Launch Of Connect 4.0 – An HIE Advancement Driven By Federal Collaboration

Lauren Thompson | Health IT Buzz | February 11, 2013

I am excited to announce that today, February 11, 2012, we are releasing CONNECT version 4.0, which supports the current federal IT standards and Meaningful Use Stage 2 core objectives related to the secure electronic exchange of information. This is done through CONNECT’s support of Direct project specifications and NwHIN transports (i.e., electronically sending and receiving patient data, registering immunization information, public health reporting and patient access to data).

CONNECT is a dynamic, open source platform for the secure exchange of health information. The health information exchange (HIE) open source platform is the result of an extensive collaboration effort between the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) and its federal partners – including the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

CONNECT Benefits:

For agencies and organizations, they:

  • Can securely exchange health data with other users throughout the world who have adopted exchange solutions that implement the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) specifications and standards.