The FAST Tiger Teams are where the core activity of the taskforce occurs. 

There are 7 Tiger Teams and their individual page is linked below:

  • Ecosystem Use Cases – This Tiger Team will work on creating use cases that will assist the rest of the tiger teams in directing their efforts and driving their solutions.
  • Identity  This Tiger Team will focus on identifying identity-proofing and patient-matching solutions across multiple types of users.
  • Directory, Versions and Scale – This Tiger Team will focus on resource directory solutions and ensuring a process to handle versioning and the anticipated scale of resources. 
  • Testing and Certification – This Tiger Team will focus on specification for testing and certification of the requirements defined for identity, security, Endpoint discovery, scaling and exchange process.
  • Exchange Process (metadata) – This Tiger Team will focus on common metadata and process conventions.
  • Security – This Tiger Team will focus on identifying scalable solutions for security authorization and authentication processes.
  • PilotsThis Tiger Team will identify the pilot models, technology, and participants needed to demonstrate the efficacy of the documentation and approaches created by other tiger teams.

For the Pilots – it is likely we will also need a small team focused on how to demonstrate solution approaches, preferably using existing organizations and processes.

Each Tiger Team will have several co-leads and one of the chief architects assigned to each tiger team with the role to provide guidance and “glue” across the teams.

Each Tiger Team will fit into an overall process and structure to drive deliverables.  Pictorially, this could look like the flow depicted  below.  Jointly, teams will align on use cases that drive the need for solving the 4 FHIR barriers.  Then, each tiger team will pursue more detailed work products and, potentially, participate in trial runs of possible solutions. 

 The FAST Initiative Structure and Approach 




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