Our Committees

Member-Driven Committees

Member-Driven Committees are composed of volunteer HSPC members. Committees report to the Board of Directors, and leaders are voted in.

Technology and Architecture Committee

The Technology and Architecture Committee provides oversight to its subordinate workgroups. The primary purpose of the committee is to help manage the interdependencies and/or conflicting priorities between its subordinate committees. For example, an HSPC enabled application developer may request support for read and write operations of a new clinical data type. The Technical Steering Committee would help coordinate with the Modeling & Terminology Committee to create the required FHIR profile, the Technical Specification Workgroup to define the supporting services specification, and the Reference Implementation Workgroup to implement it. Workgroups under the Technology and Architecture Committee include: the Architecture Workgroup; the Reference Implementation Workgroup; and the Sandbox Workgroup.

Modeling & Terminology Committee

The Modeling & Terminology Committee is responsible for specifying the HSPC standard clinical models (in the form of FHIR profiles) and associated terminology. They do so either by identifying existing models and terminology or creating them de novo.

Board-Appointed Committees

Board Appointed Committees are composed of HSPC members appointed by the Board of Directors. While the board and CEO ask interested participants to make their interest known, appointment to these committees and its leadership is done by the CEO on behalf of the Board of Directors. These committees report to the CEO.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for the on-boarding and on-going support of existing members joining or renewing their membership agreements. This committee’s responsibilities include:

      – Ensure all required parties sign a membership agreement.
      – Provide documentation and interactive support for members about membership rights and privileges.
      – Issue membership dues invoices.
      – Verify receipt of membership dues.
      – Notify members of upcoming or overdue membership dues.
      – Assist in changing a member’s repetitive.

Meetings & Events Committee

The Meetings & Events Committee is responsible for planning and executing HSPC meetings and events as well as HSPC’s participation in industry events and conferences. This committee’s responsibilities include:

      – Manage schedule for HSPC events including BOD and committee meetings, membership calls and conferences.
      – Identify industry events for HSPC attendance or participation; provide recommendations and estimates.
      – Plan and execute HSPC’s participation in approved industry events.
      – Plan and execute HSPC conferences, including determining cost, collection of meeting fees, location, catering, etc.

Marketing & Communications Committee

The Marketing & Communications Committee is responsible for developing the organization’s brand and public facing messaging. The committee’s areas of responsibility include marketing campaigns and advertisements; targeted messaging for events and conferences; website content; newsletters, press releases, and both internal and external announcements.

Publishing Committee

The Publishing Committee is responsible for publishing the HSPC specification and decisions publicly.