The purposed of this policy is to set out guidelines and procedures concerning participation within the HITS Consortium Working Groups

Policy (Effective Date: March 8, 2018)

General Participation Protocol

  • A workgroup participant must maintain active HITS Membership and is in good standing with the HITS Consortium.
  • Individual participation is limited to a maximum of 1 group at any time.
  • Industry involvement multiple groups is limited to a maximum of 50% of the current active groups.
  • Individual participation is non-transferable.
  • Membership is restricted to the working group for which that member is registered. A nonworkgroup member may not act as a substitute for another’s absenteeism.
  • The group leader has final decision on all matters pertaining to the workgroup.
  • Failure to abide by working group guidelines can result in removal from working group.

Working Group Requirements

  • Each working group is required to have a minimum of 4 members
  • Each working group is required to contain one or more Academic members
  • Each working group is required to consist of one or more members from Healthcare or other
  • Industry representation should not exceed 50% of the workgroup membership
  • Workgroup meeting should be held at least quarterly
  • Scheduling and hosting of workgroup meetings is the responsibly of the Group Leader(s)
  • All communication must be conducted on a HITS approved conference lines and workflow platforms
  • All events and notices should be posted on the working resource page

Group Leader/s

  • A member of the HITS consortium board, Steering committee and/or otherwise approved by the HITS board
  • Must be from academia or healthcare and/or otherwise approved by the HITS board
  • Is responsible for keeping the group resource page regularly updated and/or as information changes/required
  • Is responsible for managing and moderating their own discussion forums
  • Is responsible for working group directives, meetings minutes and initiation article
  • Shall present group progress at the annual HITS conference

Last Updated: March 28, 2018