An overview of NHIN and NHIN Direct for software developers
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Date archived: May 14, 2019 | First published: July 27, 2010
If you're doing any work in the healthcare IT industry, you need to be familiar with the National Health Information Network (NHIN). This article provides a technical overview of NHIN and related sub projects called NHIN CONNECT and NHIN Direct. You can use CONNECT right now to create your own health information exchange (HIE) or connect to an existing HIE. NHIN Direct is new and doesn't have immediately usable code, but when it's ready you can use it to push or pull data from your medical systems to other healthcare systems directly (without necessarily going through an HIE).
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