Structure and Semantic Design Steering Division


The SSD-SD focuses on the creation of basic patterns and common messages, including knowledge representation and access, that are used to convey domain specific content (e.g. as specified in the Domain Experts Steering Division).  To that end we focus on the understanding and assistance in the implementation of standards based content within a variety of contexts. The goal is to drive consistency by bringing these variables together.


The SSD-SD is comprised of the following Work Groups:

  • Arden Syntax
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Clinical Statement
  • Electronic Health Record
  • Financial Management
  • Imaging Integration
  • Mobile Health
  • Orders & Observations
  • Patient Administration
  • Structured Documents


The SSD-SD performs the following functions:          

  • Encourages cross work group collaboration and sharing
  • Interacts with other Steering Divisions for concern identification and resolution
  • Coordinate, facilitate project management across workgroups.   
  • Monitors and assists in the management of  Work Group Health
  • Engages with the Technical Steering Committee and Work Groups in the clarification, development and implementation of resolutions to identified concerns
  • Assists in the education and adoption of HL7 methodologies and strategies as the organization continues to change


For additional information, please visit the Structure & Semantic Design page at

Decision Making Practices

Decision Making Practices (29 KB)

Date of Last Revision

June 24, 2016