The Client Registry is a component of the OpenHIE and much more. There are currently two reference software implementations that have been IHE conformance tested and verified to support OpenHIE workflows: OpenEMPI and MEDIC-CR.  It is essential the client registry component is highly performant and scales to larger systems. Our high level goals include:

  • Ensure Performance and Scalability
  • Accurate and efficient Matching Algorithms
  • Customization and flexibility in implementing it
  • Improve manageability during operation

The mission of the OpenHIE Client Registry Community (OHIE-CR) is to enable an open, collaborative and global group dedicated to promoting and supporting people, disseminating best practices, and fostering innovative technology that provides accurate, reliable and stable identification and de-duplication of individuals and other entities in a variety of contexts, particularly resource constrained settings. 

We envision a world where the evolving identity management needs for systems in a variety of contexts, particularly resource-constrained health care environments, are supported by an open, collaborative and vibrant global community.

We value....

  • Collaboration – We value the contribution from community stakeholders and the meaningful partnerships that emerge from a variety of complementary roles that community members may serve.

  • Communication – We value providing multiple venues by which community members can interact. These mechanisms include e-mail, wiki, IRC, telephone and face-to-face meetings.

  • Interoperability - We value creating seamless integration among complementary components that may interact with MPI technology; we seek to leverage and promote standards-based approaches where feasible and practical.

  •  Openness - We value the inclusion of the rich diversity of experiences and perspectives that community members provide; we respect individual differences, and support intellectual freedom and diversity of thought; we seek to enable access for all who can benefit from our people, best practices, and technology.

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