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This page provides information about the project and expected timelines. 

UTG Project Tasks

Open Issues and Deficiencies in UTG Tooling

Executive Project Progress Report

Participating in UTG Content Testing

Participating in UTG Pilot Testing

UTG Education and Rollout Plan

External Code System URI Quality Assurance


The project scope statement (PSS) was approved by all co-sponsors at the San Antonio WGM the week of January 16, 2017. It was forwarded to FTSD for approval on January 20, 2017. The document may be directly downloaded from UTG PSS V1. 

Project Milestones 2020

  • Development Cycle 4 and System Test
    • Development Cycle 4 dedicated to release-related development, educational and rollout materials, tooling fixes, and any requirements from February WGM
    • First release of UTG content scheduled for April 1
    • Perform limited pilot testing as proof of concept in April in preparation for May ballot ballot cycle
    • Perform system testing in preparation for demo production rollout

Immediate Priority Timelines for Development Cycle 4 (2/8/20 - 10/25/20)

Identify UAT Testers for content testingSydney WGMDONE - 4 content testers to participate (in addition to UTG team), more always welcome!
Create materials for content testingLate-FebruaryDONE - see Participating in UTG Content Testing
Perform content testingEarly-MarchDONE - see Participating in UTG Content Testing for test results
Identify May Ballot SubmittersMarchDONE - see Participating in UTG Pilot Testing for test results
Clean up content per content testing resultsAprilDONE - see UTG Project Tasks for breakdown of completed tasks
Publish Initial Release (1.0.0) of UTG ContentEarly-MayDONE - see
Run Pilot for May ballot contentMid-May - September WGMDONE - see Participating in UTG Pilot Testing for test results
Release 2.0.0 of UTG Contentmid-NovemberDONE - see
Go Livemid-NovemberDONE - announce on Co-Chair call on 11/12
Complete Education MaterialsLate-JanuaryIN PROGRESS

If you are interested in participating in the UTG Pilot testing, please see Participating in UTG Pilot Testing

Project Milestones 2019

  • Development Cycle 1 and May WGM (complete)
    • Complete harmonization functionality for demonstration at the WGM
    • Includes Source of Truth, tooling, and workflow
  • Development Cycle 2 and Alpha Testing (complete)
    • Development Cycle 2 dedicated to submitter and reviewer workflows and any requirements from May WGM
    • Alpha Testing to run alongside Development Cycle 2
    • Harmonization utilizing UTG tooling and workflow to run alongside current Harmonization process 
  • Development Cycle 3 (complete)
    • Development Cycle 3 dedicated to release-related development and any requirements from September WGM
    • Complete final cleanup from Alpha Test
    • Perform testing in preparation for demo in Sydney 

Project Plan

The project plan is organized by the project milestones in the timeline above and includes a more detailed outline of the remaining tasks required to meet these milestones. The project plan can be downloaded from the Document Repository (named 'UTG Project Plan.xlsx).

Project Documents

UTG Project Tasks

UTG Test Scripts.xlsx

UTG Project Implementation and Rollout Plan.pdf

Development Cycle 1 (May 2019 WGM)

A full list of tasks can be viewed in the project plan. Additional documentation supporting the tasks:

UTG Mif-Conversion Issues.docx

FHIR Extension Modifications for UTG.docx

Montreal Demo Materials:

Demo outline for Montreal

UTG May 2019 WGM Demonstration.pdf

Development Cycle 2 (September 2019 WGM)

Slides from lunch demo on 9/18: UTG September ONC Demonstration.pdf

Summer Alpha Testing

Submitter test group: Riki Merrick, Sheila Abner and Kathleen Connor

Reviewer test group: Ted Klein, Jess Bota, Dave Hamill, Rob Hausam, Bryn Evans, Sandy Stuart, Brian Pech, Craig Newman, Scott Robertson, Alex Deleon, Joel Francis, Michael Stevens

Alpha Test Report: UTG Project Alpha Test Report.pdf

Development Cycle 3 (TSC Demo and February 2020 WGM)

Slides from TSC demo on 1/20: UTG TSC Demonstration.PPTX

Requirements from TSC Demo

UTG Sydney Demo.PPTX

Running List of Requirements to be Completed Prior to Production in 2020

  1. Way of dealing with the VERY long list of code systems (>1000) and value sets (>3000)

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