Cambia Grove Innovator Fellowship


2021 Fellowship Program – Thank you to everyone that applied!

About the Innovator Fellowship Program:  
The 2021 Cambia Grove Innovator Fellowship will work with national leaders to showcase the value of data interoperability in health care to accelerate adoption. 

Fellows taking part in this program will collaborate with the HL7 FHIR ACCELERATORTM Program including the Argonaut Project, CARIN Alliance, CodeXDa Vinci Project, Gravity Project and Vulcan. Fellows will develop, vet and standardize a framework for measuring the value of HL7® FHIR® use case implementation. This framework will drive practical implementation and adoption of HL7 FHIR standards. The intended use of the final deliverable will be to provide insight to organizations considering implementation or needing to determine the value of HL7 FHIR implementation.

Fellowship Timeline:  
Application Period:  April 5 – April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM PT
Fellows Notified of Selection: May 20, 2021  
Public Announcement:  July 1, 2021
Fellowship Program:  July 1 – September 30, 2021
Final Presentation Event: October 2021 (date TBD) 

Applicant criteria:
The ideal applicant will have knowledge of and experience working within the health care system. This person will also demonstrate comfort with or experience conducting interviews with potential HL7 FHIR users or stakeholders. 

Engagement Period Details:   

Pre-Fellowship Prep – June  

  • Review packet of pre-read materials   

Month 1 – July   

  • Virtual Kickoff meeting, date TBD    
  • Connect with assigned mentor  
  • Initiate project work with co-fellow  
  • Attend weekly check-ins with Cambia Grove team on progress, questions, updates  

  Month 2 – August  

  • Mentors and Mentees meet weekly to stay on track with project.  
  • Weekly check ins with Cambia Grove team on progress, questions, updates  

Month 3 – September  

  • Continue to work with mentors and Cambia Grove team on deliverables each week  
  • Begin preparing for final presentations, begin creating PowerPoint for October event  
  • Engagement period ends on September 30th   

Final Presentation Event – October  

  • Cambia Grove will host an event to showcase the fellows, their projects and their learnings from the fellowship

Have questions about the fellowship program? Check out our FAQs!

Cambia Grove  
Cambia Grove will be the primary point of contact for the Fellowship Program including management of program promotion, applications, organization of meetings, and execution of the program. Cambia Grove will also facilitate introductions to mentors and health system leaders across the country.  
Fellows will be responsible for their own equipment costs (if needed). Fellows will receive a $3,000.00 stipend for their time dedicated to the fellowship. The expected time commitment from fellows is 5-10 hours per week depending on the project requirements. 

Mentors will represent organizations working in health care data with subject matter expertise in HL7 FHIR. These subject matter experts will spend time guiding fellows virtually throughout their engagement. The fellows will work directly with the mentor organization stakeholders to identify requirements and recommendations for the national use case frameworks.

Interoperability Resource Guide

Want to learn more about interoperability and HL7 FHIR, including the federal rules that were approved last Spring? Check out our resource guide!

Learn more about the 2020 Innovator Fellowship and find their projects that cover Payer perspectives and Patient access APIs, advance care planning and more. 

Learn more about the 2019 Innovator Fellowship with partner Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


Background: After extensive feedback from the health care innovation community, Cambia Grove took on data as the first topic for our Solutions Lab. This Solutions Lab systematically breaks down barriers to innovation by convening stakeholders around high-priority health care topics, identifying specific challenges within those topics and then catalyze solutions that support system-wide transformation.