IHE Testing and Tools Committee 2009-08-03 Teleconference Minutes

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  • Bruce Curran - ASTRO
  • Didi Davis - Serendipity Consulting
  • Cor Loef - Philips
  • Steve Moore - Mallinckrodt
  • Charles Parisot - GE
  • Lisa Spellman - HIMSS
  • Chris Carr - RSNA


1) Connectathon Guidelines

  • Clarify requirements for training vs. committee participation and tools development
  • Approve for distribution

2) Training Event

  • Announcement release
  • Make enews announcement, Web page and pdf document (to target specific

3) Gazelle

  • Update
    • Eric Poiseau's lab working on control layer
    • Actors available on the Internet for testing in October with Connectathon participants
  • Tcon with NIST
    • Charles Parisot reported on NEMA discussion with NIST re ARRA support and tools development
      • Working on release of RFP for tools development; no date specified
      • Will try to bring together several efforts, including Gazelle; goal is "partial compatibility" with Gazelle, allowing Gazelle applications to run on the NIST testing platform via API, etc.
      • NIST continues to work with several parties: NHIN contractors, CCHIT/Mitre, HITSP, etc.
      • NHIN is contemplating testing of one or more reference implementations based on Connect gateway *** NHIN specification includes XCA and XCPD: Technical Leads are Tim Cromwell (Med VA), Omar Bouhaddou who work for David Riley at ONC; Gavin O'Brien is NIST contact
      • CCHIT is working with NHIN contractors using validation framework developed by Bill Majurski at NIST
      • Underlined need to coordinate development strategy and update NIST on Gazelle development
    • Chris Carr has requested that Lisa and Rob participate in an update teleconference
      • Include strategic direction in discussion and recommend alignment of development on Gazelle platform
      • Plan for demonstration of Gazelle by end of August
  • IHE USA - act as coordinating body for testing activities; perform outreach to parties engaged in testing and tools development

4) Registry (deferred due to time)

  • Update on development
  • Switch Web page links

Testing and Tools Committee