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!


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 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.