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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.

View the Data Usability Workgroup Implementation Guide, Version 1 and Submit Feedback

Guidance and Enablement

The implementation guidance developed by the Data Usability Workgroup will target improvements necessary to enable semantic interoperability of health information and will build on existing work. Semantic interoperability will improve the usability of data received by end users within their workflows. Input from all relevant stakeholders will be 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 will develop one implementation guide focusing on data quality and addressing each of the following high-level use cases:

  • Provider-to-provider health information exchange
  • Provider-to-Public Health Agency information exchange
  • Healthcare entity-to-consumer information exchange


Workgroup Meetings, First Thursday of Each Month at 4:00 p.m. ET

As phase 2 efforts continue, the workgroup will begin meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. ET starting April 2022 through December 2022.  We will strive to post the meeting materials for each meeting the day before, and upload meeting recordings within 24 hours.

Data Usability Workgroup Roster



Healthcare Providers






Health IT Developers


Federal, State, Local Government


Standards Developer




Health Plan/Payer


Public Health


Four Work Phases

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

Phase 1

Administration and Prioritization

October 2020-March 2021

View Meeting Notes

Phase 2

Developing Initial Drafts (current)

April 2021-Q3 2022

View Meeting Notes

Phase 3

Public Comment Period/ Recommended Next Steps

TBD, based on end of Phase 2-60 days after start

Phase 4

Finalizing Implementation Guides

[TBD, based on end of Phase 3]-[3 months after start]

Join the Data Usability Workgroup

Interested in participating? Registration is required.

david camitta
Adam R. Davis, MD, co-chair

Sutter Health

bill gregg

Bill Gregg, MD, co-chair

HCA Healthcare

Meeting Materials and Recordings

Phase 2


September 1: Meeting Notes

August 30: Data Usability Work Group Public Comment Webinar

August 18: Meeting Notes

August 11: Meeting Notes

July 7: Meeting Notes

June 2: Meeting Notes

May 5: Meeting Notes

April 7: Meeting Notes

March 24: Meeting Notes

March 10: Meeting Notes

February 24: Meeting Notes

February 10: Meeting Notes

January 13: Meeting Notes

December 16: Meeting Notes

December 2: Meeting Notes

November 18: Meeting Notes

November 4: Meeting Notes

October 27: Meeting Notes

October 14: Meeting Notes

September 23: Meeting Notes

September 9: Meeting Notes

August 26: Meeting Notes

August 12: Meeting Notes

July 8: Meeting Notes

June 10: Meeting Notes

May 13: Meeting Notes

Apr 8: Meeting Notes

Apr 1: Meeting Notes

Apr 15: Meeting Notes

Phase 1


Mar 25: Meeting Notes

Mar 18: Meeting Notes

Mar 11: Meeting Notes

Mar 04: Meeting Notes

Feb 25: Meeting Notes

Feb 18: Meeting Notes

Feb 11: Meeting Notes

Feb 4: Meeting Notes

Jan 28: Meeting Notes

Jan 21: Meeting Notes

Jan 14: Meeting Notes

Jan 7: Meeting Notes

Dec 17: Meeting Notes

Dec 10: Meeting Notes

Dec 3: Meeting Notes

Nov 19: Meeting Notes

Nov 12: Meeting Notes

Nov 5: Meeting Notes

Data Usability Workgroup Forum

Let’s keep the discussion going! After each workgroup meeting, the co-chairs will suggestion discussion topics to keep the conversation going. Please contribute your thoughts in the below message forum.

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