IHE Testing and Tools Committee Teleconference Minutes 2010-11-08

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  • Karima Bourquard - ASIP Sante
  • Chris Carr - RSNA
  • Didi Davis - Serendipity Health
  • Nichole Drye-Mayo - RSNA
  • Flora Lum - AAO
  • Cor Loef - Philips
  • Bill Majurski - NIST
  • Steve Moore - MIR
  • Rob Snelick - NIST
  • Karen Witting - IBM


  • Reviewed language about proposed changes to Connectathon results matrix to express maturity of profiles
  • Currently Connectathon Database matrix does not include maturity level of profiles (Trial Implementation vs. Final Text)
  • Eric Poiseau believes that it would be possible to add
  • Committee agrees that including this information would be useful
  • Reviewed language about proposed changes to Connectathon results matrix to add product information
  • Indicating product names in the results matrix introduces complications that need further consideration
  • Approval process by Testing and Tools committee needs to be more precisely defined within document
  • Chris Carr to make proposed changes to document and publish for public comment
  • Announce to IHE National Deployment Committee and Member Organization contact lists

  • Gazelle Development
  • Eric and Steve to confer at January Connectathon and update status and priorities
  • Connectathon Preparations
  • European Connectathon registration opening today for April event in Pisa
  • North American registration is closed: approx. 150 systems (increase in participation)
  • Heavy registration on XDS-related profiles
  • Two new team members developing tests for QRPH, PCC
  • Conference project to include technical track
  • Eye Care Connectathon/Demonstration
  • Sent letter to Blumenthal to encourage incorporation of diagnostic imaging in Stage 2 of Meaningful Use requirements
  • Outcome of IHE Europe Committee Meeting (October 29)
  • Looking for 3rd party collaborator to replace evolving relationship with INRIA
  • INRIA sponsorship was scheduled to end at end of 2011
  • Eric has negotiated extension of funding; needs to negotiate details of relationship for overseeing Connectathon and developing tools, which could be:
  • Contract with outside organization - Should be experienced and deeply invested in IHE
  • Development and organization team under IHE Europe leadership
  • Form new organization with IHE Europe as part of leadership to organize Connectathon for IHE Europe (and possibly other national/regional deployment committees or other clients)
  • Contracting with other connectivity testing organization (eg, ETSI)
  • It would be preferable not to lose the knowledge base of Eric's team regarding Gazelle and Connectathon management
  • Any contracts with outside organizations might stipulate that they use and develop Gazelle
  • Business plan will be discussed at meeting in Brussels, Dec. 17
  • Next Steps
  • Tcon: Nov. 22, 10-11:30 am CT

Testing and Tools Committee