ONC & FHA Announce Upcoming CONNECT Code-A-Thon

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | October 26, 2012

Next month, the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) will host its CONNECT Code-A-Thon at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. The two-day event, beginning Nov. 7 and ending Nov. 8, will bring together information technology and healthcare professionals as well as students who will together on health information exchange (HIE) solutions related to the open source software solution, CONNECT.

The FHA is an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) initiative designed to develop a federal health IT ecosystem enabling interoperability and coordination of care while coordinating health IT initiatives and programs among relevant federal agencies. Originally developed by federal agencies, CONNECT can now be used by all organizations developing interoperable solutions for exchanging health data among providers and institutions. CONNECT v3.3 is the latest iteration of the open source HIE solution.