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About Project Unify - Join Us!

The Let’s Get Technical Group is developing a Proof of Concept implementation to demonstrate how information can be shared reliably and securely across domains using already-accepted standards. Specifically, we plan to extend the work already done by the MITA-TAC group through a new use-case scenario that LGT and TAC people will use to educate participants in this project – and then organizations working to further cross-sector information-sharing regarding the standards, processes and other issues that facilitate interoperability. The two to three domains that we will connect will be decided by the LGT and TAC experts creating this PoC over the next three to four months.

We are seeking technical and subject-matter experts, developers/testers, and anyone who wants to follow along, to volunteer to provide input and gain a better understanding of how to provide interoperable, cloud-based solutions relevant to Project Unify (which is what we’re calling it). So we invite anyone/everyone in the TAC and LGT groups to participate. Please contact Dave Walsh for more information about participating in the project. 


The healthcare community is making substantial investments in interoperability and data-sharing, generally by using an approach/standard known as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources. FHIR-based solutions are already being applied, and many trial implementations are available. CMS plans to publish a final rule for the healthcare community in the next few months to help vendors understand how best to architect new systems using FHIR. Project Unify aims to leverage and reuse healthcare’s learning to achieve similarly secure interoperability in human services and related domains.  

Initial/Next Steps

Project Unify will have versions associated with the capabilities being deployed. The first version will be V. 0.0.1. Its components will be: 

  • An initial FHIR server and repository from the Michigan Health Information Network (MIHiN). 
  • A cross-domain name-matching capability. The intent is to address issues, concerns and requirements being identified by the LGT person-matching workgroup. 
  • Story development. A group of us will develop a PoC storyline that for demonstration purposes. The MITA TAC already has developed an opioid abuse story that will serve as the starting point for the joint LGT/TAC efforts. 
  • A User eXperience (UX) framework. This user-facing app development framework will take a mobile-first approach to develop apps that use the other services.

About LGT Group

Join Let Get Technical! Group for more. You will find more information about the group, it's purpose, activities, action plans and of course the recordings and notes from weekly calls. Please contact Dave Walsh for more information about participating in the group or other ways to contribute.



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    • Thanks for clearly differenitating.  A good first step on this journey. 


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