Welcome to Open Referral

Our Mission

Open Referral develops data standards and open source tools that make it easier to share, find and use information about health, human, and social services.

Open Referral is not another software product – it’s a call to action.


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The Michigan CIE Task Force Membership included: Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), HIT Commissioners, Health care organizations payers and IT providers, theMichigan Health Information Network, Consumers, and Governmental Entities

The Community Information Exchange Task Force Report from Michigan’s Dept of Health and Human Services

I’ve had the honor and privilege of working with the Michigan Community Information Exchange Task Force over the past year ...
HL7 FHIR logo: Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources

HSDS is now interoperable with FHIR®

As integration of healthcare and social care sectors becomes an ever-hotter topic, we’re excited to announce that we’ve taken a ...
Introducing Profiles: customize our standard for your domain!

Introducing Profiles: customize our standard for your domain!

Open Referral designed the Human Service Data Specifications (HSDS)to make it easy to share information about human services of any ...
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wellconnected’s allco platform: building community in New York and beyond

[Welcome to Stephen Butzler, Community Engagement Lead for wellconnected, who is joining us on the blog today to share insights ...