Project Calls

For regularly scheduled project call details, visit FAST Projects

Upcoming Events

DateEventDescriptionSpeakersMeeting Details
Nov 28thThe PEHRLS Consensus BodyJulie Maas and Ranjan Saxena are presenting HL7 FAST Digital Identity and Patient Matching at the PEHRLS Consensus Body.

Past Events/Archive

DateEventDescriptionSpeakersMeeting Arifacts

Oct 4, 2023

2pm ET

Helios Align and Optimize workgroup

Interoperable Digital Identity and Patient Matching workgroup co-chairs invited to discuss the patient matching logic section of the HL7 FAST Digital Identity and Patient Matching IG and how it might be leveraged for public health scenarios.

September 11-15, 2023HL7 Working Group Meeting (WGM)

September 11, 2023

1:45-3:00 PM



Provider API Coordination with CARIN, Da Vinci Attribution, Da Vinci PDex and FAST Security

How will attribution happen and then how to get access to those APIs. What needs to be incorporated in the next iteration of Da Vinci PDex?

September 11, 2023

3:30-5:00 PM


HL7 WGM: FAST Testing & Versioning

We will continue our discussion on FHIR Version awareness.

In this session we will take a walk from the eyes of a FHIR Implementer.

We will take a deeper dive into ONC SVAP -

US Core 3.1.1 - (which is currently heavily being leveraged by HL7 FHIR Accelerator Da Vinci)

US Core 4.0.0 -

We will focus on one Profile - Allergy Intolerance
- STU3.1.1 -

- STU4

By examining the differences between these profile versions, and the impact to potential implementers.

September 12, 2023

1:45-3:00 PM



FAST Identity

  • IG walk-through
  • Patient vs. User Identity
Aaron Nusstein 2023 September WGM (Phoenix) - Agenda

September 12, 2023

3:30-5:00 PM



FAST Accelerator Communications

PIE feedback re: value of FAST/ infrastructure development, common FAST questions, misunderstandings/ misconceptions

PIE WGM Sept 11-14, 2023 Agenda/Minutes

September 12, 2023 

5:30-7:30 PM


HL7 WGM: FAST Birds of a FeatherFAST status update and FAST member consent discovery report-out

Encanto A

FAST BoF_GenUpdate_Consent_Sept23.pdf

September 13, 2023

9:00-10:30 AM


HL7 WGM: PA WGFAST National Directory TBD2023 September WGM (Phoenix) - Agenda

September 14, 2023

9:00-10:30 AM


  • National Directory Ballot Reconciliation Overview
  • National Directory Terminology (THO vs. not) 
2023 September WGM (Phoenix) - Agenda

May 9, 2023

3:30-5pm CT (Q4)

HL7 May WGM+ General Session (FAST)FAST Security IG Deep Dive (45 min)
FAST Identity IG Deep Dive (45 min)

May 9, 2023

11-12:30pm CT (Q2)

HL7 May WGM+ KeynoteFAST: Accelerator Overview: Why FHIR Infrastrucure Matters (20 min)Duncan Weatherston 

May 8, 2023

11-12:30pm CT (Q2)


Patient Administration WG

Directory FHIR Trackers

Focus on Practitioner, PractitionerRole, Location, Organization, OrganizationAffiliation, Endpoint; Updated National Directory IG HL7.FHIR.US.NDH\Home - FHIR v4.0.1; Insurance Plan and Product Representation; FHIR-36017 - Endpoint.period

May 6-7, 2023HL7 May Connectathon 

2023 - 05 Connectathon 33

FAST Breakout Sessions:

  • Saturday, May 6th (Magazine Room)
    • 9am CT: FAST Directory
    • 10am CT: FAST Testing & Versioning
    • 2pm CT: FAST Security
  • Sunday, May 7th (Magazine Room) 
    • 10am CT: FAST Identity
    • 1:30pm CT: FAST Wrap-Up

New Orleans, LA

April 18-20, 2023HIMSS23: FAST Kiosk, Interoperability ShowcaseFAST HIMSS23 Schedule

Interoperability Showcase

FAST Kiosk Location: 7946-24

March 26-29, 2023ViVE (Nashville)HL7 FHIR Accelerator Kiosk

InteropNow Pavillion: Kiosk #2102-5 (floorplan)

March 22, 2023HL7 FAST WebinarThis webinar will provide an update on the ongoing work of FAST including the status of FAST Implementation Guides (IGs), policy positions, prioritized work for the remainder of year in addition to diving a little deeper into the work FAST is doing to solve Security and Identity challenges.

Attendees are expected to walk away with an understanding of how FAST’s work supports the FHIR community and the scalability of FHIR implementation. Attendees will also learn how they can get involved through joining public calls, participating in Connectathons and using FAST IGs.

Link to deck: HL7 FAST Webinar_ March 2023.pdf

Link to recording: Webinar Recording

January 18, 2023

9:00 - 10:30 am


FAST National Directory/ Patient Administration Update - HL7 January WGM

FHIR Trackers - Provider Directory

  • Focus on Practitioner, PractitionerRole, Location, Organization, OrganizationAffiliation, Endpoint.
  • FHIR-39617 - Please clarify how connectionType, payloadType, and payloadMimeType interact for various Endpoint types 
Estate Board Room

January 16, 2023

1:45 - 3:00 pm


Joint HL7 Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)/ FAST Dicsussion - HL7 January WGM

Working/discovery session regarding HIPAA Minimum Necessary/ Purpose of Use to determine next steps and stakeholders

Alexandra Goss (HL7 PAC)

Village Board Room

January 16, 2023

3:30 - 5:00 pm


FAST FHIR Testing & Versioning - HL7 January WGM

This HL7 WGM Session will cover ongoing discussion about FHIR Testing and FHIR Version awareness between FHIR Client requests and FHIR Servers.  Following up on our HL7 WGM from September 19th discussion - which introduced the FAST effort around Testing and Version awareness.

Join us to further discuss:
1) Various FAST FHIR initiatives, including the National Directory IG, Security, and other IG efforts
2) FAST approach to Testing FHIR Implementations
3) Report out on FAST Testing observations from the Jan 2023 FHIR Connectathon
4) Map out future FHIR Testing efforts for May and Sept 2023, including multi-CA support for security and multi-actor multi-IG workflow, as we start to stitch together multiple FHIR IG's include single workflow "Test Suite"
     - FHIR Client queries the national directory for FHIR End-points
     - FHIR Client queries a FHIR Server for FHIR Capability Statement
     - FHIR Client evaluates FHIR Server for supported FHIR Version, FHIR IG's and FHIR Profiles
     - FHIR Client negoiates FHIR Server security requirements (FAST UDAP IG) and OAuth
     - FHIR Client navigates using FAST FHIR Intermediaries (FAST Intermediary) IG
     - FHIR Client queries FHIR Server for FHIR resources (US CORE, CARIN BB, DA VINCI, etc.)
     - FHIR Client uses FAST Digitial Identity and Patient Matching IG

Open discussion on additional FHIR Implementation challenges and FHIR At Scale Taskforce (FAST) initiatives

Event Center Breakout Room

Presentation: 2023 01 16 HL7 WGM FAST Versioning.pptx

January 17, 2023

11:00 - 12:30 pm


FAST Identity/ Patient Administration Update - HL7 January WGMUpdate on FAST Identity IG, FHIR trackers, and discussion re: attributes/ match inputEstate Board Room

January 17, 2023

5:30 pm  7:00 pmpm

FAST Birds of a Feather - HL7 January WGMFAST update, Connectathon recap, 2023 FAST work priorities, responses to RFI & TEFCA FHIR Implementation Guide

Grand Ballroom Salon 3


January 14-15, 2023HL7 FHIR Connectathon
  • 2023 - 01 FAST Infrastructure (Security, Identity, Directory, Exchange)
Kick-off & Prep Calls:  
- December 9th, 11am ET
- December 16th, 11am ET
- January 6th, 11am ET

  • 2023 - 01 FAST National Directory of Healthcare & Da Vinci Plan-Net
 Kick-off Call:  
- December 15th, 11am ET

Montelago Event Center

January 14, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am

HL7 FHIR Connectathon - FAST National Directory Breakout Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 1

January 14, 2023

11:00 - 12:00 pm 

HL7 FHIR Connectathon - FAST Versioning and Testing Breakout Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 1

January 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am

HL7 FHIR Connectathon - FAST Identity Breakout SessionPatient matching - invariant and weighting discussionGrand Ballroom Salon 1

January 15, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm

HL7 FHIR Connectathon - FAST Security/ UDAP Breakout SessionChance for implementers to ask questions re: UDAPEvent Center Breakout Room

January 15, 2023

1:30 - 3:00 pm

HL7 FHIR Connectathon - FAST National Directory Breakout Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 1

January 16, 2023

8:00 - 9:00 am

FAST Accelerator Update - HL7 WGM General SessionFAST will give a brief update during the morning general sessionChristol Green 

Montelago Event Center


September 17-23, 2022HL7 Annual Meeting & WGM

September 17, 20222022 - 09 Connectathon 31

FAST Infrastructure Connectathon Breakout Sessions

  • Dynamic Registration – B2B/B2C and B2B Auth – 1-2pm ET (Room: Homeland)
  • Reusable Digital Identities (B2C) – 3-4pm ET (Room: Homeland)
  • Matching Options Beyond Patient $match (B2B) – 4-5pm ET (Room: Fells Point)

September 19, 2022, 3:30-5pm ET

FAST Testing & Versioning Discussions

Room: Parlor Suite #9006

1) FHIR Version, Profile Versions, and IG published version - review best-practices, and recommendations from the FAST Accelerator on how IG Authors could provide guidance to implementers to ensure we address "Continuous Interoperability" across an integrated ecosystem, where multiple organizations may have implemented and be supporting various versions of FHIR exchanges.

2) FHIR Testing - wrapping up our Connectathon 31 and planning for Connectathon 32 (Jan 2023 in Las Vegas) - we will review and recap on what we have learned through testing, and how we can integrate Testing into the future FAST Accelerator and workgroup projects from IG Authoring, IG Publishing, (pre/prep) Connectathon, IG Maturity, and report-out on implementation coverage.  These items will initially be supported through guidance documents, and recommendations to the FAST Accelerators own work-product, and eventually to the many other FHIR Accelerator efforts (occurring at Scale).

3) FHIR Certification, how can we integrate the FHIR Version and FHIR Testing efforts into the current CMS, ONC and other Certification processes to ensure FHIR Client, and FHIR Server and FHIR IG's are both Testable, and Version aware.

4) FHIR Connectathon, how can we leverage FHIR Testing in order to report out FHIR IG Conformance across the implementation community.  What techniques have we developed to align various FHIR Test Tooling to ensure we can report FHIR IG Testing Coverage (and any gaps), how can we track gaps in FHIR Testing a related FHIR IG, and report future progress (at future Connectathon).  How can we report out the coverage and conformance of any FHIR IG Reference Implementation (RI) - and its published FHIR Capability Statement.

5) FHIR IG Balloting, how can we work as a community to create a set of recommended best-practices as part of the IG Balloting process.

6) Aligning FHIR Testing, and FHIR Version discussion with ONC SVAP, and HL7 Standards and Implementation division objectives.

Mario Hyland Presentation: 2022 09 19 HL7 WGM FAST Versioning.pptx
September 19, 2022, Q4 (3:30-5pm ET)

FAST Identity/ Patient Administration Workgroup

Room: Kent

FAST will be meeting with Patient Administration to review IG ballot reconciliation items ready for vote

PA Workgroup Agenda: 2022 September WGM Baltimore
September 19 2022, 5:30-7 PM ET

FAST Birds of a Feather @ HL7 Annual Meeting & WGM

Room: Kent

September 22, 2022, 8-9am ET

 FAST FHIR Accelerator Status Report

Room: Maryland Ballroom DEF       

General Session: FAST FHIR Accelerator Status Report 8:10am – 8:17am ET

September 21, 2022, Q1 (9-10:30am ET)

FAST Directory/ Patient Administration Workgroup

Room: Parlor Suite #11006

Note this was previously listed as being on Sept 22 on this FAST page, but PA has it listed for Sept 21.
PA Workgroup Agenda: 2022 September WGM Baltimore

August 21, 2022

(On-Demand Session)

CIvitas Conference How building the FHIR infrastructure supports all functional use cases and is integral for data exchange to support health equityCivitas Conference Details 

August 3, 2022

9:30 AM CDT

WEDI Summer ForumUpdate on FAST track at CMS ConnectathonDurwin Day WEDI Agenda (Chicago, IL)

May 12, 2022

12:45 - 1:15pm ET

Meet the HL7 Leadership & Accelerators!

This is a unique opportunity to meet Chuck Jaffe, Viet Nguyen, Diego Kaminker and Dan Vreeman as well as representatives from FHIR Accelerators (including FAST) in an informal setting. Bring your questions and feedback.

Alex Kontur 

May 25, 2022

1:15-1:45 pm ET

WEDI 2022 Spring ConferenceIdentity Tiger Team lead, Julie Maas will give an overview and update on the FAST identity workJulie Maas 


May 23, 2022

1:00-2:00 pm ET

WEDI 2022 Spring ConferenceFAST will provide an update on the transition to become a FHIR Accelerator and current work already underway.Durwin Day 


May 10, 2022

12:30-1:30pm ET

HL7 WGM Birds of a FeatherFAST will provide an update on the transition to become a FHIR Accelerator and current work already underway.



HL7 WGM Registration

May 9, 2022

8:30-9:30am ET

HL7 WGM General SessionFAST will provide a 5 minute update during the HL7 WGM General Session HL7 WGM Registration

March 23, 2022

4-5:30 PM ET

Project Unify Weekly MeetingFAST will provide an update on the transition to become a FHIR Accelerator and current work already underway. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to Project Unify updates so if you are unfamiliar with Project Unify, this is a great forum to learn more about it as well. 


Project Unify Zoom Join Link

January 10-12, 2022HL7 FHIR ConnectathonFAST Security/Identity, Directory, and Exchange tracks will be participating

Track Leads: 

Security/Identity - Julie Maas 

Directory - Robert Dieterle 

Exchange - Patrick Murta 

FAST Connectathons

Thursday, January 20, 2022

HL7 Working Group MeetingFAST Birds of a Feather Session will provide an update on Implementation Guide development progress and the transition to HL7 FHIR Accelerator FAST Overview_HL7BoF_1.20.22.pdf

March 1, 2022

4-5pm ET

FAST Public Information SessionSession will provide information on FAST's transition to become an HL7 Accelerator, the focus of the work and key ways stakeholders can engage in FAST's work. 



March 7, 2022


VIVE HL7 FHIR Accelerator Panel focusing on the business value Accelerators bring. As part of this panel, FAST will provide a brief updateSession will be located in the InteropNow Pavilion Pavilions - ViVE (

March 16, 2022

4-5pm ET

HIMSS22Update on Implementation Guide development progress and the transition to HL7 FHIR Accelerator
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