The healthcare industry is diverse. There are a limited number of elected members on the HL7 Board of Directors, and therefore they cannot represent all of the areas in healthcare. To address this situation, the Board has asked specific individuals from the healthcare industry to participate in the HL7 Advisory Council.
Members of the Advisory Council have been chosen based on their:
- personal experience and background
- ability to listen to the views of others
- ability to provide useful strategic advice to the Board
The input of the Advisory Council will be critical in helping the Board to make decisions. The Advisory Council positions are two-year, nonrenewing seats. In the summer of 2004, five industry leaders committed to serving on this committee. The first meeting of the Advisory Council was convened on July 28, 2004 at Lake Tahoe, CA.