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HL7 Call for Co-Chair Nominations

17 October 2008

The following HL7 work groups will be conducting co-chair elections at the upcoming HL7 working group meeting, which convenes Jan 11-16, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. You can read more about HL7 UK Members who are currently co-chairing HL7 workgroups...>>

The deadline for nominations is COB, Friday, November 14, 2008. Nominations submitted after the deadline will not be accepted; however, write-ins will be accepted during the January WGM meeting.

  • Anatomic Pathology - electing one co-chair to fill the position currently held by John Madden (who may be re-elected)
  • Attachments - electing one co-chair to fill the position that is currently open
  • Child Health (formerly Pediatric Data Standards) – electing two co-chairs to fill the positions currently held by David Classen and Joy Kuhl (both of whom may be re-elected)
  • Clinical Genomics – electing two co-chairs to fill the positions currently held by Kevin Hughes and Mollie Ullman-Cullere (both of whom may be re-elected)
  • Clinical Interoperability Council – electing one co-chair to fill the position currently held by Ed Hammond (interim) (who may be re-elected)
  • Clinical Statements – electing two co-chairs to fill the positions currently held by Hans Buitendijk (interim) and Rik Smithies (interim) (both of whom may be re-elected) and one new position (for a total of 3)
  • Electronic Health Records - electing two co-chairs to fill the positions currently held by Don Mon and John Ritter (both of whom may be re-elected)
  • Financial Management- electing one co-chair to fill the position held by Susan Lepping, who resigned
  • Generation of Anesthesia Standards - electing one co-chair to fill the position currently held by Terri Monk (who may be re-elected)
  • Health Care Devices - electing one co-chair to fill the position currently held by Jack Harrington (who may be re-elected)
  • Modeling & Methodology - electing one co-chair to fill the position currently held by Lloyd McKenzie (who may be re-elected)
  • Orders & Observations - electing two co-chairs to fill the positions currently held by Hans Buitendijk and Patrick Loyd (both of whom may be re-elected) and two new positions (for a total of four)
  • Patient Care - electing one co-chair to fill the position currently held by Larry McKnight (who may be re-elected)
  • Patient Safety - electing one co-chair to fill the position currently held by Clive Flashman (who may be re-elected)
  • Process Improvement Committee - electing one co-chair to fill the position currently held by June Rosploch (who may be re-elected)
  • Regulated Clinical Research Information Management - electing two co-chairs to fill the positions currently held by Ed Helton and Randy Levin (both of whom may be re-elected)
  • Scheduling & Logistics - electing one co-chair to fill the position that is currently held by Jane Foard (who may be re-elected)
  • Structured Documents - electing one co-chair to fill the position that is currently held by Keith Boone (who may be re-elected)
  • Vocabulary - electing one co-chair to fill the position currently held by Russ Hamm (who may be re-elected)

The formalized process for electing co-chairs is highlighted below:

  1. Written announcement is made to members conveying that a 30-day period for receiving nominations for co-chair position(s) has started. This communiqué serves as that announcement to all of the work groups listed above. Please forward all co-chair nominations via e-mail to NOMINATIONS@HL7.ORG or fax to 734-677-6622 no later than COB Friday, November 14, 2008. Please specify the work group for which you are nominating a candidate.
  2. A list of candidates will be announced to the membership electronically. At least two candidates should be nominated for each open position. Note that co-chairs serve for two years and may be re-elected without limit. When possible, co-chairs terms should be staggered to ensure continuity of leadership. Candidates will be asked to supply a brief (one paragraph or less) statement of their credentials, reasons and vision for seeking election to the work group for which they are nominated.
  3. Per the recent revision to section 05.02 of the GOM, the January co-chair elections shall be conducted as follows:
  • Work Group co-chair elections shall be announced at each general session and shall occur on the first day a Work Group officially meets during the WGM. Work Group co-chairs are encouraged to also announce the co-chair election in their opening comments. The polls shall open immediately following that day’s general session and close at 5:30 PM the same day.

  • Anyone in attendance at the WGM whose badge holder, issued at registration, identifies them as Members and who are subscribers of the Work Group’s primary list server as of the Wednesday preceding the WGM may pick up and complete that Work Group’s co-chair ballot at the HL7 registration desk any time during the polling hours.

  • The ballots shall be controlled by reference to a list of subscriber email addresses to the Work Group’s primary list server. A polling site shall be established in proximity to the HL7 registration desk to allow voters to expeditiously complete the ballot and return it to the ballot box on the registration desk.

  • The ballot box shall be secured by HL7 staff when the polls close. The Associate Executive Director shall oversee the tally, including absentee ballots. The results of the previous day’s co-chair elections shall be announced during the next day’s general session, posted on the announcement board near the registration desk, and provided to the Work Groups. All ballot materials shall be retained for one month from the close of the WGM in case of a call for recount.

A copy of the GOM suitable for download and printing is available on the web site at: http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public/membership/HL7 Governance_and_Operations_Manual.pdf

This document can also be retrieved from the HL7 website with the following link: http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public/membership/CallforNominations_2009JAN.pdf

 

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