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This week’s Let’s Get Technical call will be a working session in which we’ll expand on our productive conversation of last Friday, which focused on Project Unify. For those who weren’t able to participate, this exciting initiative focuses on bringing together two efforts we had already been working on: cross-domain person-matching and developing a proof of concept for interoperability between health and human services. 

We look forward to hearing many of your voices this Friday, if you want to participate, help shape the project or are simply interested in the subjects it covers. We’re very grateful and inspired by the high level of engagement in our LGT group, and will strive to continue providing content that provides value for everyone involved. 

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  • Working session notes 10/18/19

    Action Items:

    • Identify and reach out to additional experts
    • Connect with Jeff Jonas about MPIs (Paul Wormeli- Connection)
    • MiHin leaders
    • Connect with Dan Chavez about patient matching/proprietary 
    • Choicemaker (open-source matching product) - Contact Rick Hall,
    • Start discussion on hub for topic of Patient Matching POC
      • identify/share resources, experts etc. 

    Action items from 10/11 that still need attention:

    • Note the mention of Sequoia's RCE kickoff call this week
    • Need common definition of Interoperability 


    • Michigan Health Information Network- dominant standards, will join call starting 10/25
    • Workgroup update coming soon 
      • IT industry + cross-domain information-sharing 

    Working Session: 

    • Catalog of services
    • Who are the users of services?
    • What’s missing:
      • Data scientist (local or federal level) - looking at from warehouse perspective for data coordination, real time
      • Genome data sets
      • Washington State:
        •  Department of Health - Pop’n health analysis
        • Department  of Social Services - building MPI 360 view of a citizen
    • Patient Matching Project:
      • Cross domains and logical next steps
        • Use case with basic building blocks in healthcare, education, housing
        • Added social services and juvenile justice
        • There is not just one approach
        • Exploratory stage continues
      • What about undocumented/non-citizens?
      • "unite" may be confused with, also in this space NOTE: Our project is UNIFY
      • MPI request response (multi-factor matching)
        • Comes back with possible matches
        • Confidence interval 
        • Protects against identity theft 
        • Probabilistic matching
        • National/global ID use as problem
        • MiHin token use- bundling of separate sets of info that belongs to same person (pseudo-identifier bundling)
        • Face recognition - many cities prohibiting
        • When to have algorithms be public?
        • Terms can be domain specific using metrics like- Precision and Recall
        • Match to highest level, instead of lowest
      • APIs
    • How to structure POC LGT meetings moving forward
      • Agree as group on action items of POC
      • What to include, what to exclude 
      • Determine core team and “observers”
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