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CONNECT Vendor Symposium

May 4, 2012

By Lauren Thompson
Director, Federal Health Architecture

The CONNECT team hosted a vendor symposium on April 30 and May 1 at the Social Security Administration in Baltimore. The purpose of the event was to gain an understanding from industry about their experiences and suggestions as we transition CONNECT to an open-source contribution model employing a custodian.  

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Multiple versions of Nationwide Health Information Network specifications in your business

April 23, 2012

By Deepthi Rodrigues and Greg Turner

In the summer of 2011, the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange Coordinating Committee approved the newest set of specifications for use by Exchange participants.

What does this mean for you and your organization?

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Installing CONNECT has never been easier!

April 9, 2012

By Ryan Halferty, developer

Have you been looking at CONNECT? Have you wondered if you can successfully install such a large application? Do you wonder, is CONNECT just a large piece of software that will hog my resources? Is all the information making your confusion worse?

If you have been debating whether or not to use CONNECT, release 3.3 is going to ease your mind. CONNECT 3.3 is easier to use than ever before, offering selectable services, tunable parameters and much more. Installation details can be found on the wiki.

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How did we implement Nationwide Health Information Network specifications?

April 4, 2012

By Jennifer Puyenbroek, Matthew Weaver and Glen Marshall

As we’ve noted in the previous blog posts, a major feature of CONNECT 3.3 is the implementation of the summer 2011 NwHIN specifications. The many JIRA tickets associated with this change resulted from a two-part evaluation: the CONNECT team’s specification gap analysis and, subsequently, a code analysis to determine if CONNECT complied with the identified deltas.

Multiple approaches to implementing 2011 specs

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What’s new in CONNECT and what does it mean to you, the implementer?

March 26, 2012

By Paul Eftis, Lead Developer

The CONNECT version 3.3 release is much more than just a minor release update: it contains numerous new features and functionality, in addition to changes and optimizations to existing implementation code.  Here are some of the best new features:

1.  The NwHIN specs!
We’ve implemented the NwHIN specifications that we approved in the summer of 2011, including:

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