PIX-PDQ_Tool_Tests_Per_Actor

The NIST PIX/PDQ tool is used by developers before and during IHE North American and European Connectathons.  The tools enable developers to test actors in several IHE profiles listed below.

Location of tool and associated documentation: 

The tool is found here: https://pixpdqtests.nist.gov/pixpdqtool/

For help using the tool, see the Documentation tab in the tool

IHE profiles/actors tested:

The NIST PIX/PDQ Tool contains tests for these actors:

      • PDQ - Patient Demographics Query (HL7v2)
        • Patient Demographics Consumer
        • Patient Demographics Consumer with Pediatric Demographics Option
        • Patient Demographics Supplier
        • Patient Demographics Supplier with Pediatric Demographics Option
      • PDQv3 - Patient Demographics Query (HL7v3)
        • Patient Demographisc Consumer
        • Patient Demographics Consumer with Pediatric Demographics Option
        • Patient Demographics Supplier
        • Patient Demographics Supplier with Pediatric Demographics Option
      • PIX - Patient Identifier Cross Referencing (HL7v2)
        • Patient Identifier (PIX) Source
        • Patient Identifier (PIX) Consumer
        • Patient Identifier (PIX) Cross-Reference Manager
      • PIXv3 - Patient Identifier Cross Referencing (HL7v3)
        • Patient Identifier (PIX) Source
        • Patient Identifier (PIX) Consumer
        • Patient Identifier (PIX) Cross-Reference Manager

Test instructions for each actor:

The list of tests and the test instrictions for each actor now reside on the tool website.    These replace the test definitions maintained on wiki pages in prior years; those wiki pages are now obsolete.

  • Access the tool at the link above
  • Select the Tests tab
  • Select  HL7v2 or HL7v3
  • From the "Actor" Dropdown list, select the profile/actor that you want to test
  • After selecting the actor, you will be presented with a list of tests to perform.   When you select an individual test, the instructions will be displayed.

How to submit pre-Connectaton test results from NIST PIX/PDQ tool into Gazelle Test Management:

In Gazelle Test Management, your pre-Connectathon test list will contain one test per actor you are testing with the tools.  The naming convention is NIST_<profile>-<actor>, e.g., NIST_PIX-Manager

When you have successfully finished testing your actor, capture evidence of success (eg a screenshot).  Upload that file into Gazelle Test Management as the result for this actor, and then change the status of that test to "Verified by vendor".