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IHE Europe 2018 Connectathon in The Hague

the hague

Official information (about Hotel, Transportation, Location) from IHE Europe available at the following URL: http://connectathon.ihe-europe.net/

This page points you to the resources you need to prepare and succeed!  Registration will open in gazelle on Dec 1st 2017 to January, 15th 2018.

Some years ago, Dave Franken shared good tips with us about how to prepare to be successful in Luxembourg, read him here.

 

 Technical Resources

Registration, tools, network, digital certs, all stuff technical...

 Schedule and Logistics

Schedule, fees, payment, badges, hotel, shipping info...

 Weekly reminders

What should I be working on this week? Stay on-track with your preparation!

 Monitor Resources

Logistics, training, and resources for our wonderful volunteers!

 Training Resources

Tutorials, webinars, and how-to documentation.

 Contact Us!

Get help when you need it.

 

EU Connectathon 2018 Technical Resources

Getting ready for participation in the April Connectathon involves more than buying a plane ticket to The Netherlands. From January until April, participants complete a set of required pre-connectathon tests. March through mid-April participants share configuration information with test partners, perform internet testing for some profiles, pre-load test data, finish some last-minute pre-connectathon tests, and familiarize themselves with the tests they will be required to run at the connnectathon. The links below contain details for your Connectathon preparation activities.

LINK: SUMMARY:
Email list for Connectathon announcements 
All participants in the EU Connectathon must join this group. It is used for technical and logistical announcements from the EU Connectathon sponsors and technical managers. To subscribe, send an email to EU_connectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.comPlease note that you need to sign in to a Google account (or create one) in order to join this group.
Gazelle Gazelle is IHE's online tool for managing registration, pre-Connectathon & Connectathon testing.
 

 

Profiles to be tested

Review the list of profiles to be tested. Please note those that are 'dropped' or which have low registration.

Access the list

IHE Technical Frameworks

Ensure that you are working off the latest documentation (not an out-of-date version on your hard drive). Final Text Technical Frameworks & Trial Implementation Supplements are published on ihe.net.

Some are interested in knowing the specifics of the updates since last year.  Each domain's Technical Committee processes Change Proposals that are then incorporated into Technical Frameworks annually.   

Tool resources Find an index to IHE test tools, a mapping of tools to profiles, tool documentation, test cases, and tool training material.
ATNA testing & digital certificates Pre-connectathon & connectathon testing requirements for the ATNA profile.  How to get your digital certificate.
Training resources Pointers to training & documentation about tools, gazelle & connectathon processes
Profile-specific preparation In order to make you more efficient at the Connectathon, for some profiles we encourage you to do this preparation in advance.
Network & configuration details  Configurations for your test systems, OID assignments, IP addresses, Connectathon network description
XDS/XDS-I ATNA Tues-Wed partner assignments On Tues & Wed of Connectathon week, we assign some test partners for infrastructure actors in XDS, XDS-I and ATNA (Audit Record Repositories and Doc Registries & Repositories)
Cross-Community testing 

Explanation of multiple affinity domain Connectathon tests for participants testing XDS.b, XDS-I.b, PDQ/PDQv3, PIX/PIXv3, and cross-community profiles XC* (eg XCA, XCPD, etc)

Thorough/Supportive testing explained This page describes the difference between Thorough and Supportive connectathon testing 
Connectathon test review Your connectathon preparation should include reviewing tests you will have to run during Connectathon week.  Here's how.
10 Connectathon tips from the pros This page shares tips from vendors that have participated in the Connectathon for many years.
Connectathon logistics (TBC) IHE Europe staff manages contracts, fees, badges, hotel & shipping, and provides help for all non-technical details regarding the connectathon.
Connectathon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

   Contact Us! Get help when you need it.

   Go Back! to the EU Connectathon 2015 main page

EU Connectathon 2018 Schedule & Logistics

  IHE Europe manages the schedule and logistics for the event.  Pointers to details are gathered here. If you have questions or need help, please contact the IHE Europe staff at project-manager@ihe-europe.net 

LINK: SUMMARY:
Connectathon location & dates

Den Haag, NL (See this link for further details)
April 16-20, 2018

Opening hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday : 8:30am - noon

Testing hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - noon

 

All participants are required to attend until noon on Friday ! Even though you are fine with your tests, some partners may still need your assistance to finish up their tests.

Detailed Connectathon Schedule

This schedule will help you stay on track from January through April!  We also have the Weekly Reminder page containing technical preparation steps.

 

Email list for Connectathon announcements All participants in the EU Connectathon must join this group. It is used for technical and logistical announcements from the NA Connectathon sponsors and technical managers. To subscribe, send an email to EU_connectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.comPlease note that you need to sign in to a Google account (or create one) in order to join this group.
Connectathon Technical Resources Find details about technical preparation for connectathon:  tools, network, training, and much more.
Policies & Guidelines IHE Europe publishes these policies for contracting, payment, and participation in the IHE European Connectathon 2018.
Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

  Contact Us! Get help when you need it.

   Go Back! to the NA Connectathon 2015 main page

EU Connectathon 2018 Monitor Resources

Welcome! We gather resources here for our wonderful volunteer monitors.

  1. Monitor recruitment
  2. Monitor Email list
  3. Logistics: Travel, Expenses, Non-Disclosure & Confict of Interest forms 
  4. WHERE & WHEN? Schedule, Gazelle, Table Assignments
  5. WHO & WHAT? Monitors' Profile Assignments
  6. HOW? Training Material
  7. IHE Technical Framework Documentation
  8. Our FAQ for vendor participants
  9. Nice video on the benefits of being a monitor
  10. Contact us

Monitor recruitment

The application period for being a monitor at The Hague is now closed.

Monitor Email list

All monitors shall join the Google group dedicated to monitors. No personal email will be sent. Google group

Logistics

Please carefully review the following material:

If you have questions about travel or other logistics, Anne-Gaëlle Bergé  is happy to help.

WHEN & WHERE? Schedule, Gazelle & Table Assignments

The 2018 European Connectathon, IHE's week-long interoperability testing event, is held in The Hague.

Table Assignments

show where monitors & tests systems will be located in April.

  • Spreadsheet with table assignments: To be published
  • PDF of table layout at the Connectathon: To be published

HOW? Training Material

We expect additional profile- and tool-specific training to be available here.

Audience
Topic
Date-Time / Duration
Req'd for new monitors

Returing monitors are welcome

Connectathon monitor - process overview
- Monitor responsibilities
- Connectathon process for monitors
- Q&A

 

mp4pdf

 

 

Req'd for new monitors


Returing monitors are welcome

Gazelle walk-through
We have two resources for you.

- Webex training on how monitors use gazelle & the proxy during connectathon week to work with participants and verify tests. 
New monitors

Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework

This covers terminology used in IHE Technical Frameworks explains the structure of IHE documentation, and describes IHE's publication cycle. If you've never read IHE documentation before, you will find this background information helpful.

(Streaming link) (.mp4)

0:40
New monitors Connectathon Terminology:
Definitions needed to understand using Gazelle during a connectathon (known to most returning participants; highly recommended for new participants & monitors)
0:11
 

...

 
**optional** educational material for monitors

IHE 2017 Educational Webinar Series
IHE sponsored its annual educational webinar series during summer and fall. You will find overview presentations for each IHE domain as well as 'speciality' presentations on topics like security, cross-community sharing of healthcare information, etc. These presentations *are not* connectathon-specific.

IT Infrastructure domain training material
These presentations *are not* connectathon-specific. They are geared to an audience which is familiar with healthcare interoperability problems in general but is not familiar with the way IHE addresses problems or the specific profiles provided by ITI. You may find topics of interest to you in your "day job".

multiple presentations available; duration varies
  Some of you may be interested in the training material we compile for vendor participants, but monitors do not need to review it. We collect participants' material on our Training Page.  

 

IHE Technical Framework Documentation

To prepare for the connectathon, we recommend you read the chapter in "Volume 1" for the profiles you are assigned to evaluate. Each IHE domain's Technical Framework is segmented into multiple volumes; Volume 1 contains the use cases the profile addresses, the process flow and a diagram of the actors & transactions in the profiles. The technical details of the transactions are not in Vol 1, and as a monitor, you do not need to be an expert at that level. If you are reading a Trial Implementation Supplement, you will see that the contents are separated into Volume 1 and Volume 2 within the supplement.

If you are not familiar with IHE documentation, we recommend you view the "Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework" video in the training section above before you read the documentation.

IHE publishes its documents, organized by domain, on the Technical Framework page of ihe.net.

Our FAQ for vendor participants

We have put together this FAQ with answers to questions we frequently receive from our vendor participants. You may find it informative.

Video

This is a great welcome to new monitors captured on video. While it is was done by a SIIM board member at the beginning of Connectathon monitor training in 2009, his points about the benefits of your volunteer service stand true today. We invite you to watch this 5 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=6SrkvyB1EPs

Contact Us

For help with logistics (travel, hotel, expenses), please contact TBD
For questions about Connectathon processes & tools, or your assignment, contact Anne-Gaëlle Bergé.

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NA Connectathon 2018 Resources

The contents of this page apply to a past Connectathon. 

For details on the NA 2019 IHE Connectathon, see https://gazelle.ihe.net/cat/NA2019

IHE USA welcomes your participation in the North American Connectathon 2018.  This page points you to the resources you need to prepare and succeed!  Registration is open in gazelle Sep 6 - Oct 6, 2017.

Important for 2018!!

Contract submission and payment are due at the close of registration. That means you have to generate the contract and make payment by October 6, 2017. If you have questions, please contact the IHE USA sponsors: connectathon@ihe.net

 

For Participants

Gazelle Connectathon Test Management

http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na

Participation Checklist

 Participant Checklist

Registration

IHE Technical Frameworks, Consolidated CDA

Schedule and Logistics

Schedule, fees, payment, badges, hotel, shipping info ...

Pre-Connectathon

Technical Resources

Targeted Resources

Training Material / Webex Presentations

Communication (email addresses, email lists)

Miscellaneous

FAQ's

 

 

 

For Monitors:

 

 

 

 

NA Connectathon 2018 Application and Network Info

  Prepare your system to test at the Connectathon.  Find configuration, IP address, OIDs and other network information here.

Configuration for Connectathon test systems / OIDs

An important Connectathon preparation task for December is to share configuration parameters for your test system (ports, URLs...).

Configuration entry is a two-step process prior to the Connectathon.  We want you to spend your time at the Connectathon working on interoperability issues and not asking your neighbor, "What is the URL of your Repository?"

  1. Starting in December, we collect your system's configuration parameters in gazelle.  Due December 22, 2017.
  2. Then, you retrieve your partners' parameters from gazelle and enter them into your system.  Finish this task before arriving at the Connectathon.

Gazelle assigns you default parameters based on the profiles & actors you signed up to test.  Your task is to update those to actual parameter for your test system and marked them 'Approved'.  This is done in gazelle under menu Configuration-->System Configuration.

Hostnames: Each test system in gazelle is given a hostname.  You can allocate additional hostnames for your systems if you need them.  IP addresses will be assigned to hostnames shortly before the Connectathon.

The gazelle proxy:  The config/ports for the gazelle proxy are shown on the gazelle configuration page in red font.  There is separate training provided about use of the gazelle proxy.

Many systems need OIDs as part of their configuration (Patient ID Sources, XDS Source & Repositories, homeCommunityIDs, others...).  These are assigned in gazelle under menu Configuration-->OIDs for current session.

Any questions about configuration parameters should be sent to Steve Moore (...after you have viewed the training ;-) )

Training on gazelle configuration entry

There is a a new Gazelle in town. The training for this has changed.

Connectathon Network Description

The connectathon network is the backbone for our interoperability testing.  Please read this before arriving in Cleveland:  NetworkDescription2018.pdf

 IP Addresses

  1. In January, fixed IP addresses will be assigned for all hostnames you configured as part of your configuration work in Dec/Jan (hosts, ports, URLs, ...).
  2. You can see your IP addresses using Gazelle (http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na
    -- Configurations -> (Company) : Systems Configuration
    -- Select a system
    -- The hosts and IP addresses associated with that system will display at the top
  3. You can see all IP addresses (all systems, including yours, using Gazelle (http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na)
    -- Configurations -> Network Configuration Overview
    -- Lower left: Download hosts file

 

  Contact Us! Get help when you need it.

 

NA Connectathon 2018 Monitor Resources

The contents of this page apply to a past Connectathon. 

For details on the NA 2019 IHE Connectathon, see:

---> https://gazelle.ihe.net/content/na-connectathon-2019-monitor-resources

Welcome! We gather resources here for our extraordinary volunteer monitors.

Table of Contents

 

Connectathon Week Resources

  >>Schedule for the week:

Monday Jan 15

  • 11:00-11:30 - Arrive at Cleveland Convention Center, pick up your badge at the registration desk
  • 11:00 - Monitor welcome meeting in Room 21
  • noon - Lunch!
  • 1:00 - 1:30 - Find your table, get hooked to the network
  • 1:30 - 5:30 - Test verification begins

Tueday Jan 16

  • 9:00 - 5:30 - Connectathon testing session
  • 6:30 - 9:30 - Social event at Dante's Inferno

Wed & Thur Jan 17, 18

  • 9:00 - 5:30 - Connectathon testing session

Friday Jan 19

  >>Gazelle:

The link to Gazelle on-site & off-site is the same: http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na

See Lynn (P27), Eric (P26), or Steve (P28) about any gazelle problems, password resets, etc

  >>Seating chart:

-- Seating assignments - Table locations are visible in test instance in gazelle to help you locate test partners in the room

  >> Monitors' Profile Assignments:

        Monitor profile assignments are in this google spreadsheet.  

  >>Network Info:

  • Network support staff on-site -- go to table C31.
  • Connectathon Network Description for testing participants:  NetworkDescriptionNA2018.pdf
  • Wireless network for monitors:
    • SSID: Monitors
    • Password: <ask Lynn for this>

  >>Ask questions. Get help:

  • Logistics (expenses, travel...):  Jeremiah Myers at the Registration Desk or Help Desk
  • Network problems:  Network support staff (C31) 
  • Gazelle help:  Lynn Felhofer (P27)
  • Questions on Patient Care Devices PCD tests:  Paul Sherman (F21)
  • Questions on CDA, RFD tests:  Steve Moore (P28)
  • Questions on all other tests:  Lynn Felhofer (P27)
  • Tool help:  ...varies by tool.  See link in the next section.

  >>Test tools - locations & support:

See https://gazelle.ihe-europe.net/content/na-connectathon-2018-week-resources#Tools

We point you to the Participants' page so that we all have consistent information.

Contact Us:

Please contact Jeremiah or Lynn for support.  We will use the Connectathon monitor google group to make announcements to the monitor team.

Technical Preparation Resources:

>> Monitors' Profile Assignments:

Monitor profile assignments are in this google spreadsheet.  

We organize IHE profiles with common characteristics or technologies into "clusters", and then we assign monitors to evaluate tests in one "cluster" (perhaps two).  The google spreadsheet contains the first draft of monitor assignments.  We try to assign you to profiles that match your expertise.  We hope that some assignments allow you to learn something new.  During the Connectathon, you will have an opportunity, if you wish, to work in areas outside of your primary assignment. In fact, each monitor has the capability to evaluate tests in almost any profile.

There are two tabs in the spreadsheet:

    • The first "Assignments" tab contains a row for each monitor.  The columns identify the profile "clusters".  The numbers in the column indicate how you will spend your time, eg a "1" indicates you will devote your time evaluating tests in that cluster.  Some monitors are asked to split time between two clusters.   During Connectathon week monitors will have the opportunity to evaluate tests in another area based on your interest or on our need for help in a certain area.
    • The second "Cluster-Profiles" tab identifies the profiles in each cluster.  Each profile listed in Column D contains a link to that profile's documentation.  If the link is to Technical Framework Volume 1, then there is one chapter per profile.  If the link is to a Trial Implementation Supplement, then the entire profile is contained within one document.  The yellow rows also point to available preparation material.

>> Technical Specifications: 

The specifications we test at the Connectathon are contained in IHE Technical Framework documentation.   IHE publishes its Technical Framework documents, organized by domain, on the Technical Framework page of ihe.net.

Each IHE domain's Technical Framework is segmented into multiple volumes; Volume 1 contains the use cases the profile addresses, the process flow and a diagram of the actors & transactions in the profiles. The technical details of the transactions are not in Volume 1, and as a monitor, you do not need to be an expert at that level. If you are reading a Trial Implementation Supplement, you will see that the contents are separated into Volume 1 and Volume 2 within the supplement.

If you are not familiar with IHE documentation, we recommend you view the "Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework" video in the training section below before you read the documentation.

If you have time prior to the Connectathon, we recommend you read the chapter in Technical Framework "Volume 1" for the profiles you are assigned to evaluate. 

We also test HL7 Consolidated CDA® Release 2.1.  Those specifications are here.

 

>> Monitor training material

While we provide material to enable monitors to do some preparation prior to the Connectathon, we understand the demands of your day job, and we have to requirements for you to do advance prep.

That said, the table below contains links to available training material that falls into 3 categories.  (More will be added before January.

  • The January 9 Connectathon Monitor webinar -- if you have time for only one prep item, this is the one to choose.
  • General training topics -- probably of more interest to first-time monitors
  • Cluster-specific training material -- these trainings are organized according to the 'clusters' of profiles you are assigned to.

 

Topic
Duration
Connectathon overview for all monitors: 

Connectathon Monitors - Preparation & Process Webinar:  
- Monitor responsibilities
- Connectathon process for monitors
- Gazelle walk-through
- Q & A

Recording linkSlides

60 min

General training: (primary audience is new monitors)

Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework

This covers terminology used in IHE Technical Frameworks explains the structure of IHE documentation, and describes IHE's publication cycle. If you've never read IHE documentation before, you will find this background information helpful.

(Streaming link) (.mp4)

40 min

Connectathon Terminology
Definitions needed to understand using Gazelle during a connectathon (known to most returning participants; highly recommended for new participants & monitors)

(Streaming link) (.mp4)

11 min

Using gazelle to review Connectathon test definitions

How to use gazelle to read test definitions for IHE profiles you're assigned to. (.mp4)

8 min

Some of you may be interested in the training material we compile for vendor participants, but monitors do not need to review it.

We collect participants' material on this Training Page.

 

IHE 2017 Educational Webinar Series
IHE sponsored its annual educational webinar series during summer and fall. You will find overview presentations for each IHE domain as well as 'speciality' presentations on topics like security, cross-community sharing of healthcare information, etc. These presentations *are not* connectathon-specific.

multiple presentations; duration varies
Training for Connectathon tools:
See links in this note sent to the monitor email list.
Cluster-specific trainings:

CDA Cluster Training

   Overview of CDA Testing Procedure

 n/a

ITI-ETC (ITI Other) Profile Overview

  Recording link | slides

7 min

Media Cluster Profile Overview  

  Recording link (2017) | slides

18 min

Mobile Cluster Profile Overview 

  Recording link (2018) | slides
39 min

PatID Cluster Profile Overview

  Recording link (2017) | slides

7 min

RAD Visual Cluster Profile Overview

  slides

n/a

RAD-Web Cluster Profile Overview

  Recording link (2017) | slides

20 min

RAD-WF (Radiology Workflow) Cluster Profile Overview

  Recording link (2017) | slides

34 min

RFD (Retrieve Form for Data Capture) Cluster Profile Overview

  Recording link (2017) | slides

30 min

Security Cluster Profile Overview

  Recording link (2017) | slides

  Using the Gazelle Security Suite Tool for ATNA verification -- Recording | slides

  Participant ATNA Resource Web Page

  Secure Retrieve (SeR) Profile test scenario -- slides



32 min

20 min

 

SR Cluster Profile Overview

  slides

n/a

XC* (Cross Community Cluster) Profile Overview

  Recording link (2017) | slides

43 min

XDS (Document Sharing Cluster) Profile Overview

  Recording link (2017) | slides

Tool training -- there is a new version of XDS Tools this year; Bill will tutor on-site in Cleveland.

34 min

XDS-I Cluster Profile Overview

 slides

 n/a

XDW Cluster Profile Overview

 slides

 n/a

 

Timeline for Connectathon Monitors:

BEFORE CONNECTATHON-->

Refer to this Connectathon Monitor Travel Guide for guidance on all travel-related tasks!

Nov 17

-- Complete Monitor Travel Survey.  
-- If you will book flights to Cleveland, activate your account in Concur Travel. 

Dec 1 Book flights (if applicable).  Refer to the Connectathon Monitor Travel Guide. Monitors must arrange airfare through Concur Travel.
Dec 1 Register for your Monitor badge.  You will receive an invitation from Cvent via email with registration link.
Dec 1 Request advance per diem.  Send per diem form to jmyers@himss.org.

(Alternatively, submit post-event per diem form by Feb 9, 2018.)

Jan 9, 10-11 am CST

Attend the Connectathon Monitors - Preparation & Process Webinar:  
- Monitor responsibilities 
- Connectathon process for monitors 
- Gazelle walk-through 
- Q & A

Recording link | Slides

CONNECTATHON WEEK-->
Mon Jan 15, 11:00-11:30 am Monitors arrive at the Cleveland Convention Center and pick up badges at registration desk.
Monday
11:30 am
Monitor welcome/orientation meeting. 
Meeting Room 23 on the Exhibit Floor level, adjacent to the Registration/Check-in.
Monday noon - 1:00 pm Lunch -- get to know your monitor colleagues.  Participants will be having lunch, too.
Monday 1:00 - 1:30 pm Monitors find their table on the Connectathon floor and get hooked up to the network. 
Monday 
1:30 - 5:30 pm
Connectathon testing session.  Monitors start work on test verification.
 

AFTER HOURS ACCESS: There is no expectation that volunteer monitors will support vendor participants outside of the daily testing sessions.  Monitors and participants with a valid badge will have access to the Connectathon Floor...

-- mornings starting at 7:30 am
-- evenings until 11pm Mon-Thurs.  No re-entry is permitted after 9pm.  Everyone must leave the test floor at 11pm.

Tue, Wed, Thurs
9 am-5:30 pm
Connectathon testing sessions / test verification.

Tues Jan 16

6:30-9:30 pm

Social Event for Connectathon participants and monitors at Dante's Inferno.
Fri Jan 19 
8 am-noon

Final Connectathon testing session.

Connectathon ends promptly at noon.

AFTER CONNECTATHON-->

Feb 9 If you did not request advance per diem by Dec 1 then send your post-event  per diem form to jmyers@himss.org.

 

Video

This is a great welcome to new monitors captured on video. While it is was done by a SIIM board member at the beginning of Connectathon monitor training in 2009, his points about the benefits of your volunteer service stand true today. We invite you to watch this 5 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=6SrkvyB1EPs

Our Connectathon FAQ for vendor participants 

We have put together this FAQ with answers to questions we frequently receive from our vendor participants. You may find it informative.

 

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NA Connectathon 2018 Week Resources

  Bookmark this page for easy access to resources used to support your Connectathon testing.

Testing schedule for the week

Daily:

Mon, Jan 15, 2018  8:00 am -  4:00 pm EST On-site check-in / badge pickup
Mon, Jan 15, 2018  8:00 am - 10:00 am Connectathon Participant system set-up
Mon, Jan 15, 2018 10:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 1
Tue, Jan 16, 2018  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 2
Wed, Jan 17, 2018  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 3
Thu, Jan 18, 2018  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Sesson 4
Fri, Jan 19, 2018  8:00 am -  noon Connectathon Test Session 5: Hard stop at noon

 

After-hours access:

Participants with a valid badge will have access to the Connectathon Floor...

Daily 'need to know' announcements

The Connectathon venue makes oral announcements impractical.

Please check your email at 9am and 1:30pm each day. We will send twice-daily "need to know" announcements to the na_connectathon email list.

Seating Assignments

-- Seating assignments - There are two tabs in this spreadsheet. On the first tab, each cell represents one table with two chairs; table locations are identified by a letter/number, eg L28. The second tab shows seating assignments sorted by Organization. You can use the spreadsheet now for a table location if you need to ship something or order services. Your table location will also be entered in Gazelle before the end of the calendar year (2017). This will show up for you and your partners as you are running tests.
-- Connectathon floor plan

Network Info

Wireless / General

    • SSID:  NA2018
    • Password:  cleveland18
    • Security type:  TBD

Wireless / PCD Testers

  • SSID:  PCD
  • Password:  cleveland18
  • Security type:  TBD

Gazelle

Gazelle on-site: http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na

Outside of Connectathon floor, URL remains the same: http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na

Guidance for Monday's session

We hope you've already reviewed the 10 Connectathon Tips from the Pros.

Monday 7:30-10am is for system set-up.  After 10am, we expect you to perform testing. Here is guidance on goals to accomplish during Monday's testing session:

    • Configure and connect to tools for your profiles.
    • Complete the 5-minute Consistent Time "CT_Client" test
    • Content Creators -- submit CDA/C-CDA docs into the samples area of gazelle for evaluation
    • Modalities/Evidence Creators -- submit DICOM samples into gazelle and the Central Archive
    • Submit media you create to the assigned Monitor -->  give XDM and PDI media to monitor Dawn Schwartz at table N22
      • It is good practice to hand a monitor your media rather than just dropping it at the table.
    • Any other tests labeled "*_Do_This_First" or "*_Read_This_First"
    • In general, work on other no-peer tests.
    • Then, move on to peer-to-peer tests.

Ask questions. Get help:

IHE USA staff - Help desk

      • logistics, "I'm lost", shipping...

Network staff - (C31)

Tool help - see section below

Steve Moore - (P28)

      • First & last resource for technical support.  Ask me anything.
      • QRPH, PCC and C-CDA/HealthStory tests, test requirements & grading
      • Gazelle help. Traditional Level 1 and Level 2 support.
        • "I need to reset my password"
        • "I need to drop a profile/actor"

Lynn Felhofer - (P27)

      • ITI and Radiology tests, test requirements & grading
      • Monitor support

Eric Poiseau - (P26)

      • LAB, PATH, PHARM tests, test requirements & grading
      • Gazelle support. This is Level 3 support.

 Paul Sherman - (F21)

      • PCD tests, test requirements & grading

Assigned partners for some profiles

Tools - locations & support

Training material on various tools is here: http://gazelle.ihe.net/training#ToolTraining

Tool errata - as we find issues with tools, we will document them here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oNVe8_L7_ll20bCrG--lqlVeIab0cMTEMl8qADhprtk/pubhtml

Integral Tools

The tools listed in the first table below are considered an integral part of Connectathon testing. These tools are referenced in Connectathon tests and are part of the test procedure.

Tool Used for Location / Config info Support

Gazelle Itself

Test Management

http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na

Eric (P26)

Gazelle Security Suite

- Home of ATNA Questionnaires

- TLS client / server simulator

- ATNA Audit message validator

- Syslog collector (ARR simulator)

https://gazelle.ihe.net/gss

Abderrazek (P25)

CDA Validation (several)

PCC, QRPH and C-CDA Testing

IHE CDA Overview of Testing Procedure

Steve (P28)

DICOM Central Archive

Archive for DICOM objects

GUI front-end: http://central-archive.ihe-us-test.net:18080/dcm4chee-web3/

password: admin/admin (to add your AE title so the archive will accept your association)

IP addr / port: central-archive.ihe-us-test.net /  11112

IP addr / port: 10.242.128.43 /  11112

AET: DCM4CHEE 

Steve (P28)

Gazelle EVS Client

Home page

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient

Eric (P26)

DICOM validators (DCCHECK, dcm4che, Dicom3Tools, Pixelmed-REM, dcmcheck)

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/dicom/validator.seam

Eric (P26)

HL7v2 validator

HL7v3 validator

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hl7v2/validator.seam

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hl7v3/validator.seam

Eric (P26) 

PDF/A validator (XDS-SD)

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/pdf/validator.seam

Eric (P26)

XDW validator

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/xdw/validator.seam

Abderrazek (P25)

Gazelle proxy

message capture/validation (non-TLS)

 http://ihe.wustl.edu/proxy

Abderrazek (P25)

Gazelle Order Manager

Is the DSS/OF for CARD & RAD profiles:

--DICOM Modality Worklist SCP for RAD & CARD modalities

--RAD-13 sender for RAD & CARD Image Managers

Watch this short "how to" video

 https://gazelle.ihe.net/OrderManager

Anne-Gaëlle (P25) 

Gazelle Patient Manager

Source of pre-load Patients

Patient Demographics Supplier and Patient Encounter Supplier in the PAM Profile

https://gazelle.ihe.net/PatientManager

Anne-Gaëlle (P25) 

FHIR Read-Only Server

- Hosts FHIR Resources used as datasets for some profiles

http://fhir-read:8080/hapi-fhir-ro  (web GUI)

http://fhir-read:8080/hapi-fhir-ro/baseDstu3 (server base)

Steve (P28)

FHIR Read-Write Server

- Resource validation
- Participants can store resources here

http://fhir-write:8080/hapi-fhir-rw (web GUI)

http://fhir-write:8080/hapi-fhir-rw/baseDstu3 (server base)

Steve (P28)

NIST HL7 v2.x

For HL7 v2.x PIX/PDQ

For QRPH VRDR HL7 messages

http://hl7v2tools.nist.gov/portal/#/

http://hl7v2-cf-validator.nist.gov/cf-validator/#/home

Rob (P22)

PCD Tools

PCD Message Validation

http://ihe-pcd-con.nist.gov/PCD-HL7WebCon/#home.htm

John Garguilo (E22)

SAML STS

SAML assertion provider - XUA and SeR testing

https://gazelle.ihe.net/content/sts

Abderrazek (P25)

XDS Tools 

 XD* profile testing

 - Endpoints for the XDS Public Registry - Red, Green, and Blue - are on: http://nist1:9080/

- XDS toolkit: TBD

- XDS Registry Dashboard: from the toolkit home page, select Connectathon Tools --> Dashboard

 Bill (M28)

XDS Toolkit 2018

XD* test support
XCA test support
MHD test support

http://xdstools.ihe-us-test.net

Bill
(M28)

XDS-I Tools 2018

For testing XDS-I and XCA-I implementations.

Uses the NIST XDS Toolkit directly

http://xds-imaging-tools.ihe-us-test.net

Steve (P28)

Backup or Experimental Tools

The tools listed in the table below are considered as backups or possibly experimental.

Backup: Tool is available if someone needs to review/resolve an issue by using one of our tools. These are not part of the defined testing protocol.

Experimental: A tool is in development. We may ask you for your help in running a few tests to examine the behavior of our testing software.

Tool Status Used for Location / Config info Support

 

NA Connectathon 2018 New Supplements

New Supplements

The following table contains new supplements that are published for the first time. We include only those supplements that have been published after January 2017.  

We purposely omit supplements that have been re-published.

 

DomainAcronymSupplement / Profile

Cardiology

 

 

IT Infrastructure

RMD

Remove Metadata and Documents

IT Infrastructure

NPFS

Non-patient File Sharing

IT Infrastructure

mXDE

Mobile Document Data Element Extraction

IT Infrastructure

mCSD

Mobile Care Services Discovery

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

 

 

Patient Care Coordination

360x

360x Closed Loop Referral

Patient Care Coordination

DCTM

Dynamic Care Team Management

Patient Care Coordination

RIPT

Routine Interfacility Patient Transport

Patient Care Coordination

QEDm

Query Existing Data for Mobile

Patient Care Coordination

PMDT

Point-of-Care Medical Device Tracking

Patient Care Devices

 

 

Pharmacy

 

 

Quality, Research, Public Health

 mRFD

Mobifile Retrieve Form for Data Capture 

Radiology

XRR-WD

Cross-Enterprise Remote Read Workflow Definition

Radiology

MAP

Management of Acquisition Protocols

Radiology

SOLE

Standardized Operational Log of Events

NA Connectathon 2017 Resources

   

This page is now out-of-date.  If you are looking for information about the January 2018 Connectathon, click here.

 

IHE USA welcomes your participation in the North American Connectathon 2017.  This page points you to the resources you need to prepare and succeed!  Registration is open in gazelle Sep 12 - Oct 7, 2016.

Important for 2017!!

Contract submission and payment are due at the close of registration. That means you have to generate the contract and make payment by October 7, 2016. This is a different policy from previous years. If you have questions, please contact the IHE USA sponsors: connectathon@ihe.net

 

For Participants

Gazelle Connectathon Test Management

http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na

Participation Checklist

 Participant Checklist

Registration

IHE Technical Frameworks, Consolidated CDA

Schedule and Logistics

Schedule, fees, payment, badges, hotel, shipping info ...

Pre-Connectathon

Technical Resources

Targeted Resources

Training Material / Webex Presentations

Communication (email addresses, email lists)

Miscellaneous

FAQ's

 

 

 

For Monitors:

 

 

 

 

NA Connectathon 2017 Contact Information

   

Contact Information

Connectathon Technical Project Manager (Steve Moore)

Use the email address at the right for any kind of Connectathon technical support question.

Your email will be entered into a Jira tracking system

naconnectathon.helpdesk@gmail.com

IHE USA Connectathon Management and Logistics

connectathon@ihe.net

Domain Technical Project Managers (by Last Name)

Contact a Domain Technical Project Manager if your question is specific to a profile in a particular domain.

 

Paul Dow

+ Cardiology

 pdow@acc.org

Lynn Felhofer

+ IT Infrastructure

+ Quality, Research and Public Health

+ Radiology

 felhofer.lynn@gmail.com

Steve Moore

+ Patient Care Coordination

+ Consolidated CDA testing

 naconnectathon.helpdesk@gmail.com

Eric Poiseau

+ Anatomic Pathology

+ Laboratory

+ Pharmacy

 eric.poiseau@inria.fr

Paul Sherman

+ Patient Care Devices

 paulrshermancce@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NA Connectathon 2019 Contact Information

   

Contact Information

Connectathon Technical Project Manager (Steve Moore)

Use the email address at the right for any kind of Connectathon technical support question.

Your email will be entered into a Jira tracking system

naconnectathon.helpdesk@gmail.com

IHE USA Connectathon Management and Logistics

connectathon@ihe.net

Domain Technical Project Managers (by Last Name)

Contact a Domain Technical Project Manager if your question is specific to a profile in a particular domain.

 

Paul Dow

+ Cardiology

 pdow@acc.org

Lynn Felhofer

+ IT Infrastructure

+ Quality, Research and Public Health

+ Radiology

 felhofer.lynn@gmail.com

Steve Moore

+ Patient Care Coordination

+ Consolidated CDA testing

 naconnectathon.helpdesk@gmail.com

Eric Poiseau

+ Anatomic Pathology

+ Laboratory

+ Pharmacy

 eric.poiseau@inria.fr

Paul Sherman

+ Patient Care Devices

 paulrshermancce@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NA Connectathon 2017 Application and Network Info

  Prepare your system to test at the Connectathon.  Find configuration, IP address, OIDs and other network information here.

Configuration for Connectathon test systems / OIDs

An important Connectathon preparation task for December is to share configuration parameters for your test system (ports, URLs...).

Configuration entry is a two-step process prior to the Connectathon.  We want you to spend your time at the Connectathon working on interoperability issues and not asking your neighbor, "What is the URL of your Repository?"

  1. Starting in December, we collect your system's configuration parameters in gazelle.  Due Jan 6, 2017.
  2. Then, you retrieve your partners' parameters from gazelle and enter them into your system.  Finish this task before arriving at the Connectathon.

Gazelle assigns you default parameters based on the profiles & actors you signed up to test.  Your task is to update those to actual parameter for your test system and marked them 'Approved'.  This is done in gazelle under menu Configuration-->System Configuration.

Hostnames: Each test system in gazelle is given a hostname.  You can allocate additional hostnames for your systems if you need them.  IP addresses will be assigned to hostnames shortly before the Connectathon.

The gazelle proxy:  The config/ports for the gazelle proxy are shown on the gazelle configuration page in red font.  There is separate training provided about use of the gazelle proxy.

Many systems need OIDs as part of their configuration (Patient ID Sources, XDS Source & Repositories, homeCommunityIDs, others...).  These are assigned in gazelle under menu Configuration-->OIDs for current session.

Any questions about configuration parameters should be sent to Lynn Felhofer (...after you have viewed the training ;-) )

Training on gazelle configuration entry

There is a a new Gazelle in town. The training for this has changed.

Connectathon Network Description

The connectathon network is the backbone for our interoperability testing.  Please read this before arriving in Cleveland:  NetworkDescription2017.pdf

 IP Addresses

  1. In January, fixed IP addresses will be assigned for all hostnames you configured as part of your configuration work in Dec/Jan (hosts, ports, URLs, ...).
  2. You can see your IP addresses using Gazelle:
    -- Configurations -> (Company) : Systems Configuration
    -- Select a system
    -- The hosts and IP addresses associated with that system will display at the top
  3. You can see all IP addresses (all systems, including yours, using Gazelle:
    -- Configurations -> Network Configuration Overview
    -- Lower left: Download hosts file

 

  Contact Us! Get help when you need it.

 

NA Connectathon 2017 New Supplements

New Supplements

The following table contains new supplements that are published for the first time. We include only those supplements that have been published after January 2016.  

We purposely omit supplements that have been re-published.

 

Cardiology

 

IT Infrastructure

Advanced Patient Privacy Consents (APPC)

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

 

Patient Care Coordination

Bed Management (BED)

Patient Care Coordination

Cross-Enterprise Cardiovascular Heart Team Workflow Definition (XCHT-WD)

Patient Care Coordination

Dynamic Care Plan (DCP)

Patient Care Devices

 

Pharmacy

 

Quality, Research, Public Health

 

Radiology

Radiation Exposure Monitoring for Nuclear Medicine (REM-NM)

NA Connectathon 2017 Week Resources

Deprecated: For Reference Only

This is a resource page for an event that is complete. Please do not assume any information on this page is current.

  Bookmark this page for easy access to resources used to support your Connectathon testing.

Testing schedule for the week

Daily:

Mon, Jan 23, 2017  7:30 am -  4:00 pm EST On-site check-in / badge pickup
Mon, Jan 23, 2017  7:30 am - 10:00 am Connectathon Participant system set-up
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 10:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 1
Tue, Jan 24, 2017  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 2
Wed, Jan 25, 2017  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 3
Thu, Jan 26, 2017  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Sesson 4
Fri, Jan 27, 2017  8:00 am -  noon Connectathon Teset Session 5: Hard stop at noon

 

After-hours access:

Participants with a valid badge will have access to the Connectathon Floor...

      • mornings starting at 7:30 am
      • evenings until 11pm Mon-Thurs.   No re-entry is permitted after 9pm.  All Participants must leave the test floor at 11pm.

There is no support from volunteer monitors or technical management outside of the daily Testing Sessions; during after-hours, they will be preparing for the next day.

Daily 'need to know' announcements

The Connectathon venue makes oral announcements impractical.

Please check your email at 9am and 1:30pm each day. We will send twice-daily "need to know" announcements to the na_connectathon email list.

Seating Assignments (No Longer Current)

-- Seating assignments - There are two tabs in this spreadsheet. On the first tab, each cell represents one table with two chairs; table locations are identified by a letter/number, eg L28. The second tab shows seating assignments sorted by Organization.
-- Connectathon floor plan

Network Info (No Longer Current)

Wireless / General

    • SSID:  NA2017
    • Password:  cleveland17
    • Security type:  TBD

Wireless / PCD Testers

  • SSID:  PCD
  • Password:  cleveland17
  • Security type:  TBD

Gazelle

Gazelle on-site: http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na

Outside of Connectathon floor, URL remains the same: http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na/home.seam

Guidance for Monday's session (No Longer Current)

We hope you've already reviewed the 10 Connectathon Tips from the Pros.

Monday 7:30-10am is for system set-up.  After 10am, we expect you to perform testing. Here is guidance on goals to accomplish during Monday's testing session:

    • Configure and connect to tools for your profiles.
    • Complete the 5-minute Consistent Time "CT_Client" test
    • Content Creators -- submit CDA/C-CDA docs into the samples area of gazelle for evaluation
    • Modalities/Evidence Creators -- submit DICOM samples into gazelle and the Central Archive
    • Submit media you create to the assigned Monitor -->  XDM and PDI media to monitor George or Raj at table K24 
      • It is good practice to hand a monitor your media rather than just dropping it at the table.
    • Any other tests labeled "*_Do_This_First" or "*_Read_This_First"
    • In general, work on other no-peer tests.
    • Then, move on to peer-to-peer tests.

Ask questions. Get help: (No Longer Current)

IHE USA staff - Help desk

      • logistics, "I'm lost", shipping...

Network staff - (C18)

Tool help - see next section

Steve Moore - (K28)

      • First & last resource for technical support.  Ask me anything.
      • PCC and C-CDA/HealthStory tests, test requirements & grading
      • "I need to drop a profile/actor"
      • Gazelle help

Eric Poiseau - (K27)

      • LAB, PATH, PHARM tests, test requirements & grading
      • Gazelle support

Lynn Felhofer - (K25)

      • ITI, QRPH, and Radiology tests, test requirements & grading
      • Monitor support

Paul Sherman - (L18)

      • PCD tests, test requirements & grading

Assigned partners for some profiles

Tools - locations & support (No Longer Current)

Training material on various tools is here: http://gazelle.ihe.net/training#ToolTraining

Tool errata - as we find issues with tools, we will document them here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oNVe8_L7_ll20bCrG--lqlVeIab0cMTEMl8qADhprtk/pubhtml

Integral Tools

The tools listed in the first table below are considered an integral part of Connectathon testing. These tools are referenced in Connectathon tests and are part of the test procedure.

Tool Used for Location / Config info Support

Gazelle Itself

Test Management

http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na

Eric (K27)

Gazelle Security Suite

- Home of ATNA Questionnaires

- TLS client / server simulator

- ATNA Audit message validator

- Syslog collector (ARR simulator)

https://gazelle.ihe.net/gss

Cedric (K26)

CDA Validation (several)

PCC, QRPH and C-CDA Testing

IHE CDA Overview of Testing Procedure

Steve (K28)

DICOM Central Archive

Archive for DICOM objects

GUI front-end: http://central-archive.ihe-us-test.net:8080/dcm4chee-web3/

password: admin/admin (to add your AE title so the archive will accept your association)

IP addr / port: 10.242.128.43 /  11112

AET: DCM4CHEE 

Steve (K28)

Gazelle EVS Client

Home page

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/home.seam

Eric (K27)

DICOM validators (DCCHECK, dcm4che, Dicom3Tools, Pixelmed-REM, dcmcheck)

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/dicom/validator.seam

Eric (K27)

HL7v2 validator

HL7v3 validator

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hl7v2/validator.seam

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hl7v3/validator.seam

Eric (K27) 

PDF/A validator (XDS-SD)

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/pdf/validator.seam

Eric (K27)

XDW validator

https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/xdw/validator.seam

 

Gazelle proxy

message capture/validation (non-TLS)

 http://ihe.wustl.edu/proxy

Eric (K27)

Gazelle Order Manager

Is the DSS/OF for CARD & RAD profiles:

--DICOM Modality Worklist SCP for RAD & CARD modalities

--RAD-13 sender for RAD & CARD Image Managers

Watch this short "how to" video

 https://gazelle.ihe.net/OrderManager

Cedric (K26) 

Gazelle Patient Manager

Is the Patient Demographics Supplier and Patient Encounter Supplier in the PAM Profilfe

https://gazelle.ihe.net/PatientManager

Cedric (K26)

NIST HL7 v2.x

For QRPH VRDR HL7 messages

http://hl7v2-cf-validator.nist.gov/cf-validator/#/home

Rob S (M28)

Patient Generation and Sharing

--Preload patients for PIX/PDQ/XDS...

--HL7v2 and V3 Patient ID Feed

--Choose a patient to initiate creation of a RAD/CARD modality worklist in Order Manager

Gazelle Test Management:  menu  Connectathon-->Patient Generation and Sharing

 Lynn (L25)

PCD Tools

PCD Message Validation

http://ihe-pcd-con.nist.gov/PCD-HL7WebCon/#home.htm

John (L17)

SAML STS

SAML assertion provider - XUA and SeR testing

https://gazelle.ihe.net/content/sts

Cedric (K26)

XDS Tools 

 XD* profile testing

 - Endpoints for the XDS Public Registry - Red, Green, and Blue - are on: http://nist1:9080/

- XDS toolkit: TBD

- XDS Registry Dashboard: from the toolkit home page, select Connectathon Tools --> Dashboard

 Bill (J28)

XDS Toolkit 2017

 

http://xdstools.ihe-us-test.net

Bill (J28)

XDS-I Tools 2017

For testing XDS-I and XCA-I implementations.

Uses the NIST XDS Toolkit directly

http://xds-imaging-tools.ihe-us-test.net

Steve (K28)

Backup or Experimental Tools

The tools listed in the table below are considered as backups or possibly experimental.

Backup: Tool is available if someone needs to review/resolve an issue by using one of our tools. These are not part of the defined testing protocol.

Experimental: A tool is in development. We may ask you for your help in running a few tests to examine the behavior of our testing software.

Tool Status Used for Location / Config info Support
Gazelle EVS / HPD validator Backup     x ()
Gazelle EVS / DSUB validator Backup     xxx()
Gazelle EVS / WADO validator (XDS-I.b) Backup     xxx()
Gazelle XDStar Client Backup     ()
RFD Simulator Experimental RFD based profiles http://rfd-test-tools Ralph (J22)
XCA Tools Experimental XCA testing Beta testing: Conformity Assessment Bill (J28)

 

NA Connectathon 2017 Monitor Resources

Welcome! We gather resources here for our extraordinary volunteer monitors.

 

Note this page is now out-of-date.  NA2018 Connectathon info is here

Table of Contents

 

Connectathon Week Resources

>>Schedule for the week:

Mon Jan 23, 11:00-11:30 am Monitors arrive at the Cleveland Convention Center and pick up badges at registration desk outside the Grand Ballroom.
Monday
11:30 am
Monitor welcome/orientation meeting.
Meeting Room 21 on the Exhibit Floor level, adjacent to the Registration/Check-in.
Monday noon - 1:00 pm Lunch -- get to know your monitor colleagues.  Participants will be having lunch, too.
Monday 1:00 - 1:30 pm Monitors find their table on the Connectathon floor and get hooked up to the network. 
Monday 
1:30 - 5:30 pm
Connectathon testing session.  Monitors start work on test verification.
 

AFTER HOURS ACCESS: Monitors and participants with a valid badge will have access to the Connectathon Floor...

-- mornings starting at 7:30 am
-- evenings until 11pm Mon-Thurs.  

No re-entry is permitted after 9pm.  Everyone must leave the test floor at 11pm.

There is no support from volunteer monitors or technical management outside of the daily Testing Sessions; during after-hours, they will be preparing for the next day.

Tue, Wed, Thurs
9 am-5:30 pm
Connectathon testing sessions / test verification.
Tues 6:30-9:30 pm Social Event for Connectathon participants and monitors at Punch Bowl Social in The Flats of Downtown Cleveland.
Fri Jan 27
8 am-noon

Final Connectathon testing session.

Connectathon ends promptly at noon.

AFTER CONNECTATHON-->

Feb 10 If you did not request advance per diem by Dec 5, then send your post-event  per diem form to jmyers@himss.org.

 

>>Gazelle:

Off-site & on-site (same as before the Connectathon): http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na/home.seam

>> Profile assignments:

Monitor profile assignments are in this google spreadsheet.  

We organize IHE profiles into "clusters" with common characteristics, and then we assign monitors to evaluate tests in one "cluster" (perhaps two).  The google spreadsheet contains the first draft of monitor assignments.  We try to assign you to profiles that match your expertise.  We hope that some assignments allow you to learn something new.  In fact, each monitor has the capability to evaluate tests in almost any profile.

There are three tabs in the spreadsheet:

        • The first "Assignments" tab contains a row for each monitor.  The columns identify the profile "clusters".  The numbers in the column indicate how you will spend your time, eg a "1" indicates you will devote your time evaluating tests in that cluster.  Some monitors are asked to split time between two clusters.   During Connectathon week monitors will have the opportunity to evaluate tests in another area based on your interest or on our need for help in a certain area.
        • The second "Cluster-Profiles" tab identifies the profiles in each cluster.  Each profile listed in Column D contains a link to that profile's documentation.  If the link is to Technical Framework Volume 1, then there is one chapter per profile.  If the link is to a Trial Implementation Supplement, then the entire profile is contained within one document.  The yellow rows also point to available preparation material.

>>Seating assignments:

>>Network Info:

          • Network support staff (C18)
          • Wireless / General
            • SSID: NA2017
            • Password: cleveland17
            • Security type: TBA
          • Wireless / General
            • SSID: PCD
            • Password: cleveland17
            • Security type: TBA
          • Connectathon Network Description - this is the description of the Connectathon testing network.  Target audience for this document is testing participants.  FYI-only for Monitors.

>>Ask questions. Get help:

IHE USA staff - Help desk

          • logistics, hotel, expenses...

Network staff - (C18)

Tool help - see next section

Lynn Felhofer - (K25)

          • ITI, QRPH, and Radiology tests, test requirements & grading
          • Monitor support
          • Gazelle support

Steve Moore - (K28)

          • PCC and C-CDA/HealthStory tests, test requirements & grading

Eric Poiseau - (K27)

          • LAB, PATH, PHARM tests, test requirements & grading
          • Gazelle support

Paul Sherman - (L18)

          • PCD tests, test requirements & grading

>> Test tools - locations & support:

See:  https://gazelle.ihe.net/content/na-connectathon-2017-week-resources#Tools

(we document the tool list in one place -- on the vendor's information page)

Training material on various tools is here: http://gazelle.ihe.net/training#ToolTraining

 

Timeline for Connectathon Monitors:

BEFORE CONNECTATHON-->
Nov 17 Complete Monitor Travel Survey.  See Jeremiah's email for details.
Dec 2 Complete and return Non-Disclosure and Conflict of Interest forms.  Send to jmyers@himss.org.
Dec 5 Book airfare (if applicable).  Refer to the Monitor Travel Guide. Monitors must arrange through Innovative Travel.
Dec 5 Register for your Monitor badge.  You will receive an invitation via email with registration link.
Dec 5 Request advance per diem.  Send per diem form to jmyers@himss.org.

(Alternatively, submit post-event per diem form by Feb 10, 2017.)

Jan 11, 10-11am CST

Connectathon Monitors - Preparation & Process Webinar:  
- Monitor responsibilities
- Connectathon process for monitors
- Gazelle walk-through
- Q & A

Link to recording | slides

Mon Jan 16, 3:00 CST

Media Cluster Profile Overview

 Link to recording  (18 min)

Mon Jan 16, 4:00 CST

Mobile Cluster Profile Overview

 Link to recording  (47 min)

Tue Jan 17, 10:00 CST

RFD Cluster Profile Overview

 Link to recording (30 min)

Tue Jan 17, noon CST

Security Cluster Profile Overview

Link to recording (32 min)

Tue Jan 17, 4:00 CST

XDS Cluster Profile Overview

 Link to recording  (34 min)

Wed Jan 18, 10:00 CST

XC* Cross-Community Cluster Profile Overview

 Link to recording  (43 min)

Wed Jan 18, 1:00 CST

RAD-WF Radiology Workflow Cluster Profile Overview

 Link to recording (34 min)

Wed Jan 18, 3:00 CST

RAD-Web Cluster Profile Overview

 Link to recording (20 min)

Sun, Jan 22, 2:05 CST

Packers vs. Falcons --  NCF Championship Game

CONNECTATHON WEEK-->
Mon Jan 23, 11:00-11:30 am Monitors arrive at the Cleveland Convention Center and pick up badges at registration desk.
Monday
11:30 am
Monitor welcome/orientation meeting.
Meeting Room 21 on the Exhibit Floor level, adjacent to the Registration/Check-in.
Monday noon - 1:00 pm Lunch -- get to know your monitor colleagues.  Participants will be having lunch, too.
Monday 1:00 - 1:30 pm Monitors find their table on the Connectathon floor and get hooked up to the network. 
Monday 
1:30 - 5:30 pm
Connectathon testing session.  Monitors start work on test verification.
Tue, Wed, Thurs
9 am-5:30 pm
Connectathon testing sessions / test verification.
Tues 6:30-9:30 pm Social Event for Connectathon participants and monitors at Punch Bowl Social in The Flats of Downtown Cleveland.
Fri Jan 27
8 am-noon

Final Connectathon testing session.

Connectathon ends promptly at noon.

AFTER CONNECTATHON-->

Feb 10 If you did not request advance per diem by Dec 5, then send your post-event  per diem form to jmyers@himss.org.

 

Technical Preparation Resources:

>> Link to gazelle:

http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na/home.seam 

    • Gazelle is the tool we use to manage test execution and verification for the IHE Connectathon.

>> IHE Technical Framework Documentation: 

The specifications we test at the Connectathon are contained in IHE Technical Framework documentation.   IHE publishes its Technical Framework documents, organized by domain, on the Technical Framework page of ihe.net.

Each IHE domain's Technical Framework is segmented into multiple volumes; Volume 1 contains the use cases the profile addresses, the process flow and a diagram of the actors & transactions in the profiles. The technical details of the transactions are not in Volume 1, and as a monitor, you do not need to be an expert at that level. If you are reading a Trial Implementation Supplement, you will see that the contents are separated into Volume 1 and Volume 2 within the supplement. 

If you have time prior to the Connectathon, we recommend you read the chapter in Technical Framework "Volume 1" for the profiles you are assigned to evaluate. 

If you are not familiar with IHE documentation, we recommend you view the "Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework" video in the training section below before you read the documentation.

 

Monitor Preparation & Training Material:

>> Cluster-specific preparation: 

The Monitor Assignments Spreadsheet contains cluster-specific preparation & training material.  See the Cluster-Proiflies tab. Each cluster contains links to the availlable preparation material for monitors.

>> Other Training Material: 

 

Audience
Topic
Date-Time / Duration
New monitors

Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework

This covers terminology used in IHE Technical Frameworks explains the structure of IHE documentation, and describes IHE's publication cycle. If you've never read IHE documentation before, you will find this background information helpful.

(Streaming link) (.mp4)

0:40
New monitors

Connectathon Terminology: 
Definitions needed to understand using Gazelle during a connectathon (known to most returning participants; highly recommended for new participants & monitors)

(Streaming link) (.mp4)

0:11
All monitors

Using gazelle to review Connectathon tests

How to use gazelle to read test definitions for IHE profiles you're assigned to. (.mp4)

0:08
All monitors

Connectathon monitor - process overview 
 - Monitor responsibilities
- Connectathon process for monitors
- Q&A

Gazelle walk-through 
- How monitors use gazelle during connectathon week to verify tests. 

recording | slides

Jan 11, 2017

10am CST

 

 

 

 

All monitors

Some profile 'clusters' have additional training material prepared by IHE Technical Project Managers.  This content will become available from now into Jan 2017.  Find it on the Cluster-Profiles tab of the monitor assignments google spreadsheet.

 
**optional**

Some of you may be interested in the training material we compile for vendor participants, but monitors do not need to review it.

We collect participants' material on this Training Page.

 
**optional** 

IHE 2016 Educational Webinar Series
IHE sponsored its annual educational webinar series during summer and fall. You will find overview presentations for each IHE domain as well as 'speciality' presentations on topics like security, cross-community sharing of healthcare information, etc. These presentations *are not* connectathon-specific.

multiple presentations available; duration varies

 

Our FAQ for vendor participants 

We have put together this FAQ with answers to questions we frequently receive from our vendor participants. You may find it informative.

Video

This is a great welcome to new monitors captured on video. While it is was done by a SIIM board member at the beginning of Connectathon monitor training in 2009, his points about the benefits of your volunteer service stand true today. We invite you to watch this 5 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=6SrkvyB1EPs

 

Contact Us: 

NA Connectathon 2016 Resources

   

IHE USA welcomes your participation in the North American Connectathon 2016.  This page points you to the resources you need to prepare and succeed!  Registration is open in gazelle Sep 14 - Oct 9, 2015.

New for 2016!!

Contract submission and payment are due at the close of registration. That means you have to generate the contract and make payment by October 9, 2015. This is a different policy from previous years. If you have questions, please contact the IHE USA sponsors: connectathon@ihe.net

 

For Participants

Gazelle Connectathon Test Management

http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na

Participation Checklist

 Participant Checklist

Registration

IHE Technical Frameworks, Consolidated CDA

Schedule and Logistics

Schedule, fees, payment, badges, hotel, shipping info ...

Pre-Connectathon

Technical Resources

Targeted Resources

Training Material / Webex Presentations

Communication (email addresses, email lists)

Miscellaneous

FAQ's

 

 

 

For Monitors:

 

 

 

 

NA Connectathon 2016 Schedule & Logistics

  IHE USA sponsors the North American Connectathon and manages the schedule and logistics for the event.  Pointers to details are gathered here. If you have questions or need help, please contact the IHE USA staff at connectathon@ihe.net 

LINK: SUMMARY:
Connectathon location & dates

Cleveland Convention Center & HIMSS Innovation Center -- Cleveland, Ohio
January 25-29, 2016

Email list for Connectathon announcements All participants in the NA Connectathon must join this group. It is used for technical and logistical announcements from the NA Connectathon sponsors and technical managers. To subscribe, send an email to NA_connectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.comPlease note that you need to sign in to a Google account (or create one) in order to join this group.
Detailed Connectathon schedule This schedule will help you stay on track from October through January!  We also have the Weekly Reminder page containing technical preparation steps.
Contracts, Fees, Payment Four steps to register for the Connectathon.
Policies & Guidelines IHE USA publishes these policies for contracting, payment, and participation in the IHE North American Connectathon 2016.
Connectathon badges Order badges for your staff that will attend the Connectathon.  Order early; badge prices increase after November 21.
Hotel info http://iheusa.org/connectathon-participantresources.aspx#hotelandtravel
Shipping & extra electrical service Service kit for Cleveland Convention Center
Seating assignments Seating assignments (TBA)- There are two tabs in this spreadsheet.
  • First tab: each cell represents one table with two chairs; table locations are identified by a letter/number, eg L28.
  • Second tab: seating assignments sorted by Organization.

Connectathon floor plan (TBA)
NA Connectathon Conference 2016 January 27, 2016 - a one-day educational & networking event at the HIMSS Innovation Center.
Connectathon Technical Resources Find details about technical preparation for connectathon:  tools, network, training, and much more.
Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

  Contact Us! Get help when you need it.

   Go Back! to the NA Connectathon 2016 main page

NA Connectathon 2016 Contact Information

   

Contact Information

Connectathon Technical Project Manager (Steve Moore)

Use the email address at the right for any kind of Connectathon technical support question.

Your email will be entered into a Jira tracking system

naconnectathon.helpdesk@gmail.com

IHE USA Connectathon Management and Logistics

connectathon@ihe.net

Domain Technical Project Managers (by Last Name)

Contact a Domain Technical Project Manager if your question is specific to a profile in a particular domain.

 

Paul Dow

+ Cardiology

 pdow@acc.org

Lynn Felhofer

+ IT Infrastructure

+ Quality, Research and Public Health

+ Radiology

 felhofer.lynn@gmail.com

Steve Moore

+ Patient Care Coordination

+ Consolidated CDA testing

 naconnectathon.helpdesk@gmail.com

Eric Poiseau

+ Anatomic Pathology

+ Laboratory

+ Pharmacy

 eric.poiseau@inria.fr

Paul Sherman

+ Patient Care Devices

 paulrshermancce@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NA Connectathon 2016 Monitor Resources

Welcome! We gather resources here for our extraordinary volunteer monitors.

Table of Contents:

On-Site Logistics

Connectathon Schedule:

Mon Jan 25, 8:30-9:00am Monitors arrive at the Cleveland Convention Center.  
Monday
9:00 am

Meeting Room 21 on the Exhibit Floor level, adjacent to the Registration/Check-in:

Badge & monitor packet pick-up. Monitor welcome/orientation meeting.

If you cannot arrive by 9am, don't worry; you can get your badge at the main Connectathon registration desk when you arrive.

Monday 9:30am Monitors find their table on the Connectathon floor and get hooked up to the network. The Connectathon managers will then turn their attention to welcoming vendor participants until testing starts at 10am.
Monday 
10 am - 5:30 pm
Connectathon testing begins promptly at 10am

Tue Jan 26
Wed Jan 27
Thu Jan 28

9am-5:30

Connectathon testing session

FYI: Off-Hours Access

+ Participants in the Connectathon will have support from staff (technical managers and volunteer monitors) during regular testing session hours.
+ The Connectathon testing floor is staffed by hotel security 24/7. 
+ The Connectathon floor will be open at 7am Tues through Friday. Entry/re-entry will be allowed until 9pm each evening. No re-entry after 9pm. If you happen to be working very late, you will be asked to leave the Connectathon floor at 11pm.

Fri Jan 29

8am-noon

Final Connectathon testing session.

Connectathon ends promptly at noon.

 

Gazelle:

Network Info

  • Wireless / General
    • SSID:  NA2016
    • Password: cleveland16
    • Security type:  TBD
  • NetworkDescriptionNA2016.pdf - this is the description of the Connectathon testing network.  Target audience for this document is testing participants.  FYI-only for Monitors.

Seating assignments:

Ask Questions.  Get Help:

Monitor Logistics support -

  • IHE USA staff - Help Desk
  • Network staff - (J31)

Monitor Technical Support -

  • Steve Moore - (K28)
    • PCC & Consolidated CDA tests
  • Paul Sherman - (F35)
    • PCD tests
  • Eric Poiseau - (L27)
    • LAB & PHARM tests
    • Gazelle support
  • Lynn Felhofer - (H28)
    • ITI, RAD, and QRPH tests, requirements & grading
    • Gazelle support
  • Tool help

Tools - locations & support

See this Tools Information (we maintain this in one place -- on the vendor's information page)

Training material on various tools is here: http://gazelle.ihe.net/training#ToolTraining

Profile assignments 

PROFILE ASSIGNMENTS:  Monitor profile assignments are in this google spreadsheet.  

We group IHE profiles into "clusters" with common characteristics, and then we assign monitors to evaluate tests in one "cluster" (perhaps two).  The google spreadsheet contains the first draft of monitor assignments.  We try to assign you to profiles that match your expertise.  We hope that some assignments allow you to learn something new.  In fact, each monitor has the capability to evaluate tests in almost any profile.

There are two tabs in the spreadsheet:

  • The first "Assignments" tab contains a row for each monitor.  The columns identify the profile "clusters".  The numbers in the column indicate how you will spend your time, eg a "1" indicates you will devote all of your time evaluating tests in that cluster.
  • The second "Cluster-Profiles" tab identifies the profiles in each cluster.  Each profile listed in Column D contains a link to that profile's documentation.  If the link is to Technical Framework Volume 1, then there is one chapter per profile.  If the link is to a Trial Implementation Supplement, then the entire profile is contained within one document.

IHE Technical Framework Documentation 

The specifications we test at the Connectathon are contained in IHE Technical Framework documentation.  Each IHE domain's Technical Framework is segmented into multiple volumes; Volume 1 contains the use cases the profile addresses, the process flow and a diagram of the actors & transactions in the profiles. The technical details of the transactions are not in Volume 1, and as a monitor, you do not need to be an expert at that level. If you are reading a Trial Implementation Supplement, you will see that the contents are separated into Volume 1 and Volume 2 within the supplement. 

To prepare for the connectathon, we recommend you read the chapter in Technical Framework "Volume 1" for the profiles you are assigned to evaluate. 

If you are not familiar with IHE documentation, we recommend you view the "Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework" video in the training section below before you read the documentation.

IHE publishes its Technical Framework documents, organized by domain, on the Technical Framework page of ihe.net.

Training Material

Audience
Topic
Date-Time / Duration
New monitors

Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework

This covers terminology used in IHE Technical Frameworks explains the structure of IHE documentation, and describes IHE's publication cycle. If you've never read IHE documentation before, you will find this background information helpful.

(Streaming link) (.mp4)

0:40
New monitors

Connectathon Terminology:
Definitions needed to understand using Gazelle during a connectathon (known to most returning participants; highly recommended for new participants & monitors)

(Streaming link) (.mp4)

0:11
All monitors

Using gazelle to review Connectathon tests

How to use gazelle to read test definitions for IHE profiles you're assigned to. (.mp4)

0:08
All monitors

Connectathon monitor - process overview
- Monitor responsibilities
- Connectathon process for monitors
- Q&A

Gazelle walk-through
- How monitors use gazelle during connectathon week to verify tests. 

recording | slides

Jan 13, 2016

10am CST

 

 

 

 

All monitors

Some profile 'clusters' have additional training material prepared by IHE Technical Project Managers.  This content will become available througout Jan 2016.  Find it on the Cluster-Profiles tab of the monitor assignments google spreadsheet.

 
**optional**

Some of you may be interested in the training material we compile for vendor participants, but monitors do not need to review it.

We collect participants' material on this Training Page.

 
**optional** 

IHE 2015 Educational Webinar Series
IHE sponsored its annual educational webinar series during summer and fall. You will find overview presentations for each IHE domain as well as 'speciality' presentations on topics like security, cross-community sharing of healthcare information, etc. These presentations *are not* connectathon-specific.

multiple presentations available; duration varies

 

 

Pre-Connectathon Logistics  

Wed Nov 11

Monitors submit Travel Survey, Non-Disclosure Form and Conflict of Interest Forms to Nick.

Fri Nov 120

Monitor Travel Guide is available here.

Fri Nov 20

Monitor profile assignments are here.

Wed Dec 18

Deadlines from the Monitor Travel Guide:

- Monitors book flight to Cleveland through HIMSS Travel Agency (if applicable)
- Monitors register for Connectathon badge and obtain Social Event Ticket 
- Monitors submit Advance Per Diem form (if applicable) 

December

General monitor preparation -->  If you have time, read the Vol 1 chapter for the profiles you have been assigned to.

January

General monitor preparation --> If you have time, review some of the Connectathon tests for your profiles.

Wed Jan 13

10am CST

Monitor Training Webinar 

- Click this link to first register and then attend

- Event Number: 928 306 265    Password:  Meeting1

This webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.

Mon Jan 25 -
Fri Jan 29

Connectathon!  Daily schedule is detailed below.

Mon Feb 15

Monitors submit Post-Event Per Diem form (if applicable) 

Our FAQ for vendor participants 

We have put together this FAQ with answers to questions we frequently receive from our vendor participants. You may find it informative.

Video

This is a great welcome to new monitors captured on video. While it is was done by a SIIM board member at the beginning of Connectathon monitor training in 2009, his points about the benefits of your volunteer service stand true today. We invite you to watch this 5 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=6SrkvyB1EPs

 

Contact Info 

AttachmentSize
PDF icon Monitor_Travel_Guide.pdf242.43 KB
PDF icon Per_Diem_Request_Form.pdf73.81 KB

NA Connectathon 2016 New Supplements

New Supplements

The following table contains new supplements that are published for the first time. We include only those supplements that have been published after January 2015.  

We purposely omit supplements that have been re-published.

 

Cardiology

Registry Content Submission - Electrophysiology (RCS-EP)

IT Infrastructure

Cross-Community Document Reliable Interchange (XCDR) 

IT Infrastructure

Mobile Alert Communication Management (mACM)

IT Infrastructure

Patient Identifier Cross-reference for Modile (PIXm) 

IT Infrastructure

Add RESTful Query to ATNA (update to ATNA profile)

IT Infrastructure

Cross-Enterprise Document Workflow Extension to Cross-Community Environment (XDW for XCA & XCDR)

Patient Care Coordination

Clinical Mapping (CMAP)

Patient Care Coordination

Data Access Framework (DAF)

Patient Care Coordination

Guideline Appropriate Ordering (GAO)

Patient Care Coordination

Remote Patient Monitoring

Quality, Research, Public Health

Aggregate Data Exchange (ADX)

Quality, Research, Public Health

Data Element Exchange (DEX)

Radiology

Clinical Decision Support - Order Appropriateness Tracking (CDS-OAT)

Radiology

Web-based Image Capture (WIC)

 

 

 

 

Connectathon 2016 Week Resources

  Bookmark this page for easy access to resources used to support your Connectathon testing.

Testing schedule for the week

Daily:

Mon, Jan 25, 2016  7:30 am -  4:00 pm EST On-site check-in / badge pickup
Mon, Jan 25, 2016  8:00 am - 10:00 am Connectathon Participant system set-up
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 10:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 1
Tue, Jan 26, 2016  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 2
Wed, Jan 27, 2016  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 3
Thu, Jan 28, 2016  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Sesson 4
Fri, Jan 29, 2016  8:00 am -  noon Connectathon Teset Session 5: Hard stop at noon

 

After-hours access:

Participants with a valid badge will have access to the Connectathon Floor...

      • mornings starting at 8am on Monday, and at 7am on Tues-Fri
      • evenings until 11pm Mon-Thurs.   No re-entry is permitted after 9pm.  All Participants must leave the test floor at 11pm.

There is no support from volunteer monitors or technical management outside of the daily Testing Sessions; during after-hours, will be preparing for the next day.

Daily 'need to know' announcements

The Connectathon venue makes oral announcements impractical.

Please check your email at 9am and 1:30pm each day. We will send twice-daily "need to know" announcements to the na_connectathon email list.

Seating Assignments

-- Seating assignments - There are two tabs in this spreadsheet. On the first tab, each cell represents one table with two chairs; table locations are identified by a letter/number, eg L28. The second tab shows seating assignments sorted by Organization.
-- Connectathon floor plan

Network Info

Wireless / General

    • SSID:  NA2016
    • Password:  cleveland16
    • Security type:  TBD

Wireless / PCD Testers

  • SSID:  PCD
  • Password:  cleveland16
  • Security type:  TBD

Printer (table )

PLEASE PRINT A TEST PAGE AFTER CONFIGURING THE PRINTER AS FOLLOWS

    • IP Address: TBD
    • Model:  TBD
    • Driver:  TBD 

Gazelle

Gazelle on-site: http://10.242.100.100/gazelle-na/home.seam

Outside of Connectathon floor, URL remains the same: http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na/home.seam

Guidance for Monday's session

We hope you've already reviewed the 10 Connectathon Tips from the Pros.

Monday 8-10am is for system set-up.  After 10am, we expect you to perform testing. Here is guidance on goals to accomplish during Monday's testing session:

    • Configure and connect to tools for your profiles.
    • Complete the 5-minute Consistent Time "CT_Client" test
    • Content Creators -- submit CDA/C-CDA docs into the samples area of gazelle for evaluation
    • Modalities/Evidence Creators -- submit DICOM samples into gazelle and the Central Archive
    • Submit media you create to the assigned Monitor -->  XDM and PDI media to monitor Penny at table H24 
      • It is good practice to hand a monitor your media rather than just dropping it at the table.
    • Any other tests labeled "*_Do_This_First" or "*_Read_This_First"
    • In general, work on other no-peer tests.
    • Then, move on to peer-to-peer tests.

Ask questions. Get help:

IHE USA staff - Help desk

      • logistics, "I'm lost", shipping...

Network staff - (J31)

Tool help - see next section

Steve Moore - (K28)

      • First & last resource for technical support.  Ask me anything.
      • PCC and C-CDA/HealthStory tests, test requirements & grading
      • "I need to drop a profile/actor"
      • Gazelle help

Eric Poiseau - (L28)

      • LAB, PATH, PHARM tests, test requirements & grading
      • Gazelle support

Lynn Felhofer - (H28)

      • ITI, QRPH, and Radiology tests, test requirements & grading
      • Monitor support

Paul Sherman - (F35)

      • PCD tests, test requirements & grading

Assigned partners for some profiles

Tools - locations & support

Training material on various tools is here: http://gazelle.ihe.net/training#ToolTraining

Tool errata - as we find issues with tools, we will document them here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14flrFx47V3OKwzHIhH8TU3DEg09ks9l51041_D0SQNk/pub

Integral Tools

The tools listed in the first table below are considered an integral part of Connectathon testing. These tools are referenced in Connectathon tests and are part of the test procedure.

Tool Used for Location / Config info Support

Gazelle Itself

Test Management

http://10.242.100.100/gazelle-na

Eric (L28)

Gazelle Security Suite

TLS client / server simulator

http://vm-tools-na-2016/gss

 Eric (L28)

CDA Validation (several)

PCC, QRPH and C-CDA Testing

IHE CDA Overview of Testing Procedure

Steve (K28)

Clunie DICOM Tools

DICOM validation

See configuration in gazelle for OTHER_IHEUSA_Clunie_DICOM_2016

David C (L23)

DICOM Central Archive

Archive for DICOM objects

GUI front-end: http://10.242.100.11:8080/dcm4chee-web3/

password: admin/admin (to add your AE title so the archive will accept your association)

IP addr / port: 10.242.100.11 /  11112

AET: DCM4CHEE 

Steve (K28)

Gazelle EVS Client

Home page

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/home.seam

Eric (L28)

DICOM validators (DCCHECK, dcm4che, Dicom3Tools, Pixelmed-REM, dcmcheck)

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/dicom/validator.seam

Eric (L28)

HL7v2 validator

HL7v3 validator

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hl7v2/validator.seam

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hl7v3/validator.seam

Eric (L28) 

PDF/A validator (XDS-SD)

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/pdf/validator.seam

Eric (L28)

XDW validator

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/xdw/validator.seam

Abderrazek (L27)

Gazelle proxy

message capture/validation (non-TLS)

 http://10.242.100.100/proxy/home.seam

Eric (L28)

NIST HL7 v2.x

For 2 QRPH messages

http://hl7v2-cf-validator.nist.gov/cf-validator/#/home

Rob S (H32)

Patient Generation

Patient Generation and Sharing

Gazelle menu: Connectathon -> Connectathon -> Patient Generation & Sharing

Abderrazek (L27)

PCD Tools

PCD Message Validation

http://ihe-pcd-con.nist.gov/PCD-HL7WebCon/#home.htm

John (F37)

SAML STS

SAML assertion provider - XUA and SeR testing

https://gazelle.ihe.net/content/sts

Abderrazek (L27)

XDS Tools 

 XD* profile testing

 - Endpoints for the XDS Public Registry - Red, Green, and Blue - are on: http://nist1:9080/

- XDS toolkit: TBD

- XDS Registry Dashboard: from the toolkit home page, select Connectathon Tools --> Dashboard

 Bill (K27)

XDS Toolkit 2016

 

10.242.52.12

Bill (K27)

Backup or Experimental Tools

The tools listed in the table below are considered as backups or possibly experimental.

Tool Status Used for Location / Config info Support

Clunie DICOM Tools

Backup

DICOM Object Validation

See configuration in gazelle for OTHER_IHEUSA_Clunie_DICOM_2016

David C (L23)
Gazelle EVS / HPD validator Backup     Abderrazek (L27)
Gazelle EVS / DSUB validator Backup     Abderrazek (L27)
Gazelle EVS / WADO validator (XDS-I.b) Backup     Abderrazek (L27)
Gazelle XDStar Client Backup   http://vm-tools-na-2016/XDStarClient Abderrazek (L27)
HPD Provider Directory Test Tool Backup HPD Federation Option http://sitenv.org None
Order Manager Simulator Backup

Send HL7v2 orders

DICOM MWL SCP

http://vm-tools-na-2016/OrderManager Anne-Gaëlle (L27)
Patient Manager Backup PAM, Patient Management http://vm-tools-na-2016/PatientManager Anne-Gaëlle (L27)
RFD Simulator Experimental RFD based profiles http://10.242.11.14 Ralph (J26)
XCA Tools Experimental XCA testing Beta testing: Conformity Assessment Bill (K27)
XCPD Experimental   Beta testing: Conformity Assessment  
XDS-I.b Conformity Assessment Experimental XDS-I.b testing Best testing: Conformity Assessment  Steve (K28)

 

NA Connectathon 2015 Resources

This is an archive page maintained for reference.

For information about the current IHE North American Connectathon, please visit the home page of this site.

 

   

IHE USA welcomes your participation in the North American Connectathon 2015.  This page points you to the resources you need to prepare and succeed!  Registration was open in gazelle from Aug 25 - Oct 3, 2014.

 Jan 2015 Connectathon Week Resources

One-stop-shopping for technical references used to support Connectathon testing.

 Schedule and Logistics

Schedule, fees, payment, badges, hotel, shipping info...

 Technical Preparation Resources

Registration, tools, network, digital certs, all stuff technical...

 Monitor Resources

Logistics, training, and resources for our wonderful volunteers!

 Training Resources

Tutorials, webinars, and how-to documentation.

 Weekly reminders

What should I be working on this week? Stay on-track with your preparation!

NA Connectathon 2015 Technical Resources

Getting ready for participation in the January Connectathon involves more than buying a plane ticket to Cleveland. From November until January, participants complete a set of required pre-connectathon tests. December through mid-January participants share configuration information with test partners, perform internet testing for some profiles, pre-load test data, finish some last-minute pre-connectathon tests, and familiarize themselves with the tests they will be required to run at the January connnectathon. The links below contain details for your Connectathon preparation activities.

LINK: SUMMARY:
Email list for Connectathon announcements 
All participants in the NA Connectathon must join this group. It is used for technical and logistical announcements from the NA Connectathon sponsors and technical managers. To subscribe, send an email to NA_connectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.comPlease note that you need to sign in to a Google account (or create one) in order to join this group.
Gazelle Gazelle is IHE's online tool for managing registration, pre-Connectathon & Connectathon testing.
Detailed Connectathon timeline Calendar of deadlines from October through January!
Weekly reminders What should I be working on this week?  Stay on-track with your preparation!
Connectathon week resources Reference page for Connectathon participants 
Profiles to be tested Review the list of profiles to be tested in nine IHE domains, plus Consolidated CDA.  Please note those that are 'dropped' or which have low registration.
IHE Technical Frameworks

Ensure that you are working off the latest documentation (not an out-of-date version on your hard drive). Final Text Technical Frameworks & Trial Implementation Supplements are published on ihe.net.

Some are interested in knowing the specifics of the updates since last year.  Each domain's Technical Committee processes Change Proposals that are then incorporated into Technical Frameworks annually.   Here is a link to each domain's Change Proposals that have been incorporated into updates published in 2014:

Cardiology:  no CPs processed in 2014
IT Infrastructure
---- CPs:  ftp://ftp.ihe.net/IT_Infrastructure/TF_Maintenance-2014/CPs/3_FinalText/
---- TI Supplements moved to Final Text:  XCPD, On-Demand Documents
Laboratory:
---- no updated TF in 2014; next release in 2015
---- completed CPs:http://wiki.ihe.net/index.php?title=Laboratory_Technical_Committee#Completed_and_assigned_CPs  
Radiology:
---- CPs: ftp://ftp.ihe.net/Radiology/TF_Maintenance/5_Done%20Incorporating/
---- TI Supplements moved to Final Text:  IOCM

Health Story Consolidation, C-CDA, Release 1.1

C-CDA implementation guide for participants testing HIMSS Health Story Project C-CDA documents as a Creator or Consumer.

Tool resources Find an index to IHE test tools, a mapping of tools to profiles, tool documentation, test cases, and tool training material.
ATNA testing & digital certificates Pre-connectathon & connectathon testing requirements for the ATNA profile.  How to get your digital certificate.
Training resources Pointers to training & documentation about tools, gazelle & connectathon processes
Profile-specific preparation In order to make you more efficient at the Connectathon, for some profiles we encourage you to do this preparation in advance.
Network & configuration details  Configurations for your test systems, OID assignments, IP addresses, Connectathon network description
Cross-Community testing  Explanation of multiple affinity domain Connectathon tests for participants testing XDS.b, XDS-I.b, PDQ/PDQv3, PIX/PIXv3, XCA, XCA-I and XCPD
Thorough/Supportive testing explained This page describes the difference between Thorough and Supportive connectathon testing 
Connectathon test review Your connectathon preparation should include reviewing tests you will have to run during Connectathon week.  Here's how.
10 Connectathon tips from the pros This page shares tips from vendors that have participated in the Connectathon for many years.
Connectathon logistics IHE USA staff manages contracts, fees, badges, hotel & shipping, and provides help for all non-technical details regarding the connectathon.
Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

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NA Connectathon 2015 Schedule & Logistics

  IHE USA sponsors the North American Connectathon and manages the schedule and logistics for the event.  Pointers to details are gathered here. If you have questions or need help, please contact the IHE USA staff at connectathon@ihe.net 

LINK: SUMMARY:
Connectathon location & dates

Cleveland Convention Center & HIMSS Innovation Center -- Cleveland, Ohio
January 26-30, 2015

Email list for Connectathon announcements All participants in the NA Connectathon must join this group. It is used for technical and logistical announcements from the NA Connectathon sponsors and technical managers. To subscribe, send an email to NA_connectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.comPlease note that you need to sign in to a Google account (or create one) in order to join this group.
Detailed Connectathon schedule This schedule will help you stay on track from October through January!  We also have the Weekly Reminder page containing technical preparation steps.
Weekly reminders What should I be working on this week?  Stay on-track with your preparation!
Contracts, Fees, Payment Four steps to register for the Connectathon.
Policies & Guidelines IHE USA publishes these policies for contracting, payment, and participation in the IHE North American Connectathon 2015.
Connectathon badges Order badges for your staff that will attend the Connectathon.  Order early; badge prices increase after November 21.
Hotel info http://iheusa.org/connectathon-participantresources.aspx#hotelandtravel
Shipping & extra electrical service Service kit for Cleveland Convention Center
Seating assignments -- Seating assignments - There are two tabs in this spreadsheet. On the first tab, each cell represents one table with two chairs; table locations are identified by a letter/number, eg L28. The second tab shows seating assignments sorted by Organization.
-- Connectathon floor plan
NA Connectathon Conference 2015 January 28, 2015 - a one-day educational & networking event at the HIMSS Innovation Center.
Connectathon Technical Resources Find details about technical preparation for connectathon:  tools, network, training, and much more.
Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

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NA Connectathon 2015 Network Info

  Prepare your system to test at the Connectathon.  Find configuration, IP address, OIDs and other network information here.

Configuration for Connectathon test systems / OIDs

An important Connectathon preparation task for December is to share configuration parameters for your test system (ports, URLs...).

Configuration entry is a two-step process prior to the Connectathon.  We want you to spend your time at the Connectathon working on interoperability issues and not asking your neighbor, "What is the URL of your Repository?"

  1. Starting in December, we collect your system's configuration parameters in gazelle.  Due Jan 9.
  2. Then, you retrieve your partners' parameters from gazelle and enter them into your system.  Finish this task before arriving at the Connectathon.

Gazelle assigns you default parameters based on the profiles & actors you signed up to test.  Your task is to update those to actual parameter for your test system and marked them 'Approved'.  This is done in gazelle under menu Configuration-->System Configuration.

Hostnames: Each test system in gazelle is given a hostname.  You can allocate additional hostnames for your systems if you need them.  IP addresses will be assigned to hostnames shortly before the Connectathon.

The gazelle proxy:  The config/ports for the gazelle proxy are shown on the gazelle configuration page in red font.  There is separate training provided about use of the gazelle proxy.

Many systems need OIDs as part of their configuration (Patient ID Sources, XDS Source & Repositories, homeCommunityIDs, others...).  These are assigned in gazelle under menu Configuration-->OIDs for current session.

Any questions about configuration parameters should be sent to Lynn Felhofer (...after you have viewed the training ;-) )

Training on gazelle configuration entry

This is the same process as 2013 and 2014 connectathons, with minor enhancements to the gazelle user interface:

Connectathon Network Description

The connectathon network is the backbone for our interoperability testing.  Please read this before arriving in Cleveland:  NetworkDescription2015.pdf

 IP Addresses

  1. In January, fixed IP addresses will be assigned for all hostnames you configured as part of your configuration work in Dec/Jan (hosts, ports, URLs, ...).
  2. You can see your IP addresses using Gazelle:
    -- Configurations -> (Company) : Systems Configuration
    -- Select a system
    -- The hosts and IP addresses associated with that system will display at the top
  3. You can see all IP addresses (all systems, including yours, using Gazelle:
    -- Configurations -> Network Configuration Overview
    -- Lower left: Download hosts file

 

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NA Connectathon 2016 Application and Network Info

  Prepare your system to test at the Connectathon.  Find configuration, IP address, OIDs and other network information here.

Configuration for Connectathon test systems / OIDs

An important Connectathon preparation task for December is to share configuration parameters for your test system (ports, URLs...).

Configuration entry is a two-step process prior to the Connectathon.  We want you to spend your time at the Connectathon working on interoperability issues and not asking your neighbor, "What is the URL of your Repository?"

  1. Starting in December, we collect your system's configuration parameters in gazelle.  Due Jan 8.
  2. Then, you retrieve your partners' parameters from gazelle and enter them into your system.  Finish this task before arriving at the Connectathon.

Gazelle assigns you default parameters based on the profiles & actors you signed up to test.  Your task is to update those to actual parameter for your test system and marked them 'Approved'.  This is done in gazelle under menu Configuration-->System Configuration.

Hostnames: Each test system in gazelle is given a hostname.  You can allocate additional hostnames for your systems if you need them.  IP addresses will be assigned to hostnames shortly before the Connectathon.

The gazelle proxy:  The config/ports for the gazelle proxy are shown on the gazelle configuration page in red font.  There is separate training provided about use of the gazelle proxy.

Many systems need OIDs as part of their configuration (Patient ID Sources, XDS Source & Repositories, homeCommunityIDs, others...).  These are assigned in gazelle under menu Configuration-->OIDs for current session.

Any questions about configuration parameters should be sent to Lynn Felhofer (...after you have viewed the training ;-) )

Training on gazelle configuration entry

This is the same process as 2013 and 2014 connectathons, with minor enhancements to the gazelle user interface:

Connectathon Network Description

The connectathon network is the backbone for our interoperability testing.  Please read this before arriving in Cleveland:  NetworkDescription2016.pdf

 IP Addresses

  1. In January, fixed IP addresses will be assigned for all hostnames you configured as part of your configuration work in Dec/Jan (hosts, ports, URLs, ...).
  2. You can see your IP addresses using Gazelle:
    -- Configurations -> (Company) : Systems Configuration
    -- Select a system
    -- The hosts and IP addresses associated with that system will display at the top
  3. You can see all IP addresses (all systems, including yours, using Gazelle:
    -- Configurations -> Network Configuration Overview
    -- Lower left: Download hosts file

 

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NA Connectathon 2015 Week Resources

  Bookmark this page for easy access to resources used to support your Connectathon testing.

Testing schedule for the week

Daily:

Mon Jan 26, 2015 - 7:30am-5:00pm EST - On-site check-in / badge pickup

Mon Jan 26, 2015 - 8:00am-10:00am - Connectathon test system set-up

Mon Jan 26, 2015 - 10:00am-5:30pm - Connectathon Test Session 1

Tue Jan 27, 2015 - 9:00am-5:30pm - Connectathon Test Session 2

Wed Jan 28, 2015 - 9:00am-5:30pm - Connectathon Test Session 3

Thu Jan 29, 2015 - 9:00am-5:30pm - Connectathon Test Session 4

Fri Jan 30, 2015 - 8:00am - noon - Connectathon Test Session 5 - testing ends promptly at noon

After-hours access:

Participants with a valid badge will have access to the Connectathon Floor...

      • mornings starting at 8am on Monday, and at 7am on Tues-Fri
      • evenings until 11pm Mon-Thurs.   No re-entry is permitted after 9pm.  All Participants must leave the test floor at 11pm.

There is no support from volunteer monitors or technical management outside of the daily Testing Sessions; during after-hours, will be preparing for the next day.

Daily 'need to know' announcements

The Connectathon venue makes oral announcements impractical.

Please check your email at 9am and 1:30pm each day. We will send twice-daily "need to know" announcements to the na_connectathon email list.

Seating Assignments

-- Seating assignments - There are two tabs in this spreadsheet. On the first tab, each cell represents one table with two chairs; table locations are identified by a letter/number, eg L28. The second tab shows seating assignments sorted by Organization.
-- Connectathon floor plan

Network Info

      • Please note this extract from this document: New for 2015 -- The network group is not providing small switches at the ends of the sectors. If you are at the end tables of a sector (11, 12, 17, 18, 21, 22, 27, 28 …), you will have to bring a long cable to reach the switch. Each table is 6 feet; you could be 4 tables away from the switch. You could be as far as …… 24 feet, or 8 meters from the switch.

Wireless

    • SSID:  NA2015
    • Password:  cleveland15
    • Security type:  WPA-MIXED/AES

Printer (table J28)

PLEASE PRINT A TEST PAGE AFTER CONFIGURING THE PRINTER AS FOLLOWS

    • 10.242.52.60
    • Model:  MFC 9970 CDW
    • Driver:  Brother MFC-9830CDW 

Gazelle

Gazelle on-site: http://10.242.100.100/gazelle-na/home.seam

Outside of Connectathon floor, URL remains the same: http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na/home.seam

Guidance for Monday's session

We hope you've already reviewed the 10 Connectathon Tips from the Pros.

Monday 8-10am is for system set-up.  After 10am, we expect you to perform testing. Here is guidance on goals to accomplish during Monday's testing session:

    • Configure and connect to tools for your profiles.
    • Complete the 5-minute Consistent Time "CT_Client" test
    • Content Creators -- submit CDA/C-CDA docs into the samples area of gazelle for evaluation
    • Modalities/Evidence Creators -- submit DICOM samples into gazelle and the Central Archive
    • Submit media you create to the assigned Monitor -->  XDM media (to table G38), PDI media (to table K28)
      • It is good practice to had a monitor your media rather than just dropping it at the table.
    • Any other tests labeled "*_Do_This_First" or "*_Read_This_First"
    • In general, work on other no-peer tests.
    • Then, move on to peer-to-peer tests.

Ask questions. Get help:

IHE USA staff - Help desk - Row A

      • logistics, "I'm lost", shipping...

Network staff - (J31-J33)

Tool help - see next section

Lynn Felhofer - (M28)

      • First & last resource for technical support.  Ask me anything.
      • ITI, RAD, CARD tests, test requirements & grading
      • "I need to drop a profile/actor"
      • Gazelle help

Eric Poiseau - (M27)

      • LAB, PATH, PHARM tests, test requirements & grading
      • Gazelle support

Steve Moore - (H31)

      • PCC, QRPH and HealthStory tests, test requirements & grading
      • Problems with monitors

Paul Sherman - (J21)

      • PCD tests, test requirements & grading

Assigned partners for some profiles

Tools - locations & support

Tools listed below are used to support testing during Connectathon week.

Training material on various tools is here: http://gazelle.ihe.net/training#ToolTraining

Tool errata - as we find issues with tools, we will document them here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14flrFx47V3OKwzHIhH8TU3DEg09ks9l51041_D0SQNk/pub

Tool Used for Location / Config info Support

ATNA - Syslog sender / collector / msg browser

Send, receive, validate audit msgs

Syslog Msg Browser: http://10.242.100.13/SyslogBrowser-na/index.html

Syslog collector ports:  there are several ports for UDP and TCP.  Please see the approved configurations in gazelle for test system:

ARR_IHEUSA_SyslogCollector_2015

Ralph (K37)

ATNA - TLS Tools

TLS client / server simulator

 http://10.242.100.100/tls-na/home.seam

 

CDA validation

APE, BPPC, CRC, CTNN, EDPN, EDR, IC, NN, PHARM*, RCS-C, XD-Lab, XDS-MS, XDS-SD, XPHR-Extract

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/cda/validator.seam

 

APHP, APS, CRD, HPoC, ENS, LDHP, LDS, NDS, PPOC, PPVS, PRPH-Ca,  TN, XPHR-update

http://cda-validation.nist.gov/cda-validation/validation.html

Andrew (H34)

C-CDA validation - Lantana Group

C-CDA HealthStory docs

https://www.lantanagroup.com/validator/

Steve (H31)

DICOM Central Archive

Archive for DICOM objects

GUI front-end: http://10.242.100.11:18080/dcm4chee-web/

password: admin/admin (to add your AE title so the archive will accept your association)

IP addr / port: 10.242.100.11 /  11112

AET: DCM4CHEE 

Steve (H31)

Gazelle EVS Client

Home page

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/home.seam

Eric (M27)

DICOM validators (DCCHECK, dcm4che, Dicom3Tools, Pixelmed-REM, dcmcheck)

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/dicom/validator.seam

Eric (M27)

DSUB validator

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/dsub/validator.seam

Abderrazek (G36)

HL7v2 validator

HL7v3 validator

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hl7v2/validator.seam

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hl7v3/validator.seam

Eric (M27) 

PDF/A validator (XDS-SD)

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/pdf/validator.seam

Eric (M27)

WADO validator (XDS-I.b)

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/wado/validator.seam

Abderrazek (G36) 

XDW validator

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/xdw/validator.seam

Abderrazek (G36)

Gazelle proxy

message capture/validation (non-TLS)

 http://10.242.100.100/proxy/home.seam

Eric (M27)

Gazelle XDStarClient

 

http://gazelle.ihe.net/XDStarClient/home.seam

Eric (M27) 

HPD tools

HPD validator

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hpd/validator.seam

Abderrazek (G36) 

HPD Provider Directory Test Tool - Federation option testing

http://sitenv.org/web/site/provider-directory-test-tool

Abderrazek (G36) or Eric (M27)  

Order Manager simulator

Send HL7v2 orders
DICOM MWL SCP

http://10.242.100.100/OrderManager/home.seam

Abderrazek (G36) or Eric (M27) 

Patient Generation & Sharing simulator

Send HL7v2/v3 Patient Registration messages

Gazelle menu:  Connectathon--> Connectathon--> Patient Generation & Sharing

Abderrazek (G36) or Eric (M27)

PIX/PDQ tools

Validate HL7v2/v3 PIX/PDQ msgs

http://pixpdqtests.nist.gov/pixpdqtool/ 

Rob (J36)

SAML STS

SAML assertion provider - XUA and SeR testing

See Massi from Tiani Spirit at table D14

 

XDS Tools 

 XD* profile testing

 - Endpoints for the XDS Public Registry - Red, Green, and Blue - are on: http://nist1:9080/

- XDS toolkit: http://10.242.43.11:9080/xdstools2/

- XDS Registry Dashboard: from the toolkit home page, select Connectathon Tools --> Dashboard

 Bill (G31)

NA Connectathon 2015 Weekly Reminders

What should I be working on this week??

After Connectathon registration closes in October until we're all together in January, the IHE support staff will send you instructions to guide your technical and logistical preparation. All announcements are sent on the NA Connectathon google group.  For easy reference, we gather a summary of weekly reminders on this page.

 

Week of Oct 6:

A1: Attend the Oct 8 webinar "Connectathon Preparation Steps" to learn about test tools, pre-Connectathon tests & other technical preparation resources.  You can view the recording and slides on the Training page.

 

Week of Oct 13:

A1: Review the overall Connectathon schedule.  Mark your calendar with important dates.

Week of Oct 20:

A1: Ensure that you are using up-to-date Technical Framework documentation.  Access the latest versions of IHE profiles from http://www.ihe.net/Technical_Frameworks/ and C-CDA specs from http://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=258.  Don't make the mistake of using last year's document sitting on your hard drive that may be missing Change Proposals incorporated in 2014.

A2: Review the list of profiles to be tested in January, those 'dropped' and those with lower registration.  Adjust your development plans accordingly.  In gazelle, we have removed 'dropped' profiles from your system registration.  This is so you won't see tests for profiles that we will not test in January.

A3: Take a look at your potential test partners in January.  See gazelle under menu Registration--Registration Overview.  Then "Profile Coverage."  (Remember that it is not a valid connectathon test if you choose a partner from your own company.)

Week of Oct 27:

A1: For those testing ATNA actors, review the ATNA requirements & Digital Certificates testing resources information.  Generate the digital certificate for your test system.  The same certificate will be used for pre-Connectathon & Connectation testing.

A2: Make a plan for who will attend the Connectathon.
-- IHE USA publishes information about obtaining staff badges and hotel reservations on their Connectathon Participant Resource page. Make a plan to purchase your badges by Nov 21 to get the best rate; prices increase significantly after this date.

Week of Nov 3:

A1: Review your list of pre-Connectathon tests.  Find the tools you need.  Make a plan to complete the tests by January 9 (or earlier).
-- Your pre-Connectathon test list is in gazelle under menu Connectathon-->Pre-Connectathon testing
-- 
Find the tools you need and the associated documentation using IHE's Test Tools Information page
-
- Review available tool webinars & help pages on the Training page.

A2: If you are testing an actor in the XDS, XDR, XDM, XCA, or MPQ profiles, you will be using the NIST XDS Public Registry and/or XDS toolkit for pre-Connectathon testing & during Connectathon.  
-- If you use the tools, you should subscribe to the ihe-xds-implementors email group.  It is a forum for developers and the source of news/updates on the XDS tools.
-- Review Bill's Oct 29 notes to that group about changes to the tools for this testing season.
-- If you are new to the tools, review the webinar available on the Training page.

Week of Nov 10:

A1: Continue working through your pre-Connectathon tests.

A2: If your system is a Content Creator of CDA documents, or you produce DICOM objects, you will be asked to provide a 'sample' of your content prior to the Connectathon.  This allows your test partners who 'consume' to access your samples and test with them in advance of the Connectathon.  Instructions for sample-sharing in gazelle are documented here.  Content Creators for Health Story Project documents, and for PCC and QRPH profiles will receive guidance in December for sample sharing.

A3:  Reminder: System fees are due Nov 17.  Early-bird badge pricing ends Nov 21.  Buy badges now to save $$$.

Week of Nov 17:

A1: Nov 17 - System fees payment due to IHE USA.

      Nov 21 - Connectathon badge pre-registration deadline.  Prices increase at 12:00am ET.

A2: Continue working through your pre-Connectathon tests.

Week of Nov 24: 

A1: Continue your preparation by working through your list of pre-Connectathon tests and uploading results into gazelle.

A2: This is also a good time for you to re-examine the scope of what you registered to test in January.  If you discover that you will not be able to complete your implementation of a profile/actor, please contact me so that I can drop that actor from your list.  This helps us to adjust our testing plans.  Remember, if you’re registered for a profile/actor in gazelle, the Connectathon technical managers and your test partners are counting on you to test it in January.

 If you are based in the US, we hope that you enjoy some well-earned time off this week with friends and family.

Week of Dec 1:

A1: Your most important task in Nov/Dec is to continue working through your pre-Connectathon "Tests to do" list in gazelle.  Test logs are due Jan 9 (but there are holidays and vacation days between now and then!).  Your customized list of tests is in gazelle under menu Connectathon-->Pre-Connectathon testing.  Test tools and instructions are available on the Tools page.

A2:  Provide input to Connectathon table assignments:   (1) If you will bring oversized computer equipment, send Lynn a note before Dec 19.  (2) If you are bringing extra staff to the Connectathon (more than the traditional "2 per test system", purchase badges for them before Dec 19 to ensure that they will be seated at a table adjacent to your test system.  If you purcase your badge after Dec 19, your extra staff will be seated in the overflow tables.

Week of Dec 8:

A1: We have populated gazelle with default configuration parameters for your test system.  By January 9, you must review, update, and approve these so that they reflect the actual configuration of the test system you will bring to the Connectathon in January.  See details, including 'how to' training, on the Network & Configuration page.

A2 Gazelle offers a mechanism for uploading a CDA document (web browser upload, not XDS) and sharing that document with Consumer test partners. That mechanism should now be properly configured in gazelle for the CDA documents produced by Content Creators and Form Receiver/CDA Exporters. See gazelle menu Connectathon—>Connectathon—>List of samples.

For IHE profiles (not C-CDA), you should see a new Pre-Connectathon test today that creators to upload samples and consumers to download the samples and review them. This is a suggestion to prepare for the Connectathon and not a requirement. If you are a C-CDA user, you can also upload and share CDA documents. You will not find a Pre-Connectathon test to prod you. You can still use the sample sharing area of Gazelle

A3:  If you're interested in testing with partners over the internet prior to the connectathon, attend the webex on Dec 10 at 9:30am CST.  Find details on the training page.

Week of Dec 15:

A1: By default, each test system registered in gazelle is assigned to one table with chairs for 2 staff members on the Connectathon tests floor in Cleveland.  If you are bringing additional staff and want them to be seated in tables adjacent to your test system, you must purchase their badge by end-of-day on Dec 19.  Lynn will be doing table assignments on Dec 22. 

A2:  Remember, both your pre-Connectathon test logs and your approved configurations must be completed in gazelle by Jan 9.

Weeks of Dec 22 & 29:

 It's time for an end-of-year hiatus from technical preparation. So, enjoy some down-time...

Week of Jan 5: 


Review January preparation details set in the Jan 5 email to the na_connectathon email list.

Week of Jan 12:

A1: Attend the Connectathon week training webex - Jan 14, 10am CST:  webex link.

- Connectathon Process Overview -- highly recommended for first-time participants

- Using gazelle at the Connectathon -- recommended for all participants, includes important information about using the gazelle proxy

A2: Begin entering your test partners' configuration detailas into your test system.  How-to information is on the Network & Configuration page.

A3: Complete Profile-specific Preparation.

Week of Jan 19: 

A1: Review the "10 Connectathon Tips from the Pros"

See you next week!

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NA Connectathon 2015 Monitor Resources

Welcome! We gather resources here for our extraordinary volunteer monitors.

  1. Monitor Email list
  2. Logistics: Travel, Expenses, Non-Disclosure & Confict of Interest forms 
  3. WHERE & WHEN? Schedule, Gazelle, Table Assignments
  4. WHO & WHAT? Monitors' Profile Assignments
  5. HOW? Training Material
  6. IHE Technical Framework Documentation
  7. Ask Questions.  Get Help.
  8. Tools at Connectathon
  9. Our FAQ for vendor participants
  10. Nice video on the benefits of being a monitor
  11. Contact us

Monitor Email list

We use this google group to communicate with monitors: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ihe-na-2015-connectathon-monitors

Logistics

Please carefully review the following material:

If you have questions about travel or other logistics, Derek Czaplewski is happy to help.

WHEN & WHERE? Schedule, Gazelle & Table Assignments

The 2015 North American Connectathon, IHE's week-long interoperability testing event, is held at the Cleveland Convention Center

  • Monday January 26, 8:30-9:00am: Monitors should check in at the Cleveland Convention Center and get your monitor packet and badge. If you cannot arrive by 9am, don't worry; you can get your badge at the main Connectathon registration desk.
  • Monday 9am: The Connectathon managers will meet with the monitor group for a 20-minute welcome/announcement session at TBD meeting room
  • Monday 9:30am: Monitors find their table on the Connectathon floor and get hooked up to the network. The Connectathon managers will then turn their attention to welcoming vendor participants until testing starts at 10am.
  • Monday 10am - 5:30pm: Connectathon testing begins promptly at 10am
  • Tuesday, January 27
    + 9am - 5:30pm Connectathon testing
  • Wednesday, January 28
    + 9am - 5:30pm Connectathon testing
  • Thursday, January 29
    + 9am - 5:30pm Connectathon testing
  • Friday, January 30
    + 8am - noon Final Connectathon testing session
    Connectathon ends promptly at noon. No showcase testing follows; all participants are done!

Off-hours access:
+ Participants in the Connectathon will have support from staff (technical managers and volunteer monitors) during the Testing Session hours above.
+ The Connectathon testing floor is staffed by hotel security 24/7.
+ The Connectathon floor will be open at 7am Tues through Friday. Entry/re-entry will be allowed until 9pm each evening. No re-entry after 9pm. If you happen to be working very late, you will be asked to leave the Connectathon floor at 11pm.

Gazelle:

Table Assignments show where monitors & tests systems will be located in January.

  • Seating assignments - There are two tabs in this spreadsheet. On the first tab, each cell represents one table with two chairs; table locations are identified by a letter/number, eg L28. The second tab shows seating assignments sorted by Organization.
  • Connectathon floor plan

WHO & WHAT? Monitors' Profile Assignments

  • Monitor assignments as of 2014.12.12:  excel 
  • Steve made this
  • Please contact Steve Moore if there is a problem with your assignment.

HOW? Training Material

 

Audience
Topic
Date-Time / Duration
All monitors

Connectathon monitor - process overview
- Monitor responsibilities
- Connectathon process for monitors
- Q&A

Gazelle walk-through
- How monitors use gazelle during connectathon week to verify tests. 

recording | slides

Monitor training Exercises:  Gazelle hands-on exercises

Jan 16, 2015

 

 

 

0:55

Monitors (except XDS, XCA, Security)

Gazelle proxy - Using the gazelle proxy for non-TLS message capture, forward, and validation

.mp4  and these Notes on proxy use 

also, this proxy help page

0:25
New monitors

Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework

This covers terminology used in IHE Technical Frameworks explains the structure of IHE documentation, and describes IHE's publication cycle. If you've never read IHE documentation before, you will find this background information helpful.

(Streaming link) (.mp4)

0:40
New monitors

Connectathon Terminology:
Definitions needed to understand using Gazelle during a connectathon (known to most returning participants; highly recommended for new participants & monitors)

(Streaming link) (.mp4)

 

0:11
All monitors

Using gazelle to review Connectathon tests

How to use gazelle to read test definitions for IHE profiles you're assigned to. (.mp4)

0:08
CDA monitors

CDA profile verification details:

-- Overview of CDA document testing procedure

-- Validation of CDA documents

Use the next as reference; do not read cover to cover

-- PCC_CDA_Document_Tests.xls

-- Health_Story_C-CDA.xls

-- PCC_CDA_Create_Document_Tests.pdf

-- PCC_CDA_Consume_Document_Tests.pdf

-- Health_Story_C-CDA_Create_Document_Tests.pdf

 -- Health_Story_C-CDA_Consume_Document_Tests.pdf

read the docs

XDS monitors

Overview of the XDS profile - for Connectathon monitors (Majurski)   recording | .mp4 

Using the NIST XDS tools - for Connectathon monitors (Majurski)   recording | .mp4  |  slides

0:10

 

0:33

 

Security monitors

-- ATNA testing overview (.mp4 | slides)

-- ATNA, BPPC, XUA, DEN, DSG tests (slides)

-- SeR testing scenario (slides)

0:20 
ITI domain monitors

.mp4 recordings below provide an overview of the Connectathon tests in these profile "clusters":

-- XDS cluster (.mp4 | slides) -- XDS.b, XDR, MPQ, DSUB, NAV)
-- PIXPDQ cluster (.mp4 | slides) -- PIX, PIXv3, PDQ, PDQv3, PDQm, PAM
-- ITI-DOCS cluster (.mp4 | slides) -- XDM, XDS-SD
-- ITI-ETC cluster (.mp4 | slides) -- SVS, HPD, CSD, RID
-- XC cluster (.mp4 | slides) -- XCA, XCPD, XCA-I, XCF

-- XDW (.mp4 | slides)

 
RAD domain monitors

.mp4 recordings below provide an overview of the Connectathon tests in these profile "clusters":

-- SWF cluster (.mp4 | slides) -- SWF.b, IOCM, MAWF
-- Visual cluster (.mp4 | slides) -- MAMMO, DBT, SMI, NMI, PERF, DIFF, IID, CPI
-- RAD-Export cluster (.mp4 | slides) -- PDI, TCE 
-- SR cluster (.mp4 | slides) --  ED, REM, KIN, SINR, MRRT
-- XDS-I (.mp4 | slides
 
**optional** educational material for monitors

IHE 2014 Educational Webinar Series
IHE sponsored its annual educational webinar series during summer and fall. You will find overview presentations for each IHE domain as well as 'speciality' presentations on topics like security, cross-community sharing of healthcare information, etc. These presentations *are not* connectathon-specific.

multiple presentations available; duration varies
  Some of you may be interested in the training material we compile for vendor participants, but monitors do not need to review it. We collect participants' material on our Training Page.  

 

IHE Technical Framework Documentation

To prepare for the connectathon, we recommend you read the chapter in "Volume 1" for the profiles you are assigned to evaluate. Each IHE domain's Technical Framework is segmented into multiple volumes; Volume 1 contains the use cases the profile addresses, the process flow and a diagram of the actors & transactions in the profiles. The technical details of the transactions are not in Vol 1, and as a monitor, you do not need to be an expert at that level. If you are reading a Trial Implementation Supplement, you will see that the contents are separated into Volume 1 and Volume 2 within the supplement.

If you are not familiar with IHE documentation, we recommend you view the "Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework" video in the training section above before you read the documentation.

IHE publishes its documents, organized by domain, on the Technical Framework page of ihe.net.

Our FAQ for vendor participants

We have put together this FAQ with answers to questions we frequently receive from our vendor participants. You may find it informative.

Ask questions. Get help:

IHE USA staff - Help desk - Row A

      • Monitor logistics support

Network staff - (J31-J33)

Tool help - see next section

Steve Moore - (H31)

      • Monitor Technical Support
      • PCC, QRPH and HealthStory tests, test requirements & grading

Paul Sherman - (J21)

      • PCD tests, test requirements & grading

Eric Poiseau - (M27)

      • LAB, PATH, PHARM tests, test requirements & grading
      • Gazelle support

Lynn Felhofer - (M28)

      • ITI, RAD, CARD tests, test requirements & grading
      • Gazelle support

Tools - locations & support

Tools listed below are used to support testing during Connectathon week.

Training material on various tools is here: http://gazelle.ihe.net/training#ToolTraining

Tool Used for Location / Config info Support

ATNA - Syslog sender / collector / msg browser

Send, receive, validate audit msgs

 

Ralph (K37)

ATNA - TLS Tools

TLS client / server simulator

http://gazelle.ihe.net/tls-na/home.seam

 

CDA validation

APE, BPPC, CRC, CTNN, EDPN, EDR, IC, NN, PHARM*, RCS-C, XD-Lab, XDS-MS, XDS-SD, XPHR-Extract

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/cda/validator.seam

 

APHP, APS, CRD, HPoC, ENS, LDHP, LDS, NDS, PPOC, PPVS, PRPH-Ca,  TN, XPHR-update

http://cda-validation.nist.gov/cda-validation/validation.html

Andrew (H34)

C-CDA validation - Lantana Group

C-CDA HealthStory docs

https://www.lantanagroup.com/validator/

Steve (H31)

DICOM Central Archive

Archive for DICOM objects

GUI front-end: 

IP addr / port:

AET: 

Steve (H31)

Gazelle EVS Client

Home page

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/home.seam

Eric (M27)

DICOM validators (DCCHECK, dcm4che, Dicom3Tools, Pixelmed-REM, dcmcheck)

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/dicom/validator.seam

Eric (M27)

DSUB validator

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/dsub/validator.seam

Abderrazek (G36)

HL7v2 validator

HL7v3 validator

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hl7v2/validator.seam

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hl7v3/validator.seam

 

PDF/A validator (XDS-SD)

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/pdf/validator.seam

Eric (M27)

WADO validator (XDS-I.b)

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/wado/validator.seam

Abderrazek (G36) 

XDW validator

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/xdw/validator.seam

Abderrazek (G36)

Gazelle proxy

message capture/validation (non-TLS)

 

Eric (M27)

Gazelle XDStarClient

 

http://gazelle.ihe.net/XDStarClient/home.seam

Eric (M27) 

HPD tools

HPD validator

http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hpd/validator.seam

Abderrazek (G36) 

HPD Provider Directory Test Tool - Federation option testing

http://sitenv.org/web/site/provider-directory-test-tool

 

Order Manager simulator

Send HL7v2 orders
DICOM MWL SCP

http://gazelle.ihe.net/OrderManager/home.seam

 

Patient Generation & Sharing simulator

Send HL7v2/v3 Patient Registration messages

Gazelle menu:  Connectathon--> Connectathon--> Patient Generation & Sharing

 

PCD tools

PCD profile testing

 

John (J25)

PIX/PDQ tools

Validate HL7v2/v3 PIX/PDQ msgs

http://pixpdqtests.nist.gov/pixpdqtool/ 

Rob (J36)

SAML STS

SAML assertion provider - XUA and SeR testing

under development

 

XDS Tools

 XD* profile testing

 

 Bill (G31)

Video

This is a great welcome to new monitors captured on video. While it is was done by a SIIM board member at the beginning of Connectathon monitor training in 2009, his points about the benefits of your volunteer service stand true today. We invite you to watch this 5 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=6SrkvyB1EPs

Contact Us

For help with logistics (travel, hotel, expenses), please contact Derek Czaplewski (dczaplewski@himss.org)
For questions about Connectathon processes & tools, or your assignment, contact Steve Moore.

IHE Europe 2017 Connectathon in Venice

Venise 2017 

Official information (about Hotel, Transportation, Location) from IHE Europe available at the following URL: http://connectathon.ihe-europe.net/

This page points you to the resources you need to prepare and succeed!  Registration will open in gazelle on Dec 1st 2016 to January, 15th 2017.

Some years ago, Dave Franken shared good tips with us about how to prepare to be successful in Luxembourg, read him here.

 

 Technical Resources

Registration, tools, network, digital certs, all stuff technical...

 Schedule and Logistics

Schedule, fees, payment, badges, hotel, shipping info...

 Weekly reminders

What should I be working on this week? Stay on-track with your preparation!

 Monitor Resources

Logistics, training, and resources for our wonderful volunteers!

 Training Resources

Tutorials, webinars, and how-to documentation.

 Contact Us!

Get help when you need it.

 

EU Connectathon 2017 Technical Resources

Getting ready for participation in the April Connectathon involves more than buying a plane ticket to Germany. From January until April, participants complete a set of required pre-connectathon tests. March through mid-April participants share configuration information with test partners, perform internet testing for some profiles, pre-load test data, finish some last-minute pre-connectathon tests, and familiarize themselves with the tests they will be required to run at the connnectathon. The links below contain details for your Connectathon preparation activities.

LINK: SUMMARY:
Email list for Connectathon announcements 
All participants in the EU Connectathon must join this group. It is used for technical and logistical announcements from the EU Connectathon sponsors and technical managers. To subscribe, send an email to EU_connectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.comPlease note that you need to sign in to a Google account (or create one) in order to join this group.
Gazelle Gazelle is IHE's online tool for managing registration, pre-Connectathon & Connectathon testing.
 

 

Profiles to be tested Review the list of profiles to be tested. Please note those that are 'dropped' or which have low registration. UPDATED on 2017/02/21
IHE Technical Frameworks

Ensure that you are working off the latest documentation (not an out-of-date version on your hard drive). Final Text Technical Frameworks & Trial Implementation Supplements are published on ihe.net.

Some are interested in knowing the specifics of the updates since last year.  Each domain's Technical Committee processes Change Proposals that are then incorporated into Technical Frameworks annually.   

Tool resources Find an index to IHE test tools, a mapping of tools to profiles, tool documentation, test cases, and tool training material.
ATNA testing & digital certificates Pre-connectathon & connectathon testing requirements for the ATNA profile.  How to get your digital certificate.
Training resources Pointers to training & documentation about tools, gazelle & connectathon processes
Profile-specific preparation In order to make you more efficient at the Connectathon, for some profiles we encourage you to do this preparation in advance.
Network & configuration details  Configurations for your test systems, OID assignments, IP addresses, Connectathon network description
XDS/XDS-I ATNA Tues-Wed partner assignments On Tues & Wed of Connectathon week, we assign some test partners for infrastructure actors in XDS, XDS-I and ATNA (Audit Record Repositories and Doc Registries & Repositories)
Cross-Community testing 

Explanation of multiple affinity domain Connectathon tests for participants testing XDS.b, XDS-I.b, PDQ/PDQv3, PIX/PIXv3, and cross-community profiles XC* (eg XCA, XCPD, etc)

Thorough/Supportive testing explained This page describes the difference between Thorough and Supportive connectathon testing 
Connectathon test review Your connectathon preparation should include reviewing tests you will have to run during Connectathon week.  Here's how.
10 Connectathon tips from the pros This page shares tips from vendors that have participated in the Connectathon for many years.
Connectathon logistics (TBC) IHE Europe staff manages contracts, fees, badges, hotel & shipping, and provides help for all non-technical details regarding the connectathon.
Connectathon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

   Contact Us! Get help when you need it.

   Go Back! to the EU Connectathon 2015 main page

EU Connectathon 2017 Schedule & Logistics

  IHE Europe manages the schedule and logistics for the event.  Pointers to details are gathered here. If you have questions or need help, please contact the IHE Europe staff at project-manager@ihe-europe.net 

LINK: SUMMARY:
Connectathon location & dates

Venice (See this link for further details)
April 3-7, 2017

Opening hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday : 8:30am - noon

Testing hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - noon

 

All participants are required to attend until noon on Friday ! Even though you are fine with your tests, some partners may still need your assistance to finish up their tests.

Detailed Connectathon Schedule

This schedule will help you stay on track from January through April!  We also have the Weekly Reminder page containing technical preparation steps.

 

Email list for Connectathon announcements All participants in the EU Connectathon must join this group. It is used for technical and logistical announcements from the NA Connectathon sponsors and technical managers. To subscribe, send an email to EU_connectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.comPlease note that you need to sign in to a Google account (or create one) in order to join this group.
Connectathon Technical Resources Find details about technical preparation for connectathon:  tools, network, training, and much more.
Policies & Guidelines IHE Europe publishes these policies for contracting, payment, and participation in the IHE European Connectathon 2017.
Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

  Contact Us! Get help when you need it.

   Go Back! to the NA Connectathon 2015 main page

Policies and Guidelines for the IHE-Europe Connectathon 2017

 

Introduction

This document provides policies and guidelines for organizations participating in testing at the IHE European Connectathon ("Participants") designed to help ensure successful testing.

Contacts

Goals

Connectathon testing has three specific goals:

  1. Testing Participant implementations of actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks

  2. Testing and providing feedback on actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks
  3. Preparing for any IHE demonstrations in which Participants may also be involved.

Participants are expected to support all three goals as appropriate, to work in a cooperative manner and to show respect for both their peers and the IHE testing process.

Registration

Online Testing Management System (Gazelle)

IHE uses an online testing management system, dubbed "Gazelle," to aid in organizing, conducting and recording the testing process. Prospective Participants begin the registration process by entering information in Gazelle about their organization and the systems they wish to test.

Participants are provided with secure access to their account in Gazelle. Throughout the testing process, they use it to access testing requirements and plans for their systems, to find and communicate with prospective testing partners, to track the successful completion of their testing activities and to receive other communications from the Sponsors and the Connectathon Management Team. Gazelle is also used by IHE Europe and the Connectathon Management Team to record and publish the results of testing. Participants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves in advance with Gazelle and to check it regularly throughout the testing process for announcements and other information.

Fees 

Connectathon registration fees are based on the number of systems a Participant registers and the number of company/organisation representatives participating to the event. Fees for the IHE 2017 European Connectathon are:

  1. Participation fees are proportional to the number of systems being tested and number of registered participants.
    1. System fee is X Euros per system. 
    2. Participant fee is X Euros per representative for the entire event
  2. There is no domain fee.
  3. Registration of one system entitles you to a table (one table per system)
  4. Registration of each 2 additional representatives entitles you to an extra table on site.
  5. Registration of representatives need to be done at system registration time (before February 27th)
  6. Registration of representatives after the deadline of January 15th will be possible at an higher rate.
  7. All prices (in Euros) are subject to Italy VAT at X%  which can be reclaimed by your company.No VAT will be charge if you provide you Intra community VAT number and are a EU company
  8. "If the performance of the Agreement by either Party or any obligation hereunder is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by reason of a Force Majeure, the Party whose performance is so affected, upon giving prompt notice in writing within fourteen (14) days after the occurrence of such Force Majeure to the other party and shall act to mitigate the damages caused by such Force Majeure, if possible. If a Force Majeure occurs, no Party shall be responsible for any damages, increased costs, or losses that the other Party may sustain by reason of such failure or delay in performance. The Party claiming Force Majeure shall be excused from such performance to the extent of such Force Majeure event, provided however, that the Party so affected shall take all reasonable steps to avoid or remove such causes of non-performance and shall resume performance of its obligations hereunder with dispatch whenever such causes are removed.Should these events of circumstances continue for more than three (3) months, each Party may lawfully and by registered letter terminate the Agreement, without any compensation to the other Party being due. "
  9. Participation fees are non-refundable four (4) weeks after the end of the registration(a recovery of 50% of due fee can be submitted before the end of this period). The period of retraction is one (1) week. Participation fees will be invoiced following the registration.
  10. Participation fees or purchase order are due by no later than February 27th 2017. An extra Late Payment Fee (12%) will be charged when payment has not been received on the IHE-Bank Account on February 27th 2017 or purchase order has not been provided. IHE Europe reserves the right to refuse participation in the IHE Connectathon event if Payment of Participation Fees has not been received on the IHE-Europe Bank Account before the actual start of the event.
  11. The IHE Review Committee, reserves the right to refuse participation to systems containing combinations of Actors it deems to be inappropriate or not reflective of practical systems architecture. The IHE Review Committee will make this determination in consultation with the Project Management Team. Participants may be asked to revise their applications to limit the number and type of IHE Actors included in a single system.

IHE Europe 2016 Connectathon in Bochum

 

Official information (about Hotel, Transportation, Location) from IHE Europe available at the following URL: http://connectathon.ihe-europe.net/

This page points you to the resources you need to prepare and succeed!  Registration will open in gazelle on Dec 1st 2015 to January, 15th 2016.

Last year, Dave Franken shared good tips with us about how to prepare to be successful in Luxembourg, read him here.

 

 Technical Resources

Registration, tools, network, digital certs, all stuff technical...

 Schedule and Logistics

Schedule, fees, payment, badges, hotel, shipping info...

 Weekly reminders

What should I be working on this week? Stay on-track with your preparation!

 Monitor Resources

Logistics, training, and resources for our wonderful volunteers!

 Training Resources

Tutorials, webinars, and how-to documentation.

 Contact Us!

Get help when you need it.

 

EU Connectathon 2016 Technical Resources

Getting ready for participation in the April Connectathon involves more than buying a plane ticket to Germany. From January until April, participants complete a set of required pre-connectathon tests. March through mid-April participants share configuration information with test partners, perform internet testing for some profiles, pre-load test data, finish some last-minute pre-connectathon tests, and familiarize themselves with the tests they will be required to run at the connnectathon. The links below contain details for your Connectathon preparation activities.

LINK: SUMMARY:
Email list for Connectathon announcements 
All participants in the EU Connectathon must join this group. It is used for technical and logistical announcements from the EU Connectathon sponsors and technical managers. To subscribe, send an email to EU_connectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.comPlease note that you need to sign in to a Google account (or create one) in order to join this group.
Gazelle Gazelle is IHE's online tool for managing registration, pre-Connectathon & Connectathon testing.
Detailed Connectathon timeline (TBC)

Calendar of deadlines from January through April!

Weekly reminders (TBC) What should I be working on this week?  Stay on-track with your preparation!
Profiles to be tested Review the list of profiles to be tested. Please note those that are 'dropped' or which have low registration.
IHE Technical Frameworks

Ensure that you are working off the latest documentation (not an out-of-date version on your hard drive). Final Text Technical Frameworks & Trial Implementation Supplements are published on ihe.net.

Some are interested in knowing the specifics of the updates since last year.  Each domain's Technical Committee processes Change Proposals that are then incorporated into Technical Frameworks annually.   

Tool resources Find an index to IHE test tools, a mapping of tools to profiles, tool documentation, test cases, and tool training material.
ATNA testing & digital certificates Pre-connectathon & connectathon testing requirements for the ATNA profile.  How to get your digital certificate.
Training resources Pointers to training & documentation about tools, gazelle & connectathon processes
Profile-specific preparation In order to make you more efficient at the Connectathon, for some profiles we encourage you to do this preparation in advance.
Network & configuration details  Configurations for your test systems, OID assignments, IP addresses, Connectathon network description
XDS/XDS-I ATNA Tues-Wed partner assignments On Tues & Wed of Connectathon week, we assign some test partners for infrastructure actors in XDS, XDS-I and ATNA (Audit Record Repositories and Doc Registries & Repositories)
Cross-Community testing 

Explanation of multiple affinity domain Connectathon tests for participants testing XDS.b, XDS-I.b, PDQ/PDQv3, PIX/PIXv3, and cross-community profiles XC* (eg XCA, XCPD, etc)

Thorough/Supportive testing explained This page describes the difference between Thorough and Supportive connectathon testing 
Connectathon test review Your connectathon preparation should include reviewing tests you will have to run during Connectathon week.  Here's how.
10 Connectathon tips from the pros This page shares tips from vendors that have participated in the Connectathon for many years.
Connectathon logistics (TBC) IHE Europe staff manages contracts, fees, badges, hotel & shipping, and provides help for all non-technical details regarding the connectathon.
Connectathon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

   Contact Us! Get help when you need it.

   Go Back! to the EU Connectathon 2015 main page

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EU Connectathon 2016 Schedule & Logistics

  IHE Europe manages the schedule and logistics for the event.  Pointers to details are gathered here. If you have questions or need help, please contact the IHE Europe staff at project-manager@ihe-europe.net 

LINK: SUMMARY:
Connectathon location & dates

Bochum (See this link for further details)
April 11-15th, 2016

Opening hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday : 8:30am - noon

Testing hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - noon

 

All participants are required to attend until noon on Friday ! Even though you are fine with your tests, some partners may still need your assistance to finish up their tests.

Detailed Connectathon Schedule

This schedule will help you stay on track from January through April!  We also have the Weekly Reminder page containing technical preparation steps.

Email list for Connectathon announcements All participants in the EU Connectathon must join this group. It is used for technical and logistical announcements from the NA Connectathon sponsors and technical managers. To subscribe, send an email to EU_connectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.comPlease note that you need to sign in to a Google account (or create one) in order to join this group.
Connectathon Technical Resources Find details about technical preparation for connectathon:  tools, network, training, and much more.
Policies & Guidelines IHE Europe publishes these policies for contracting, payment, and participation in the IHE European Connectathon 2016.
Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

  Contact Us! Get help when you need it.

   Go Back! to the NA Connectathon 2015 main page

IHE Europe 2015 Connectathon (Luxembourg City)

lux2015

Official information (about Hotel, Transportation, Location) from IHE Europe available at the following URL: http://connectathon.ihe-europe.net/

This page points you to the resources you need to prepare and succeed!  Registration is open in gazelle from Dec 1st 2014 to January 15th  23rd 2015.

Dave Franken shared good tips with us about how to prepare to be successful in Luxembourg, read him here.

 

 Technical Resources

Registration, tools, network, digital certs, all stuff technical...

 Schedule and Logistics

Schedule, fees, payment, badges, hotel, shipping info...

 Weekly reminders

What should I be working on this week? Stay on-track with your preparation!

 Monitor Resources

Logistics, training, and resources for our wonderful volunteers!

 Training Resources

Tutorials, webinars, and how-to documentation.

 Contact Us!

Get help when you need it.

 

EU Connectathon 2015 Technical Resources

Getting ready for participation in the April Connectathon involves more than buying a plane ticket to Luxemburg. From January until April, participants complete a set of required pre-connectathon tests. March through mid-April participants share configuration information with test partners, perform internet testing for some profiles, pre-load test data, finish some last-minute pre-connectathon tests, and familiarize themselves with the tests they will be required to run at the connnectathon. The links below contain details for your Connectathon preparation activities.

LINK: SUMMARY:
Email list for Connectathon announcements 
All participants in the EU Connectathon must join this group. It is used for technical and logistical announcements from the EU Connectathon sponsors and technical managers. To subscribe, send an email to EU_connectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.comPlease note that you need to sign in to a Google account (or create one) in order to join this group.
Gazelle Gazelle is IHE's online tool for managing registration, pre-Connectathon & Connectathon testing.
Detailed Connectathon timeline

Calendar of deadlines from January through April!

Weekly reminders What should I be working on this week?  Stay on-track with your preparation!
Profiles to be tested Review the list of profiles to be tested. Please note those that are 'dropped' or which have low registration.
IHE Technical Frameworks

Ensure that you are working off the latest documentation (not an out-of-date version on your hard drive). Final Text Technical Frameworks & Trial Implementation Supplements are published on ihe.net.

Some are interested in knowing the specifics of the updates since last year.  Each domain's Technical Committee processes Change Proposals that are then incorporated into Technical Frameworks annually.   Here is a link to each domain's Change Proposals that have been incorporated into updates published in 2014:

Cardiology:  no CPs processed in 2014
IT Infrastructure
---- CPs:  ftp://ftp.ihe.net/IT_Infrastructure/TF_Maintenance-2014/CPs/3_FinalText/
---- TI Supplements moved to Final Text:  XCPD, On-Demand Documents
Laboratory:
---- no updated TF in 2014; next release in 2015
---- completed CPs:http://wiki.ihe.net/index.php?title=Laboratory_Technical_Committee#Completed_and_assigned_CPs  
Radiology:
---- CPs: ftp://ftp.ihe.net/Radiology/TF_Maintenance/5_Done%20Incorporating/
---- TI Supplements moved to Final Text:  IOCM

Tool resources Find an index to IHE test tools, a mapping of tools to profiles, tool documentation, test cases, and tool training material.
ATNA testing & digital certificates Pre-connectathon & connectathon testing requirements for the ATNA profile.  How to get your digital certificate.
Training resources Pointers to training & documentation about tools, gazelle & connectathon processes
Profile-specific preparation In order to make you more efficient at the Connectathon, for some profiles we encourage you to do this preparation in advance.
Network & configuration details  Configurations for your test systems, OID assignments, IP addresses, Connectathon network description
XDS/XDS-I ATNA Tues-Wed partner assignments On Tues & Wed of Connectathon week, we assign some test partners for infrastructure actors in XDS, XDS-I and ATNA (Audit Record Repositories and Doc Registries & Repositories)
Cross-Community testing 

Explanation of multiple affinity domain Connectathon tests for participants testing XDS.b, XDS-I.b, PDQ/PDQv3, PIX/PIXv3, XCA, XCA-I and XCPD

The XC* testing schedule used during connectathon week: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18cgWnWi_5HcnVrDG0ygJdihRUnf3DLRPTAz7fbLB-JQ/edit?usp=sharing

Thorough/Supportive testing explained This page describes the difference between Thorough and Supportive connectathon testing 
Connectathon test review Your connectathon preparation should include reviewing tests you will have to run during Connectathon week.  Here's how.
10 Connectathon tips from the pros This page shares tips from vendors that have participated in the Connectathon for many years.
Connectathon logistics IHE Europe staff manages contracts, fees, badges, hotel & shipping, and provides help for all non-technical details regarding the connectathon.
Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

   Contact Us! Get help when you need it.

   Go Back! to the EU Connectathon 2015 main page

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Office spreadsheet icon tue-wed-XDSandATNA-partners.xls68 KB

EU Connectathon 2015 Schedule & Logistics

  IHE Europe manages the schedule and logistics for the event.  Pointers to details are gathered here. If you have questions or need help, please contact the IHE Europe staff at project-manager@ihe-europe.net 

LINK: SUMMARY:
Connectathon location & dates

Luxexpo (See this link for further details)
April 20-24th, 2015

Opening hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday : 8:30am - noon

Testing hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - noon

 

All participants are required to attend until noon on Friday ! Even though you are fine with your tests, some partners may still need your assistance to finish up their tests.

Detailed Connectathon Schedule

This schedule will help you stay on track from January through April!  We also have the Weekly Reminder page containing technical preparation steps.

Email list for Connectathon announcements All participants in the EU Connectathon must join this group. It is used for technical and logistical announcements from the NA Connectathon sponsors and technical managers. To subscribe, send an email to EU_connectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.comPlease note that you need to sign in to a Google account (or create one) in order to join this group.
Connectathon Technical Resources Find details about technical preparation for connectathon:  tools, network, training, and much more.
Policies & Guidelines IHE Europe publishes these policies for contracting, payment, and participation in the IHE European Connectathon 2015.
Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

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EU Connectathon 2015 Network Info

  Prepare your system to test at the Connectathon.  Find configuration, IP address, OIDs and other network information here.

Configuration for Connectathon test systems / OIDs

An important Connectathon preparation task for December is to share configuration parameters for your test system (ports, URLs...).

Configuration entry is a two-step process prior to the Connectathon.  We want you to spend your time at the Connectathon working on interoperability issues and not asking your neighbor, "What is the URL of your Repository?"

  1. Starting in December, we collect your system's configuration parameters in gazelle.  Due Jan 9.
  2. Then, you retrieve your partners' parameters from gazelle and enter them into your system.  Finish this task before arriving at the Connectathon.

Gazelle assigns you default parameters based on the profiles & actors you signed up to test.  Your task is to update those to actual parameter for your test system and marked them 'Approved'.  This is done in gazelle under menu Configuration-->System Configuration.

Hostnames: Each test system in gazelle is given a hostname.  You can allocate additional hostnames for your systems if you need them.  IP addresses will be assigned to hostnames shortly before the Connectathon.

The gazelle proxy:  The config/ports for the gazelle proxy are shown on the gazelle configuration page in red font.  There is separate training provided about use of the gazelle proxy.

Many systems need OIDs as part of their configuration (Patient ID Sources, XDS Source & Repositories, homeCommunityIDs, others...).  These are assigned in gazelle under menu Configuration-->OIDs for current session.

Any questions about configuration parameters should be sent to Lynn Felhofer (...after you have viewed the training ;-) )

Training on gazelle configuration entry

This is the same process as 2013 and 2014 connectathons, with minor enhancements to the gazelle user interface:

Connectathon Network Description

The connectathon network is the backbone for our interoperability testing.  Please read this before arriving in Cleveland: <available here in December>

 IP Addresses

  1. In January, fixed IP addresses will be assigned for all hostnames you configured as part of your configuration work in Dec/Jan (hosts, ports, URLs, ...).
  2. You can see your IP addresses using Gazelle:
    -- Configurations -> (Company) : Systems Configuration
    -- Select a system
    -- The hosts and IP addresses associated with that system will display at the top
  3. You can see all IP addresses (all systems, including yours, using Gazelle:
    -- Configurations -> Network Configuration Overview
    -- Lower left: Download hosts file

 

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EU Connectathon 2015 Monitor Resources

Welcome! We gather resources here for our wonderful volunteer monitors.

  1. Monitor recruitment
  2. Monitor Email list
  3. Logistics: Travel, Expenses, Non-Disclosure & Confict of Interest forms 
  4. WHERE & WHEN? Schedule, Gazelle, Table Assignments
  5. WHO & WHAT? Monitors' Profile Assignments
  6. HOW? Training Material
  7. IHE Technical Framework Documentation
  8. Our FAQ for vendor participants
  9. Nice video on the benefits of being a monitor
  10. Contact us

Monitor recruitment

Any person who would apply for being a monitor at the 2015 European connectathon shall fill out the Monitor Recruitment Form. If you do not have yet an account on Gazelle website, please contact Anne-Gaêlle Bergé, she will create one for you. We receive application still January, 30th.

Monitor Email list

A Google group will be created once we have hired the monitors. If you are part of the team you will be personally invite.

Logistics

Please carefully review the following material:

To be provided at a later time

If you have questions about travel or other logistics, Anne-Gaëlle Bergé  is happy to help.

WHEN & WHERE? Schedule, Gazelle & Table Assignments

The 2015 European Connectathon, IHE's week-long interoperability testing event, is held at Luxexpo.

  • Monday April 20, time to be defined: Monitors should check in at the Luxexpo exhibition and congress center and get your monitor packet and badge. If you cannot arrive by 9am, don't worry; you can get your badge at a later time.
  • Monday 9:30am: Welcome message to everybody
  • Monday 10am: The Connectathon managers will meet with the monitor group for a 20-minute welcome/announcement session at TBD meeting room
  • Monday 10:30am: Monitors find their table on the Connectathon floor and get hooked up to the network. The Connectathon managers will then turn their attention to welcoming vendor participants until testing starts at 10am.
  • Monday 10am - 5:30pm: Connectathon testing begins promptly at 10am
  • Tuesday, April 21
    + 9am - 5:30pm Connectathon testing
  • Wednesday, April 22
    + 9am - 5:30pm Connectathon testing
  • Thursday, April 23
    + 9am - 5:30pm Connectathon testing
  • Friday, April 24
    + 8am - noon Final Connectathon testing session
    Connectathon ends promptly at noon, no more access to Gazelle available. All participants are done!
  • Opening and testing hours will be confirmed at a later time.

Off-hours access:
+ Participants in the Connectathon will have support from staff (technical managers and volunteer monitors) during the Testing Session hours above.
+ The Connectathon floor will be open at TBD Tues through Friday. Entry/re-entry will be allowed until TBD each day. No re-entry after TBD. If you happen to be working very late, you will be asked to leave the Connectathon floor at TBD.

Gazelle:

Table Assignments show where monitors & tests systems will be located in April.

  • Spreadsheet with table assignments: To be published
  • PDF of table layout at the Connectathon: To be published

WHO & WHAT? Monitors' Profile Assignments

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K85O-8-c9Lr0cKtTmPIhy_SiIH9BMSDipAfg8SAjK4E/edit?usp=sharing

HOW? Training Material

We expect additional profile- and tool-specific training to be available here.

Audience
Topic
Date-Time / Duration
Req'd for new monitors

Returing monitors are welcome

Connectathon monitor - process overview
- Monitor responsibilities
- Connectathon process for monitors
- Q&A

 

mp4pdf

 

 

Req'd for new monitors


Returing monitors are welcome

Gazelle walk-through
We have two resources for you.

- Webex training on how monitors use gazelle & the proxy during connectathon week to work with participants and verify tests. 
New monitors

Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework

This covers terminology used in IHE Technical Frameworks explains the structure of IHE documentation, and describes IHE's publication cycle. If you've never read IHE documentation before, you will find this background information helpful.

(Streaming link) (.mp4)

0:40
New monitors Connectathon Terminology:
Definitions needed to understand using Gazelle during a connectathon (known to most returning participants; highly recommended for new participants & monitors)
0:11
 

...

 
**optional** educational material for monitors

IHE 2014 Educational Webinar Series
IHE sponsored its annual educational webinar series during summer and fall. You will find overview presentations for each IHE domain as well as 'speciality' presentations on topics like security, cross-community sharing of healthcare information, etc. These presentations *are not* connectathon-specific.

IT Infrastructure domain training material
These presentations *are not* connectathon-specific. They are geared to an audience which is familiar with healthcare interoperability problems in general but is not familiar with the way IHE addresses problems or the specific profiles provided by ITI. You may find topics of interest to you in your "day job".

multiple presentations available; duration varies
  Some of you may be interested in the training material we compile for vendor participants, but monitors do not need to review it. We collect participants' material on our Training Page.  

 

IHE Technical Framework Documentation

To prepare for the connectathon, we recommend you read the chapter in "Volume 1" for the profiles you are assigned to evaluate. Each IHE domain's Technical Framework is segmented into multiple volumes; Volume 1 contains the use cases the profile addresses, the process flow and a diagram of the actors & transactions in the profiles. The technical details of the transactions are not in Vol 1, and as a monitor, you do not need to be an expert at that level. If you are reading a Trial Implementation Supplement, you will see that the contents are separated into Volume 1 and Volume 2 within the supplement.

If you are not familiar with IHE documentation, we recommend you view the "Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework" video in the training section above before you read the documentation.

IHE publishes its documents, organized by domain, on the Technical Framework page of ihe.net.

Our FAQ for vendor participants

We have put together this FAQ with answers to questions we frequently receive from our vendor participants. You may find it informative.

Video

This is a great welcome to new monitors captured on video. While it is was done by a SIIM board member at the beginning of Connectathon monitor training in 2009, his points about the benefits of your volunteer service stand true today. We invite you to watch this 5 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=6SrkvyB1EPs

Contact Us

For help with logistics (travel, hotel, expenses), please contact TBD
For questions about Connectathon processes & tools, or your assignment, contact Anne-Gaëlle Bergé.

Policies and Guidelines for the IHE-Europe Connectathon 2015

 

Introduction

This document provides policies and guidelines for organizations participating in testing at the IHE European Connectathon ("Participants") designed to help ensure successful testing.

Contacts

  • Technical Manager
  • Administrative Manager 
    • Ulrike Mayerhofer-Sebera  (Invoice, Contract)

Goals

Connectathon testing has three specific goals:

  1. Testing Participant implementations of actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks

  2. Testing and providing feedback on actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks
  3. Preparing for any IHE demonstrations in which Participants may also be involved.

Participants are expected to support all three goals as appropriate, to work in a cooperative manner and to show respect for both their peers and the IHE testing process.

Registration

Online Testing Management System (Gazelle)

IHE uses an online testing management system, dubbed "Gazelle," to aid in organizing, conducting and recording the testing process. Prospective Participants begin the registration process by entering information in Gazelle about their organization and the systems they wish to test.

Participants are provided with secure access to their account in Gazelle. Throughout the testing process, they use it to access testing requirements and plans for their systems, to find and communicate with prospective testing partners, to track the successful completion of their testing activities and to receive other communications from the Sponsors and the Connectathon Management Team. Gazelle is also used by IHE Europe and the Connectathon Management Team to record and publish the results of testing. Participants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves in advance with Gazelle and to check it regularly throughout the testing process for announcements and other information.

Fees 

Connectathon registration fees are based on the number of systems a Participant registers and the number of company/organisation representatives participating to the event. Fees for the IHE 2015 European Connectathon are:

  1. Participation fees are proportional to the number of systems being tested. Participation Fee is 4620 Euros per system. This includes 2 company/organisation representatives at the connectathon.
  2. There is no domain fee.
  3. Registration of  additional company/organisation representatives if possible at the flat rate of 683 Euros for the entire event.
  4. Registration of each 2 additional representatives entitles you to an extra table on site.
  5. Registration of representatives need to be done at system registration time (before February 27th)
  6. Registration of representatives after the deadline of January 15th will be possible at an higher rate.
  7. All prices (in Euros) are subject to Luxembourg VAT at 17%  which can be reclaimed by your company.No VAT will be charge if you provide you Intra community VAT number and are a EU company
  8. "If the performance of the Agreement by either Party or any obligation hereunder is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by reason of a Force Majeure, the Party whose performance is so affected, upon giving prompt notice in writing within fourteen (14) days after the occurrence of such Force Majeure to the other party and shall act to mitigate the damages caused by such Force Majeure, if possible. If a Force Majeure occurs, no Party shall be responsible for any damages, increased costs, or losses that the other Party may sustain by reason of such failure or delay in performance. The Party claiming Force Majeure shall be excused from such performance to the extent of such Force Majeure event, provided however, that the Party so affected shall take all reasonable steps to avoid or remove such causes of non-performance and shall resume performance of its obligations hereunder with dispatch whenever such causes are removed.Should these events of circumstances continue for more than three (3) months, each Party may lawfully and by registered letter terminate the Agreement, without any compensation to the other Party being due. "
  9. Participation fees are non-refundable four (4) weeks after the end of the registration(a recovery of 50% of due fee can be submitted before the end of this period). The period of retraction is one (1) week. Participation fees will be invoiced following the registration.
  10. Participation fees or purchase order are due by no later than February 27th 2015. An extra Late Payment Fee (12%) will be charged when payment has not been received on the IHE-Bank Account on February 27th 2015 or purchase order has not been provided. IHE Europe reserves the right to refuse participation in the IHE Connectathon event if Payment of Participation Fees has not been received on the IHE-Europe Bank Account before the actual start of the event.
  11. The IHE Review Committee, reserves the right to refuse participation to systems containing combinations of Actors it deems to be inappropriate or not reflective of practical systems architecture. The IHE Review Committee will make this determination in consultation with the Project Management Team. Participants may be asked to revise their applications to limit the number and type of IHE Actors included in a single system.

IHE Europe 2014 Connectathon (Vienna)

Organised in cooperation with IHE Austria, the IHE Europe Connectathon will be held at the Austria Center in Vienna from April 7 to 11, 2014.

IHE Europe Connectathon provides a unique opportunity for vendors to test the interoperability of their  products in a structured environment with peer vendors. Participants test against multiple vendors using real world clinical  scenarios following IHE Integration Profiles specifications.

The annual IHE Connectathon affords all companies, large and small, the opportunity to test their own products, across a variety of domains including Radiology, Cardiology, Pathology, Patient Care Devices, Patient Care Coordination, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Dental and crucially IT Infrastructure, along with those of their peer vendors.

The last two years have seen national, regional and hospital tender procedures demand current independent demonstrations of IHE profile implementation competence by vendors and an increasing number of buyers are turning to the IHE Product Registry (http://product-registry.ihe.net) and Connectathon results pages (http://connectathon-results.ihe.net) which list Connectathon results, as part of their decision making process.

Also visit http://connectathon2014.ihe-europe.net

Key Benefits

  • Subject your products to interoperability competency testing.
  • Prove the conformance of your products to IHE profiles.
  • Ensure your products continue to meet the expanding base of IHE profiles .
  • Join industry leaders during VIP tours of the Connectathon floor.
  • Share experiences with over 350 industry leading professionals.
  • Learn from CAT monitors knowledge and expertise.

Registration

Registration opens on December 1, 2013 and closes on January 17th 24th, 2014

The Gazelle Test Management application is used for registration. To register to the Connectathon and get technical information, please go on the dedicated Gazelle page here. Documentation about the registration process is available here

Planning

  • December 1st : Registration opens 
  • January 17th 24th : 
    • Registration closes
    • Deadline for connectathon participants registration (Gazelle -> Registration -> Connectathon Participants)
  • January 17th-February 7th : 
    • Invoices are send to participating companies 
  • February 20th : Deadline for connectathon fees payment (extended due to late information about VAT)
  • XXXXXX : 
    • 10am-12pm : Webinar for connectathon Participants  (Register, Presentation, Video)
  • XXXXXX
    • 2pm-4pm: Webinar for connectathon Participants (Register , Presentation, Video)
  • February14th : 2-4pm : Webinar for Pre-Connectathon Internet Testing (RegisterPresentation, Video (Part 1 & Part 2 )
  • February 28th : Deadline for requesting supportive/thorough testing
  • March 16th : 
  • March 28th : 
    • Webinar use of the proxy during the connectathon (Video)
  • April 1st
    • Deadline for pre-connectathon log return
    • Deadline for sharing connectathon configurations
    • Deadline for sample sharing
  • April 7th-11th : Connectathon
  • June 1st : Publication of Connectathon Results

Shipping Address

Below we provide the delivery information for packages intended for the CAT.

 

Parcels for the CAT can be addressed to the following address:

 

IML – Messe Logistik GmbH

Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1

A-1220 Wien

Für: Connectathon v. 7.- 11 April 2014

 

Aussteller: please fill out your name

Please note: 

  1. The cost must be payed by the respective company.
  2. Shipments can only be accepted, after a complete “Voraviso”  and the Contract for Payment (see the document below) have been sent to and received by IML – Messe Logistik GmbH.
  3. „Voraviso” means: you have to announce your package at IML with an e-mail to office@iml-vienna.at before sending it.

Infomation about the costs:

IML calculate the costs for a package in size of max. 60 x 60 x 60 cm, 50 kg:

  • Acceptance 55 €
  • Delivery 55 €
  • Documentation 10 €
  • Commission 4% of the invoice amount
  • VAT 20%

But these cost are not fixed -  they depend on size and weight of your parcel. See the following file for more details about the costs. 

CAT Calendar

The calendar of the connectathon side event can be found there : TBD

During the connectathon working hours will be the following :

  • From Monday until Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday : 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mailing List

Register to the IHE Europe 2014 Connectathon mailing list
E-mail : ihe-europe-2014-connectathon@googlegroups.com
Visit group

Demonstrations

Not aware of any demonstration planning yet.

Traveling Information 

See that page

Hotel Information

See that page.

Fees

See Policies and Guidelines 2014

Policies and Guidelines

see the policies and guidelines

IHE Europe 2013 Connectathon (Istanbul)

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Welcome to the IHE Connectathon 2013

The 13th annual IHE-Europe Connectathon will take place from 15th to 19th April 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Within the scope of the IHE mission, IHE-Europe will hold the annual Connectathon in Istanbul from April 15th to 19th, 2013. The IHE Connectathon is a 5-day event which main purpose is testing the interoperability and connectivity of health-care IT systems. This traditional event draws participation from across Europe, with more than 90 companies and 300 engineers participating. Also scheduled are a number of "parallel events", with daily round-tables and seminars on specific health-care topics.

Registration 

For the 4th time in Europe, Gazelle tool will be used for registration. Your 2010-2012, usernames and login are still working on this instance of Gazelle.

Please use the "lost password" button in case you have forgotten your password. If you need any assistance please contact us at gazelle-support@ihe-europe.net

 

Registration closed on January 15th 2013, still accepting late registration...


 

Planning

  • November 1st : Registration opens
  • November 30th: Registration Q&A Webinar (Register) 
  • December 7th : Registration Q&A Webinar (Register)
  • December 14th : Registration Q&A Webinar (Register)
  • January 15th 
    • Registration closes
    • Deadline for connectathon participants registration (Gazelle -> Registration -> Connectathon Participants)
  • January 15th-22nd :
    • Still accepting late registrations (contact Eric Poiseau) 
    • Invoices are send to participating companies 
  • January 24th  : 10am-12pm : Webinar for connectathon Participants  (Register, Presentation, Video)
  • January 24th  : 2pm-4pm: Webinar for connectathon Participants (Register , Presentation, Video)
  • January 31st : Deadline for connectathon fees payment
  • February 28th : Deadline for requesting supportive/thorough testing
  • March 14th : 2-4pm : Webinar for Pre-Connectathon Internet Testing (Register, Presentation, Video (Part 1 & Part 2 )
  • April 1st :
    • Deadline for registering extra participants (Gazelle -> Registration -> Connectathon Participants)
    • Deadline for pre-connectathon log return
    • Deadline for sharing connectathon configurations
    • Deadline for sample sharing
  • April 10th : Webinar  (Video)
  • April 15th-19th : Connectathon
  • June 1st : Publication of Connectathon Results

Shipping Address

 

Due to limited space and security on the venue we can’t store any items before the actual event. Beside there might be a problem in the customs so it is better that vendors who need to ship materials use the Etix Travel office address and also my Nedim YILMAZ name to send their equipment. We will delivery all on 14 April 2013 to the venue.

So please address you shippments to : 

Etiks Turizm, Organizasyon ve Pazarlama Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti.

Nedim YILMAZ / IHE Connectathon

Adress :Bagdat Caddesi, Mucahit Sokak No:11 / 6 34740 Suadiye - Istanbul / Turkiye
T  +90 216 360 5933  F   +90 216 360 7551 +90 532 291 5775

 

CAT Calendar

The calendar of the connectathon side event can be found there : TBD

During the connectathon working hours will be the following :

  • From Monday until Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday : 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mailing List

 

Google Groupes
Register to the IHE Europe 2013 Connectathon mailing list
E-mail :
Visit group

 

Demonstrations

Not aware of any demonstration planning yet.

Traveling Information

see CAT2013.ORG

Hotel Information

see CAT2013.ORG

Fees

see the policies and guidelines

Policies and Guidelines 2013

 

Introduction

This document provides policies and guidelines for organizations participating in testing at the IHE European Connectathon ("Participants") designed to help ensure successful testing.

Contacts

Goals

Connectathon testing has three specific goals:

  1. Testing Participant implementations of actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks

  2. Testing and providing feedback on actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks
  3. Preparing for any IHE demonstrations in which Participants may also be involved.

Participants are expected to support all three goals as appropriate, to work in a cooperative manner and to show respect for both their peers and the IHE testing process.

Registration

Online Testing Management System (Gazelle)

IHE uses an online testing management system, dubbed "Gazelle," to aid in organizing, conducting and recording the testing process. Prospective Participants begin the registration process by entering information in Gazelle about their organization and the systems they wish to test.

Participants are provided with secure access to their account in Gazelle. Throughout the testing process, they use it to access testing requirements and plans for their systems, to find and communicate with prospective testing partners, to track the successful completion of their testing activities and to receive other communications from the Sponsors and the Connectathon Management Team. Gazelle is also used by IHE Europe and the Connectathon Management Team to record and publish the results of testing. Participants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves in advance with Gazelle and to check it regularly throughout the testing process for announcements and other information.

Fees

 

 

Connectathon registration fees are based on the number of systems a Participant registers and the number of company/organisation representatives participating to the event. Fees for the IHE 2013 European Connectathon are:

  1. Participation fees are proportional to the number of systems being tested. Participation Fee is 4200 Euros per system. This includes 2 company/organisation representatives at the connectathon.
  2. There is no domain fee.
  3. Registration of  additional company/organisation representatives if possible at the flat rate of 600 Euros for the entire event.
  4. Registration of each 2 additional representatives entitles you to an extra table on site.
  5. Registration of representatives need to be done at system registration time (before February 29th)
  6. Registration of representatives after the deadline of January 15th will be possible at an higher rate.
  7. All prices (in Euros) are subject to Belgium VAT at 21%  which can be reclaimed by your company.No VAT will be charge if you provide you Intra community VAT number and are a EU company
  8. "If the performance of the Agreement by either Party or any obligation hereunder is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by reason of a Force Majeure, the Party whose performance is so affected, upon giving prompt notice in writing within fourteen (14) days after the occurrence of such Force Majeure to the other party and shall act to mitigate the damages caused by such Force Majeure, if possible. If a Force Majeure occurs, no Party shall be responsible for any damages, increased costs, or losses that the other Party may sustain by reason of such failure or delay in performance. The Party claiming Force Majeure shall be excused from such performance to the extent of such Force Majeure event, provided however, that the Party so affected shall take all reasonable steps to avoid or remove such causes of non-performance and shall resume performance of its obligations hereunder with dispatch whenever such causes are removed.Should these events of circumstances continue for more than three (3) months, each Party may lawfully and by registered letter terminate the Agreement, without any compensation to the other Party being due. "
  9. Participation fees are non-refundable four (4) weeks after the end of the registration(a recovery of 50% of due fee can be submitted before the end of this period). The period of retraction is one (1) week. Participation fees will be invoiced following the registration.
  10. Participation fees or purchase order are due by no later than January 31st 2012. An extra Late Payment Fee (12%) will be charged when payment has not been received on the IHE-Bank Account on February 5th 2012 or purchase order has not been provided.
  11. The IHE Review Committee, reserves the right to refuse participation to systems containing combinations of Actors it deems to be inappropriate or not reflective of practical systems architecture. The IHE Review Committee will make this determination in consultation with the Project Management Team. Participants may be asked to revise their applications to limit the number and type of IHE Actors included in a single system.

Policies and Guidelines for the IHE-Europe Connectathon 2014

 

Introduction

This document provides policies and guidelines for organizations participating in testing at the IHE European Connectathon ("Participants") designed to help ensure successful testing.

Contacts

  • Technical Manager
  • Administrative Manager 
    • Ulrike Mayerhofer-Sebera  (Invoice, Contract)

Goals

Connectathon testing has three specific goals:

  1. Testing Participant implementations of actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks

  2. Testing and providing feedback on actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks
  3. Preparing for any IHE demonstrations in which Participants may also be involved.

Participants are expected to support all three goals as appropriate, to work in a cooperative manner and to show respect for both their peers and the IHE testing process.

Registration

Online Testing Management System (Gazelle)

IHE uses an online testing management system, dubbed "Gazelle," to aid in organizing, conducting and recording the testing process. Prospective Participants begin the registration process by entering information in Gazelle about their organization and the systems they wish to test.

Participants are provided with secure access to their account in Gazelle. Throughout the testing process, they use it to access testing requirements and plans for their systems, to find and communicate with prospective testing partners, to track the successful completion of their testing activities and to receive other communications from the Sponsors and the Connectathon Management Team. Gazelle is also used by IHE Europe and the Connectathon Management Team to record and publish the results of testing. Participants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves in advance with Gazelle and to check it regularly throughout the testing process for announcements and other information.

Fees 

Connectathon registration fees are based on the number of systems a Participant registers and the number of company/organisation representatives participating to the event. Fees for the IHE 2014 European Connectathon are:

  1. Participation fees are proportional to the number of systems being tested. Participation Fee is 4400 Euros per system. This includes 2 company/organisation representatives at the connectathon.
  2. There is no domain fee.
  3. Registration of  additional company/organisation representatives if possible at the flat rate of 650 Euros for the entire event.
  4. Registration of each 2 additional representatives entitles you to an extra table on site.
  5. Registration of representatives need to be done at system registration time (before February 29th)
  6. Registration of representatives after the deadline of January 15th will be possible at an higher rate.
  7. All prices (in Euros) are subject to Belgium VAT at 21%  which can be reclaimed by your company.No VAT will be charge if you provide you Intra community VAT number and are a EU company
  8. "If the performance of the Agreement by either Party or any obligation hereunder is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by reason of a Force Majeure, the Party whose performance is so affected, upon giving prompt notice in writing within fourteen (14) days after the occurrence of such Force Majeure to the other party and shall act to mitigate the damages caused by such Force Majeure, if possible. If a Force Majeure occurs, no Party shall be responsible for any damages, increased costs, or losses that the other Party may sustain by reason of such failure or delay in performance. The Party claiming Force Majeure shall be excused from such performance to the extent of such Force Majeure event, provided however, that the Party so affected shall take all reasonable steps to avoid or remove such causes of non-performance and shall resume performance of its obligations hereunder with dispatch whenever such causes are removed.Should these events of circumstances continue for more than three (3) months, each Party may lawfully and by registered letter terminate the Agreement, without any compensation to the other Party being due. "
  9. Participation fees are non-refundable four (4) weeks after the end of the registration(a recovery of 50% of due fee can be submitted before the end of this period). The period of retraction is one (1) week. Participation fees will be invoiced following the registration.
  10. Participation fees or purchase order are due by no later than January 31st 2014. An extra Late Payment Fee (12%) will be charged when payment has not been received on the IHE-Bank Account on February 5th 2014 or purchase order has not been provided. IHE Europe reserves the right to refuse participation in the IHE Connectathon event if Payment of Participation Fees has not been received on the IHE-Europe Bank Account before the actual start of the event.
  11. The IHE Review Committee, reserves the right to refuse participation to systems containing combinations of Actors it deems to be inappropriate or not reflective of practical systems architecture. The IHE Review Committee will make this determination in consultation with the Project Management Team. Participants may be asked to revise their applications to limit the number and type of IHE Actors included in a single system.

Multiple Affinity Domain in Istanbul

Multiple Affinity Domain testing at the Istanbul Connectathon

XCA / XCA-I / XCPD Istanbul Testing Schedule

Testing of Cross-Community profile (XCA, XCA-I and XCPD) is directly organized by monitors during connectathon week. Unlike most connectathon tests, you will not choose your own partners. If you are doing cross-community testing, a monitor will visit you on Monday or Tuesday to explain the planning. 

Explanation of Red/Blue/Green domains

This page applies to vendors testing XDS.b, XDS-I.b, PDQ/PDQv3, PIX/PIXv3, and XCA, XCA-I, XCPD.

If you're testing these profiles, please review this page during May.

In Istanbul, we will have 3 XDS Affinity Domains. Each of these domains is associated with its own Patient ID assigning authority. For ease of reference we call these the Red domain (1.3.6.1.4.1.21367.13.20.1000), the Green domain (1.3.6.1.4.1.21367.13.20.2000), and the Blue domain (1.3.6.1.4.1.21367.13.20.3000). We also have a 'local' Patient ID assigning authority (1.3.6.1.4.1.21367.3000.1.6).

  1. Multiple-affinity-domains.ppt : This presentation gives you an overview of the 3-affinity-domain testing. Please review it prior to arriving in Istanbul!!

  2. We have a tool for creating a patient with a Patient ID in the Red, Green or Blue assigning authority and sending it via HL7v2 or v3 to your test system: Gazelle patient generation & sharing allows you create & sending a single patient via HL7v2 & v3. It is also capable of resending an HL7 feed and batch sending of multiple patients.

  3. http://ihewiki.wustl.edu/wiki/index.php/File:Three-domain-assigning-authority.xls : XDS.b Registries and XCA, XCPD & XCA-I Gateways are assigned to one of the 3 affinity domains for the entire connectathon week.
    • Registries accept a patient identity feed, and register documents, with patient IDs in their assigned domain (ie with their designated Patient ID assigning authority)
    • Likewise, Gateway actors represent communities with documents in their one assigned domain.
    • PIX Managers, and some PDQ Suppliers, can operate across domains.
    • These assignments are in the table below and also in the excel spreadsheet linked in this item.

If you have questions about multiple affinity domain testing at the connecthon, ask Lynn Felhofer.

IHE Europe 2012 Connectathon (Bern)

Bern Connectathon 2012

Welcome to the IHE Connectathon 2012

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The 12th annual IHE-Europe Connectathon will take place from 21st to 25th May 2012 in Bern, Switzerland.

Within the scope of the IHE mission, IHE-Europe will hold the annual Connectathon at BernExpo in Bern from May 21st to 25th, 2012. The IHE Connectathon is a 5-day event which main purpose is testing the interoperability and connectivity of health-care IT systems. This traditional event draws participation from across Europe, with more than 90 companies and 300 engineers participating. Also scheduled are a number of "parallel events", with daily round-tables and seminars on specific health-care topics.

Registration 

For the 3nd time in Europe, Gazelle tool will be used for registration. Your 2010 and 2011, usernames and login are still working on this instance of Gazelle.

Please use the "lost password" button in case you have forgotten your password. If you need any assistance please contact us at INRIA (eric.poiseau@inria.fr) 

 

Register now

 

Planning

  • November 1st : Registration opens
  • January 15th 22nd
    • Registration closes
    • Deadline for connectathon participants registration (Gazelle -> Registration -> Connectathon Participants)
  • January 31st February 29th : Deadline for connectathon fees payment
  • February 3rd  : 10am-12pm : Webinar for connectathon Participants  (Register, add to calendar, pptx,  video)
  • February 8th  : 4pm-6pm: Webinar for connectathon Participants (Register, add to calendar, pptx, video)
  • February 10th : Deadline for registration to the epSOS profiles.
  • February 28th : Deadline for requesting supportive/thorough testing
  • March 18th : The number of blocked hotel rooms will be reduced. Please book your hotel before March 18, 2012 !
  • April 15th : Start handling customs information for Switzerland (Carnet ATA)
  • April 30th : Deadline for registering extra participants (Gazelle -> Registration -> Connectathon Participants)
  • May 1st : 
    • Deadline for pre-connectathon log return
    • Deadline for sharing connectathon configurations
    • Deadline for sample sharing
  • May 21-25th : Connectathon in Bern
  • June 15th : Publication of Connectathon Results

Shipping Address

Delivery by transporter is accepted only on Friday, 18 May 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during the CAT opening hours (Central European Time).

Delivery address
 BERNEXPO AG
 Door 1.1
 Mingerstrasse 6
 CH-3014 Bern
 Switzerland

CAT Calendar

The calendar of the connectathon side event can be found there : http://cat2012.org/html/02_01_side_event.html

During the connectathon working hours will be the following :

  • From Monday until Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday : 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mailing List

 

Google Groupes
Register to the IHE Europe 2012 Connectathon mailing list
E-mail :
Visit group

 

Demonstrations

Not aware of any demonstration planning yet.

Traveling Information

Please visit : http://cat2012.org/

Hotel Information

Please visit : http://cat2012.org/

Fees

see the policies and guidelines

What should I be working on this week?

Week of April 30th 2012

  • Review Multiple Affinity Domain assignement
  • Attend or view recording of the webex that will take place on Friday (TLS, Proxy, OrderManager) : See announcement on ihe-europe-2012 google group
  • Make sure every participants to connectathon is recorded in the page : See Gazelle Test Management : Registration -> Testing Session Participants. Person with no badge will not be able to enter the room. Person with no badge will not be able to have lunch !
    • We will invoice the extra participants later on.
  • In Gazelle Test Management please start and complete the no peer test that can be done ahead of the connectathon so that we can start verifying and validating them.
    • BIR / ID : Still some slots for verifying the test ahead of the connectathon (note that this single test (BIR_Image Display requires at least 4 hours for the verification).
    • MOD, RC, EC, CONTENT_CREATOR:  Please run the tests that asks you to create samples and enter them in Gazelle Test Management so that we can verify them.

Week of April 23rd 2012

  • Modalities : we invite all of you to review the two following files and to check that in our list of codes we have codes that match your modality type (MR, CT, MG...). This will ensure that the Order Fillers and Order Placers will have procedures that match your system capabilities ready for Bern.
  • BIR/ID : This week and next week we are performing webex sessions for evaluation of the test. Make sure that you have registered in the doodle for your systems (so far only one of your registered)
  • OID Assignement : Many systems need OIDs as part of their configuration (Patient ID Sources, XDS Source & Repositories, others...). This year, these are assigned in gazelle under menu Configuration/OIDs for Current Session.

Week of April 9th 2012

  • XDW : there is CP that will take into effect for the Bern CAT on that profile. The validation tool was updated accordingly. Please make sure to take it into account and revalidate your document already submitted in Gazelle for both Pre-CAT and CAT testing. Google Group on XDW is at : http://groups.google.com/group/ihe-xdw-implementors?hl=en
  • No Peer Test : many of the no peer test for the connectathon ask you to provide some samples. Please start providing them in the sample section of Gazelle. You can then start the test instance, indicate the permanent link into the test instance and we will start to validate your sample. This will save YOU and US a lot of time in Bern.
  • Proxy : We will use a proxy in Bern to capture the messages exchanged during testing. The use of the proxy is not required but strongly encouraged. Gabriel wrote a documentation of the tools that you will have in Bern, please read it : http://gazelle.ihe.net/content/proxy
  • Order Manager : Connectathon veterans might remember a tool called the RisMALL. In Bern we will use a tool call the "Order Manager" that replaces the RISMALL and allows test participants to create and manage orders for the profiles in the LAB and RAD domain. A documentation of that tool is available. Please read it  : http://gazelle.ihe.net/content/order-manager
  • We are planning webinars at the end of april and early may to exchange on this tools:
    • Gazelle usage during the Connectathon (1h) May 2nd at 10am CET
    • Proxy usage (1/2h) : May 3rd at 10am CET
    • Security tools usage (1/2h): May 3rd at 11am CET
    • Order Manager usage (1h): May 4th at 10am CET

Week of April 2nd 2012

  • Start working on your CARNET ATA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATA_Carnet)
  • Start returning samples needed for your systems and if you need to render samples provided by your partner please render them and provide snapshot where needed.
    • We want to perform as much conformance testing of your samples before the connectathon starts. The idea to save monitor time and do all the conformance testing remotly. This will give you a chance to fix the problem that will be found in your samples, before the event.
    • So please visit the page Connectathon->List of Samples and return the samples requested and render the samples available providing a snapshot of the rendering by your application. This will inform your peer that you have done it.
    • Visit the page Connectathon -> Connectathon and review the list of "No Peer" test needed for your systems. Some of these test ask you to provide a sample, when you have done it, provide the permanent link to the sample in the test instance, mark the test as completed. This will trigger an event,  telling us that we need to verify your test.
    • Test marked as verified before Bern, will save all of us a lot of valuable time there.
    • Samples example : ATNA Questionnaire, Sample Images, Sample CDA Documents,...
  • Continue registration of your participants to the event (15 companies have still not registered any participants yet). See the procedure here.
    • Please note that now adding extra participants will not give you extra tables (unless another organization drops participation and I have extra tables !)
  • Continue pre-CAT test log return (see details below)
  • Continue review of your configuration parameter (see details below)

Week of March 26th 2012

  • IMPORTANT/URGENT : Last chance to get extra tables at the Bern connectathon by registering participants (individuals) to the connectathon.
    • you have till Friday March 30th at 5 pm to register the participants following the procedure described here
    • each registered system includes  2 participants
    • each extra 2 registered participants at 600 Euros you will get an extra table (see mail sent to google group for more details).
  • Systems configuration have been initialized in Gazelle Test Management. So each of your systems have now configurations. Please review the configurations that have been assigned to you and edit them according to your needs. We have not yet assigned the OIDs. Will try to do it this week.
  • Systems implement BIR/ID : I have contacted you individually per email. Please respond to that email about your status on testing. We need to setup conference calls to evaluate the test remotely and ahead of Bern.
  • Continue working through your pre-Connectathon "Tests to do" list in gazelle. Test logs are due May 1st.

Week of March 19th 2012

  • Continue working through your pre-Connectathon "Tests to do" list in gazelle. Test logs are due May 1st.
  • I have finnished processing Supportive testing requests and registration changes request. Please check that your request have been processed and bug me if not.
  • Access the digital certificates for TLS testing (ATNA profile). See the mail of Gabriel with the instructions

Week of March 5th 2012

  • Continue working through your pre-Connectathon "Tests to do" list in gazelle. Test logs are due May 1st.
  • Book hotel room for connectathon: See link here.

Week of February 27th 2012

  • Get started on your pre-Connectathon tests. Upload successful results into gazelle.
  • This is the last week to submit a request for Supportive testing. Please read details here.
  • This is the last week for asking registration changes. Adding/Removing actors.

Policies and Guidelines

Bern Flyer

Introduction

This document provides policies and guidelines for organizations participating in testing at the IHE European Connectathon ("Participants") designed to help ensure successful testing.

Contacts

Goals

Connectathon testing has three specific goals:

  1. Testing Participant implementations of actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks

  2. Testing and providing feedback on actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks
  3. Preparing for any IHE demonstrations in which Participants may also be involved.

Participants are expected to support all three goals as appropriate, to work in a cooperative manner and to show respect for both their peers and the IHE testing process.

Registration

Online Testing Management System (Gazelle)

IHE uses an online testing management system, dubbed "Gazelle," to aid in organizing, conducting and recording the testing process. Prospective Participants begin the registration process by entering information in Gazelle about their organization and the systems they wish to test.

Participants are provided with secure access to their account in Gazelle. Throughout the testing process, they use it to access testing requirements and plans for their systems, to find and communicate with prospective testing partners, to track the successful completion of their testing activities and to receive other communications from the Sponsors and the Connectathon Management Team. Gazelle is also used by IHE Europe and the Connectathon Management Team to record and publish the results of testing. Participants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves in advance with Gazelle and to check it regularly throughout the testing process for announcements and other information.

Fees

 

 

Connectathon registration fees are based on the number of systems a Participant registers and the number of company/organisation representatives participating to the event. Fees for the IHE 2012 European Connectathon are:

  1. Participation fees are proportional to the number of systems being tested. Participation Fee is 4200 Euros per system. This includes 2 company/organisation representatives at the connectathon.
  2. There is no domain fee.
  3. Registration of  additional company/organisation representatives if possible at the flat rate of 600 Euros for the entire event.
  4. Registration of each 2 additional representatives entitles you to an extra table on site.
  5. Registration of representatives need to be done at system registration time (before February 29th)
  6. Registration of representatives after the deadline of January 15th will be possible at an higher rate.
  7. All prices (in Euros) are subject to Belgium VAT at 21%  which can be reclaimed by your company.No VAT will be charge if you provide you Intra community VAT number and are a EU company
  8. "If the performance of the Agreement by either Party or any obligation hereunder is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by reason of a Force Majeure, the Party whose performance is so affected, upon giving prompt notice in writing within fourteen (14) days after the occurrence of such Force Majeure to the other party and shall act to mitigate the damages caused by such Force Majeure, if possible. If a Force Majeure occurs, no Party shall be responsible for any damages, increased costs, or losses that the other Party may sustain by reason of such failure or delay in performance. The Party claiming Force Majeure shall be excused from such performance to the extent of such Force Majeure event, provided however, that the Party so affected shall take all reasonable steps to avoid or remove such causes of non-performance and shall resume performance of its obligations hereunder with dispatch whenever such causes are removed.Should these events of circumstances continue for more than three (3) months, each Party may lawfully and by registered letter terminate the Agreement, without any compensation to the other Party being due. "
  9. Participation fees are non-refundable four (4) weeks after the end of the registration(a recovery of 50% of due fee can be submitted before the end of this period). The period of retraction is one (1) week. Participation fees will be invoiced following the registration.
  10. Participation fees or purchase order are due by no later than January 31st 2012. An extra Late Payment Fee (12%) will be charged when payment has not been received on the IHE-Bank Account on February 5th 2012 or purchase order has not been provided.
  11. The IHE Review Committee, reserves the right to refuse participation to systems containing combinations of Actors it deems to be inappropriate or not reflective of practical systems architecture. The IHE Review Committee will make this determination in consultation with the Project Management Team. Participants may be asked to revise their applications to limit the number and type of IHE Actors included in a single system.

Monitor Ressources

WHEN & WHERE? Logistics, Timeline & Table Assignments

The 2012 European  Connectathon, IHE's week-long interoperability testing event, is held at the BernExpo congress center in Bern, Switzerland. We would like to welcome monitors on the connectathon floor at 9am on Monday May 21st. After you check in and get your monitor packet, we will meet with the monitor group at 10:30am for a 20-minute welcome/announcement session. You will find your table, get comfortable & connect to the network.  The testing starts at 11am. If you cannot arrive by 10:30am, don't worry, we will have people to help you get settled later than that. The testing schedule is:

  • Monday 8:30-11am: Vendor arrival & setup
  • Monday 11-5pm: Connectathon testing begins
  • Tuesday thru Thursday 9am - 5pm: Connectathon testing continues
  • Friday noon : Connectathon testing ends

TODO : Table Assignments

TODO : Connectathon floor plan

TODO : Network information

 

WHO & WHAT? Monitors' Profile Assignments

Monitor assignement can be found into Gazelle Test Management: click on Admin -> Manage Monitors

Find your name

  • click on the magnifying glass to access the list of test assigned to you (do not worry there might be more than one monitor assigned to each test).
  • click on the printer icon to generate a pdf with the description of all the tests assigned to you.

If you fill like you need to change the assignement contact Eric Poiseau or Anne-Gaëlle Bergé


HOW? Training Material

Audience
Topic
Time / Duration
Req'd for new monitors

Returing monitors are welcome

Monitor Training
- Monitor responsibilities
- Connectathon process for monitors
- Q&A

recording of the session : april 3rd  / april 4th

April 3rd 2-4pm

April 4th 4-6pm

**optional** educational material for monitors IHE 2011 Educational Webinar Series
IHE sponsored its annual educational webinar series during 2011. You will find overview presentations for each IHE domain as well as 'speciality' presentations on topics like security, cross-community sharing of healthcare information, etc.
varies
New monitors

IHE Terminology (link to streaming video)
or, use this link to download the recording

This covers terminology used in IHE Technical Frameworks. If you've never read IHE documentation before, you will find this background information helpful.

0:40
New monitors Connectathon Terminology:
Definitions needed to understand using Gazelle during a connectathon (known to most returning participants; highly recommended for new participants & monitors)
0:11
All monitors

How to use the gazelle tool (helpful instructions in Word format)
- Logging in to gazelle
- Using the monitor worklist
- Reviewing tests; changing test status
- Using the gazelle mobile app to verify tests

TODO

 

Manager Support

Contact these folks during the week if you have questions or problems. Support for specific tools is in the next section.

Responsibilities
Contact
Location
Connectathon Management (testing process questions, dropping profiles, gen'l support...) Eric Poiseau or Lynn Felhofer 

Network Support IHE Suisse Staff

Logistics (badges, lunch, fees, hotel...) Connectathon sponsor staff welcome desk
Lab Domain tests Nicolas Lefevre or François Macary

Cardiology Domain  Lynn Felhofer
ITI Domain tests Lynn Felhofer
PCC Domain tests

PCD Domain tests

Radiology Domain tests Lynn Felhofer

 

IHE Technical Framework Documentation

To prepare for the January connectathon, we recommend you read the chapter in "Volume 1" for the profiles you are assigned to evaluate. Each IHE domain's Technical Framework is segmented into multiple volumes; Volume 1 contains the use cases the profile addresses, the process flow and a diagram of the actors & transactions in the profiles. The technical details of the transactions are not in Vol 1, and as a monitor, you do not need to be an expert at that level. If you are reading a Trial Implementation Supplement, you will see that the contents are separated into Volume 1 and Volume 2 within the supplement.

If you are not familiar with IHE documentation, we recommend you view the "IHE Terminology" video in the training section above before you read the documentation.

IHE publishes its documents, organized by domain, on the Technical Framework page of ihe.net. We have created this index to help you find each profile: Summary of IHE Technical Requirements

FAQ for vendor participants

We have put together this FAQ page with answers to questions we frequently receive from our vendor participants. You may find it informative.

Contact Us

For help with logistics (travel, hotel, expenses), please contact office@ihe-europe.net
For questions about Connectathon processes & tools, or your assigment, contact Eric Poiseau.

Multiple Affinity Domain

Multiple Affinity Domain testing at the Bern Connectathon

XCA / XCA-I / XCPD Bern Testing Schedule

Testing of Cross-Community profile (XCA, XCA-I and XCPD) is directly organized by monitors during connectathon week. Unlike most connectathon tests, you will not choose your own partners. If you are doing cross-community testing, a monitor will visit you on Monday or Tuesday to explain the planning. In the meantime, you can review this document to review the planning document for cross-community tests: http://ihewiki.wustl.edu/wiki/index.php/File:XCA_connectathon_test_planning-Bern.doc

Explanation of Red/Blue/Green domains

This page applies to vendors testing XDS.b, XDS-I.b, PDQ/PDQv3, PIX/PIXv3, and XCA, XCA-I, XCPD.

If you're testing these profiles, please review this page during May.

In Bern, we will have 3 XDS Affinity Domains. Each of these domains is associated with its own Patient ID assigning authority. For ease of reference we call these the Red domain (1.3.6.1.4.1.21367.13.20.1000), the Green domain (1.3.6.1.4.1.21367.13.20.2000), and the Blue domain (1.3.6.1.4.1.21367.13.20.3000). We also have a 'local' Patient ID assigning authority (1.3.6.1.4.1.21367.3000.1.6).

  1. Multiple-affinity-domains.ppt : This presentation gives you an overview of the 3-affinity-domain testing. Please review it prior to arriving in Bern!!

  2. We have a tool for creating a patient with a Patient ID in the Red, Green or Blue assigning authority and sending it via HL7v2 or v3 to your test system: Gazelle patient generation & sharing allows you create & sending a single patient via HL7v2 & v3. It is also capable of resending an HL7 feed and batch sending of multiple patients.

  3. Three-domain-assigning-authority-Bern.xls : XDS.b Registries and XCA, XCPD & XCA-I Gateways are assigned to one of the 3 affinity domains for the entire connectathon week.
    • Registries accept a patient identity feed, and register documents, with patient IDs in their assigned domain (ie with their designated Patient ID assigning authority)
    • Likewise, Gateway actors represent communities with documents in their one assigned domain.
    • PIX Managers, and some PDQ Suppliers, can operate across domains.
    • These assignments are in the table below and also in the excel spreadsheet linked in this item.

If you have questions about multiple affinity domain testing at the connecthon, ask Lynn Felhofer.

IHE Europe 2011 Connectathon (Pisa)

Welcome to the IHE Connectathon 2011

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The 11th annual IHE-Europe Connectathon will take place from 11th to 15th April 2011 in Pisa, Italy.

Within the scope of the IHE mission, IHE-Europe will hold the annual Connectathon at the Stazione Leopolda in Pisa from April 11 to 15, 2011. The IHE Connectathon is a 5-day event which main purpose is testing the interoperability and connectivity of health-care IT systems. This traditional event draws participation from across Europe, with more than 90 companies and 200 engineers participating. Also scheduled are a number of "parallel events", with daily round-tables and seminars on specific health-care topics.

Destination Pisa

Pisa is a city full of history, both artistic, cultural and scientific. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its Leaning Tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city of over 87,500 residents contains more than 20 other 

Registration 

For the 2nd time in Europe, Gazelle tool will be used for registration. Your 2010, usernames and login are still working on this instance of Gazelle.

Please use the "lost password" button in case you have forgotten your password. If you need any assistance please contact us at INRIA (eric.poiseau@inria.fr) 

Register now 

Planning

  • November 9th : Registration opens
  • January 10th 14th : Registration closes
  • January 31st : Deadline for connectathon fees payment
  • February 3rd 10-12 : Webinar for connectathon Participants (register | video | ppt)
  • February 8th  16-18: Webinar for connectathon Participants (register | video | ppt)
  • March 15th 25th: Deadline for pre-connectathon log return
  • March 23rd : Deadline for connectathon participants registration (Gazelle -> Registration -> Connectathon Participants)
  • March 30th : Deadline for sharing connectathon configurations
  • March 30th : Deadline for registering extra participants
  • March 30th : Deadline for sample sharing
  • April 11-15th : Connectathon in Pisa
  • May 1st : Publication of Connectathon Results

Shipping Address


The day of delivery is set for April 8, 10AM - 4PM.

During this period of  time someone from IHE-Italy  will be present to ensure that all go smoothly.

The parcels should be addressed to:

IHE CONNECTATHON 2011
c/o LEOPOLDA STORICA
Piazza Guerrazzi
56125 PISA ITALY

For bulky packages (more than a cubic meter) that  need special
delivery please contact Lapo or Roberto at IHE Italy

CAT Calendar

Agenda

Mailing List

Google Groupes
Register to the IHE Europe 2011 Connectathon mailing list
E-mail :
Visit group

Demonstration

The following demonstrations are planned for 2011

Traveling Information

To be provided at a later time

Hotel Information

Hotel information for Pisa Connectathon was put together by IHE Italy

Fees

see the policies and guidelines

    Policies and Guidelines

    Introduction

    This document provides policies and guidelines for organizations participating in testing at the IHE European Connectathon ("Participants") designed to help ensure successful testing.

    Contacts

    Goals

    Connectathon testing has three specific goals:

    1. Testing Participant implementations of actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks

    2. Testing and providing feedback on actors and profiles defined in the IHE Technical Frameworks
    3. Preparing for any IHE demonstrations in which Participants may also be involved.

    Participants are expected to support all three goals as appropriate, to work in a cooperative manner and to show respect for both their peers and the IHE testing process.

    Registration

    Online Testing Management System (Gazelle)

     

    IHE uses an online testing management system, dubbed "Gazelle," to aid in organizing, conducting and recording the testing process. Prospective Participants begin the registration process by entering information in Gazelle about their organization and the systems they wish to test.

    Participants are provided with secure access to their account in Gazelle. Throughout the testing process, they use it to access testing requirements and plans for their systems, to find and communicate with prospective testing partners, to track the successful completion of their testing activities and to receive other communications from the Sponsors and the Connectathon Management Team. Gazelle is also used by IHE Europe and the Connectathon Management Team to record and publish the results of testing. Participants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves in advance with Gazelle and to check it regularly throughout the testing process for announcements and other information.

    Fees

    Connectathon registration fees are based on the number of systems a Participant registers and the number of IHE Domains (eg, Cardiology, IT Infrastructure, Patient Care Coordination, Patient Care Devices, Radiology, ["Domains"]) in which those systems are registered to test. Fees for the IHE 2011 European Connectathon are:

     

    1. Participation fees are proportional to the number of systems being tested and the number of IHE domains (see below) in which these systems participate. Participation Fee is 2900 Euros for the first system, 3000 Euros for the following ones, for IHE or epSOS connectathon.
    2. A domain fee of EUR 1000 will be charged per domain. epSOS domain will be charged EUR 2000.
    3. The second domain in the following list - IT-Infrastructure, Pharmacy, Cardiology, Pathology - is free of charge.
    4. All prices (in Euros) are subject to Belgium VAT which can be reclaimed by your company :
      •  The number of company/organisation representatives at the connectathon is restricted to 2 persons per system. Additional participants will be registered during the Connectathon and charged / invoiced 70 Euros per day per participant. On site registration will be charged EUR 100 per day. 
      • The technical manager has the right to assign additional domains free of charge to actors after the registration in order to enable correct testing of profiles and if this does not result in additional preparation for the participant in question.
    5. "If the performance of the Agreement by either Party or any obligation hereunder is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by reason of a Force Majeure, the Party whose performance is so affected, upon giving prompt notice in writing within fourteen (14) days after the occurrence of such Force Majeure to the other party and shall act to mitigate the damages caused by such Force Majeure, if possible. If a Force Majeure occurs, no Party shall be responsible for any damages, increased costs, or losses that the other Party may sustain by reason of such failure or delay in performance. The Party claiming Force Majeure shall be excused from such performance to the extent of such Force Majeure event, provided however, that the Party so affected shall take all reasonable steps to avoid or remove such causes of non-performance and shall resume performance of its obligations hereunder with dispatch whenever such causes are removed.Should these events of circumstances continue for more than three (3) months, each Party may lawfully and by registered letter terminate the Agreement, without any compensation to the other Party being due. "
    6. Domains: an IHE Domain is a specific clinical or operational area of healthcare characterized by particular information technology needs and use cases. Each IHE Domain has its own committee structure and produces its own domain-specific Technical Framework. A participant applying to test Actors/Integration Profiles defined in the Technical Framework for a given IHE Domain will be considered to participate in that domain. The epSOS project as a specific domain produces its own specifications available on epSOS website: www.epsos.eu
    7. Participation fees are non-refundable four (4) weeks after the end of the registration(a recovery of 50% of due fee can be submitted before the end of this period). The period of retraction is one (1) week. Participation fees will be invoiced following the registration.
    8. Participation fees or purchase order are due by no later than January 31st 2011. An extra Late Payment Fee (12%) will be charged when payment has not been received on the IHE-Bank Account on February 5th 2011 or purchase order has not been provided.
    9. The IHE Review Committee, reserves the right to refuse participation to systems containing combinations of Actors it deems to be inappropriate or not reflective of practical systems architecture. The IHE Review Committee will make this determination in consultation with the Project Management Team. Participants may be asked to revise their applications to limit the number and type of IHE Actors included in a single system.

    Non disclosure Agreement

    The following text is the content of the NDA section of the contract signed by participants to the Pisa Connectathon

     

    The Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise ("IHE") initiative has the goal of stimulating integration of information and imaging systems used in the delivery of healthcare. IHE develops guidelines and supports a testing process and other activities to encourage the implementation of standards to enable communication among such systems.

    1. In order to encourage the exchange of information among participants necessary to the testing process (including the Connectathon testing event to be held April 12-16, 2010) it is important that both the Sponsors and each Participant be protected against improper disclosure of technical or commercial information by any other Participant. Furthermore, the Connectathon process requires participants to resolve as expediently as possible and in a spirit of cooperation any software bugs and interoperability issues that arise during the testing process. The Participant thus agrees to keep confidential and forbear from using for any commercial purposes any information obtained from other participants in the course of the testing process. The Participant further agrees to respect all other Participants and their systems and equipment.The undersigned Participant shall not be obligated to keep information secret and in confidence if it can show that such information:
      • Appears in printed publications distributed by the Sponsors in the public domain; 
      • was public knowledge at the time of its receipt; 
      • became public knowledge after its receipt without breach of this agreement by the undersigned Participant; 
      • was rightfully disclosed to the Participant by a third party without an obligation of confidentiality;
      • is provably independently developed by the undersigned Participant's personnel without access to the confidential information; 
      • is required to be disclosed pursuant to a legal, judicial or administrative proceeding or by law; or 
      • is approved for release by the prior written authorization of all other organizations in question.
    2. The Sponsors agree to take reasonable steps to provide a work atmosphere conducive to a successful testing process, including discouraging the improper disclosure and use of information by Participants. In consideration of being permitted by the Sponsors to participate in the IHE testing process, the undersigned Participant agrees to hold the Sponsors harmless from any judgments, fines, amounts paid in settlement and reasonable expenses, including attorney's fees incurred by them in connection with the defense of any lawsuit or other claim which involves conduct of the undersigned Participant constituting a breach of the nondisclosure and nonuse obligations described in the preceding paragraphs. 
    3. Supporting information and documents developed by the Sponsors for use within the IHE testing process, including but not limited to specifications, test data and marketing materials are the copyrighted property of IHE and its Sponsors. In the spirit of collaboration and in keeping with copyright law, no Participant may lay claim to the information created for the IHE testing and demonstration process without written consent from the Sponsors. After software, technical information or documentation is formally released into the public domain by the Sponsors in order to further the purposes of the IHE initiative, the foregoing restrictions on disclosure or use will no longer apply to any software and/or technical information or documentation that is so released.
    4. For the purposes of sharing information with their membership and the public and promoting the IHE initiative, the Sponsors intend to acquire and reproduce representative images of systems being tested by Participants at the Connectathon. Any such images acquired may potentially be used in printed publications, Web pages and multimedia presentations promoting the IHE initiative. Such images will not be used by the Sponsors for any other purpose.
    5. The undersigned Participant, in consideration of being permitted by IHE Europe to participate in the IHE initiative, hereby grants IHE Europe the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission to use, re-use, display, distribute, transmit, publish, re-publish, copy, or otherwise exploit, either in whole or in part, either digitally, in print, or in any other medium now or hereafter known, photograph taken of its personnel and equipment, or in which its personnel and equipment may be included; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. The undersigned understands and agrees that the Sponsors may or may not, as they choose, use the Participant's name in conjunction with the photographs taken.
    6. The Participant also hereby releases and discharges IHE Europe and their agents, representatives, and assignees from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the photographs, including without limitation any and all claims for invasion of privacy, right of publicity, and improper disclosure of commercial information.
    7. Finally, the undersigned Participant acknowledges and agrees that certain software and related technical information and documentation which will eventually be released into the public domain by IHE in connection with the implementation of the IHE initiative (the "IHE Software") will be made available on an "as is" basis and that neither IHE Europe nor any other Participant will make the warranty about the IHE Software, its performance, its merchantability or fitness for any particular use, its freedom from any computer diseases, or its conformity to any specification and that all risk as to the quality and performance of the IHE Software will be with the users of the IHE Software.

    IHE Eye Care Connectathon 2017 Resources

      The American Academy of Ophthalmology sponsors the IHE Eye Care domain.

      IHE Eye Care Profiles for Connectathon testing

    We are offering these profiles for testing at the IHE Eye Care Connectathon, October 23-25, 2017:


    (1) Unified Eye Care Workflow (U-EYECARE)  The specification spans three documents, plus the underlying JOIA standard:

    -- Eye Care Technical Framework Volume 1, Rev 4.0, June 2016 - profile description, actor rqmts & use cases
    -- Eye Care Technical Framework Volume 2, Rev 4.0, June 2016 - detailed transaction specifications
    -- Refractive Measurements Trial Implementation Supplement, June, 14, 2016 - new in U-EYECARE in 2016; based upon JOIA 1.5 Release
    -- JOIA Std 1.5 - Common Specification for Output data of Ophthalmic Examination Equipment 

    (2) Eye Care Summary Record (EC-Summary)

    -- Eye Care Summary Trial Implementation Supplement - Aug 2017 version
    --  -- it is temporarily made available here; it is pending publication on ihe.net
    --  -- this version contains Word mark-up (for now) showing deltas from last year

    (3) General Eye Evaluation (GEE) 

    -- GEE Trial Implementation Supplement, Rev 2.2, December 2016

      

    Logistics
    Connectathon Dates & Location

    October 23-25, 2017 (detailed timeline below)

    RSNA Headquarters -- Oak Brook, Illinois, USA

    Your support staff

    Lynn Felhofer - Gazelle questions/support; pre-Connectathon & Connectathon testing; technical & logistical support; profile questions

    Don van Syckle - demonstration planning; profile questions

    Flora Lum, M.D. - contracts, payment, AAO annual meeting, domain inquiries

    Eye Care Connectathon email list

    iheeyecareconnectathon is the google email group we use to communicate with Connectathon participants regarding preparation steps from August through October.

    To join the group, send an email to Lynn.  She will add you to the list serv.

    Fees

    The combined fee for the Connectathon and showcase is $15,000 per vendor.  Payment and contract is due to Flora on Nov 11.

    Hotel details

    The Marriott Residence Inn - Oak Brook is a 2-minute walk from the RSNA building.

    Book your hotel room at the Residence Inn - click HERE by Sept 22 for the group rate

    Equipment shipping

    Details are here

      

    Detailed Schedule - Eye Care Connectathon 2017

    July 27

    WHAT'S NEW?  To view an overview of the profiles in IHE Eye Care, we highly recommend that you watch a recording of the July 27 Eye Care webinar as part of IHE's annual webinar series.

    Aug 4 - 25 Connectathon system registration is open through August 25 here:  http://ihe.wustl.edu/gazelle-na/

    Aug 17

    Connectathon kick-off webinar -- required for all Connectathon participants: Eye Care domain profile overview, review of Connectathon preparation & connectathon week testing, introduction to the 'gazelle' test management and conformance test tools, Q & A.  

    -- Download and view the recording

    -
    - Watch on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/KypoKCfBFbQ

    -- Review the slides

    Aug-Sep  Registration contract distributed to Connectathon participants.  Send paper contract with payment to Flora; due Nov 11
    Sep  Required pre-connectathon tests published.  Find the tools you will need for your testing.  Helpful links in the Testing Resources section below.   Pre-connectathon test results are due Oct 13.
    Sep 22 If applicable, upload a DICOM and/or HL7 conformance statement for your product into gazelle.  Use menu Registration-->Manage systems, and upload it onto the 'System summary' tab for your test system.
    Sep 22 Deadline for participant registration (who will attend the connectathon); complete in Gazelle under menu: Registration-->Testing Session Participants.
    Sep 22 Deadline to reserve your hotel room in order to get the group rate at the Oak Brook Marriott (very short walk to the Connectathon).  Click HERE to make a reservation.
    Sep 29 Deadline for submitting sample DICOM objects, HL7 messages or CDA documents (representative of what systems will produce) into gazelle (and the AAO ftp site for DICOM files).

    Oct 9 - 11

    Participants input their system's configuration into gazelle, eg AE titles, port numbers, HL7 configurations...
    Oct 13
    Pre-Connectathon test results are due in gazelle. 
    Oct 13 IP addresses are assigned to host names.

    Connectathon week!

    Oct 23-25

    Mon - 8:30-10am - Prepare to test: connect to the network, set up system & finish configurations  

    Mon - 10am-5pm - Connectathon testing

    Tues - 9am-5pm - Connectathon testing

    Wed - 9am-noon - Wrap-up of last connectathont tests; transition to showcase demonstration practice.        

    Wed - 1pm-3pm - Finish demonstration preparation.

    Nov 11-14 Academy Meeting - Interoperability Showcase Demonstration - New Orleans, Louisiana
    Nov 11
    Contract and payment due.

      

    Testing Resources
    Gazelle

    Gazelle is IHE's online tool for managing registration, pre-Connectathon & Connectathon testing.

    Note 1: If you are a returning participant, your old username/password still works!

    Note 2: Be sure to select the IHE Eye Care **2017** testing session.

    Who are my test partners?

    In gazelle, you can see what your fellow Connectathon participants -- your test partners -- have registered to test.  Choose gazelle menu Registration-->Registration overview.  You will see a table with all profiles/actors/options selected by each company/product.  At the bottom of the page, there is a link to "export as Excel file".  

    NOTE:  This information will not be complete until after registration closes on Aug 25.

    <link pending>  Details on pre-Connectathon test requirements, tools, and documentation for this year.
    Sample images & documents

    Participants' DICOM images, GEE, and EC-Summary samples are uploaded here: ftp://ftp.aao.org/IHE_Eye_Care_Connectathon_2017/Pre-Connectathon-Samples/ (contact Lynn for username/password)

    Eye Care code tables

    Modality, Order Placer, and Order Filler systems must pre-load their systems wtih order/procedure codes for the connectathon & demonstration.  (Same as those used since 2013.) If your modality needs a code added, please contact Lynn.

    (stored on ftp://ftp.aao.org/IHE_Eye_Care_Connectathon_2017/  -- contact Lynn for username/password)

    Connectathon network description

    This document describes the network environment during Connectathon week:  http://gazelle.ihe.net/files/EyeCare_Connectathon_Network_Information.pdf

    Connectathon test review

    This document contains a mapping between U-EYECARE actors, transaction & option and the Connectathon tests that exercise them.  

    After reviewing this, you should review the individual tests in gazelle.  You can find them on your main connectathon page in gazelle under menu "Connectathon". There is also help for the Training section below.

    10 Connectathon tips from the pros This page shares tips from vendors that have participated in IHE Connectathons around the globe for many years.
    Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

      

    Training Resources & Webinars

    IHE Annual Webinar Series - Eye Care Domain Update

    WHAT'S NEW?  To view an overview of the profiles in IHE Eye Care, we highly recommend that you watch a recording of the July 27 Eye Care webinar as part of IHE's annual webinar series available here.

    Eye Care Connectathon Kick-off webinar

    Connectathon kick-off webinar -- Aug 17, 2017

    Eye Care domain profile review, review of Connectathon preparation & connectathon week testing, introduction to the 'gazelle' test management and conformance test tools, Q & A.  

    -- Download and view the recording

    -
    - Watch on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/KypoKCfBFbQ

    -- Review the slides

    Gazelle - How to complete registration.  There are several steps:
    1. User accounts: company & contact info: managing gazelle user accounts (logins) & company/organization details; entering contact information (**Same process as last year, if you participated in any Connectathons since 2012, your information is carried forward)
    2. System registration: entering system(s), profiles, actors, and options you want to test
    3. Participant registration: register staff who will attend

    How to videos:

    - Creating User Accounts, Organizations & Contacts (.mp4)

    - Completing System Registration (.mp4)

    Gazelle - How to enter and share your configuration parameters

    - entering DICOM & HL7v2 parameters for your test system

    - finding & exporting your test partners' configurations

     

    - .mp4 | help page

     

    Using gazelle to review Connectathon tests

    How to use gazelle to read test instructions for IHE profiles you have registered to test 

    help page.mp4   

    Gazelle Order Manager

    Overview presentation - slides 

    How to use Order Manager to create Modality Worklist -  recording 

    HowToUseOrderManagerToCreateMWL-withScreenshots.pdf

      

    Useful IHE Resources
    IHE Technical Frameworks Ensure that you are working off the latest documentation (not an out-of-date version on your hard drive).
    Connectathon Results Database IHE publishes the profile/actor pairs that each company successfully tests during connectathon week.  Connectathon results are not reported on individual products or product versions.  IHE maintains this database of results from past connectathons. 
    IHE Product Registry Developers of commercial and open source healthcare IT systems can publish IHE Integration Statements to indicate their systems' conformance with specifications in IHE Technical Frameworks. 

    IHE Eye Care Connectathon 2016 Resources

      The American Academy of Ophthalmology sponsors the IHE Eye Care domain.

    This page was applicable to the October 2016 IHE Eye Care Connectathon and is now out-of-date.

    For 2017 Connectathon details, please see: https://gazelle.ihe.net/content/ihe-eye-care-connectathon-2017-resources

      IHE Eye Care Profiles for Connectathon testing

    We are offering these profiles for testing at the October 2016 connectathon:


    (1) Unified Eye Care Workflow (U-EYECARE)  The specification spans three documents, plus the underlying JOIA standard:

    -- Eye Care Technical Framework Volume 1, Rev 4.0, June 2016 - profile description, actor rqmts & use cases
    -- Eye Care Technical Framework Volume 2, Rev 4.0, June 2016 - detailed transaction specifications
    -- Refractive Measurements Trial Implementation Supplement, June, 29, 2016 - new in U-EYECARE for 2016, as modified by a Change Proposal, based upon JOIA 1.5 Release
    -- JOIA Std 1.5 - Common Specification for Output data of Ophthalmic Examination Equipment 

    (2) Eye Care Summary Record (EC-Summary)

    -- EC-Summary Trial Implementation Supplement, July 2015

    (3) General Eye Evaluation (GEE) 

    -- GEE Trial Implementation Supplement, v8, includes CP, from Don on Aug 9

     

    CHANGE PROPOSALS:  Implementers from last year's connectathon should review Change Proposals (CPs that were approved and applied to the 2016 version of Eye Care domain profiles.  Please refer to this Spreadsheet of Eye Care CPs.  You will find a list of approved CPs and a link to each CP.

      

    Logistics
    Connectathon Dates & Location

    October 10-13, 2016 (detailed timeline below)

    RSNA Headquarters -- Oak Brook, Illinois, USA

    Your support staff

    Lynn Felhofer - pre-Connectathon & Connectathon testing; technical & logistical support; profile questions

    Don van Syckle - demonstration planning; profile questions

    Flora Lum, M.D. - contracts, payment, AAO annual meeting, domain inquiries

    Eye Care Connectathon email list

    iheeyecareconnectathon is the google email group we use to communicate with Connectathon participants regarding preparation steps from August through October.

    To join the group, send an email to Lynn.  She will add you to the list serv.

    Hotel details

    The Marriott Residence Inn - Oak Brook is a 2-minute walk from the RSNA building.

    Book your hotel room at the Residence Inn - click here by Sept 23 for the group rate

    Equipment shipping


    EyeCare_Connectathon_2016_Shipping_Information.pdf -- read this if you need to ship equipment to the Connectathon

      

    Detailed Schedule - Eye Care Connectathon 2016

    July 13

    WHAT'S NEW?  To view an overview of what's new in IHE Eye Care, we highly recommend that you watch a recording of the July 13 Eye Care webinar as part of IHE's annual webinar series.

    Aug 1

    11am EDT

    Connectathon kick-off webinar -- required for all Connectathon participants: Eye Care domain profile review, review of Connectathon preparation & connectathon week testing, introduction to the 'gazelle' test management and conformance test tools, Q & A.  

    Links to: Recording (.wmv format) or Recording (.mp4 format) and Slides 

    Aug 1 - 19 Connectathon system registration is open.  Use gazelle.
    Aug  Registration contract distributed to Connectathon participants.  Send paper contract with payment to Flora; due Oct 15
    Sep  Required pre-connectathon tests published.  Find the tools you will need for your testing.  Helpful links in the Testing Resources section below.   Pre-connectathon test results are due Sep 30.
    Sep 9 If applicable, upload a DICOM and/or HL7 conformance statement for your product into gazelle.  Use menu Registration-->Manage systems, and upload it onto the 'System summary' tab for your test system.
    Sep 23 Deadline to reserve your hotel room in order to get the group rate.  Click here to make a reservation.
    Sep 23 Deadline for participant registration (who will attend the connectathon); complete in gazelle Registration-->Testing Session Participants.
    Sep 23 Deadline for submitting sample DICOM objects, HL7 messages or CDA documents (representative of what systems will produce) into gazelle (and the AAO ftp site for DICOM files).

    Sep 19-23

    Participants input their system's configuration into gazelle, eg AE titles, port numbers, HL7 configurations...
    Sep 27
    IP addresses are assigned to host names. 
    Sep 30 Pre-Connectathon test results are due in gazelle.

    Connectathon week!

    Oct 10-13

    Mon - 8:30-10am - Prepare to test: connect to the network, set up system & finish configurations  

    Mon - 10am-5pm - Connectathon testing

    Tues - 9am-5pm - Connectathon testing

    Wed - 9am-noon - Connectathon testing         

    Wed - 1pm-5pm - Demonstration testing starts; wrap-up of last connectathont tests

    Thu - 9am-noon - Demo testing continues. All participants must stay until the connectathon closes at noon.

    Oct 15-18 Academy Meeting - Interoperability Showcase Demonstration, McCormick Center, Chicago
    Oct 15
    Contract and payment due.

      

    Testing Resources
    Gazelle

    Gazelle is IHE's online tool for managing registration, pre-Connectathon & Connectathon testing.

    Note 1: If you are a returning participant, your old username/password still works!

    Note 2: Be sure to select the IHE Eye Care **2016** testing session.

    Who are my test partners?

    In gazelle, you can see what your fellow Connectathon participants -- your test partners -- have registered to test.  Choose gazelle menu Registration-->Registration overview.  You will see a table with all profiles/actors/options selected by each company/product.  At the bottom of the page, there is a link to "export as Excel file".

    Lynn also created this PDF which overlays test partners onto the actor/transaction diagrams:  Connectathon_Registration_Visual-20161006.pdf

    Pre-Connectathon tests & tools for Eye Care Details on pre-Connectathon test requirements, tools, and documentation for this year.
    Sample images & documents

    Participants' DICOM images, GEE, and EC-Summary samples are uploaded here: ftp://ftp.aao.org/IHE_Eye_Care_Connectathon_2016/Pre-Connectathon-Samples/

    (username/password is ihe/ihe)

    Eye Care code tables

    Modality, Order Placer, and Order Filler systems must pre-load their systems wtih order/procedure codes for the connectathon & demonstration.  (Same as those used since 2013.) If your modality needs a code added, please contact Lynn.

    (stored on ftp://ftp.aao.org/IHE_Eye_Care_Connectathon_2016/  username/password is ihe/ihe)

    Connectathon network description

    EyeCare_Connectathon_2016_Network_Information.pdf -- This document describes the network environment during Connectathon week.

    Connectathon test review

    This document contains a mapping between U-EYECARE actors, transaction & option and the Connectathon tests that exercise them.  

    After reviewing this, you should review the individual tests in gazelle.  You can find them on your main connectathon page in gazelle under menu "Connectathon". There is also help for the Training section below.

    10 Connectathon tips from the pros This page shares tips from vendors that have participated in IHE Connectathons around the globe for many years.
    Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

      

    Training Resources & Webinars
    Eye Care Connectathon Kick-off webinar

    Connectathon kick-off webinar -- Aug 1

    Eye Care domain profile review, review of Connectathon preparation & connectathon week testing, introduction to the 'gazelle' test management and conformance test tools, Q & A.  

    Links to: Recording (.wmv format) or Recording (.mp4 format) and Slides 

    Gazelle - How to complete registration.  There are several steps:
    1. User accounts: company & contact info: managing gazelle user accounts (logins) & company/organization details; entering contact information (**Same process as last year, if you participated in Connectathons from 2012-15, your information is carried forward)
    2. System registration: entering system(s), profiles, actors, and options you want to test
    3. Participant registration: register staff who will attend
    help pages

    Gazelle - How to enter and share your configuration parameters

    - entering DICOM & HL7v2 parameters for your test system

    - finding & exporting your test partners' configurations

     

    - recording | .mp4

    - .mp4 | help page

     

    Using gazelle to review Connectathon tests

    How to use gazelle to read test instructions for IHE profiles you have registered to test 

    help page.mp4   

    Gazelle Order Manager

    Overview presentation - .ppt (May 2012)

    How to use Order Manager to create Modality Worklist  .mp4 (Jan 2013)

    HowToUseOrderManagerToCreateMWL-withScreenshots.pdf

    Art Decor


    Content Creators can validate GEE & EC-Summary documents using schematron generated by the Art Decor tool.  See instructions in pre-Connectathon test EVS_CDA_Validation.

      

    Useful IHE Resources
    IHE Technical Frameworks Ensure that you are working off the latest documentation (not an out-of-date version on your hard drive).
    Connectathon Results Database IHE publishes the profile/actor pairs that each company successfully tests during connectathon week.  Connectathon results are not reported on individual products or product versions.  IHE maintains this database of results from past connectathons. 
    IHE Product Registry Developers of commercial and open source healthcare IT systems can publish IHE Integration Statements to indicate their systems' conformance with specifications in IHE Technical Frameworks. 

    IHE Eye Care Connectathon 2014 Resources

      The American Academy of Ophthalmology sponsors the IHE Eye Care domain.

    New & updated EYECARE Profiles in 2014!

    C-EYECARE profile

    The new Core Eye Care Workflow profile was finished by the Technical Committee on Aug 19 and is now published on IHE's website.  We are offering this profile for testing at the October 2014 connectathon!

    GEE profile

    The General Eye Evaluation profiles is updated in 2014 to Consolidated CDA.  It was released by the Technical Committee on Sep 5 and is now published on IHE's website. We are offering this profile for testing at the October 2014 connectathon!

      

    Logistics
    Connectathon Dates & Location

    October 13-16, 2014 (detailed timeline below)

    RSNA Headquarters -- Oak Brook, Illinois, USA

    Your support staff

    Lynn Felhofer - pre-Connectathon & Connectathon testing; technical & logistical support; profile questions

    Don van Syckle - demonstration planning; profile questions

    Flora Lum, M.D. - contracts, payment, AAO annual meeting, domain inquiries

    Eye Care Connectathon email list

    iheeyecareconnectathon google group

    To join the group, send an email to iheeyecareconnectathon+subscribe@googlegroups.com

    Connectathon contract Sample contract for your review
    Hotel details

    The Marriott Residence Inn - Oak Brook is a 2-minute walk from the RSNA building.

    Click here to make a reservation in the Connectathon room block.

    Equipment shipping

    Here are instructions for those shipping equipement to the RSNA headquarters.

    For the AAO Showcase, are asked to ship equipment to their own booth and move it over to the showcase area after 3:30pm on Friday.

      

    Detailed Schedule - Eye Care 2014 Connectathon

    Aug 7

    Connectathon kick-off webinar -- required for all Connectathon participants- review Connectathon preparation & connectathon week testing- introduction to the 'gazelle' test management and conformance test tools- Q & A.   Recording and slides are here.
    Aug 7-28 Connectathon system registration is open.  Use gazelle.
    Aug 7 Registration contract distributed to Connectathon participants.  Send paper contract with payment to Flora; due Nov 21.
    Sep 3 Required pre-connectathon tests published.  Find the tools you will need for your testing.  Helpful links in the Testing Resources section below.   Pre-connectathon test results are due Oct 3.
    Sep 10 Target for accessing pre-Connectathon test tools.
    Sep 19 Deadline for participant registration (who will attend the connectathon); complete in gazelle Registration-->Participant Registration.
    Sep 19 Deadline for submitting sample DICOM objects or CDA documents (representative of what systems will product) into gazelle and the AAO ftp site.
    Sep 22 Demonstration scenarios published. Code tables published.

    Sep 29-Oct 3

    Participants input their system's configuration into gazelle, eg AE titles, port numbers, HL7 configurations
    Oct 3
    Connectathon network configuration published.  IP addresses are assigned to host names. 
    Oct 3 All pre-Connectathon test results are due in gazelle.
    Oct 7 Connectathon manager's review of pre-Connectathon test results is complete.  Any participants considered at risk will be contacted.

    Connectathon week!

    Oct 13-16

    Mon - 8:30-10am - Prepare to test: connect to the network, set up system & finish configurations  

    Mon - 10am-5pm - Connectathon testing

    Tues - 9am-5pm - Connectathon testing

    Wed - 9am-noon - Connectathon testing         

    Wed - 1pm-5pm - Demonstration testing starts; wrap-up of last connectathont tests

    Thu - 9am-2pm - Demo testing continues. All participants must stay until the connectathon closes at 2pm.

    Oct 18-21 Academy Meeting - Showcase Interoperability Demonstration, Chicago
    Nov 21 Contract and payment due.

      

    Testing Resources
    Gazelle

    Gazelle is IHE's online tool for managing registration, pre-Connectathon & Connectathon testing.

    Note 1: If you are a returning participant, your old username/password still works!

    Note 2: Be sure to select the IHE Eye Care **2014** testing session.

    Profiles offered for testing:

    These profiles will be tested at the October connectathon:
    -- Advanced Eye Care Workflow (A-EYECARE)
    -- Basic Eye Care Workflow (B-EYECARE)
    -- Core Eye Care Workflow (C-EYECARE) *** New!***
    -- General Eye Evaluation (GEE) *** Updated to C-CDA ***

    These profiles did ot have enough partners to enable testing:
    -- Eye Care Appointment Scheduling (ECAS)
    -- Charge Posting (CHG)
    -- Eye Care Evidence Documents (ECED)
    -- Eye Care Displayable Reports (ECDR)

    Your test partners This powerpoint is based on the profile/actor registration in gazelle.  It shows your test partners overlaid onto the actor/transaction diagram for each profile to be tested.
    Thorough/Supportive testing explained This page describes the difference between Thorough and Supportive connectathon testing 
    Pre-Connectathon tests & tools for Eye Care Details on pre-Connectathon test requirements, tools, and documentation
    Index to all IHE test tools Pointers to all domains' tools and their documentation
    Sample images & documents DICOM images and GEE document samples are uploaded here: ftp://ftp.aao.org/IHE_Eye_Care_Connectathon_2014/Pre-Connectathon-Samples/
    Eye Care code tables Modality, Order Placer, and Order Filler systems must pre-load their systems wtih order/procedure codes for the connectathon & demonstration.  (Sames as those used in 2013.) If your modality needs a code added, please contact Lynn.
    Connectathon Network Description This document describes the network environment during Connectathon week.
    Connectathon test review Your connectathon preparation should include reviewing tests you will have to run during Connectathon week.  Here's how.
    10 Connectathon tips from the pros This page shares tips from vendors that have participated in the Connectathon for many years.
    Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

      

    Training Resources & Webinars
    Eye Care Connectathon Kick-off webinar

    Aug 7

    slides | recording (on AAO website; use ihe/ihe for username/passwd) 

    Gazelle - How to complete registration.  There are several steps:
    1. User accounts: company * contact info: managing gazelle user accounts (logins) & company/organization details; entering contact information (**Same process as last year, if you participated in EU or NA connectathons from 2012-14, your information is carried forward; you can skip this recording**)
    2. System registration: entering system(s), profiles, actors, and options you want to test
    3. Participant registration: register staff who will attend (Note: NA Connectathons do not use gazelle for staff badge registration)
    (Be sure to complete your registration by sending your contract & fees to Flora by Nov 21.)
    1. .mp4 | slides


    2. .mp4 | slides

    3. help page

    Gazelle - How to enter and share your configuration parameters

    - entering DICOM & HL7v2 parameters for your test system

    - finding & exporting your test partners' configurations

    help page 

    - recording | .mp4

    - .mp4 

    Gazelle proxy

    recording (October 2013)

    Notes on proxy use 

    also, this proxy help page

      

    Useful IHE Resources
    IHE Technical Frameworks Ensure that you are working off the latest documentation (not an out-of-date version on your hard drive).
    Connectathon Results Database IHE publishes the profile/actor pairs that each company successfully tests during connectathon week.  Connectathon results are not reported on individual products or product versions.  IHE maintains this database of results from past connectathons. 
    IHE Product Registry Developers of commercial and open source healthcare IT systems can publish IHE Integration Statements to indicate their systems' conformance with specifications in IHE Technical Frameworks. 

    EXPANDathon - Lisbon, December 2015

    Official information (about Hotel, Transportation, Location) from EXPAND available at the following URL: http://www.expandproject.eu/expand-final-event-lisbon-ehealth-week/

    This page points you to the resources you need to prepare and succeed EXPANDathon event! 

    Registration is already opened in gazelle to November, 15th 2015. Registration link : http://gazelle.ihe.net/EU-CAT/home.seam

    Thank you to join the google group Thank you to join the group expandathon-2015 for more details.

     

     

     

    Technical Resources

    Registration, tools, network, digital certs, all stuff technical...

     Schedule and Logistics

    Schedule, deadlines, training ...

     Weekly reminders

    What should I be working on this week? Stay on-track with your preparation!

     Monitor Resources

    Logistics, training, and resources for our wonderful volunteers!

     Training Resources

    Tutorials, webinars, and how-to documentation.

    Tools overview

    Tools used during EXPANDathon testing session (and pre testing)

     Contact Us!

    Get help when you need it.

     

    EXPANDathon 2015 Monitor Resources

    Gazelle:

    Training Material :

    Audience
    Topic
    Date-Time / Duration
    All monitors

    Monitor - process overview
    - Monitor responsibilities
    - Connectathon process for monitors
    - Q&A

    Gazelle walk-through
    - How monitors use gazelle during connectathon week to verify tests. slides

    Monitor training Exercises:  Gazelle hands-on exercises

     

     

     

    0:55

    New monitors

    Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework

    This covers terminology used in IHE Technical Frameworks explains the structure of IHE documentation, and describes IHE's publication cycle. If you've never read IHE documentation before, you will find this background information helpful.

    (Streaming link) (.mp4)

    0:40
    New monitors

    Terminology:
    Definitions needed to understand using Gazelle during a connectathon (known to most returning participants; highly recommended for new participants & monitors)

    (Streaming link) (.mp4)

     

    0:11
    All monitors

    Using gazelle to review Connectathon tests

    How to use gazelle to read test definitions for IHE profiles you're assigned to. (.mp4)

    0:08
    Security monitors

    -- ATNA testing overview (.mp4 | slides)

    -- ATNA, BPPC, XUA, DEN, DSG tests (slides)

    0:20 

     

     

     

     

     

    EXPANDathon 2015 Network Info

    EXPANDathon 2015 Schedule & Logistics

      Pointers to scheduling details are gathered here. If you have questions or need help, please contact the IHE Europe staff at project-manager@ihe-europe.net 

    LINK: SUMMARY:
    EXPANDathon location & dates

    Official information (about Hotel, Transportation, Location) from EXPAND available at the following URL: http://www.expandproject.eu/expand-final-event-lisbon-ehealth-week/

    Important dates :

    Event Begining End Training Session
    Registration 01/11/2015 15/11/2015 02/11/2015
    Pre-Test 16/11/2015 04/12/2015 16/11/2015
    EXPANDathon 09/12/2015 11/12/2015 04/12/2015

     

    The training session are :

    •  Registration training : the 02/11/2015 at 03 pm : https://kereval.webex.com/kereval-en/j.php?MTID=m09ccf5042f24b80e42e76648834ff707
    • Pre-Test training : the 16/11/2015
    • EXPANDathon preparation training : the 04/12/2015
    First training infos JOIN WEBEX MEETING
    https://kereval.webex.com/kereval-en/j.php?MTID=m09ccf5042f24b80e42e76648834ff707
    Meeting number: 707 044 085
    Meeting password: EXPANDathon2015


    JOIN BY PHONE
    0800-051-3810 Call-in toll-free number (UK)
    +44-203-478-5289 Call-in toll number (UK)
    Access code: 707 044 085

    Global call-in numbers:
    https://kereval.webex.com/kereval-en/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=423772822&tollFree=1
    First Training materials

    Registration presentation :  http://gazelle.ihe.net/files/EXPANDathon-Registration.pdf

    Documentation : http://gazelle.ihe.net/files/KER1-BAS-EXPAND-EXPAND-1_00.pdf

    Link to recorded presentation :

    • for streaming : https://kereval.webex.com/kereval-en/ldr.php?RCID=383e6f95cbfbde98e0e43dd0a243c67f
    • for download : https://kereval.webex.com/kereval-en/lsr.php?RCID=9f7ed5008ef0d80e12ebd8c96d165bf8
    Second training info

    16/11/2015 - 3 pm - pre-EXPANDathon testing

    JOIN WEBEX MEETING
    https://kereval.webex.com/kereval-en/j.php?MTID=m1cd56ed065452ff6490871456ede6294
    Meeting number: 709 813 582
    Meeting password: EXPANDathon2015


    JOIN BY PHONE
    0800-051-3810 Call-in toll-free number (UK)
    +44-203-478-5289 Call-in toll number (UK)
    Access code: 709 813 582

    Second Training materials

    Slides presentation : http://gazelle.ihe.net/files/pre-EXPANDathon-1116-updated.pdf

    documentation related to pre-EXPANDathon testing : http://gazelle.ihe.net/files/KER4-BAS-IHE-PRE_EXPAND-0_01.pdf

    Links to the record of the training session : http://gazelle.ihe.net/epSOS/pre-EXPANDathon.ogv

    Third training info

    Date : December4 th at 3 pm
    Link to webex : https://kereval.webex.com/kereval-en/j.php?MTID=me01cf12006ff56ea38b4d84208e36bb6
    Meeting number: 704 021 657
    Meeting password: EXPANDathon2015
    Subject : EXPANDathon testing session preparation

    Third training materials

    Slides presentation : http://gazelle.ihe.net/files/EXPANDathon-preparation.pdf

    documentation related to pre-EXPANDathon testing : http://gazelle.ihe.net/files/KER4-BAS-IHE-EXPAND-GAZELLE-USERGUIDE-0_01.pdf

    Links to the record of the training session : https://kereval.webex.com/kereval-en/ldr.php?RCID=3fb03829d91d7c543d6963a4543081ba

    Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

    EXPANDathon 2015 Technical Resources

    Getting ready for participation in the EXPANDathon involves more than buying a plane ticket to Lisbon. During the second half of November, participants complete a set of required pre-connectathon tests. Begining of December, participants pre-load test data, finish some last-minute pre-connectathon tests, and familiarize themselves with the tests they will be required to run at the EXPANDathon. The links below contain details for your EXPANDathon preparation activities.

    LINK: SUMMARY:
    Email for contact
    If you need help or question, you can contact the testing session manager of the EXPANDathon session, or the technical manager of IHE-Europe.
    Gazelle Gazelle is IHE's online tool for managing registration, pre-Testing & EXPANDathon testing.
    Detailed EXPANDathon timeline

    Please see the detailed calandar

    Weekly reminders What should I be working on this week?  Stay on-track with your preparation!
    Profiles to be tested Review the list of profiles to be tested. Please note those that are 'dropped' or which have low registration.
    EXPAND Specifications

    Ensure that you are working off the latest documentation (not an out-of-date version on your hard drive). Final EXPAND specifications are : 

    D3 A 3_epSOS_EED_Design-v1.1.docx
    D3 A 7_epSOS_EED_Algorithms-and-Key-Length_v1.0-2.doc
    D3 A 7_epSOS_EED_AuditTrail-v1.2.doc
    D3 A 7_epSOS_EED_BPPC-v1.1.doc
    D3.A.7_epSOS_EED_Design_III_v1.0.doc
    D3 A 7_epSOS_EED_IHE_XCA_Binding-v1.0.doc
    D3 A 7_epSOS_EED_IHE_XCPD_Binding-v1.0.doc
    D3 A 7_epSOS_EED_IHE_XDR_Binding-v1.1.doc
    D3 A 7_epSOS_EED_Messaging_Binding-v1.0.doc
    D3 A 7_epSOS_EED_SAML_Binding-v1.1.doc
    D3 A 7_epSOS_EED_TSL_Binding-v1 0.doc
    D3 A 7_epSOS_EED-X.509-Profiles_v1.0.doc
    D3.C.1 - Proof of Concept Testing Strategy v1.5.docx
    D3.C.2 - epSOS Phase 2 Test Infrastructure with All Tools_v3.docx
    WP34_D342_V2.2.doc
    WP3.7_D3.7.2_SECTION_I_Security_Policy_V07.doc
    WP3.7_D3.7.2_SECTION_I_Security_Policy_V08-draft-02.doc
    WP3A_epSOS_EED_CM_CDAIG_04.doc
    WP3A_epSOS_EED_HCER_CDAIG_04.doc
    WP3A_epSOS_EED_MRO_CDAIG_04.doc
    WP3A_epSOS_EED_PSePeD_CM_CDAIG_1_1.docx
    Tool resources  
    ATNA testing & digital certificates Pre-connectathon & connectathon testing requirements for the ATNA profile.  How to get your digital certificate. It is recommended that the NCP provide their own digital certificates !
    Training resources

    Pointers to training & documentation about tools, gazelle & connectathon processes.

    In addition to these materials, three training session are prepared :

    - one for registration

    - one for pre-CAT testing preparation

    - one for EXPANDathon preparation

    Network & configuration details  Configurations for your test systems, OID assignments, IP addresses, Connectathon network description
    Connectathon logistics IHE Europe staff manages contracts, fees, badges, hotel & shipping, and provides help for all non-technical details regarding the connectathon.
    Connecthon FAQ Answers to questions many first-time participants ask.

       Contact Us! Get help when you need it.

    EXPANDathon 2015 Tools overview

     

    Training material on various tools is here: http://gazelle.ihe.net/training#ToolTraining

    Tool Used for Location / Config info

    Gazelle Tests Management

    Manage the testing session

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/EU-CAT/

    epSOS Documentation

    Documentation of tools

    Documentation of Pre-CAT tests

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/epSOS-doc/

    ATNA - TLS Tools

    Generation of certifications

    Validation of certifications

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/tls-na/home.seam

    CDA validation

    PS, eP, eD, MRO, HCER validation

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/

    XDS Validation

    XDS metadata validation

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/

    Gazelle EVS Client

    Home page

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/home.seam

    CDA validation

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/cda/validator.seam?extension=epSOS

    SAML Validation

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/saml/validator.seam?extension=epSOS
    XCPD Validation http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/hl7v3/validator.seam?extension=epSOS

    PDF/A validator (XDS-SD)

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/pdf/validator.seam?extension=IHE

    XDS Validation

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/xds/validator.seam?extension=epSOS

    Certificate Validation

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/tls/validator.seam?extension=epSOS&cid=74334

    AuditMessages Validation

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient/atna/validator.seam?extension=epSOS

    Gazelle XDStarClient

    Pre-CAT testing to simulate XDR initators, XCA initiators, and XCPD initiators

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/XDStarClient/home.seam

    XDS Tools

     Pre-CAT testing, to simulate XDR responder and XCA responder

     http://gazelle.ihe.net/xdstools2/

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/LogReader/

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/epSOS-doc/

    XCPD responder

    Pre-CAT testing to simulate XCPD responder

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/XCPDRESPSimulator/home.seam

    http://gazelle.ihe.net/epSOS-doc/?page_id=37

    EXPANDathon 2015 Weekly Reminders

    What should I be working on this week??

    AfterEXPANDathon  registration closes in November 15, until we're all together in December 9th, the IHE-Europe support staff will here to guide your technical and logistical preparation. For easy reference, we gather a summary of weekly reminders on this page.

     

    Week of Nov 01:

    - Attend the Nov 02 webinar "EXPANDathon Registration Steps" to learn about registration of systems and participant.

    - register your system for EXPANDathon testing session

    Week of Nov 08:

    - register your system for EXPANDathon testing session

    Week of Nov 15:

    - Attend the Nov 16 webinar "EXPANDathon Pre-Testing", to learn about test tools, pre-Connectathon tests & other technical preparation resources.

    - Execute Pre-CAT tests

    Week of Noc 22: - Execute Pre-CAT tests
    Week of Nov 29:

    - Execute Pre-CAT tests

    - Attend the Dec 04 webinar "EXPANDathon Preparation", to learn about tests execution, tools used during the EXPANDathon testing session, samples management, etc.

    Week of Dec 04:

    - Review your Network configuration (OIDs, ports, configurations)

    - Participation in the EXPANDathon testing session from 09/12 to 11/12