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Short Description

Review and test aspects of the ONC FAST Directory effort 

Long Description

Review of the existing implementation guides that are part of input into the FAST Directory solution.  The existing implementation guides include the Validated Healthcare Directory IG and the Da Vinci PDex Plan Net IG. The FAST solution document outlines the direction that will be taken in creating the three new IGs that are part of the National Directory work effort at HL7.


Review initial implementation guide work and test associated reference implementations (Validated HealthCare Directory, PDex Plan Net, and CAQH Payer Directory)

Submitting Work Group/Project/Accelerator/Affiliate/Implementer Group  

Patient Administration / FAST Directory Task Force

Track Lead(s)

Track Lead Email(s);;

Related Tracks

Da Vinci Patient Access API (PDex Plan Net)

FHIR Version


Specification(s) this track uses

The FAST Directory Track will use both of the following IG as reference information

Validated Healthcare Directory FHIR IG: 

PDex PlanNet: 

Reference Implementations

PDex Plan Net

Hosted Reference Implementations

Reference Implementation Code

Artifacts of focus

Endpoint resource

Track kickoffTrack kickoff presentation: ONC FAST -- National Directory Track -- Connectathon 28.pptx

Expected participants

Payers and Providers interested in using an endpoint directory to facilitate implementing the CMS and ONC final rules

Zulip stream

Zulip stream for comments and questions regarding the ONC FAST Directory Track

Track AgendaFor the Track agenda, please see Whova: Select the ONC FAST National Directory Track.

Track Details

September 14 Agenda

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern

–Kick off, agenda review, Connectathon objectives, Connectathon operations (Robert Dieterle)

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM Eastern (Plan Net – Sean Mahoney)

–Please join the Da Vinci Payer Data Exchange Track for CMS Patient Access API

–They will be reviewing the Plan Net IG (which is part of the technical basis for the National Directory) and RI

  • 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern

–Break / Lunch

  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern

–CAQH Payer Endpoint Directory (overview and testing) – Ron Urwongse

September 15 Agenda

  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern

–Please join the Da Vinic Payer Data Exchange Track for CMS Patient Access API – Sean Mahoney

–They will be testing against the the Plan Net IG and RI

This track will focus on testing against the CAQH Payer Endpoint Directory RI in the afternoon of September 14

Role 1 Name: Federated Directory Actor

Role 2 Name: Application Query Actor


Query the Federated Directory for a specific endpoint based on the name or ID of a payer organization

Scenario Step 1 Connect to Federated Directory API endpoint

Action: Authenticate to Federated Directory Endpoint

Success Criteria:  ability to access a Federated Directory API 

Scenario Step 2 Query for endpoint information for a specific Payer

Action: RESTful GET of endpoint information for a specific Payer organization

Success Criteria:  ability to return endpoint information for a specific payer organization

We will use the Da Vinci Payer Data Exchange Track for CMS Patient Access API to test against the RI for most of the day on September 15