Initiate Systems, Inc. (Initiate Systems) announced the successful integration of Initiate software with the Federal Health Architecture’s CONNECT Gateway. Initiate’s patient registry, part of the Initiate Interoperable Health solution, is among the first products to demonstrate interoperability with the CONNECT Gateway.

Initiate’s patient registry technology integrates with the open-source architecture, using web service technology and HL7 standards, demonstrating that Initiate Interoperable Health is an open and flexible platform.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the CONNECT Gateway is designed to enable public and private health information technology systems to communicate with each other through health information exchanges using Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) specifications and conventions. The NHIN is a federal initiative to facilitate the electronic exchange of health information across public and private exchanges, providers, integrated delivery networks (IDNs), pharmacies and government health agencies. The CONNECT software was released as open source technology by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) in April 2009.

Initiate successfully completed tests with the CONNECT Gateway’s Subject Discovery Service, which locates patients based on demographic information, and completed interactions needed to locate and return patient information requested by a peer from the NHIN network.

Initiate Systems is a developer of data management solutions that enable the exchange of health information.