The health information access layer acts like a highway of medical information. It provides a single point of integration to EHR services, applies security and privacy controls, message validation, transformation, enrichment, orchestration, terminology as needed, and auditing for all transactions. Engineered for availability, it handles the high volumes of transactions inherent to the EHR. Security controls include the authentication and authorization of all transactions via the user registry and, as needed, anti-virus services, as well as privacy controls such as audit and consent management.
The HIAL Transport & Message Specification is required to connect to the Provincial Provider Registry (view the specification).