Connectathon Managers' Resources for Implementers
This page is maintained by the Connectathon Managers (Poiseau, Eichelberg, Moore, Felhofer). If your company has signed you up to participate in the European American Connectathon in April, you should bookmark this page and come back often.
ensure you get Connectathon-related announcements by registering for the Europe 2010 Connectathon google group: http://groups.google.com/group/ihe-europe-2010-connectathon
After that, the resources you need to succeed at the Connectathon are found below. Good luck, and ask us questions if you need help. -- Eric
June-Aug 2009: Webinar Training Series
IHE presented its annual series of free Web teleconference sessions for vendors preparing to take part in IHE Connectathons and Interoperability Showcases in 2010 and others interested in the IHE testing process and interoperability specifications, or IHE Profiles, developed in ten active IHE domains.
Details and archives of these webinars are found here: http://www.ihe.net/Events/webinars2009.cfm
January 2010: Connectathon Registration
Registration closed January 17th, 2010 on: http://gazelle.ihe.net/Bordeaux2010
Here are some registration hints for first-time EHR participants: http://ihewiki.wustl.edu/wiki/index.php/Connectathon_Registration_Advice
What's New for 2009-2010
This section is for returning participants who need a quick overview of what has changed from last year. New readers may also find this information helpful.
- Changes in Integration Profiles for Testing at NA 2010
- Changes in Testing Process
List of Integration Profiles Offered for Testing
Thorough / Supportive Testing
- The policy for Thorough vs. Supportive testing is described in the Connectathon Policy and Guidelines document available on http://www.ihe.net/north_america/connectathon_2010_participants.cfm.
- By default, vendors do Thorough testing for the profiles/actors registered for.
First-time participants are encourage to contact Eric Poiseau and have a phone conversation before the webinars early april will take place.
Jan-Mar 2010: Implementation & Pre-connectathon testing
Requirements Documents for Implementers
- The page Summary of IHE Technical Requirements lists the set of IHE documents that should be consulted. The Connectathon relies on requirements defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks. For some profiles, those requirements are contained in more than one document. This occurs because we have final text from prior years and then supplements and Change Proposals for the current year. Use this page as a pointer to the relevant documentation for each profile.
Pre-Connnectathon (MESA) Testing
Each system participating in a Connectathon is required to run a set of pre-Connectathon tests, based on the actors/profiles you registered for, and upload the test results into the connectathon webtool Kudu: http://gazelle.ihe.net/Bordeaux2010. First find out which tests are required for your system, then download the tools and documentation you need.
- Pre-Connectathon Test Requirements
- Requirements for your connectathon test system: see Gazelle under Connectathon-->Pre-Connectathon
- Requirements per Profile: see gazelle under Test Definition-->Managet tests requirement
- Pre-Connectathon Test Tools and Documentation
- Navigating MESA Software: How Do I Find What I Need?
- Not All Profiles Have Complete MESA Tests, What Do I Do?
- MESA Test Documentation for Test Cases by Actor
- General Link to MESA Software (Binary, Installation Manuals, other documentation
- XDS Test - Main Page (NIST, Bill Majurski page)
- Pre-Connectathon Samples (images, reports, CDA documents): see kudu under MESA Tests-->Pre-Connectathon Images...Objects
- Internet MESA tools for testing TLS connections and PIX & PDQ queries
ATNA profile testing policy for NA2010 Connectathon
This policy, prompted by a newly-approved Change Proposal to the ATNA profile, applies to all systems testing as an ATNA Secure Node, Secure Application or Audit Record Repository actor: ATNA_Testing_Policy_NA2010.doc (Revised 2009.12.08)
Detailed Testing Notes on ATNA Profile for NA 2010
In addition to the policy above, there are some practical matters for ATNA testing. Please read ATNA Testing NA 2010
Collaborative Resources for Implementers
- You can join the Google Group for XDS implementers where developers seek help and share tips for implementing the XDS-related profiles.
- You can join the Google Group for PCC implementers where developers seek help and share tips for implementing the profiles in the PCC domain.
- You can review NA2010 ATNA implementation tips based on the model this year of using a CA to sign certificates.
Tools available for Internet Testing
March 2010: Connectathon Preparation
To start Connectathon week prepared, there are technical tasks (eg configuration) you must complete before arriving in Chicago. Here is the documentation you need to complete those tasks before you ship your system. To determine which tasks are required for you, scan down the first 2 columns in the table to find the profiles/actors which match those implemented in your connectathon test system.
|Profile||Actor(s)||Your Required Task||Reference(s)|
|All||All||Load your system with your partners' configuration information (eg. ports, URLs, DICOM AE Titles...)||See Gazelle under Configuration-->All confitguration....|
|ATNA||Secure Nodes, Secure Applications||Install your digital certificate on your system|
|ATNA||Secure Nodes, Secure Applications||Complete the ATNA Questionnaire and submit it with your pre-Connectathon results||http://ihewiki.wustl.edu/wiki/index.php/MESA/Secure_Node#11106:_ATNA_--_Complete_Questionnaire|
|PCC profiles||Content Creators||Test your documents against the schematron files used by the NIST CDA Guideline Validation Tool|| http://xreg2.nist.gov/cda-validation/downloads/IHE_PCC_ALL_20081223.tar.gz
...or from the download page at:
Please note that these schematron files check for conformance against IHE PCC rules only. Running XML documents through these schematron files will not check them against any Clinical Document Architecture Release 2 (CDA R2), Continuity of Care (CCD) or CDA For Common Document Types (CDA4CDT) rules which the PCC specifications may require.
|SWF, CATH, ECHO, STRESS, MAWF||ADT, OP, OF, MOD||Load HL7 & DICOM code tables onto your system.||http://ihewiki.wustl.edu/wiki/index.php/Connectathon-Codes|
|XDS.b||Document Registry||Load demographics (Identifiers in Affinity Domain) for these patients onto your system.||Patient demographics associated with the 3 affinity domains|
|XDS.b||Doc Registries, Doc Sources, Doc Consumers||Load OIDs/Codes for XDS metadata onto your systems.||In gazelle under Configuration-->All configuration|
|XCA||Gateways||Configure your system with your homeCommunityID OID||In gazelle under Configuration-->All configuration|
|PIX, PIXv3, PDQ, PDQv3 with Pediatric Demo option||PIX Patient Identity Source or PDQ Supplier||Load these pediatric demographics for these patients onto your system.||Media:Connectathon_TwinUseCases.xls|
|PIX, PIXv3||PIX Manager||Load demographics for these patients onto your system.||Patient demographics associated with the 3 affinity domains|
|PDQ, PDQv3||Patient Demog. Supplier||Load demographics for these patients onto your system.||Patient demographics associated with the 3 affinity domains|
|SVS||Value Set Repositories||Load these SVS-formatted code set onto your system.||ZIP file with connectathon codes in SVS format|
|Radiology, Cardiology, ITI||all workflow actors||Read through full workflow tests to be run on Wed & Thur of connectathon week||Media:SWFPIR_workflow.doc Media:XDS_workflow.doc Media:ECHO_workflow.doc Media:STRESS_workflow.doc|
12-16 April, 2010: Connectathon Week Survival
The Connectathon Managers define the Connectathon test process used during Connectathon week. It is based on the IHE Technical Frameworks, experience in the industry, and prior Connectathons.
This section lists supplemental documents you will need during the Bordeaux Connectathon. These documents apply only to that connectathon.
- Wed/Thurs Group test assignments: http://ihewiki.wustl.edu/wiki/index.php/Image:Bordeaux2010-group-assignments.xls
- Bill Majurski - Connectathon preparation for XDS participants
- Three XDS Affinity Domains
- Assigned partners: Mon/Tue/Wed assigned partners for XDS.b, XDS-I.b, Consistent Time, and ATNA logging
- DICOM Objects for Connectathon Testing
We maintain training material for both participants and monitors. The training is usually a description of how to use some of the tools you will need during the pre-Connectathon or Connectathon stages.
Multiple Email Lists
There are multiple email lists for participants preparing for the connectathon. The event is large enough that a single email list is not particularly useful. Below is the list of Google Groups that we use to manage communication.
|http://groups.google.com/group/ihe-europe-2010-connectathon||Focused Google Group for those participating in the Bordeaux connectathon|
|http://groups.google.com/group/ihepcdconnectathon||Focused Google Group for testing/demonstration of Patient Care Devices. Both demonstration and Connectathon testing.|
|http://groups.google.com/group/ihe-xds-implementors||Focused Google Group for implementation of XDS. No demonstration questions.|
|http://groups.google.com/group/ihe-pcc-implementors||Focused on implementation questions for PCC profiles. No demonstration questions.|