The schedule is the usual S&I timeline. This project is announced with the schedule in place before anyone has signed up. Here's the time-lines:
- Phase I: Security approach for a RESTful health information exchange (April-June 2012); and
- Phase II: Content approach for a RESTful health information exchange (July-September 2012)
Given these time-lines, my fear is that there's a stack already built that this project will be pushing that hasn't been coordinated with other standards activities already under way. However, I suspect that it's based on hData, and I know the hData folks have been coordinating with the FHIR activities in HL7, and with the IHE mHealth profile. Fortunately, FHIR is already working in a couple of places, and the IHE effort is just in time to take feedback from this effort.
And I was so looking forward to an easy summer ;-)