Profile-specific Connectathon Preparation

 


Advanced Preparation for EU and NA Connectathons:

In order to make you more efficient at the connectathon, for some profiles we encourage you to do some preparation in advance.  Typically this is done two to three weeks prior to the start of the Connectathon.

  • The preparation includes tasks (eg. pre-loading data) that you can do in advance that will save you valuable time during the connectathon week.
  • The information is organized by domain, profile, actor.
    • If your profile-of-interest does not appear, we are not asking anything special of you for advanced prep.
Cardiology & Eye Care Domains

CATH, ECHO, REWF, STRESS

U-EYECARE

ADT, OP, OF We define codes to be used in some fields for HL7 msg exchange. See pre-Connectathon test Preload_Codes_for_HL7_and_DICOM for details on codes you will use for Connectathon testing.(Note that these are the same codes used in the Order Manager tool.)
OP, OF, MOD We define codes used in DICOM & HL7 msgs, as well as the relationship between orders, requested & scheduled procedures, and protocol codes. Load these onto your system in advance (these are reused since the EU2012 connectathon):  https://gazelle.ihe.net/common/order-manager/orderHierarchy4Radiology.xml
ADT ADT systems that generate Patient IDs are assigned a value for Namespace ID & Assigning Authority OID. Use the value assigned to you. Your Namespace value is part of your system's default HL7 configuration in gazelle. OIDs are in gazelle under menu Configurations/OIDs for Current Session. Filter on "Label" = patient ID assigning authority
IT Infrastructure Domain (Technical Project Mgr: Lynn Felhofer)
ATNA Secure Node/App -- Generate & load your digital certificates. Follow the instructions in pre-connectathon test 11100.
-- Did you complete your ATNA questionnaire?  That is pre-connectathon test 11106.  You don't want to wait to do this on-site at Connectathon.
BPPC Content Creators & actors supporting BPPC Enforcement option Your first connectathon 'test' for BPPC is to read and understand the "Connectathon Privacy Policy" which is applied to subsequent BPPC-related connectathon tests. You will benefit by reading it in advance. 
CSD Service Finder, Info Mgr & Directory

-- Codes for CSD Connectathon testing are stored in the SVS Simlutor tool. In the Value Set Browser, filter on display name CSD. Also archived here.
-- Directories should pre-load connectathon test data: Organization, Provider, Facility & Service entries archived here.
-- We also have a large anonymized set provided by Open HIE here.

HPD Provider Info Directory

-- Load Organizational & Individual provider information into your Directory. This is referenced in Connectathon test "HPD_Directory_Setup". Connectathon tests depend on this data. See this spreadheet with HPD providers.   

-- Each Provider Information Director is assigned a directoryId value to facilitiate Federation testing.  See gazelle menu Configurations-->OIDs for current session.  Filter on Label "HPD Provider Information Directory".

mCSD Care Services Selective Supplier

-- Load Resources for Organizations, Providers, etc.  Connectathon tests depend on this data.  See details in pre-Connectathon test 16610.

PAM PDS

We define codes to be used in some fields for HL7 msg exchange. See pre-Connectathon test Preload_Codes_for_HL7_and_DICOM for details on codes you will use for Connectathon testing.(Note that these are the same codes used in the Order Manager tool.)

PIX/PIXv3/PIXm

PDQ/PDQv3/ PDQm

PIX Mgr, Patient Demog. Supplier, Pat Identity Source

We ask you to pre-load patient demographics to facilitate testing.  Instructions are in pre-Connectathon test 11300.

Some support the Pediatric Demographics option.  Those are 'special' demographics for testing that option.  Instructions are in pre-Connectathon test 11300-PDO.

Systems that can generate Patient IDs (eg Patient Demographic Suppliers...) are assigned a value for Namespace ID & Assigning Authority OID. Use the value assigned to you. Your Namespace value is part of your system's default HL7 configuration in gazelle. OIDs are in gazelle under menu Configurations/OIDs for Current Session. Filter on "Label" = patient ID assigning authority
SVS Value Set Repository Load SVS codes onto your system.  See: Connectathon SVS Codes
XDM  PMC We no longer require that you write your media onsite at the Connectathon, you may create it in advance in your lab and bring the media with you to Chicago. If you choose to do this, follow the instructions in connectathon test XDM_Create_Media. 
XDS.b Doc Repository, Source, Consumer These actors must configure their systems with OIDs needed for XDS transactions. See gazelle menu Configurations/OIDS for Current Session. Filter on "Label" = repository UniqueId OID or sourceID OID
XDS.b Doc Registry We ask Registry systems to pre-load patient demographics to facilitate testing.  Instructions are in pre-Connectathon test 11300.
XD*, XC*, MHD  All actors

-- We create 3 patient ID domains at the connectathon "red", "blue" and "green". All actors testing XDS.b and the 'Cross-Community' profiles must understand this scheme. Review the explanatory information on the Multiple Affinity Domain page.

-- The codes used in the Connectathon 'affinity domain' are the same as those used in the "codes.xml" file for with NIST XDS toolkit for pre-Connectathon testing.  Find the current version of codes.xml in the most recent version of the XDS Toolkit here: https://github.com/usnistgov/iheos-toolkit2/releases   First-time Connectathon participants can read more about these codes here.

XCA, XCPD, XCDR Init/Resp Gateways

We ask Gateway systems to pre-load patient demographics to facilitate testing.  Instructions are in pre-Connectathon test 11300.

Laboratory Domain (Technical Project Mgr: Eric Poiseau)
LAW  Analyzer, Analyzer Mgr  Please review the value sets below to make sure your system will find codes you understand. Send requests to append codes to Anne-Gaëlle; please include the list of codes + display name + code system (might be LOINC/LN) and the name of the value set to update.

Observation identifiers (used in OBX-3): http://gazelle.ihe.net/RetrieveValueSet?id=1.3.6.1.4.1.12559.11.4.2.21

Ordering codes - Universal Service Identifiers (used in OBR-4): http://gazelle.ihe.net/RetrieveValueSet?id=1.3.6.1.4.1.12559.11.4.2.15 
PCC & QRPH domains + HealthStory Project C-CDA (Technical Project Mgr: Steve Moore)
CDA-based profiles Content Creators

Review the guidance for CDA doc validation at the connectathon (information for both Connectathon participants and Monitors):

-- Overview of CDA document testing procedure
-- Validation of CDA documents
Radiology Domain (Technical Project Mgr:  Lynn Felhofer)
SWF.b, MAWF, IRWF, REM-NM ADT, OP, OF We define codes to be used in some fields for HL7 msg exchange. See pre-Connectathon test Preload_Codes_for_HL7_and_DICOM for details on codes you will use for Connectathon testing.(Note that these are the same codes used in the Order Manager tool.)
OP, OF, MOD

We define codes used in DICOM & HL7 msgs, as well as the relationship between orders, requested & scheduled procedures, and protocol codes. Load these onto your system in advance (these are reused since the EU2012 connectathon): https://gazelle.ihe.net/common/order-manager/orderHierarchy4Radiology.xml 

Please review the value sets to make sure your system will find codes you understand. Send requests to append codes to Anne-Gaëlle; please include the list of codes + display name + code system (might be LOINC/LN) and the name of the value set to update.

ADT

ADT systems that generate Patient IDs are assigned a value for Namespace ID & Assigning Authority OID. Use the value assigned to you. Your Namespace value is part of your system's default HL7 configuration in gazelle. OIDs are in gazelle under menu Configurations/OIDs for Current Session. Filter on "Label" = patient ID assigning authority

BIR  Image Display & PMI w/ Basic Viewer option

BIR Image Display must arrive at the connectathon with the BIR test image set loaded. PDI/PMC with the Basic View option should have tested with these images.  Your pre-Connectathon test 4700 has the details.

CPI, DBT, Mammo, SMI Image Display

Image Displays in these profiles are required to be able to calibrate a monitor according to the GSDF.

Ideally, this would be done during connectathon; however, we recognize that there are costs associated with shipping a monitor to the connectathon. 

So please bring a proper monitor and photometer, or as an alternative, perform the calibration in your home lab as described in connectathon test SCAL_Do_This_First.  Please record a video of the calibration task as performed in your lab and bring it to connectathon to present as evidence that it was performed correctly. 

PDI PMC

We no longer require that you write your media onsite at the Connectathon, you may create it in advance in your lab and bring the media with you to the Connectathon. If you choose to do this, follow the instructions in connectathon test PDI_Create_CD.

XDS-I.b
WIA
Img Doc Src
Img Doc Src & Responder

Preload 3 studies used for Connectathon tests.  They are in a zip file in this directory on the IHE FTP site..

XDS-I.b, XCA-I Img Doc Source & Consumer, Init & Resp Gateways

These actors must configure their systems with OIDs needed for XDS transactions. See gazelle menu Configurations/OIDs for Current Session. Filter on "Label" =repository UniqueId OID or sourceID OID or homeCommunityID OID

XDS-I.b, XCA-I All actors

-- We create 3 patient ID domains at the connectathon "red", "blue" and "green". All actors testing XDS.b and the 'Cross-Community' profiles must understand this scheme. Review the explanatory information on the Multiple Affinity Domain page.

-- The codes used in the Connectathon 'affinity domain' are the same as those used in the "codes.xml" file for with NIST XDS toolkit for pre-Connectathon testing.  Find the current version of codes.xml in the most recent version of the XDS Toolkit here: https://github.com/usnistgov/iheos-toolkit2/releases.  First-time Connectathon participants can read more about these codes here.

XCA-I Init/Resp Imaging Gateways

We ask Gateway systems to pre-load patient demographics to facilitate testing.  Instructions are in pre-Connectathon test 11300.