Recently, the Provider Directories Query for Electronic Service Information Use Case Development Team passed the baton to the Harmonization Team to conduct a thorough analysis of the data elements defined in the use case. Going forward, the Harmonization Team will evaluate each standard as a group and commit to a standard or set of standards. Currently, the standards being considered for the mapping against the data elements set forth in the Electronic Service Information Discovery Use Case include:
- LDAP X.500
- IHE HPD
- ASC X12 274N
To evaluate each standard option, the Harmonization Team will start by creating and reviewing a data model using the data elements provided in Section 12 of the Query for Electronic Service Information Use Case. The team will then review the dataset evaluation of those data elements and align them to the standards under consideration. The team’s next step will be to analyze standards and data element mappings to develop an initial analysis for each standard that will form the basis of consensus statements for the workgroup. From there, the mapping analysis consensus statements will be finalized and posted to the Wiki for review and consensus voting by each workgroup member. Although the next step is out of scope for the current harmonization approach, the work that is done by the Harmonization Team will lend itself to the eventual development of implementation and transport guidance.
For more information regarding the Provider Directories Harmonization Approach, please visit our Wiki page.