Project Intro

The purpose of the Argonaut Project is to rapidly develop a first-generation FHIR-based API and Core Data Services specification to enable expanded information sharing for electronic health records and other health information technology based on Internet standards and architectural patterns and styles. This effort follows on recommendations from the Joint HIT Standards and Policy Committee's JASON Task Force Report, the HIT Standards Committee’s Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Power Team, the MITRE JASON Reports of 2013 and 2014, and the 2010 PCAST Report. Additional information, including links to the Argonaut Implementation Guides, is available on the Argonaut Project website.

At a Glance


Argonaut Project


In 2014 HL7, along with a group of health information technology vendors and healthcare organizations, elected the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative to provide project management services to the Argonaut Project.


Assisting with the successful delivery of the following Argonaut Implementation Guide documents:

  • Security and Authorization
  • Data element query of the ONC Common Clinical Data Set (CCDS)
  • Document query of static documents (such as C-CDA)
  • Provider Directory
  • Clinical Notes
  • Questionnaire
  • CDS Hooks

Visit the Argonaut Project website for additional information.

MAeHC Services

The Collaborative provides project management resources to the project overall, and to HL7. Such project management services also include: providing strategic direction to the project; organizing and staffing monthly Project Argonaut Steering Committee meetings and weekly workgroup meetings; providing feedback from market activities and internal and external communications.