The Core contains help and guidance on the artefacts and concepts that are shared across ITK implementations. Releases of this item contain service definitions that are used with all ITK transport options. For Web Services, the Core also contains technical artefacts such as WSDL files.
The Distribution Envelop is explained in detail in terms of its elements and attributes, with a schema file and several examples also included. The acknowledgement framework is outlined, with examples and schema for the ITK infrastructure Acknowledgement and ITK Business Acknowledgement.
Finally, the Core explains ITK correspondence metadata, including schema and examples.
This is the first release to be issued by HSCIC.
The concepts and standards in this release are shared and reused across all health domains.
Released on Friday, 18 July 2014.