Tuesday, April 05, 2016

#ONCPDW #PDWorkshop – Mitre HealthCare Provider Directory Prototype

Provider Directory Prototype


Explore technical considerations required to build a HC Directory for Federal Partners


  • Deliver working software

— Explore standards (RestFul APIs etc.)

  • Explore implementing call to Action from ONC Interoperability Roadmap


  • Used NPPPES and Physician Compare Organization mapping data – Support complex organizational relationships
  • Search
  • FHIR and IHE protocol support


Datastore: Postgres (Rich search and Geo-spatial features)
Application Service Tier (Ruby on Rails) : RESTful, FHIR, HPD User Interfaces: Web Search. could be implemented in EHR, Fraud systems etc.

Basic RESTful

  • Simple search.
  • Designed for machine to machine interaction
  • JSON data structure


  • Practitioners
  • Organizations

IHE HPD Interface

  • SOAP
  • DSML
  • More complex than REST

Analysis / Challenges

  • Biggest challenges are not technical
  • Governance and stewardship are the hard problems
  • Different target environments may need different search requirements

Next Steps

  • Pilot to validate understanding of requirements
  • Project is open source on github Medirectory/medirectory

Presenter: Peter Krautscheid, MITRE/ Vanita Khetan, MITRE

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