CONNECT is an open source software solution and community that promotes IT interoperability and connectivity in the U.S. health care system. CONNECT enables secure electronic health information exchange (HIE) among healthcare providers, insurers, government agencies and consumer services.

This software solution was initially developed by federal agencies to support their health-related missions, but it is now available to all organizations and can be used to help set up health information exchanges and share data using nationally-recognized interoperability standards.

CONNECT can be used to:

  •   Set up a health information exchange within an organization
  •   Tie a health information exchange into a regional network of health information exchanges using Nationwide Health Information Network standards