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Tuesday, January 7, 2020  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  & 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Headquarters

7500 Security Boulevard

Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850

Grand Auditorium

The contact for this event is Sandy Vance who can be reached at or +1.614.273.5916

Full Agenda Here

See the On-Site Floor Plan Here

Track Reports


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TRACK LEADS! Please complete your track report out by 2:00 PM on Wednesday.

Complete the HL7 FHIR Pre-Connectathon Survey  for each member of your team to indicate their primary track.

Review Connectathon Information Session Slides or Recording before attending.

TRACK LEADS! Please review the HL7 / CMS FHIR Connectathon 1 Track Lead Information Session recording or Slides that were presented on Wednesday, December 4th at 3pm ET.

HL7 Registration for the Connectathon is now closed.


If you or your company are interested in participating in the connectathon, please do the following:

  1. Read the Connectathon version of the FHIR Specification and the FHIR wiki if you haven't already done so, to become familiar with the concepts.
  2. Read the Track descriptions found in the drop down list on the left under Tracks for Connectathon 23.
  3. Register to attend the Connectathon.

Space at the venue is limited, so please register as soon as possible. Preference will be given to those who are participating in the technical event. Observers are welcome if space permits.

Contact Sandy Vance at if you have questions.

Helpful Links:

HL7 FHIR Pre-Connectathon Survey 

Break Out Room

Photos from event

Slide Presentations:

Monday, January 6, 2020

Welcome Slides

FHIR 101 for Managers

Payer Data Exchange

Conformance Testing and Connectathons

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Morning Announcements

CMS Welcome Slides

Request for Exceptions from standards to permit testing of proposed modifications

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Proposals were due by : November 30, 2019

To enter a track proposal, go to the ellipsis next to the Create button at the top of this page, click show more, and select the Track Proposal Template. Once you name your page, click publish in the bottom right corner. For more information on how to use a template to set up a new page click here.

The FHIR standards development process uses a philosophy of constant implementation to make sure that the standard is implementable in the real world. A key element of realizing this mindset is a FHIR Connectathon at each HL7 Working Group Meeting. The event is typically held on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the meeting and allows participants to test or develop software in an informal way. Test FHIR servers are available and some participants bring other servers along depending on the actors they are fulfilling.

The principles associated with connectathons can be found here.

Test servers are available (FHIR Test Servers ), but some participants may bring other servers along depending on the actors they are fulfilling.

Each track has a coordinating Track Lead. Please review Track Lead responsibilities.


Track Lead Resources

Track Orientation

Please plan to host a track orientation 30-60 minute webinar. If you would like help with scheduling, recording, and posting the Go To Meeting for this orientation contact with your preferred time. Otherwise - be sure to record and post it to your track page in confluence.]

Outcomes Reporting

Each track lead will be expected to participate in developing the track report out for the participants of their track.

Guidelines for report out:

  • 1 paragraph summary: what was the track trying to achieve
  • 1 list of participants (with logos if you have time and energy)
  • 1 paragraph: notable achievements
  • 1-2 screenshots if relevant and interesting and/or links to further information about implementations/achievements
  • 1 paragraph: discovered issues / questions (if there are any)
  • 1 paragraph: now what?

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