The audience for this document includes software developers and implementers who wish to develop solutions consistent with the needs of provider organizations to exchange patient records in accordance with prevailing privacy policies.

The implementers may use this IG to exchange privacy-protected PHII based on the HL7 Consolidated CDA Specification using one of the following transport protocols as of the date of publication: NwHIN SOAP/Exchange and NwHIN Direct. However, this specification may be used to apply similar privacy constraints to other transport specifications.