Interoperability and Data Sharing View all reports on this topic

Topic Overview

This portfolio promotes data sharing and collaboration to enable data-driven service delivery and program administration. Examples include:

  • interoperability initiatives to adopt common standards and practices;
  • efforts to streamline eligibility determination and enrollment across multiple programs;
  • identification of improper payments and prevention of waste, fraud and abuse; and
  • coordination of federal financial support across complex data systems involving multiple programs.

Projects focus on data sharing both within and across programs, as exemplified by states’ implementation of Integrated Data Systems (IDS) and Eligibility and Enrollment (E&E) systems. Supports include providing direct technical assistance, development of toolkits and other guides, promoting data standardization and architecture, and coordination of federal resources and support.

See the OPRE project pages below for more information:

Projects on this Topic

  • ACF Interoperability Initiative

    The ACF Interoperability Initiative provides leadership and technical support to increase the capacity and efficiency of social service data systems to share data in a consistent, reliable manner. These efforts include creating common vocabularies for more consistent capture of data, providing best practices for interoperability architecture planning and system integration, and understanding and mitigating risks associated with the privacy and confidentiality of the...

  • ACF Program Guidance on Sharing Administrative Data

    Individual ACF programs have developed informational memoranda for states on data sharing across social service systems...

  • Multi-Program Advance Planning and Data Systems

    Many states operate large and complex administrative data systems that include information from multiple programs. Federal dollars to support such systems must be allocated across programs. When such systems include two or more of the following HHS programs, requests for funding approval must be submitted to the State Systems Coordinator (SSC) for HHS...

  • Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS)

    PARIS is a data service for states to match the records of recipients of public assistance to check if they receive duplicate benefits in two or more states. PARIS matches help identify improper payments and minimize fraud and abuse. Participating programs PARIS include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Worker’s Compensation...