OpenHIE Architecture Specification

NEW Version 3.0

Updated September 2020

This specification documents the OpenHIE components as well as the requirements for each component. In addition, the specification documents the OpenHIE workflows (data exchanges) and the underlying standards that support the workflows.

This is a living document created by the OpenHIE Community and based upon real-world implementations and needs. You are encouraged to provide comments, proposed edits, and other suggestions for future versions on our Discourse forum site. If you have questions or need help unrelated to this guide, please contact us.

The most significant changes you can find in the 3.0 PDF version of the OpenHIE Architecture Specification include:

  • OpenHIE Workflow (Data Exchange) Maturity Level
    This maturity level takes into account the maturity of underlying IHE / FHIR specifications and the use of the workflow pattern in implementations.
  • Laboratory Workflows
    Data exchanges revolving around laboratory information have been added to the specification.
  • The Facility Registry Requirements
    The requirements for the key features of a facility registry were updated.
  • Terminology Workflow Updates
    The terminology workflows were updated to include IHE specification.

Previous Specification Versions

Previous releases of the specification document can be found on this page of the OpenHIE Wiki.

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