Apply Now for the Push Notifications Workgroups

January 16, 2019 |
Carequality Blog, Carequality News

We are looking for leaders and subject matter experts to contribute to the future of health data sharing by joining the Push Notifications Workgroups. To ensure a diverse and inclusive workgroup, we are accepting volunteers by email from Carequality members and non-members until 11:59pm Pacific Time on Friday, February 1st.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Volunteers will be accepted through Friday, February 8th. 

Prompted by feedback from our Implementer community, Carequality seeks to add push notifications to our list of use cases. To add this functionality, two groups of subject matter experts will be convened, one for policy, and one for technical considerations. The work of these groups will result in an implementation guide similar to the one that currently exists for Query-Based Document Exchange.

The Technical Workgroup will work to provide technical specifications for how Push Notifications will be accomplished within the Carequality Framework, in a manner consistent with the requirements identified in the Push Notifications Use Case Proposal. The solution should support a seamless sharing of notifications about patients, their healthcare events, and their broader plan of care including ancillary unmet service needs between and among care and service providers.

The Policy Workgroup will develop the policies that will support an organized, consistent, and effective Push Notifications ecosystem, in accordance with the Carequality Principles of Trust and addressing the requirements identified in the Push Notifications Use Case Proposal. This group will address a variety of policy questions including (but not limited to), the definition of supported notification types, support neutrality with respect to Subscription and Notification Routing Services, and an interpretation of the Non-Discrimination principle as it pertains to Push Notifications.

In pursuing its work, the Push Notification Workgroups should produce the following deliverables:

  • A comprehensive draft Implementation Guide for Push Notifications. The draft will incorporate conclusions from both the Technical and Policy groups

Members of the workgroups will join weekly calls where relevant matters will be discussed and (if necessary) voted on. It will meet as needed, likely on a weekly basis, over approximately a five-month period, with deliverables (described above) made available for Advisory Council and Steering Committee review.

How to Volunteer for Carequality’s Workgroups

If you or someone from your organization is interested in participating, please send an email to with the subject “PUSH Workgroup Volunteer”, inform whether you’re interested in the Technical or Policy workgroup, and briefly describe your qualifications. We’re soliciting volunteers through February 1st, 2019.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Volunteers will be accepted through Friday, February 8th. 

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Carequality is a national-level, consensus-built, interoperability framework to enable exchange between and among health information networks. Carequality brings together diverse groups, including electronic health record vendors, record locator service providers and other types of existing networks, to determine technical and policy agreements to enable data to flow between and among networks, platforms and geographies.

The Carequality Framework provides the essential elements for trusted national exchange, such as common rules of the road, well-defined technical specifications and a participant directory.


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