This is the home page of the Healthcare Identity Assurance Work Group. Our goal is to design, implement and test reference applications for secure access to health information. Read our charter here:

The Charter outlines two use cases and supporting projects to be developed:

  1. Consumers access to their health records with a standardized login system
    1. eCitizen Initial Proposal - DRAFT 2-4-2010
    2. Patient Identity Services Project (PIDS) plan v.1.0
    3. Patient ID Service Project (PIDS)    
      1. Launch: March 3, 2011
      2. Archive of Live Conference Call and WebEx Screenshare
      3. Patient Identity Service Project Overview Slides
      4. Patient ID Service Field Survey Forms
      5. Website
      6. PIDS Phase 1.0 Final Presentation
    4. PIDS Phase 1.5
      1. December 7, 2011
        1. Presentation and Discussion: HIMSS - Coalition for an Informed Patient Identity Integrity Solution
          1. Richard Hodge, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs, HIMSS
          2. Jefferey Smith, Assistant Director of Advocacy, CHIME
          3. Documents: 
            1. Background Patient Matching-Patient ID 11-17-11.docx
            2. Informed National Level Patient_ID Solution Talking Points 11-30-11.docx
  2. Emergency workers access to critical health information during emergencies or natural disasters
  • No planning has been done on this yet.

Resources:PIDS Brochure:  MS Project file;  PDF file.NSTIC Federal Funding Opportunity DocumentsAnnouncementNSTIC FFO

Things developed in this workgroup will be open source. Here is the policy this Work Group has adopted to cover our work: Kantara IPR Policy - Option Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

  • John Fraser, ApeniMED (formally MEDNET) \[April 2011\]
  • Pete Palmer, Surescripts \[April 2011\]
  • Rick Moore, eHealth Ohio \[April 2011\]
Roles of Leadership 
  • Read the roles for Leadership
  • Dial-in Details
  • Skype: +99051000000481
  • North American Dial-In: +1-805-309-2350
  • Conference ID: 613-2898