Public Review Period for Five HEART Specifications Started

The OpenID HEART Working Group recommends approval of the following specifications as OpenID Implementer’s Drafts:

If approved, these will be the second Implementer’s Drafts of the first three profiles and the first Implementer’s Drafts of the last two – the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) profiles.

An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification. This note starts the 45-day public review period for the specification drafts in accordance with the OpenID Foundation IPR policies and procedures. Unless issues are identified during the review that the working group believes must be addressed by revising the drafts, this review period will be followed by a seven-day voting period during which OpenID Foundation members will vote on whether to approve these drafts as OpenID Implementer’s Drafts. For the convenience of members, voting will actually begin a week before the start of the official voting period.

The relevant dates are:

  • Implementer’s Drafts public review period: 2017-06-03 to 2017-07-18 (45 days)
  • Implementer’s Drafts vote announcement: 2017-07-05
  • Implementer’s Drafts voting period: 2017-07-12 to 2017-07-26 (7 days)*

* Note: Early voting before the start of the formal voting will be allowed.

The HEART working group page is Information on joining the OpenID Foundation can be found at If you’re not a current OpenID Foundation member, please consider joining to participate in the approval vote.

You can send feedback on the specifications in a way that enables the working group to act upon it by (1) signing the contribution agreement at to join the working group (please specify that you are joining the “HEART” working group on your contribution agreement), (2) joining the working group mailing list at, and (3) sending your feedback to the list.

— Michael B. Jones – OpenID Foundation Board Secretary