A copy of the announcement is included at the end of this note. New Trial Implementation supplements were published last week.
No technical requirements are changed or extended as part of this re-documentation effort.
This re-documentation effort focuses on:
- Adding a conceptual overview of the metadata that is profile- and technology-independent. This is done in section 4.1.
- Re-organizing the rest of the content in section 4 to support profile/transaction-independent descriptions followed by profile and transaction-specific content.
- Adding clarifying material to section 4 in the form of UML diagrams and additional explanatory text where focus group and public comment feedback indicated they would be most useful.
- Clarifying statements that can be tested at Connectathon as SHALL statements, and disambiguating implementation guidance statements with SHOULD or MAY statements.
Re-organizing the content results in sections and tables getting new numbers. In order to ease transition, frequently-reference tables, eg the Data Types table, are labeled to include the both the new previous table number, e.g. "Table 188.8.131.52.7-2: Data Types (previously Table 4.1-3)". ITI Technical Committee members have also reviewed existing Technical Frameworks and supplements across domains and have tried to ensure that references into ITI TF-3:4 have been updated with new section or table numbers in these documents published in 2013.