Product

CONNECT/Nationwide Health Information Network Specifications

CONNECT Backward Compatibility and Nationwide Health Information Network Specification Versions
CONNECT Release Version
4.03.3
Feb. 2013 (Planned) 03/16/12 06/10/11 06/15/10 03/02/10
N/A 3.3.1
(07/30/12)
3.3.2
(06/11/12)
N/A 2.4.7
(07/09/10)
TBD

3.2.2, 3.1,
2.4.8 and 2.4.7
3.2.2, 3.1,
2.4.8 and 2.4.7
3.0 and 2.4.x 2.3.1, 2.3
& 2.2 [1]
 

1.0 [p] 1.0 [p] 1.0 [p] 1.0 [p] 1.0 [p]
2.0 [p], 1.0 [e] 2.0 [p], 1.0 [e] N/A 1.0 [6, e] N/A
N/A N/A 1.3.1 [t] 1.3.1 [t] 1.3.1 [t]
3.0 [p], 2.0 [p] 3.0 [p], 2.0 [p] 2.0 PLUS CONNECT Version 2.5
Fix for PurposeFor Use [6]
2.0 [t] 2.0 [2, t]
2.0 [p], 1.1.0 2.0 [p], 1.1.0 1.1.0 1.1.0 /
1.1.0.6 [4, e]
1.1.0 [e]
2.0 [p]

2.0 [p]

2.0 [p]

1.5 [p]

1.5 [p]

3.0 [p], 2.0 [4, 5, p] 3.0 [p], 2.0 [4, 5, p] 2.0 [4, 5, p] 2.0 / 2.0.0.5
[4, 5, p]
2.0 [p]
2.0 [p], 1.0 [p] 2.0 [p], 1.0 [p] 1.0.0.7 [6, e] 1.0 / 1.0.0.5
[4, p]
1.0 [p]
3.0 [p], 2.0 [p] 3.0 [p], 2.0 [p] 2.0 [p] 2.0 [p] 2.0 [p]
3.0 [p], 2.0 [p] 3.0 [p], 2.0 [p] 2.0 [p] 2.0 [p] 2.0 [p]
3.0 [p], 2.0 [p] 3.0 [p], 2.0 [p] 2.0 [p] 2.0 [p] 2.0 [p]
CONNECT Release Date
Latest Version Supported
(if applicable)
Current Supported Version's
Backwards Compatibility
Implements Specification
Versions (Below):
Access Consent Policies
Administrative Distribution
Audit Log Query
Authorization Framework
Document Submission
Health Information
Event Messaging
Messaging Platform
Patient Discovery
Query for Documents
Retrieve Documents
Web Services Registry
 

[t] Nationwide Health Information Network Trial Implementation Specification – This term is used to distinguish the specifications used during the 2008 Nationwide Health Information Network Trial Implementation project. These specifications have since been deprecated or have undergone further development and have been promoted to Production Specifications.

[e] Nationwide Health Information Network Emergence Specification – An Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange specification developed to explore and evaluate potential new Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange features or functionality. The development of these specifications is most often done in conjunction with a pilot project.

[p] Nationwide Health Information Network Production Specification – These are specifications which have been accepted by the Nationwide Health Information Network Technical Committee and approved for use in the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange. They are available for implementation and use by all Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange Participants.

[1] Patient Discovery & Subject Discovery are not compatible between releases. All other services are compatible.

[2] Compliant with Production Specification v2.0, with the exception that we only comply with the Namespace & Action Value specified in the older DRAFT Spec version 2.3. Everything else is compliant with Specification v2.0.

[3] Async XDR is incompatible between 2.4.x and 3.0 because 2.4.x was an interim solution implemented just in CONNECT while the Nationwide Health Information Network specification factory worked on the standard specification. The implementation in release 3.0 is in line with the latest draft specification from the Nationwide Health Information Network specification factory.

[4] There is a draft Nationwide Health Information Network spec that has not been officially published yet that CONNECT 3.0 is in compliance with.

[5] This version is complaint to the 2.0 version of the Messaging Platform with the exception of the WS-RM version being used (GATEWAY-170)

[6] Different from prior version (2.4 or 3.1)

Nationwide Health Information Network Production Specification – A Nationwide Health Information Network specification that has been approved by the Nationwide Health Information Network Technical Committee for production use by participants in the Nationwide Health Information Network Limited Production Exchange.

Nationwide Health Information Network Emergence Pilot Specification – A Nationwide Health Information Network specification that is intended only for use in specific Nationwide Health Information Network emergence pilot exchanges. Such specifications have not been approved by the Nationwide Health Information Network Technical Committee for production use in the Nationwide Health Information Network Limited Production Exchange. Current Emergence Pilot specifications may be considered for future production use in the Nationwide Health Information Network Limited Production Exchange.

The NwHIN profiles and other specifications can be found at the Health Information Network Inventory of Tools.