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Hyperledger Healthcare Working Group (HLHCWG)

EMR Subgroup Agenda for 2018-11-20


Welcome and Opening Statements

In attendance:

  • Rich Bloch
  • Ben Djidi
  • Sonia
  • Mikhail Elias


  • If you’re new to the subgroup, please…
    • Introduce yourself
    • Tell us where you're geographically located
    • Share with us your interests in healthcare in general, and blockchain technologies in specific, with emphasis in EHR/EMRs

Community Announcements

  • Feel free to share your community announcements as they relate to the Hyperledger community

Old Business

  • Status on current work efforts
  • * Discussion: open discussion on expectations and direction of this subgroup
  • Discussion of past EMR Subgroup meetings
  • Sonia and Rich attended the last known EMR Subgroup meeting (10/02), which is believed to have been the last meeting of the subgroup
  • Past meeting emphasized an EMR solution from the provider perspective
  • Expectation is that the current work on our HLHCWG charter review/revision will help set the proper tenor going forward
  • Question about the distinction between EMRs and EHRs
    • EHRs are a broader interpretation of electronic health records management, while…
    • EMRs are typically a subset of an EHR, generally provider-facing, used in provider practices (satellite to larger healthcare systems)
  • Larger question of whether this subgroup focus on EHRs or the provider (harmonizing with the other subgroups: patient and payer)
    • Concept surfaced of whether it makes sense to view use cases from the end-user perspective (application layer / top down)
      • What if we viewed our work as bottom up, more as a provider of a healthcare platform of services?
      • Cross-cutting issues of data management, security, and interoperability fall into the context of this approach
      • Implications touch all current subgroups
      • Important to maintain an understanding that WGs exist to drive issues in the proper context (in this case, healthcare) up to Hyperledger leadership such that architectural/feature improvements can be made to improve frameworks/toolsets
    • Public healthcare could be one way to rescope the focus for this (or another, separate) subgroup

New Business

  • Seeking new lead for this subgroup
    • Discussion: recommendations/nominations?
  • From the good discussions from today's meeting, the group has decided to spin up an ad hoc committee to do some additional due diligence in advance of the next meeting
    • Sonia has volunteered to serve as lead for this team, with Ben and Mikhail working with Sonia
    • Rich will loop Steven Elliot (not in attendance) into the team, as Steven and Mikhail have complementary thoughts
  • Our next meeting will continue the discussion about how best to shape the charter of this subgroup going forward

Next Meeting

  • Scheduled for Tuesday, 12/04, 0800 Pacific Time
  • Discussion: topics to add to agenda?
groups/healthcare/2018_11_20_ehr_hcwg.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/20 17:26 by Rich Bloch