The eHealth Exchange Specifications

The review specifications that have been approved by the eHealth Exchange Coordinating Committee. These are not intended to be linked to any particular use case, but are available for implementation across a myriad of use cases.


Join our Spec Factory wiki (registration required).

This group meets weekly (1-605-562-3140;244828# and https://join.me/ericheflin) on Thursday from 3-4 pm Eastern time.

The role of the Spec Factory is to develop production-caliber interoperability specifications based upon existing industry standards, where possible, to support the business and clinical use cases that could be operated in production by the Exchange. In the event that existing industry standards don’t exist or are inadequate, the Spec Factory creates new specifications, and then works with appropriate industry Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) to move the new efforts into industry standards when possible.


Join our Policy & Technical Task Group wiki (registration required).

The Policy & Technical Task Group meets on a monthly basis, or more frequently as needed, to address a broad range of topics that have both policy and technical implications. The P&T may be convened at the request of the Coordinating Committee to advise on proposed policies and provide input and make recommendations on a variety of topics.


Join our Testing Workgroup wiki (registration required).

This group meets weekly on Tuesday from 3-4 pm Eastern time.  Recordings of previous meetings are also available on the Wiki.

The purpose of the Testing Work Group is to develop functional and conformance testing requirements for the testing and validation of Health IT Modules to the eHealth Exchange criteria. The Testing Workgroup will be responsible for the creation, review and approval of testing documentation, checklists and use cases. The workgroup will determine interoperability testing requirements to enable robust testing of information exchange among participants of the eHealth Exchange for Coordinating Committee approved use cases. Under the advice and guidance of the Coordinating Committee, and with approval from the Specification Factory and Policy and Technical Task Group, the Testing Workgroup will be responsible for testing requirements to ensure interoperable exchange among differing technology platforms and architectures.The Testing Workgroup shall focus on the broad needs for industry and remain grounded in existing capabilities implemented in production and where there are gaps or issues with information exchange.


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