A software solution that lets federal agencies securely link their existing health information technology systems to the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), an information highway for health data exchange that connects more than 20 federal agencies.
CONNECT is an open source software solution that supports health information exchange – both locally and at the national level. CONNECT uses Nationwide Health Information Network standards and governance to make sure that health information exchanges are compatible with other exchanges being set up throughout the country.
The Nationwide Health Information Network provides common specifications, standards and governance that enable secure health information exchange. It will enhance healthcare quality and efficiency, empowering patients to better manage their own health care.