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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 National Healthcare Directory IG and the Federated Endpoint Query 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 

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

National Healthcare Directory FHIR IG:

National Healthcare Directory Endpoint Query IG:

Reference Implementations

PDex Plan Net

Hosted Reference Implementations

Reference Implementation Code

Validated Directory (Validation / Attestation / UDAP)

Artifacts of focus

Endpoint resource

Track kickoff

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

January 11 Agenda

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern

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

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Eastern 

Review of National Directory IGs and RI

  • 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern

–Break / Lunch

  • 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern

National Directory US Realm: Test Exchange and Query Standards

January 12 Agenda

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern

–Review Prior Day

  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern

National Directory US Realm: Test Exchange and Query Standards

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Eastern 

Breakout Session: Securing FAST Directory Access

  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern 

–Wrap up

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