For Discussion and Demonstration Only The Normative content for these specifications may be found on the HL7, IHE, and HITSP web sites.


This implementation guide references materials developed by Data Segmentation for Privacy (DS4) S&I Framework Initiative as described on the project wiki with contributions from a large number of industry stake holders.

The technical approach outlined in this Implementation Guide are based on the experience of pilot projects and the solutions they developed to meet the DS4P project requirements. The pilot implementation project underwent inspection testing and demonstrated support for the user stories and requirements if the Data Segmentation for Privacy (DS4) S&I Framework Initiative project.

The document implementation constraints in this IG refer to the following sources:

The Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) and DIRECT transport specifications referenced in this document are based on the IHE IT Infrastructure Technical Framework.

The standard-based Privacy Consent Directive CDA Implementation Guide is based on the HL7 DSTU and the subsequent Normative edition.