Apelon is happy to announce that Jess Bota, our Director of Content and Product Services, has been elected co-chair of HL7’s Terminology Services Management Group (TSMG). Jess has served as a member of TSMG since its inception in early 2022 and is looking forward to expanding her role.

TSMG’s mission is to “provide terminology-related services to support the efforts of HL7 participants and the overall HL7 mission to provide standards that empower global health data interoperability”. Jess is particularly passionate about supporting the Unified Terminology Governance (UTG) process for terminology maintenance at HL7. This process allows community-based submission and review of terminology change proposals while promoting terminology best practices.