CRM Taskforce Meeting Minutes - 23 February 2012

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  • Linda Bird (Ministry of Health Holdings, Singapore)
  • Michael van der Zel (Results4Care)
  • Grahame Grieve (Health Intersections)
  • Josh Mandel (SMArt)
  • Gerard Freriks (EN13606 Association)
  • Stan Huff (Intermountain Healthcare)


  • Thomas Beale (Ocean Informatics)
  • Richard Kavanagh (NHS Connecting for Health)


Review draft report, including:

  • Mission
  • Terms of Reference
  • Deliverables
  • Definition
  • Architectural Framework
  • Requirements

Brief Summary

  • Mission – Agreed
  • Terms of Reference – Should include the option to start from an existing model, rather than from scratch; Aim to quickly move from requirements to existing reference model (if possible); Requirements work can run in parallel to continue to allow requirements to be improved;
  • Deliverables – Allowed for one or more UML class diagrams; Added reference to ADL; Will also present recommendations associated with the proposed CIMI Reference Model at the next face-to-face meeting (e.g. related terminology work that should be progressed); The strong inter-dependencies with the Clinical Modelling taskforce were discussed.
  • Members – Summary of plan for additional members from Stan
  • Definition – Agreed; Suggestion to include an explanation of why we are using a reference model (i.e. Motivation for reference model).
  • Architectural Framework – Discussed, with overall agreement; more time requested for further review.
  • CIMI Reference Model Requirements – Proposed purposes of the clinical models were extended; General agreement that realm-specific models should be able to both specialise and extend the international models; General agreement to exclude clinical content from reference model; This raised the importance of defining a set of reusable clinical ‘patterns’ (defined as constraints on the CIMI RM), which will form the basis of other more specific clinical models; Reviewed requirements to the end of ‘General Technical Requirements’.


  • Linda Bird to:
    • draft a motivation for using a reference model and redistribute requirements document, as revised during meeting;
    • contact Cecil Lynch(Clinical Modelling Taskforce) regarding coordination between the two groups;
    • arrange creation of Wiki page for communication with wider group.
  • All taskforce members to review draft document and provide feedback and rewording as required;