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Mon, 06/26/2017,
Posted by FHA Connect Team

The FHA CONNECT team is proud to announce our latest release, CONNECT 5.0 Web Site Disclaimers. This release is the first major web stack upgrade since version 4.0 in 2013. The CONNECT team worked with federal agencies and the CONNECT community to determine the upgrades and patches that were included in this release. The release was thoroughly tested using regression test suites, interoperability test lab, installation guidelines, and security scanning tools (including HP Fortify and SonarQube). The release was also verified against the eHealth exchange testing system to ensure it continues to meets all requirements for our eHealth exchange product validation.

The release includes the web stack improvement, upgrading Apache CXF from version 2.7.2 to 3.1.9, OpenSAML...

Thu, 06/01/2017,
Posted by FHA Connect Team

Federal Health Architecture (FHA) is honored to be recognized by the FedHealth IT Innovation Awards alongside government and industry leaders from across the federal health technology and consulting sector. We are deeply honored to share the honor of nomination and selection with other projects from Veterans Affairs, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Defense Health Agency, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, National Institute of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and the Administration for Children and Families.

The CONNECT Empowering Opioid Exchange project was imagined as part of the ongoing work to address the opioid epidemic.  The Department of Defense (DoD) asked FHA to envision a solution to aggregate opioid information from multiple states.  The FHA team worked together on an approach leveraging...

Fri, 03/17/2017,
Posted by FHA Connect Team


The CONNECT team recently demonstrated a newly developed capability to pull data from state Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMP) at HIMSS 2017 in Orlando at the Interoperability Showcase. 

As part of the ongoing work to address the opioid epidemic, the Department of Defense (DoD) asked Federal Health Architecture (FHA) to envision a solution to aggregate opioid information from multiple states. This approach will allow them to identify potential use of opioids by active duty soldiers. The aggregated information enables the DoD to quickly identify and respond to available information. The opioid data can be proactively leveraged by authorized federal agencies to provide earlier identification, develop more effective patient treatments, help address opioid doctor shopping, and improve research of opioid use in the U.S.

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CONNECT is a security gateway that implements nationwide...

Thu, 03/27/2014,
Posted by Ashish.Pagar

The CONNECT Team has released version 4.3, the latest in a series of CONNECT 4 releases that continues to mature functionality to meet today’s nationwide requirements for health information exchange.  In parallel with the CONNECT 4.3 development cycle, the CONNECT Team also greatly expanded and evolved the CONNECT testing infrastructure, incorporating the following testing enhancements:

  • Matured the automated testing infrastructure and significantly expanded the testing code coverage
  • Collaborated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to incorporate its SOAP-based interoperability test scripts that test Meaningful Use requirements
  • Incorporated industry-leading security and code quality testing tools to ensure CONNECT meets federal and industry security standards
  • Leveraged product-related test scripts made available by Healtheway and the eHealth Exchange

In addition to the testing enhancements, code...

Wed, 12/18/2013,
Posted by Ashish.Pagar

The CONNECT program recently implemented some changes to its sprint sessions to reflect the needs of the CONNECT community. Starting this month, sprint reviews will be discussed in the CONNECT Forums. This approach will allow the community to participate at their convenience. It is the product team's hope that hosting the sprints in the Forums will generate exciting discussions about the development of CONNECT, and feedback about features and enhancements. Join the CONNECT Status Updates Forum today to join in the sprint discussion: http://www.connectopensource.org/developer-resources/forums.

The product team has also released a CONNECT Feature Matrix that compares features of various versions of CONNECT. View this matrix now to see how your version compares, and how adopting a newer version will enhance your health information exchange capabilities: ...