Interoperability Matters

Data Usability Workgroup

The Sequoia Project has assembled experts across a wide range of different stakeholders to develop specific and pragmatic implementation guidance on clinical content for healthcare stakeholders in order to facilitate health information exchange. This guidance, in the form of implementation guides covering identified priority use cases, will be readily adoptable by health information exchange vendors, implementers, networks, governance frameworks, and testing programs.

Guidance and Enablement

The implementation guidance developed by the Data Usability Workgroup targets improvements necessary to enable semantic interoperability of health information and builds on existing work. Semantic interoperability will improve the usability of data received by end users within their workflows. Input from all relevant stakeholders is essential to developing credible implementation guides for a specific use cases and ensuring stakeholder participation is a crucial organizational objective for the Workgroup.

Implementation Guide Development

The Data Quality Workgroup developed one implementation guide focusing on data quality and addressing each of the following high-level use cases:


Workgroup meetings, first Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. ET

The workgroup meets on the first Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. ET. We will strive to post the meeting materials for each meeting the day before, and upload meeting recordings within 24 hours.

*Note: The June DUWG Meeting date has changed to June 20. Download the calendar invite:

Laboratory Tiger Team

The purpose of the Tiger Team is to work on Lab focused data usability pain points to improve sending and receiving system guidance to improve usability for all stakeholders.

Data Usability Workgroup Roster


Healthcare Providers

Health IT Developers



Federal, State, Local Government

Health Plan/Payer


Standards Developer

Public Health

Data Usability Workgroup Co-Chairs

Adam R. Davis, MD, co-chair Sutter Health

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William Gregg, MD, co-chair HCA Healthcare

Work Phases

The Interoperability Matters Leadership Council chartered the Data Usability Workgroup to work in the following phases:

Data Usability Workgroup Implementation Guide Version 1

Administration and Prioritization

Publication of Implementation Guide

Data Usability Workgroup Implementation Guide Version 2 - Coming in 2024

Currently in Progress

Meeting Materials and Recordings

Join the Data Usability Workgroups

Interested in participating in one of the Data Usability Workgroups? Registration is required, choose your workgroup below to complete the online registration.  

Join the Data Usability Workgroup

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Join the DUWG Lab Tiger Team

This Tiger Team will meet at least once per month to discuss the Lab focused interoperability issues and bring forth updates to the larger DUWG monthly meetings. Please complete the form below to be considered for the team.