPECIAL ToPICS—
     cloning, application roles, etc. It is presumed that the participants
     are conversant with these topics and simply need to know how to
     capture the artifacts with the tools                                    M3—Introduction to Vocabulary
                                                                             Monday, May 5 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
     Faculty:
     Lloyd McKenzie, PEng (Lead Speaker): Co-Chair, HL7                      Brief topics include and overview of terminologies and value
     Modeling and Methodology Work Group; Co-Chair, HL7                      sets, concept representation in information models and
     Tooling Work Group; Modeling and Methodology Facilitator-               messages, some commonly used vocabularies in healthcare,
     at-Large; Principal Consultant, LM&A Consulting Ltd.                    and Common Terminology Services. Some of these topics are
                                                                             dealt with more deeply and completely in the Application of
     George (Woody) Beeler, PhD (Co-Speaker): Alternate Co-Chair,            Vocabulary and SNOMED tutorials.
     Foundation & Technology Steering Division-HL7 Technical
     Steering Committee; Co-Chair, HL7 Modeling and                          This Tutorial Will Benefit:
     Methodology Work Group; Principal, Beeler Consulting, LLC               •	 Those	seeking	an	overview	to	terminology	in	models	and	
                                                                                messaging, with specific examples in LOINC and SNOMED
     TH26—HL7 CDA Certification Exam                                         Upon Completion of This Tutorial, Students Will know:
     Thursday, May 8 / 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm                                     •	 The	reasons	behind	the	need	for	coded	terminology	in	
                                                                                communications
     Health Level Seven is pleased to offer certification testing on         •	 The	basic	role	and	integration	of	terminologies	into	HL7	
     HL7 CDA Release 2.0. Certification testing is offered to those             messages and models
     participants who want to demonstrate that they have a working           •	 Basic	understanding	of	the	LOINC,	SNOMED	and	other	
     knowledge of the CDA Release 2.0 Standard. Healthcare                      clinical terminology systems as applied in HL7
     systems analysts, medical software programmers, and medical
     informatics faculty and students are all potential candidates.          Faculty:
                                                                             Ted Klein, MS: Co-Chair, HL7 Vocabulary Work Group; Klein
     The knowledge required to pass the exam can be obtained                 Consulting Inc.
     by attending HL7 education sessions, by field work dealing
     with HL7 CDA based applications, or simply by self-study of
     the HL7 CDA Release 2.0 Standard. Please refer to the Study             M6—Advanced Application of
     Guide on the HL7 Training and Certification page of the HL7
     website for details on the content covered by the test.                 Vocabulary in HL7
                                                                             Monday, May 5 / 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm
     Note: Simply taking the courses offered at this meeting will
     most likely not be sufficient to pass the test. We strongly             This Tutorial Will Cover The Following Topics:
     recommend a combination of the aforementioned to fully                  •	 The	need	for	using	standard	coded	terminologies	in	HL7	
     prepare yourself for the exam.                                          •	 Why	the	Vocabulary	Work	Group	was	created	and	its	
                                                                                current role and mission within HL7
                                                                             •	 A	brief	summary	of	Version	2.X	terminology	strategy	
              TH27—HL7 Version 3 RIM                                         •	 An	overview	of	the	Version	3	coded	data	types	
                                                                             •	 How	coded	terminologies	are	represented	in	Version	3	
     NEW      Certification Exam                                                messages and bound to them
              Thursday, May 8 / 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm                            •	 Value	Sets	and	the	registration	and	use	of	terminologies	in	
                                                                                Version 3 structures
     Health Level Seven is pleased to offer certification testing on         •	 A	brief	summary	of	the	purpose	of	the	Common	
     the HL7 Version 3 Reference Information Model (RIM) 2.11                   Terminology Services (CTS) specification
     (the version of the RIM on V3 Normative Edition 2006). Note
     that the RIM is the foundational base of all Version 3 artifacts.       This Tutorial Will Benefit:
     Certification testing is offered to those industry participants         •	 People	who	want	to	participate	in	the	work	of	the	
     who are expected to have a working knowledge of the HL7                    Vocabulary Work Group, and those planning to
     Version 3 Reference Information Model (RIM) or its derived                 implement Version 3 messages
     artifacts. Interface analysts, healthcare systems analysts,
     medical software programmers, and medical informatics faculty           Upon Completion of This Tutorial, Students Will know:
     and students are all potential candidates.                              •	 The	history	of	the	Vocabulary	Work	Group	
                                                                             •	 How	to	look	up	codes	in	the	Version	2.x	tables	
     The knowledge required to pass the exam can be obtained by              •	 How	coded	data	is	represented	in	Version	3	messages	
     self study of the RIM and its associated normative structural           •	 How	to	understand	and	use	value	sets	and	concept	domains	
     vocabulary as well as through participation in the HL7 working          •	 How	coded	data	is	represented	in	Version	3	messages	
     group meetings, HL7 education sessions, and field work                  •	 How	to	register	a	terminology	for	use	in	HL7	messages	
     implementing HL7 Version 3 artifacts. Please refer to the Study         •	 Who	to	contact	if	they	have	questions	
10   Guide on the HL7 Training and Certification page of the HL7
                                                                                                              TUTORIALS
Prerequisites:                                                        scientifically-known phenotypes (interpretations). e tutorial
Introduction to Vocabulary                                            also describes the GeneticVariation implementation guide that
                                                                      shows how to use the DSTU models to represent genetic variations
Faculty:                                                              (e.g., genetic testing results or data collected in genomic-based
Ted Klein, MS: Co-Chair, HL7 Vocabulary Work Group; Klein             clinical trials). Finally, the tutorial covers the Family History
Consulting Inc.                                                       ANSI-approved standard (Pedigree), which enables the exchange
                                                                      of a patient’s structured family history (optionally utilizing the
                                                                      core genomic models), thus enabling the use of risk assessment
T8—Electronic Health Record (EHR)                                     algorithms to analyze the data. Several experimental XML samples
Tuesday, May 6 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm                                   of the Clinical Genomics specifications will be briefly described.
    is informative tutorial and review provides an in-depth look         is Tutorial Will Benefit:
at the recently-approved, 2007 ANSI EHR Systems Functional            Clinical genomics integration efforts are emerging these days
Model, Release 1 which now includes conformance criteria. It will     in both clinical research and healthcare practice, stemming
cover background information including an overview of other           from the completion of the human genome mapping and its
EHR standards initiatives (ASTM, CEN, openEHR), as well as the        functional genomic follow-up projects. Anyone interested
status of ongoing EHR projects (Canada, UK, and Australia). e         in clinical trials with genomic components as well as in the
tutorial will also include related industry background information,   realization of the personalized medicine vision will benefit from
including a briefing on the standards initiatives of Certification      this tutorial because standards that bridge the gap between bio
Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) and          and medical informatics are crucial for achieving these goals.
Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), as
well as the status of on-going EHR Work Group projects like PHR,      Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:
Glossary, Profiles and Interoperability Model.                         • Design principles of the HL7 Version 3 Clinical Genomics
                                                                        standard specifications
  is Tutorial Will Benefit:                                            •    e Genotype Topic models (focusing on the GeneticLocus
•    ose seeking information on functionality and                       core model)
   standardization of electronic health records                       •    e GeneticVariation implementation guide
•    is tutorial focuses on EHR-S functionality and will be           •    e Family History ANSI-approved standard
  helpful for those looking to implement EHR systems, those           • Walk through XML samples of the Clinical Genomics
  wishing to evaluate EHR systems, or those that have an                specifications
  interest in garnering a bit of EHR-S industry background
  information                                                         Prerequisites:
                                                                      • HL7 Tutorial: Introduction to Version 3
Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:                   • General Prerequisite: Basic understanding of core genomic
• Background on the EHR-S Functional Model as an approved               concepts such as gene, allele, sequence, transcription and
  ANSI standard                                                         translation
• Options to use the Functional Model for conformance and
  care setting profiles                                                Faculty:
• Background and status on HL7 and industry projects                  Amnon Shabo (Shvo), PhD: Co-Chair & Facilitator, HL7
  supporting EHR standards                                            Clinical Genomics Work Group; Co-Editor – CDA, Release
                                                                      Two and CCD Implementation Guide; Research Staff Member,
Note: is tutorial focuses on functionality, not                       IBM Research Lab in Haifa
interoperability. While interoperability is a component
of functionality, this tutorial is primarily focused on core
functionality and not systems integration.       e EHR-S FM is a      T12—Electronic Health Record, Advanced
functional standard and not a records/data standard.                  —Profiles and Conformance
Faculty:                                                              Tuesday, May 6 / 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm
John Ritter: Co-Chair, HL7 Electronic Health Records Work
Group; Co-Chair, HL7 International Mentoring Committee;                  is tutorial provides a hands-on second look at the
Healthcare Standards Architect                                        EHR-S Functional Model Standard, and a detailed review
                                                                      of the concepts and action steps to develop conformant
                                                                      functional profiles. is class starts with a recap of the model
T9—Clinical Genomics (Including Family                                and a description of varied EHR certification efforts, including
History & the New Genetic Variation Topic)                            a detailed how-to on the process and steps to create an EHR-S
Tuesday, May 6 / 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
CANCELLED
                                                                      functional profile. It will also include an overview and status of
                                                                      both completed and ongoing profiling projects.
   is tutorial provides an overview of the HL7 Version 3 Clinical
Genomics domain, which includes the Genotype topic (approved            is Tutorial Will Benefit:
DSTU), the Pedigree topic (approved normative) and the new            •    ose seeking information on how the EHR-S
GeneticVariation implementation guide (balloted as normative).          Functional Model Standard is being used
   e tutorial begins with the Genotype topic models, covering         •    ose seeking to understand the rules for profiles and
the focal areas of sequencing, expression and proteomic data.           review examples of profiles
   e design of the standard specifications makes it possible to use    •    ose seeking to understand the rules and process for
the HL7 models to encapsulate raw genomic data represented in           building conformant functional profiles
bioinformatics markups and yet surface up the most clinically
significant portions of that data into other HL7 objects and           Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:
associate them with the patient’s observed phenotypes as well as      • How the new EHR-S FM Standard is being used
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     TUTORIALS
     •     e rules for profiles (see examples of profiles)                  TH20—Services Oriented Architecture
     •     e rules and process for building conformant functional
         profiles                                                          (SOA) in Healthcare IM/IT
                                                                            ursday, May 8 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
     Prerequisites:
     • Completion of the EHR-S Functional Model class or strong           Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) are a hot topic in the IT
       knowledge of Chapters 3, 4 and 5 of the model (Direct Care,        world, and form part of the technological foundation for many
       Supportive & Information Infrastructure)                           developers and architects coming to the healthcare industry.
                                                                          At the same time, IT professionals and CIOs already within
     Faculty:                                                             the healthcare space see tremendous value in the application of
     R. Lenel James, CPEHR, CPHIT: Senior Project Manager,                SOA principles to core IT problems. is tutorial will discuss a
     Health Information Technology Unit, BlueCross BlueShield             working definition of SOA, ongoing efforts at SOA within the
     Association; Chair, Collaboration and Outreach Task Group,           HL7 community, and the applicability of SOA to new and legacy
     X12; Chair, Education Task Group, X12N/TG11; Team                    enterprise healthcare applications.
     Co-Lead, HL7 Electronic Health Records Work Group,
     Publications and Conformance Work Groups                               is Tutorial Will Benefit:
                                                                          • HL7 developers, IT professionals, CIOs, CTOs, business
     Lynne Rosenthal: Manager, Standards and Conformance                    analysts
     Testing Group, Information Technology Laboratory, National
     Institute of Standards and Technology                                Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:
                                                                          •   e difference between SOAs and services
                                                                          •   e SOA Roadmap for HL7
     W15—Personal Health Record (PHR)                                     •   e difference between message systems and service systems
     Wednesday, May 7 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm                                •   e applicability of services and SOA to different healthcare
                                                                            implementations
        is informative tutorial and review provides an in-depth           • Ways to leverage ongoing standards work
     look at the Personal Health Record System Functional Model
     (PHR-S FM), the difference between the EHR and the PHR, the           Faculty:
     relationship between the PHR-S FM and the EHR-S FM, and              Ken Rubin: Co-Chair, HL7 Services Oriented Architecture
     PHR initiatives around the world.                                    Work Group; Healthcare Enterprise Architect, EDS

       is Tutorial Will Benefit:
     •    ose seeking information on the functionality and                TH21—HL7 Development Framework (HDF)
       standardization of personal health records                          
     •    ose wishing to implement or evaluate PHR Systems, or              ursday, May 8 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
       those who have an interest in understanding how PHR-S
       functionality relates to broader industry discussions related to      is tutorial describes the current and future HL7 methodology
       personal health records, including consumer empowerment            as described in the current DSTU. e elements of HL7
                                                                          methodology described in this tutorial will the processes and
     Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:                  artifacts required in order to complete, among other activities,
     • Background and status of the PHR-S Functional Model as             an analysis of stakeholder requirements, the design of standards
       an impending ANSI standard                                         specifications, and technology implementation for published
     •    e structure and content of functional requirements for          specifications. ese processes and artifacts will be discussed
       PHR systems, as shown by the model                                 in the context of the new project lifecycle intended to improve
     •    e differences between the PHR-S FM and the EHR-S FM              the effectiveness of projects. Additionally, this tutorial will
     • Options to use the Functional Model for conformance and            cover elements of the Unified Modeling Notation (UML 2.1)
        care setting profiles                                              required to analyze requirements, document behavior/dynamic
     • Background and status on HL7 and industry projects                 modeling, and produce testable, technology-specific artifacts for
       supporting PHR standards                                           implementation and conformance testing.
     • How the PHR-S FM supports broader industry concepts
       related to the personal health records, such as consumer           Intended Audience:
       empowerment                                                        Standards implementers, volunteers involved in standards
                                                                          development, facilitators
     Note: is tutorial focuses on functionality, not
     interoperability. While interoperability is a component              Tools:
     of functionality, this tutorial is primarily focused on core         HL7 Project Homebase, UML 2.1 Modeling Tool (.e.g.
     functionality, not systems integration.       e PHR-S FM is a        Rational Software Modeler)
     functional standard, not a records/data standard.
                                                                          Faculty:
     Faculty:                                                             Ioana Singureanu: Co-Chair, Foundation & Technology
     Donald T. Mon, PhD: Co-Chair, HL7 Electronic Health                  Steering Division–HL7 Technical Steering Committee;
     Records Work Group; Co-Facilitator, HL7 EHR Functional               Co-Chair, HL7 Modeling and Methodology Work Group
     Model—Direct Care Section; HL7 EHR-PHR Linkage Work
     Group; Vice President, Practice Leadership, American Health
     Information Management Association (AHIMA)


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                                                                                                          TUTORIALS
                                                                    Faculty:
                TRACK 4 INFORMATION FORUMS                          Nancy Wilson-Ramon: Co-Chair, HL7 Process Improvement
                                                                    Committee
F1/F7—Project Insight PM Tool/Change
Control Process Overview                                            F4/F5—HL7 Organization and Process
                                                        Orientation/Introduction
Sunday, May 4 / 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  ursday, May 8 / 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
                                                                     
                                                                    Sunday, May 4 / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
   is session will demonstrate Project Insight, HL7’s primary       Tuesday, May 6 / 9:00 am – 10:30 am
project repository. Project Insight will function as the
foundation for project data and reporting, and will assist             is session provides a brief history of the HL7 organization
the PMO, Architectural Board (ArB), the Technical Steering          and answers the question “What is HL7?” An overview of the
Committee (TSC) and Steering Divisions (SD) in executing            current work group structure and content domains will be
HL7’s project methodology and processes.                            presented. Attendees will learn the formal work group process
                                                                    and protocol and how to effectively participate in the work of
  e second half of the session is an overview of the HL7            the work groups.     is tutorial has been added at the request
Development Framework (HDF) Change Control Process.           e     of first time attendees seeking to gain deeper knowledge of the
success of HL7 is dependent on its ability to respond to the        organization and its work processes.
new requirements and issue technical corrections in a timely
manner. e current HDF ballot describes the process by               Faculty:
which change requests (for enhancements or defect reports)          John Quinn: HL7 Chief Technical Officer
can be managed by work groups and assigned to ballot cycles.
   is process may be integrated with the project management
tooling by assigning a change request to a certain ballot and       F6—Newly Elected Co-Chair Training
scheduling the resolution.                                           
                                                                      ursday, May 8 / 7:00 am - 7:45 am
  is Tutorial Will Benefit:
• Project facilitators in assisting their committees in project        is session is intended for newly elected committee co-
  development and facilitation by utilizing the Project Insight     chairs.     e purpose of the session is to introduce the Co-
  online tool                                                       Chair Handbook, review work group and balloting procedures,
• Anyone actively involved in standard development or               share tips on managing your work group, provide a framework
  implementation, particularly for those acting as liaison with     for common operation among all work groups, and general
  other SDOs (e.g. NCPDP, X12, etc.)                                Q&A session.

Upon Completion of is Tutorial, Students Will Know:                 Faculty:
• How to create, manage and report on projects within               Freida Hall: Secretary, HL7 Board of Directors; Co-Chair,
  Project Insight                                                   HL7 Project Services Work Group; Health Information
•   e HDF change control process                                    Architecture, Standards Architect, US Department of
• How to utilize the GForge Portal “HL7 Homebase” tool for          Veterans Affairs
  managing change requests
                                                                    John Quinn: HL7 Chief Technical Officer
Faculty:
David Hamill: Director, HL7 Project Management Office
Ioana Singureanu: Co-Chair, Foundation & Technology
Steering Division—HL7 Technical Steering Committee;
Co-Chair, Modeling and Methodology Work Group

F2/F3—HL7 First-Time Attendees’
Orientation
 
Sunday, May 4 / 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Monday, May 5 / 7:00 am – 7:45 am
   is is a 45 minute special orientation session for first-time
attendees. It will give those new to HL7 the lay of the land
and help make sure they get the very most out of their first
Working Group Meeting experience.          e session will consist
of a quick meeting “tour” and a question and answer session
that will help attendees make informed choices and maximize
their time at the meeting.     e session will be offered twice
during the meeting—once on Sunday evening and again on
Monday morning.

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     TUTORIALS AT A GLANCE
                                                               Class                         MON     MON   TUE   TUE   WED   WED   THU     THU
                             Topic                                      Instructor   SUN
                                                                ID                           AM       PM   AM    PM    AM    PM    AM      PM
     Track 1 - Version 2.x
     Intro to Version 2, Part 1                                 M1     Henderson              
     Intro to Version 2, Part 2                                 M4     Buitendijk                    
     V2.5 Control Specialist Certification Review               T10     Henderson                                 
     Messaging Workbench, Part 1                               W13     Shakir                BOTH COURSES CANCELLED 
     Messaging Workbench, Part 2: Advanced Applications        W16     Rontey                                                
     Version 2.5: Control Specialist Certification Exam                                                                                     5:30-
                                                               TH25 Boyle                                                                  7:30
     Track 2—Version 3
     Intro to Version 3, Part 1: Fundamentals                   M2     Lorenzi                
     Intro to Version 3, Part 2: Messaging                      M5     Lorenzi                       
     Version 3 XML ITS and Data Types                           T7     Heitmann                            
     Version 3 Message Wrappers and Transport                  T11     Spronk                                    
     CDA Intro                                                 W14     Alschuler/
                                                                       Geimer                                          

     Version 3 Messaging Implementation, Part 1:               W17     Walker
     Analysis and Specification                                                                                               

     CDA Advanced                                              W18     Beebe/Dolin                                           
     Continuity of Care Document (CCD)                         TH19 Boone                                                           
     Version 3 Messaging Implementation, Part 2:               TH22 Spronk
                                                                                                                                            
     Implementation Mechanics
     CDA Specialist Certification Review                        TH23 Beebe                                                                   
     Version 3 Specification Development Tools:                 TH24 McKenzie/
     Using HL7’s Version 3 Message Development Tools                Beeler                                                                  

     CDA Certification Exam                                     TH26 Boyle                                                                  5:30-
                                                                                                                                           7:30
     HL7 Version 3 RIM Certification Exam                       TH27 Boyle                                                                  5:30-
                                                                                                                                           7:30
     Track 3—HL7 Special Topics
     Introduction to Vocabulary                                 M3     Klein                  
     Advanced Application of Vocabulary                         M6     Klein                         
     Electronic Health Record (EHR)                             T8     Ritter                              
     Clinical Genomics (Including Family History &              T9     Shabo               CANCELLED
     the New Genetic Variation Topic)                                                                      

     EHR Advanced—Conformance and Profiles                      T12     James/
                                                                       Rosenthal                                 

     Personal Health Record (PHR)                              W15     Mon                                             
     Service Oriented Architecture in Healthcare IM/IT (SOA)   TH20 Rubin                                                           
     HL7 Development Framework (HDF)                           TH21 Singureanu
                                                                                                                                    
     FREE TUTORIAL
     Track 4—Information Forums FREE TUTORIALS
     Project Insight PM Tool/Change Control                    F1/F7 Hamill/          Q4                                                    Q3
     Process Overview                                                Singureanu
     First-Time Attendees’ Orientation                         F2/F3 Wilson-         5:00-   7:00-
                                                                     Ramon           5:45    7:45
     HL7 Organization and Process                              F4/F5 Quinn           6:00-                 Q1
     Orientation/Introduction                                                        6:30
     Newly Elected Co-Chair Training                            F6     Hall/Quinn                                                  7:00-
                                                                                                                                   7:45
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                                                                                                                  Meetings
                                                                                        Meetings Only—No Joint Sessions Listed
                                        Sunday          Monday             Tuesday       Wednesday        Thursday           Friday
                                       AM    PM        AM       PM       AM     PM       AM       PM     AM      PM      AM       PM
        Affiliates’ Council Meeting                                                                            Lunch

                   Anesthesiology                                               
               Architectural Board                                              Q4               Q4              
                     Arden Syntax                                               
                      Attachments                                                                   
                                                                                3:30-
      Board of Directors’ Meeting
                                                                                10:00
                        Cardiology                                                                Q3

                            CCOW                                                               
         Clinical Decision Support                                                               Q3      Q2      
                Clinical Genomics                                                                       Q2            Q1

   Clinical Interoperability Council                                                                             
                                                                                                         7:00-
             Co-Chair Information                              Lunch            Lunch            Lunch
                                                                                                         7:45
                Community Based
                Collaborative Care                                                             

            Education Committee                                                                                  

        Electronic Health Records                                                                          

   Electronic Services Committee                                                                  
                 Emergency Care                                                                Q3      
          Facilitators’ Roundtable
                                              Q3
                      (Vocabulary)
                                                                                                                 5:30-
   Facilitators’ Roundtable (MnM)
                                                                                                                 10:00

     Financial Management (FM)                                                                                   
   Financial Management (MITA)                                                                                  
                                             5:00-    7:00-
 First Time Attendees’ Orientation                             Lunch            Lunch
                                             5:45     7:45
                                                      8:00-             8:00-            8:00-           8:00-
                  General Session
                                                      8:45              8:45             8:45            8:30
             Government Projects                                                 
                                             3:30-
           HL7/CEN/ISO Meeting
                                             6:00
                                                                                                 5:15-
       HL7 Networking Reception
                                                                                                 6:30

             Health Care Devices                                       Q1              Q2                                      
               Imaging Integration                                              Q4              Q3

    Implementation/Conformance                                 Q3                      Q1
                   Implementation
                                                                                                 Lunch
                Luncheon/Meeting
       Implementation Technology
                    Specification                                                                                
       Infrastructure & Messaging                                             Q3              Q4                    
           International Mentoring
                        Committee                                                                                 
Q1 = 9:00-10:30 am; Q2 = 11:00-12:30 pm; Q3 = 1:45-3:00 pm; Q4 = 3:30-5:00 pm
DISCLAIMER: Meeting times are subject to change.
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     mEETINGS
                                                                                       Meetings Only—No Joint Sessions Listed
                                        Sunday       Monday           Tuesday           Wednesday           Thursday              Friday
                                       AM    PM     AM   PM          AM         PM      AM         PM      AM       PM        AM       PM
                              JAVA                        Q3

                         Laboratory                                Q2                                 Q1        
                          Marketing                       Q3                                               
           Modeling & Methodology                                                                   Q2                
                                            5:00-
        National Library of Medicine
                                            6:00

             Open Space Meetings                         6:00-                 6:00-               6:00-
           (Self-Organized, no A/V)                      9:00                  9:00                9:00

             Orders & Observations                                           Q4                                        
            Outreach Committee for                                  7:00-
                  Clinical Research                                 8:00

              Patient Administration                                                                                  
                       Patient Care                      Q3                          Q1          
                      Patient Safety                     Q3                   Q4                 Q3     
           Pediatric Data Standards                                         will not meet in May
                          Pharmacy                                 Q2         Q4                       Q2                
              Process Improvement
                                                                     Q2         Q3
                        Committee
         Project Management Office
                                             Q4                                                                      Q3
                     Presentations

                   Project Services                                                                                  Q4

           Public Health Emergency
                          Response                                           Q4                                           

             Publishing Committees                                                                  V3               V2

       Regulated Clinical Research
         Information Management                                                     Q2                                             
           Scheduling and Logistics                                         will not meet in May
                           Security                                                                               
      Services Oriented Architecture                                                                  Q2        
                 Steering Divisions:
                    Domain Experts
                                                         6:30-
           Foundation & Technology
                                                         8:30
       Structure & Semantic Design
       Technical & Support Services

             Structured Documents                                                                      
     TSC Meetings (note: There is
                                            5:00-        5:30-
     also a meeting scheduled for                                              Lunch
                                            8:00         6:30
            Saturday 9:00-5:00pm)

                         Templates                        Q3                                                                  
                 Tooling Committee                                                                        
                         Vocabulary                                          Q4      Q2          Q3                      Q1           
                                                               Q1 = 9:00-10:30 am; Q2 = 11:00-12:30 pm; Q3 = 1:45-3:00 pm; Q4 = 3:30-5:00 pm
                                                                                              DISCLAIMER: Meeting times are subject to change.




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                                                                        HL7 WORKING GROUP MEETINGS
REGISTRATION & TUTORIAL HANDOUT HOURS                                     GENERAL SESSION ROOM
Sunday               3:00–6:00pm      Registration & Tutorial Handouts    Please plan to attend each morning’s general session for daily highlights,
Monday–     ursday   7:30–5:00pm      Registration & Tutorial Handouts    meeting announcements and changes.
Friday               8:00–1:00pm      Staff on Hand for Assistance         Monday             8:00–8:45am      HL7 CEO Report, TSC Informative
                                                                                                              Presentations, Announcements
MEALS AND BREAKS                                                          Tuesday            8:00–8:45am      HL7 CTO and Affi liates’ Council
Monday– ursday       7:00–8:00am      Continental Breakfast                                                   Reports, Announcements
Friday               8:00–9:00am      Continental Breakfast               Wednesday          8:00–8:45am      Board Report, Awards
Monday–Friday        10:30–11:00am    Morning Break                                                           Presentations, Announcements
Monday–Friday        12:30–1:30pm     Lunch                                  ursday          8:00–8:30am      Announcements
Monday–Friday        3:00–3:30pm      Afternoon Break                     NOTE: In compliance with our status as an ANSI-accredited
Meeting times and locations are subject to change.                        standards development organization, anyone may register to
                                                                          attend HL7 meetings.

                                                                                                                              MEETINGS
AFFILIATES’ COUNCIL MEETING                                               COMMUNITY BASED COLLABORATIVE CARE
Sunday               9:00–6:00pm     MEETING                              (CBCC)
                     12:30–1:30pm    Lunch                                Monday                 1:45–5:00pm       MEETING
                     3:30–6:00pm     HL7/CEN/ISO will meet during         Tuesday                9:00–5:00pm       MEETING
                                     the meeting                          Wednesday              9:00–10:30am      Joint w/PC, PHER
  ursday             12:30–1:30pm    Affi liate Chair or Designated Rep                            1:45–5:00pm       MEETING
                                     Luncheon
                                                                          EDUCATION
ANESTHESIOLOGY (Gas)                                                      Monday                 1:45–5:00pm       MEETING – to assign tutorials
Tuesday              9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                               ursday                1:45–5:00pm       MEETING
ARCHITECTURAL BOARD (ArB)                                                 ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR)
Sunday               9:00–12:30pm    MEETING                              Monday–Tuesday         9:00–5:00pm       MEETING
Tuesday              3:30–5:00pm     MEETING                              Wednesday              9:00–10:30am      Hosting: Sec, RCRIM
Wednesday            3:30–5:00pm     MEETING                                                     11:00–12:30pm     Hosting: PC, PHER
  ursday             1:45–5:00pm     MEETING                                                     1:45–5:00pm       MEETING
                                                                            ursday               9:00–5:00pm       MEETING
ARDEN SYNTAX (AS)
Tuesday              9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                              ELECTRONIC SERVICES
                                                                          Wednesday              1:45–5:00pm       MEETING
ATTACHMENTS
Monday            9:00–3:00pm        MEETING                              EMERGENCY CARE (EC)
                  3:30–5:00pm        Hosting: SD                          Tuesday                9:00–5:00pm       MEETING
Tuesday–Wednesday 9:00–5:00pm        MEETING                              Wednesday              9:00–3:00pm       MEETING
  ursday          9:00–12:30pm       MEETING                                                     3:30–5:00pm       Joint w/PC, Card
                                                                            ursday               9:00–12:30pm      MEETING
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING
Tuesday              3:30–10:00pm    MEETING                              FACILITATORS’ ROUNDTABLE
                                                                          Sunday                 1:45–3:00pm       Vocabulary Facilitators’ Roundtable
CARDIOLOGY (Card)                                                           ursday               5:30–10:00pm      MnM Facilitators’ Roundtable
Wednesday            1:45–3:00pm     MEETING
                     3:30–5:00pm     Joint w/PC, EC                       FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (FM)
                                                                          Sunday                 1:45–5:00pm       MITA MEETING
CLINICAL CONTEXT OBJECT WORKGROUP                                         Monday–     ursday     9:00–5:00pm       MEETING
(CCOW)                                                                                           9:00–5:00pm       MITA MEETING
Tuesday–Wednesday 9:00–5:00pm        MEETING
                                                                          Friday                 9:00–12:30pm      MEETING
CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT (CDS)                                                                  9:00–12:30pm      MITA MEETING
Monday               3:30–5:00pm     Joint w/O&O, PC
Wednesday            9:00–3:00pm     MEETING
                                                                          FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES’ MEETINGS
                                                                          Sunday                 5:00–5:45pm       Orientation Meeting
                     3:30–5:00pm     Joint w/Clin Gen
                                                                          Monday                 7:00–7:45am       Orientation Meeting
  ursday             9:00–10:30am    Joint w/SD
                                                                                                 12:30–1:30pm      Lunch Tables Reserved for Q&A
                     11:00–5:00pm    MEETING
                                                                          Tuesday                12:30–1:30pm      Lunch Tables Reserved for Q&A
CLINICAL GENOMICS (Clin Gen)
Wednesday            9:00–3:00pm     MEETING                              GOVERNMENT PROJECTS (GP)
                     3:30–5:00pm     Hosting: CDS                         Tuesday                1:45–5:00pm       MEETING
  ursday             9:00–10:30am    Joint w/O&O
                     11:00–5:00pm    MEETING                              HL7/CEN/ISO MEETING
                                                                          Sunday                 3:30–6:00pm       MEETING (During the Affi liates’
Friday               9:00–10:30am    MEETING
                                                                                                                   Council Meeting)
CLINICAL INTEROPERABILITY COUNCIL (CIC)
  ursday             9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                              HL7 NETWORKING RECEPTION
                                                                          Wednesday              5:15–6:30pm
CO-CHAIR INFORMATION
Monday–Wednesday 12:30–1:30pm        Lunch table reserved for Co-Chairs
 ursday          7:00–7:45am         Newly Elected Co-Chair Training

DISCLAIMER: Meeting times are subject to change. Please attend the daily General Sessions for room changes, meeting changes, ad-
ditions and deletion notification. Also check the bulletin boards near the HL7 Registration Desk for updates each day.
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     MEETINGS
     HEALTH CARE DEVICES (Dev)                                                MODELING & METHODOLOGY (MnM)
     Monday            9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                                Sunday              1:45–3:00pm     MEETING
     Tuesday           9:00–10:30am    MEETING                                                    3:30–5:00pm     Tooling Update
                       11:00–12:30pm   Joint w/SD                                                                 Hosting: Tooling, V3 Publishing
                       1:45–5:00pm     MEETING                                Monday–Tuesday      9:00–5:00pm     MEETING
     Wednesday         9:00–10:30am    Joint w/O&O                            Wednesday           9:00–10:30am    Hosting: Voc
                       11:00–5:00pm    MEETING                                                    11:00–3:00pm    MEETING
     Thursday–Friday   9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                                                    3:30–5:00pm     Hosting: IC
                                                                              Thursday            9:00–10:30am    Joint w/InM, SOA, ITS
     IMAGING INTEGRATION (II)                                                                     11:00–5:00pm    MEETING
     Tuesday           9:00–12:30pm    MEETING                                Friday              9:00–12:30pm    MEETING
                       1:45–3:00pm     Joint w/SD
                       3:30–5:00pm     MEETING                                NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE (NLM)
     Wednesday         9:00–3:00pm     MEETING                                Sunday              5:00–6:00pm     Project Co-Lead Meeting
                       3:30–5:00pm     Joint w/O&O
                                                                              ‘OPEN SPACE’ MEETINGS
     IMPLEMENTATION/CONFORMANCE (IC)                                          Monday–Wednesday 6:00–9:00pm        Open Meetings–Self-organized
     Monday            9:00–3:00pm     MEETING                                                                    (no AV)–Sign up sheet will be on
     Tuesday           9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                                                                    bulletin board
     Wednesday         9:00–10:30am    MEETING
                       3:30–5:00pm     Joint w/MnM                            ORDERS & OBSERVATIONS (O&O)
     Thursday          11:00–12:30pm   Joint w/Tooling                        Monday              9:00–3:00pm     MEETING
                                                                                                  3:30–5:00pm     Hosting: PC, CDS
     IMPLEMENTATION LUNCHEON/MEETING                                          Tuesday             9:00–10:30am    Hosting: Pharm, Lab
     Wednesday         12:30–1:30pm    Luncheon/Meeting – Attendees                               11:00–12:30pm   MEETING
                                       MUST sign up at time of registration                       1:45–3:00pm     Joint w/RCRIM, PS, Pharm, PHER
                                                                                                  3:30–5:00pm     MEETING
     IMPLEMENTATION TECHNOLOGY                                                Wednesday           9:00–10:30am    Hosting: Dev
     SPECIFICATION (ITS)                                                                          11:00–3:00pm    MEETING
     Wednesday         1:45–5:00pm     MEETING                                                    3:30–5:00pm     Hosting: II
     Thursday          9:00–10:30am    Joint w/InM, SOA, MnM                  Thursday            9:00–10:30am    Hosting: Clin Gen
                       11:00–12:30pm   Joint w/InM                                                11:00–12:30pm   Hosting: Lab
                       1:45–5:00pm     MEETING                                                    1:45–5:00pm     Hosting: PC, SD, PHER
                                                                              Friday              9:00–12:30pm    MEETING
     INFRASTRUCTURE & MESSAGING (InM)
     Monday            9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                                OUTREACH COMMITTEE FOR CLINICAL
     Tuesday           9:00–12:30pm    MEETING                                RESEARCH (OCCR)
                       1:45–3:00pm     Hosting: Voc                           Tuesday             7:00–8:00am     MEETING
     Wednesday         9:00–12:30pm    MEETING
                       3:30–5:00pm     Hosting: Voc                           PATIENT ADMINISTRATION (PA)
     Thursday          9:00–10:30am    Hosting: SOA, MnM, ITS                 Monday–Thursday     9:00–5:00pm     MEETING
                       11:00–12:30pm   Hosting: ITS                           Friday              9:00–12:30pm    MEETING
     Friday            9:00–12:30pm    MEETING
                                                                              PATIENT CARE (PC)
     INTERNATIONAL MENTORING COMMITTEE (IMC)                                  Monday              9:00–12:30pm    MEETING
     Thursday          1:45–5:00pm     MEETING                                                    1:45–3:00pm     Hosting: SD
                                                                                                  3:30–5:00pm     Joint w/O&O, CDS
     JAVA                                                                     Tuesday             9:00–5:00pm     MEETING
     Monday            1:45–3:00pm     MEETING                                Wednesday           9:00–10:30am    Hosting: CBCC, PHER
                                                                                                  11:00–12:30pm   Joint w/EHR, PHER
     LABORATORY (Lab)                                                                             1:45–3:00pm     MEETING
     Monday            9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                                                    3:30–5:00pm     Hosting: Card, EC
     Tuesday           9:00–10:30am    Joint w/O&O, Pharm                     Thursday            1:45–5:00pm     Joint w/O&O, SD, PHER
                       11:00–5:00pm    MEETING                                Friday              9:00–12:30pm    Joint w/Templates
     Wednesday         9:00–5:00pm     MEETING
     Thursday          9:00–10:30am    MEETING                                PATIENT SAFETY (PS)
                       11:00–12:30pm   Joint w/O&O                            Monday              9:00–3:00pm     MEETING
                       1:45–5:00pm     MEETING                                                    3:30–5:00pm     Joint w/PHER
                                                                              Tuesday             9:00–12:30pm    MEETING
     MARKETING COUNCIL                                                                            1:45–3:00pm     Joint w/RCRIM, O&O, Pharm, PHER
     Monday            1:45–3:00pm     MEETING                                                    3:30–5:00pm     MEETING
     Tuesday           7:10–7:45am     Ambassador Briefing on CDA             Wednesday           9:00–10:30am    MEETING
     Wednesday         7:10–7:45am     Ambassador Briefing on EHR                                 11:00–12:30pm   Hosting: SD
     Thursday          7:10–7:45am     Ambassador Briefing on CCD                                 1:45–3:00pm     MEETING
                       9:00–12:30pm    MEETING                                Thursday            9:00–12:30pm    MEETING

                                                                              PEDIATRIC DATA STANDARDS (PDS)
                                                                              Will not meet during the May WGM




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                                                                                                                      MEETINGS
PHARMACY (PHARM)                                                     SERVICES ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE (SOA)
Monday              9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                          Monday            1:45–5:00pm          MEETING
Tuesday             9:00–10:30am    Joint w/O&O, Lab                 Tuesday–Wednesday 9:00–5:00pm          MEETING
                    11:00–12:30pm   MEETING                            ursday          9:00–10:30am         Joint w/InM, MnM, ITS
                    1:45–3:00pm     Joint w/RCRIM, O&O, PS, PHER                       11:00–5:00pm         MEETING
                    3:30–5:00pm     MEETING
Wednesday           9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                          STEERING DIVISIONS
 ursday             9:00–10:30am    Joint w/Voc                      Monday                6:30–8:30pm      Domain Experts
                    11:00–5:00pm    MEETING                                                                 Foundation & Technology
Friday              9:00–12:30pm    MEETING                                                                 Structure & Semantic Design
                                                                                                            Technical & Support Services
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE (PIC)
Tuesday             11:00–3:00pm    MEETING                          STRUCTURED DOCUMENTS (SD)
                                                                     Monday                9:00–12:30pm     MEETING
                                                                                           1:45–3:00pm      Joint w/PC
PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE PRESENTATIONS                                                    3:30–5:00pm      Joint w/Attachments
(PMO)                                                                Tuesday               9:00–10:30am     MEETING
Sunday              3:30–5:00pm     Project Insight PM Tool/Change                         11:00–12:30pm    Hosting: Dev
                                    Control Process Overview                               1:45–3:00pm      Hosting: II
  ursday            1:45–3:00pm     Project Insight PM Tool/Change                         3:30–5:00pm      MEETING
                                    Control Process Overview         Wednesday             11:00–12:30pm    Joint w/PS
                                                                                           1:45–5:00pm      MEETING
PROJECT SERVICES                                                       ursday              9:00–10:30am     Hosting: CDS
  ursday            3:30–5:00pm     MEETING                                                11:00–12:30pm    MEETING
                                                                                           1:45–5:00pm      Joint w/O&O, PC, PHER
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPONSE (PHER)
Monday              9:00–3:00pm     MEETING                          TSC MEETINGS
                    3:30–5:00pm     Hosting: PS                      Saturday              9:00–5:00pm      MEETING
Tuesday             9:00–12:30pm    MEETING                          Sunday                5:00–8:00pm      MEETING
                    1:45–3:00pm     Joint w/RCRIM, O&O, PS, Pharm    Monday                5:30–6:30pm      TSC Plenary Dinner/Meeting*
                    3:30–5:00pm     MEETING                          (*Open Meeting, however open for dinner ONLY to TSC Co-Chairs.
Wednesday           9:00–10:30am    Joint w/PC, CBCC                 Co-Chairs MUST register if you wish to attend the dinner meeting.)
                    11:00–12:30pm   Joint w/EHR, PC
                    1:45–5:00pm     MEETING                          Tuesday               12:30–1:30pm     Luncheon/Meeting
   ursday           1:45–5:00pm     Joint w/O&O, PC, SD
Friday              9:00–12:30pm    MEETING                          TEMPLATES
                                                                     Monday                1:45–3:00pm      MEETING
PUBLISHING                                                           Friday                9:00–12:30pm     Hosting: PC
Sunday              3:30–5:00pm     V3 – Joint w/MnM, Tooling
Wednesday           1:45–5:00pm     V3 – MEETING                     TOOLING
                                                                     Sunday                3:30–5:00pm      Joint w/MnM, V3 Publishing
  ursday            1:45–5:00pm     V2 – MEETING
                                                                     Tuesday               9:00–12:30pm     MEETING
REGULATED CLINICAL RESEARCH INFORMATION                                ursday              9:00–10:30am     MEETING
                                                                                           11:00–12:30pm    Hosting: IC
MANAGEMENT (RCRIM)
Monday              9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                          VOCABULARY (Voc)
Tuesday             9:00–12:30pm    MEETING                          Monday                9:00–5:00pm      MEETING
                    1:45–3:00pm     Hosting: O&O, PS, Pharm, PHER
                                                                     Tuesday               9:00–12:30pm     MEETING
                    3:30–5:00pm     MEETING                                                1:45–3:00pm      Joint w/InM
Wednesday           9:00–10:30am    Joint w/EHR, Sec                                       3:30–5:00pm      MEETING
                    11:00–5:00pm    MEETING                          Wednesday             9:00–10:30am     Joint w/MnM
  ursday–Friday     9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                                                11:00–3:00pm     MEETING
                                                                                           3:30–5:00pm      Joint w/InM
SCHEDULING & LOGISTICS (SL)
Will not meet during the May WGM                                       ursday              9:00–10:30am     Hosting: Pharm
                                                                                           11:00–5:00pm     MEETING
SECURITY (Sec)                                                       Friday                9:00–10:30am     MEETING
Tuesday             9:00–5:00pm     MEETING                                                1:45–5:00pm      MEETING
Wednesday           9:00–10:30am    Joint w/EHR, RCRIM
  ursday            9:00–5:00pm     MEETING


                                                                UPCOMING CO-CHAIR ELECTIONS
  e following HL7 Work Groups will conduct co-chair elections at May Working Group Meeting in Phoenix, AZ:
Anatomic Pathology—electing one co-chair                       Java—electing one co-chair
Attachments—electing two co-chairs                             Laboratory—electing one co-chair
Cardiology—electing one co-chair                               Modeling & Methodology—electing one co-chair
Clinical Genomics—electing one co-chair                        Patient Administration—electing one co-chair
Clinical Interoperability Council—electing one co-chair        Patient Care—electing one co-chair
Community Based Collaborative Care—electing one co-chair Security—electing one co-chair
Financial Management—electing three co-chairs                  Services Oriented Architecture—electing two co-chairs
Implementation/Conformance—electing two co-chairs              Templates—electing two co-chairs
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     GENERAL INFORMATION
     “EARLY BIRD” RATE DEADLINE                                                  SUPER SHUTTLE
     Advance meeting registration, including payment, is required by April
     6, 2008 to receive the discounted rates. Otherwise, the full fee struc-
     ture will apply. Consult the registration form (pages 21-22) for a sched-   one way. If you choose this option, please be aware that the shuttle may
     ule of meeting fees.                                                        stop at other destinations prior to reaching the resort.

     TO REGISTER                                                                 Taxi service is also available for approximately $28-$35 one way.
     Please complete the registration form on pages 21-22 and mail it (along     Parking —
     with a check payable to Health Level Seven in U.S. funds ONLY) to:          tary self-parking throughout the property.
     Health Level Seven
                                                                                 RESORT INFORMATION
     3300 Washtenaw Ave., Suite #227
     Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA
                                                                                 Squaw Peak Resort.
     If paying by credit card, the registration may be faxed to:
     +1 (734) 677-3128.
                                                                                   7677 N. 16th Street
     Online registration is also available via our website (www.HL7.org).          Phoenix, AZ 85020
     For your convenience, you can pay via a credit card directly from the         Phone: +1 (602) 997-2626
     site or print the registration form and mail it along with payment. Ad-       Guest Fax: +1 (602) 997-2391
     vance registrations MUST include payment. No balance dues will be
                                                                                 To reserve your room, the resort has set up a special website registra-
     accepted and registrations received without payment will not be pro-
                                                                                 tion process just for HL7 attendees. HL7 attendees should log on to
     cessed until the time that payment is received. Registrations received
                                                                                 http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/PHXSPPR-HLW-
     with payment by the Early Bird deadline will receive the Early Bird
                                                                                 20080504/index.jhtml and enter the Group Name HL7 Working
     discount. Registrations where payment is not received by then will re-
     quire the full registration fee. Advance registrations will be accepted
                                                                                 reservation instructions. Please note the group rate rooms are run of
     until April 13, 2008. After that time, registrations can only be made
                                                                                 the house, which means the room type is based on the best available
     on-site. All on-site registrations require payment in full at the time of
                                                                                 at check in, not prior to arrival. Room type will be available on the
     registration.
                                                                                 registration form, but it is only a request. Requests will be noted and
     CANCELLATION POLICY                                                         are based on availability.
     Prepaid registrants who cancel prior to the Early Bird deadline             Alternatively, you can call the resort direct at +1 (800) 876-4683 for
     will receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee. After that           reservations. Be sure to mention Health Level Seven to receive the
     time, no refunds will be made.                                              discounted room rate of $169 per night for single or double occupancy.
     TUTORIAL CANCELLATION
                                                                                 meeting dates, subject to availability of rooms at the time of reserva-
                                                                                 tion. Remember, space is limited, so reserve your room early. Dis-
     if expected registration numbers are not met. If a tutorial is cancelled,
                                                                                 counted room rates are available only on reservations made before
                                                                                 April 13, 2008. Room rates are subject to all applicable state and local
     other tutorial or a full refund of the tutorial fee will be made. How-
                                                                                 taxes in effect at time of check in. Broadband internet service is avail-
     ever, meeting registration fees will not be refunded.
                                                                                 able in the suites and is billed at a rate of $11.95 per day and $13.95 per
     DRESS                                                                       day for VPN service.
                                                                                 If you need to cancel your room reservation, please do so 72 hours
     vised, as room temperatures vary.                                           (three days) prior to your arrival date, and obtain a cancellation num-
     MEALS                                                                       ber. If you cancel within the three days, you will be charged one night
     Continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunches are included         reservation fee.
     in the meeting registration fee and will be provided for all registered     For those making a reservation under the government rate of $122 per
     attendees Monday through Friday. Vegetarian and diabetic meals are          night, please log on to http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/person-
     available upon request. You must register for each day’s lunch on your      alized/PHXSPPR-HGV-20080504/index.jhtml and enter the Group
     registration form in order to receive lunch tickets.                        Name: HL7 Working Group Meeting and the Group Code: HGV.
     AIR TRAVEL
     To make arrangements, attendees can call Conlin Travel at +1 (800)
     783-9559 or +1 (734) 677-0900. Please be sure to mention Health Lev-
     el Seven when calling.                                                        PLEASE BOOK YOUR ROOM
                                                                                   AT THE HL7 MEETING HOTEL
     GROUND TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING                                             HL7 urges all meeting attendees to secure their hotel reservation at

     10 miles, from Sky Harbor International Airport.                              contracted to provide the best rate and service to our HL7 meet-
                                                                                   ing attendees, including the vast number of meeting rooms that
     AIRPORT TO RESORT: AIRPORT PHONE BOARD                                        HL7 uses. In order to secure the required meeting space, HL7 has a
     Look for the Courtesy Phone Board located in the baggage claim area
                                                                                   contractual obligation to fi ll our sleeping room blocks. If you make
     of each terminal. Dial the number for the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
                                                                                   reservations at a different hotel, HL7 risks falling short on its obliga-
                                                                                   tion, which translates in HL7 paying additional costs (penalties) to
     people.
                                                                                   the hotel. Should this occur, HL7 will likely be forced to pass these
     DEPARTURES FROM RESORT TO AIRPORT                                             costs onto our attendees through increased meeting registration
     Please plan to depart the resort at least two hours prior to your flight
     departure time. Please contact the bell desk to arrange for transporta-
     tion to the airport.
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                                                                                                     MEETING REGISTRATION FORM
1. Contact Information                         End of day on April 6, 2008 is the deadline for Early Bird fees. Hotel reservations and all advance registrations must be
                                               received by end of day on April 13, 2008. After this date, registrations can ONLY be made on-site with payment.


First Name                                                                                             Last Name


Title/Position                                                                                         Organization


Address                                                                                                City                                    State           Zip


Country                                                                                                Telephone                               Fax


Email                                                                                                  Nickname for Badge


Are you a member within the last 30 days?                                                              Emergency Contact

2. Survey & Information
I am a/an:                     Affiliate Chair                                         Facilitator — Vocabulary                           HL7 Work Group Co-Chair
                               Facilitator — MnM                                      First-Time WGM Attendee                            Past Board Chair
                               Facilitator — Publishing                               HL7 Board Member                                   Tutorial Speaker


    I am a member of an HL7 International Affiliate, employee of an HL7 organizational member or member of another eligible organization (ASC X12, AHIP/BCBSA, ADA,
ASTM, CDISC, CEN/TC 251, CHCF, DICOM, EHI, GS1, IEEE, IHE, Liberty Alliance, Medbiquitous, NCPDP, OASIS, OMG, SAFE, SNOMED/IHTSDO, UNLV, WEDI) and eligible
for the member rate. Please list affiliate or organization: _____________________________________________________________________________________________

   I am an approved participant in the student program and eligible to receive                  Discounted fees       Waived fees (appropriate forms have been completed and sent to HL7).

University attending:____________________________________________________________________________________ Student # ______________________________

Meal Requirements:                          Diabetic                   Regular                  Vegetarian
Please indicate if you plan to attend any of these functions:
    Affiliates’ Council (Sunday)                                                                            Implementation Luncheon/Meeting (Wednesday)
    TSC Plenary Dinner/Meeting (Monday)                                                                    HL7 Networking Reception (Wednesday Evening)
    HL7 Board of Directors’ Meeting (Tuesday)                                                              Affiliate Chair or Designated Rep Luncheon (Thursday)

Deadline for Discounted Rates: Payment must be received by April 6, 2008 to qualify for the “Early Bird” rate.
The full fee structure applies to all other registrations where payment is received after this date.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Prepaid registrants who cancel prior to the Early Bird deadline will receive a full refund
less a $50 processing fee. After this date, no refunds will be given for ANY reason.
Payment Policy: Registrations for the meeting on-site can only be paid for in US currency


3. Registration and Tutorial Fees:                                                                             Members                 Non-Members                        Amount Due
                                                                                                       Before           After         Before           After
You must register for either the ALL WEEK OPTION                                                        4/6             4/6            4/6             4/6
or the DAILY FEE in addition to any tutorials that you attend.
Sunday Meeting Fee:                                                                                        $30             $30           $30              $30        $ ______________
This fee must be included if you will be attending any of the Sunday meetings. This fee is in
addition to the Monday-Friday option fee. This fee does not apply to those attending the First-
Time Attendees’ Orientation or the HL7 Organization and Process Orientation/Introduction.
Monday – Friday Option:                                                                                    $700            $950          $950             $1,225 $ ______________
Please register me for the entire week: Please note that the Monday-Friday Option does not
include the cost of tutorials. Please register separately for any tutorials you would like to attend.
Per Day Fees:                                                                                              $200/day        $260/day      $260/day         $325/day $ ______________

Please register me for the following days. Please note that daily fees do not include the cost of tutorials.
Please register separately for any tutorials you would like to attend.

        Monday             Tuesday             Wednesday                 Thursday             Friday                   ___________ days attending x fee:             $ ______________

Registrations sent by mail or fax will not be processed until payment is received. The
                                                                                                           Mail/Overnight
“Early Bird” rate will not apply if payment is received after the cutoff date.
                                                                                                           Health Level Seven                             Fax +1 (734) 677-3128
Registration questions: Please call +1 (734) 677-3126 or e-mail reginfo@HL7.org. You
will receive confirmation of registration by mail. If you have not received a confirmation of
                                                                                                           3300 Washtenaw Ave.
registration within two weeks after registration, please call HL7 Registration at                          Suite 227                                      Online www.HL7.org
+1 (734) 677-3126. Please bring your confirmation materials to the meeting with you.                        Ann Arbor, MI 48104
                                                                                                           USA


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     mEETING rEGISTrATION fOrm (continued)
     Tutorial Fees: Please register me for the following tutorials:                          Check here if you will be having lunch at the hotel on Friday. We know that many of you
     (Please note that you must also register for the days you are taking tutorials.)
                                                                                         travel on Friday. To assist the hotel in planning for the number of lunches to prepare for
                                                                                         Friday, May 9, 2008, please let us know if you will be having lunch with us.
     SUNDAY
            Track 4 – Information Forum: Project Insight PM Tool/Change Control Process Overview – FREE TUTORIAL (F1) — Must sign up to attend this tutorial (Please check the box.)
            Track 4 – Information Forum: First-Time Attendees’ Orientation – FREE TUTORIAL (F2) — Must sign up to attend this tutorial (Please check the box.)
            Track 4 – Information Forum: HL7 Organization and Process Orientation/Introduction – FREE TUTORIAL (F4) — Must sign up to attend this tutorial (Please check the box.)
     MONDAY                                                                                             Members                      Non-Members
                                                                                                    Before          After          Before             After
        Morning Sessions                                                                             4/6            4/6             4/6               4/6          Amount Due
            Track 4 – Information Forum: First-Time Attendees’ Orientation – FREE TUTORIAL (F3) — Must sign up to attend this tutorial (Please check the box.)
        Track 1 –Version 2.x: Intro to Version 2, Part 1 (M1)                                    $100                 $195              $195               $295    $ ______________
        Track 2 – Version 3: Intro to Version 3, Part 1: Fundamentals (M2)                       $100                 $195              $195               $295    $ ______________
        Track 3 – HL7 Special Topics: Intro to Vocabulary (M3)                                   $100                 $195              $195               $295    $ ______________
        Afternoon Sessions
        Track 1 –Version 2.x: Intro to Version 2, Part 2 (M4)                                         $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
        Track 2 – Version 3: Intro to Version 3: Part 2: Messaging (M5)                               $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
        Track 3 – HL7 Special Topics: Advanced Application of Vocabulary (M6)                         $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
     TUESDAY
        Morning Sessions
        Track 2 – Version 3: Version 3 XML ITS & Data Types (T7)                                      $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
        Track 3 – HL7 Special Topics: Electronic Health Record (T8)                                   $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
        Track 3 – HL7 Special Topics: Clinical Genomics (T9) CANCELLED                                $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
            Track 4 – Information Forum: HL7 Organization and Process Orientation/Introduction – FREE TUTORIAL (F5) — Must sign up to attend this tutorial (Please check the box.)
        Afternoon Sessions
        Track 1 –Version 2.x: V2.5 Control Specialist Certification Review (T10)                      $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
        Track 2 – Version 3: Version 3 Message Wrappers and Transport (T11)                           $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
        Track 3 – HL7 Special Topics: EHR Advanced—Profiles and Conformance (T12)                     $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
     WEDNESDAY
      Morning Sessions
        Track 1 –Version 2.x: Messaging Workbench, Part 1 (W13) CANCELLED                             $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
        Track 2 – Version 3: CDA Introduction (W14)                                                   $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
        Track 3 – HL7 Special Topics: Personal Health Record (W15)                                    $100            $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
        Afternoon Sessions
        Track 1 –Version 2.x: Messaging Workbench, Part 2: Advanced Applications (W16) CANCELLED
                                                                                           $100                       $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
        Track 2 – Version 3: Version 3 Messaging Implementation, Part 1 (W17)              $100                       $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
        Track 2 – Version 3: CDA Advanced (W18)                                            $100                       $195           $195              $295        $ ______________
     THURSDAY
       Morning Sessions
            Track 4 – Information Forum: Newly Elected Co-Chair Training – FREE TUTORIAL (F6) — Must sign up to attend this tutorial (Please check the box.)
        Track 2 – Version 3: Continuity of Care Document (CCD) (TH19)                            $100                $195              $195               $295     $ ______________
        Track 3 – HL7 Special Topics: Services Oriented Architecture in Healthcare IM/IT (TH20)  $100                $195              $195               $295     $ ______________
            Track 3 – HL7 Special Topics: HL7 Development Framework – FREE TUTORIAL (TH21) – Must sign up to attend this tutorial (Please check the box.)
        Afternoon Session
        Track 2 – Version 3: Version 3 Messaging Implementation, Part 2 (TH22)                   $100           $195           $195                 $295 $ ______________
        Track 2 – Version 3: CDA Specialist Certification Review (TH23)                          $100           $195           $195                 $295 $ ______________
        Track 2 – Version 3: Version 3 Specification Development Tools (TH24)                    $100           $195           $195                 $295 $ ______________
            Track 4 – Information Forum: Project Insight PM Tool/Change Control Process Overview – FREE TUTORIAL (F7) — Must sign up to attend this tutorial (Please check the box.)
        Evening Sessions
        Track 1 –Version 2.x: Version 2.5 Certification Exam (TH25)                                   $130            $130           $195              $195        $ ______________
        Track 2 – Version 3: CDA Certification Exam (TH26)                                            $130            $130           $195              $195        $ ______________
        Track 2 – Version 3: Version 3 RIM Certification Exam (TH27)                                  $130            $130           $195              $195        $ ______________


     4. Payment Information                                                                                                     Total Amount Due $___________
     Payment must be included in order to process your registration. Method of Payment (U.S. Dollars, Drawn on U.S. Bank Only)
       Check (Please make payable to: Health Level Seven, Inc.) Credit Card: Visa Master Card     American Express     Diner’s Club

     Number:                                                                     Expiration Date:                       Security Code:                        Zip Code:

     Name on Card:                                                               Signature:
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                UPCOMING WORKING GROUP MEETINGS


                                   Vancouver, BC,




                            SEPT
                                   Canada
                                   September 14 – 19, 2008
                                   22nd Annual Plenary &
                                   Working Group Meeting
                                   Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel




       Orlando, FL
    January 11 – 16, 2009
                            JAN
Working Group Meeting
Hilton in the Walt Disney
             World Resort
                            MAY


                                   Kyoto, Japan
                                   May 10 – 15, 2009
                                   Working Group Meeting
                                   Kyoto International
                                   Conference Center




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GREATER PHOENIX AREA
                                                More than 325 days of annual sunshine mean
                                                you can count on exceptional weather as you
                                                experience the rich diversity of the Sonoran
                                                Desert Playground.

                                                   e near-perfect weather goes hand-in-
                                                hand with exciting recreation and adventure
                                                activities, which can be enjoyed year-round.
                                                Experience a wide range of tours and
                                                sightseeing excursions, whether by Jeep or hot-
                                                air balloon, on horseback, or even by boat. Of
                                                course golf is one of the most popular outdoor
                                                activities, as Greater Phoenix provides more
                                                than 200 pristine courses.

                                                More than three dozen luxurious resorts
                                                are scattered throughout the Valley, many
                                                of which provide spectacular spas that
                                                offer special treatments native to Arizona.



     No matter what time of year you visit Greater
   Phoenix, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do.

Visitors also take pleasure in an exceptional dining scene,
featuring everything from savory steaks to exquisite
Southwestern fare. After your meal, don’t miss the area’s
dynamic nightlife.

  anks to several major projects and developments in
Downtown Phoenix-Copper Square, the area is brimming
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                               in terms of sporting events, Phoenix is a sport’s lover’s dream.
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                               unique boutiques, and antique shops in which to indulge.

                                 With so many ways to keep busy, or simply lounge around and
                                 do nothing at all, it’s easy to see why visitors find themselves
                                 completely satisfied in Greater Phoenix.

				
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