This page was applicable to the October 2016 IHE Eye Care Connectathon and is now out-of-date.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
- Eye Care profiles to be tested
- Logistics at a glance
- Detailed Schedule
- Testing Resources
- Training Resources & Webinars
- Useful IHE Resources
|IHE Eye Care Profiles for Connectathon testing|
We are offering these profiles for testing at the October 2016 connectathon:
-- Eye Care Technical Framework Volume 1, Rev 4.0, June 2016 - profile description, actor rqmts & use cases
(2) Eye Care Summary Record (EC-Summary)
(3) General Eye Evaluation (GEE)
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.
|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.
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
|Detailed Schedule - Eye Care Connectathon 2016|
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.
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.
|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).|
|Participants input their system's configuration into gazelle, eg AE titles, port numbers, HL7 configurations...|
||IP addresses are assigned to host names.|
|Sep 30||Pre-Connectathon test results are due in gazelle.|
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|
||Contract and payment due.|
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.
|Gazelle - How to complete registration. There are several steps:
Gazelle - How to enter and share your configuration parameters
- entering DICOM & HL7v2 parameters for your test system
- finding & exporting your test partners' configurations
Using gazelle to review Connectathon tests
|help page | .mp4|
Gazelle Order Manager
Overview presentation - .ppt (May 2012)
How to use Order Manager to create Modality Worklist .mp4 (Jan 2013)
|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.|