TSC SWOT

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  • Strengths
    • Clear focus on delineated governance and management activities
    • Respected, committed, highly experienced membership
    • Open, transparent, and responsive


  • Weaknesses
    • Limited influence over resources
    • Inconsistent interaction and support from Board and Working Groups
    • Organizational complexity
    • Insufficient time spent on big picture issues
  • Opportunities
    • Become more proactive
    • Product quality
    • Process Improvement
      • New tooling
    • Respond to new opportunities for increasing membership
    • Increase participation through simplification
    • Revising Working Group structure to become more efficient and attract more participants
    • Increased cooperation and collaboration with other industry groups
  • Threats
    • Danger of creating overheads without visible return
    • Lack of confidence in standards management may cause stakeholders to create their own healthcare standards
    • Keeping up with increased uptake of our standards (e.g. FHIR)
    • Lack of adequate governance, management, curation and support processes to manage our standards and the resulting profiles that are created
    • Lack of well-defined conformance and profiling methodologies for our standards
    • Lack of HL7 Strategic Plan
    • Succession planning
    • Not enough international participation on TSC


Approved by TSC 2016-01-14, current edits started 2019-01-12. Threats to be addressed before approval.

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