About CONNECT

Project Milestones

The path from the CONNECT concept to the delivery of the software and creation of the CONNECT Community has been marked by a series of important milestones.


2012

  • May: FHA and VA to sponsor CONNECT Industry Day
  • March: FHA releases CONNECT v3.3
  • February: SYSNET International contributed OpenEMPI to the CONNECT community
  • February: Federal agencies, states and private sector organizations participate in demonstrations at HIMSS 2012
 

2011

  • December: FHA hosts CONNECT Code-A-Thon at the University of California, Berkeley
  • August: FHA hosts CONNECT Code-A-Thon at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD
  • June: FHA releases CONNECT v3.2
  • March: FHA releases CONNECT v2.5
  • February: ONC and FHA participate in HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
 

2010

  • April: FHA hosts CONNECT Code-A-Thon in Miami, FL
  • March: FHA releases CONNECT v2.4
  • March: 41 organizations participate in demonstrations at HIMSS 2010
  • February: HealthBridge moves into production using CONNECT
  • February: Thayer County Health Services begins using CONNECT in production
  • January: Department of Defense goes into limited production to communicate with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Kaiser Permanente
  • January: FHA release CONNECT v2.3
 

2009

  • December: Department of Veterans Affairs goes into limited production on the Nationwide Health Information Network using CONNECT
  • November: FHA hosts CONNECT Code-A-Thon in Portland, OR
  • September: Regenstrief moves into production using CONNECT
  • September: FHA releases CONNECT v2.2
  • September: The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Department of Defense, Indian Health Service, Kaiser Permanente, MedVirginia, NCHICA, National Cancer Institute, National Disaster Medical System, Social Security Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs demonstrate CONNECT on Capitol Hill
  • August: FHA hosts first CONNECT Code-A-Thon in Washington DC
  • July: MedVirginia migrates to CONNECT for use in limited production
  • June: FHA hosts the first CONNECT Annual Training Seminar
  • June: FHA releases CONNECT 2.1
  • June: Orange County and Redwood MedNet in California move into production with CONNECT
  • April: Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Service, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Social Security, National Cancer Institute and the National Disaster Medical System participate in HIMSS 2009 demonstrations. FHA releases the source code (v2.0) as open source and begins developing the open source community
  • February: Social Security Administration goes into limited production on the Nationwide Health Information Network using CONNECT
 

2008

  • December: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense , Indian Health Service, National Cancer Institute, Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs participate in demonstrations at ONC event
  • November: FHA participates in test event to test additional Nationwide Health Information Network services
  • September: Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and Social Security Administration participate in AHIC demonstration
  • August: FHA uses CONNECT to test Nationwide Health Information Network specifications along with other Nationwide Health Information Network trial grantees and awardees
  • July: FHA releases CONNECT v1.0 to the Social Security Administration to support test event
  • March: The Federal Health Architecture (FHA) awards contract to begin CONNECT development
 

2007

  • October: Federal agencies vote to support the Nationwide Health Information Network and begin developing CONNECT