IHE Testing and Tools Committee 2009-11-09 Teleconference Minutes

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  • Chris Carr
  • Didi Davis
  • Geert Claeys
  • Bruce Curran
  • Cor Loef
  • Joan McMillen
  • Steve Moore
  • Charles Parisot
  • Eric Poiseau
  • Lisa Spellman


1) Test Data Repository

  • Reviewed proposal developed by Steve Moore
  • Create consent form and Wiki page for Vendors willing to share their data sets publicly
  • Gazelle has "Objects" feature that allows testing participants to upload test data sets and makes them visible to participants testing complementary roles
  • Eric's team will continue to develop this feature; it will be part of testing at IHE Europe Connectathon in April 2010
  • Consider implementing consent form for publication of test data on public "repository" page in 2011
  • Action Item: Chris Carr to work on consent language for publication of test data

2) Gazelle Status and Project Management

  • Discussed proposal for restructuring management of Gazelle project presented by Charles Parisot
  • Currently development of Gazelle is a joint project led by the Connectathon Managers, Eric Poiseau/INRIA and Steve Moore/MIR
  • Connectathon testing has been successful, but absorbs labor resources of Connectathon Manangers, leaving relatively little for tools development
  • Demand for testing services is emerging in a number of national projects worldwide
  • Some may have financial resources to dedicate to tools development
  • epSOS - IHE Europe working to become testing contractor for EU projects
  • NIST - has funding for US ARRA testing and will issue RFP in early 2010
  • Various "Projectathons" for deployment activities
  • Focused virtual Connectathons with smaller scope and number of participants
  • Funding would come with additional requirements and shared control
  • Need to be prepared to respond to requests for services
  • Currently the lead organizations are constrained in being able to mobilize labor resources to the problem
  • Financing and resources devoted to Gazelle are not sufficiently well documented or widely understood
  • Priority milestones to win epSOS/NIST contracts need to be determined (and expressed in clear messaging) and firm target dates established
  • Key Milestone: When will Gazelle package be ready to ship to testing managers who want to use it to run their own External Validation Services
  • Action Item: Eric and Steve to send documentation of project components, resources allocated to each and current development status by Nov. 18
  • Action Item: Sponsors to assess current resource allocation and consider dedicating specific resources to Connectathon Management and Tools Development by Nov. 23

3) Connectathon Mgr Training

  • Proposed date/location: June 8-10/Oak Brook
  • Faculty, curriculum, logistics
  • Targeted promotion

4) Product Registry

5) Other Issues?

Testing and Tools Committee