IHE Testing and Tools Committee Teleconference Minutes 2010-10-11

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  • Chris Carr
  • Didi Davis
  • Nichole Drye-Mayo
  • Flora Lum, MD
  • Joan McMillen
  • Lisa Spellman
  • Charles Parisot
  • Bill Majurski


  • Need to open for public comment and final review
  • Chris Carr to clean up formatting and distribute link for review
  • Action Item: Chris Carr to distribute for comment; create a public forum to receive comments; send to National Deployment Committees, Domains and International Board
  • Review and disposition comments received on Nov. 22 Testing and Tools Tcon
  • Add final review and approval vote to agenda for Dec. 1 face-to-face meeting at RSNA
  • Gazelle Development
  • epSOS: initial testing event was successful; plan to add epSOS testing to IHE Europe Connectathon in Pisa in April
  • Encouraging convergence on specs and testing methods
  • North American Connectathon using Gazelle for registration; Steve, Lynn and Bill M feeding bug fixes back to Eric's team
  • Results of Training Event
  • Action Item: Chris Carr to draft letter of acknowledgment to training participants
  • Action Item: Chris Carr to prepare Web page presenting list of certified Connectathon Managers
  • HIMSS (Sandy Vance) developing survey to send participants
  • Chris Carr and Steve Moore to inquire with professional trainer about future events
  • North American Connectathon
  • Connectathon Registration has closed; participation strong: record numbers of XDS and overall participants
  • NHIN Direct participants important new audience
  • Need series of press releases on significant themes related to the Connectathon
  • overall growth and areas of growth: Chris Carr to provide updated language and registration numbers; target for week of Oct. 11
  • relevance for HIEs, NHIN Direct (becoming the Direct Project) and other North American EHR projects: Didi Davis, John Moehrke, Karen Witting and Charles Parisot can help develop messages (schedule Oct. 19 meeting); Arien Malec from NHIN Direct may also attend in person (target week of Oct. 25)
  • significance for Meaningful Use: engage Joyce Sensmeier, John Donnelly and Keith Boone to develop talking points (early Nov.)
  • Also need package of communications (key facts and talking points) to supply to other organizations to include in their communications (eg, Direct Project)
  • Contact ATCBs: Drummond, Infobard, CCHIT (check ONC page) about participating in North American Connectathon
  • Invite executive leadership to conference (dialogue, tour, etc.)
  • Where appropriate invite to participate as monitors (eg, CCHIT)
  • Communicate through ONC to CHAPL to get contacts; Didi Davis will investigate and try to find appropriate contacts
  • Contact Doug Fridsma and Carol Bean specifically to invite to Connectathon
  • Action Item: Lisa Spellman and Chris Carr to develop written invitation for ONC to Connectathon
  • Eye Care Connectathon/Demonstration
  • Meeting for testing at RSNA HQ presently
  • Demonstration at McCormick Place next week; Dr. Blumenthal to visit demo on Monday, Oct. 18
  • Flora Lum to work with Chris Carr and Joyce Sensmeier regarding plans and messaging for demo
  • Next Steps
  • Tcon: Oct. 25, 10-11:30 am CT

Testing and Tools Committee