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Documentation, Tools, Sample Code, etc.


If you're developing a client application that will query HL7 FHIR® data sources enabled by EMR Direct Interoperability Engine, please refer to the following resources:

STU3 Documentation

R4 Documentation (Coming Soon!)

Terms of Use

App Developer Community Discussion

Branding Guidelines (Coming Soon!)

API Management Platform for Direct Messaging & FHIR

Data holders, register for a complimentary Developer account to view documentation & sample code you can use to easily enable Direct Messaging or HL7 FHIR services in your Health IT application. A test Direct address & FHIR endpoint, email-based support, and all you need for certification testing are included.

Interoperability Engine

Drummond Certified 2015 Edition Module
Need a Developer account for enabling HL7 FHIR or Direct Messaging services into your application?
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Featured apps & case studies


Best practices & other noteworthy topics
Tiered OAuth

If OAuth Servers Could Talk...

The Open API economy is enjoying a great deal of success in health data democratization. The government declared that we should enable Open APIs, so we built them. Then, lo and behold, several developers (most noteworthy Apple) built client applications and...

Transactional Authorization for FHIR

Transactional Authorization for FHIR

In some workflows, it may be necessary to have the user specifically authorize a FHIR transaction or even re-authenticate to complete the transaction. We have worked out a workflow that we call “transactional authorization” to address this that leverages the concept of scopes...

Disrupting Health IT Tweet

Where Were You When Health IT Was Being Disrupted?

For those who haven't been in a mountaintop dojo reading Health IT regulations the last few years (see tweet above or here), I'm happy to share that patient health data is now available to authorized parties about as conveniently as...

Using Digital Certificates with FHIR

Using Digital Certificates with FHIR

There has been substantial effort over the last few years to deploy digital tools to the healthcare setting, so that medical records are more computable both in-place and when shared (think decision support for now, evolving to advanced data processing tools, enabled with artificial intelligence)...

Trusted Exchange Framework

What's a Trusted Exchange Framework and why do we need one?

Somewhere at the crossroads of actual information blocking (or, more likely, accidental information throttling) and use of entirely-appropriate, high security constraints, usability and data access have suffered and medical tests are being duplicated...


A knowledge base for Health IT Developers

PHIMAIL Direct Messaging

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phiQuery Data Holders

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Test Your FHIR or Direct Messaging App


The HealthToGo Sandbox client application is available to registered Developers who are testing their own implementation of Interop Engine phiQuery (EMR Direct's software for enabling HL7 FHIR services) or who are evaluating UDAP FHIR ecosystem server certificates issued by EMR Direct.

phiQuery integrators use the HealthToGo Sandbox as their test harness to demonstrate to the testing labs how their software uses Interop Engine to meet the ONC 2015 Edition Application Access APIs certification criteria g.7-9.

Interoperability Engine

Register for an EMR Direct Developer account to enable Direct or HL7 FHIR services you can test with the sandboxes listed here and your own test data.

We're now accepting participants in several pilot programs evaluating advanced use cases such as using digital certificates to enable a trusted FHIR ecosystem, using Direct for records requests from the Social Security Administration and others, using the HEART profiles for UMA, OAuth, and OpenID to facilitate grant management, and other use cases for improving workflows through Context-enabled Direct Messaging.

phiMail Web

For testing Direct Messaging applications built with phiMail, a sandbox version of our web-based Direct Messaging service is also available:

phiMail Web Sandbox

If you're preparing to certify your health IT through a test lab using phiMail, be sure to request a current version of our documentation for use with the testing tools.