Additional Testing Onsite - Sequoia ITP and Blockchain

Exclusively at the 2019 North American Connectathon

IHE USA is committed to providing an exciting and diverse testing experience for all attendees. This year, only at the IHE NA Connectathon 2019, additional testing opportunities will be available on the testing floor - no additional fee or testing prep required! See more details below and make sure you're registered for badges to attend this year's Connectathon!

The Sequoia Interoperability Testing Platform (ITP) CDA-based Content Testing

Blockchain and the IHE QEDm/mXDE Profiles for the Provenance of Health Documents

 

The Sequoia Interoperability Testing Platform (ITP) CDA-based Content Testing

 

The Sequoia Interoperability Testing Platform (ITP), will be offered exclusively at the IHE USA 2019 North American Connectathon  for participating vendors to access as via the IHE USA Connectathon Gazelle test harness. The validators Sequoia will offer access to are for US Real 2011, 2014, and 2015 Meaningful Use testing requirements with all erratum and value sets being interrogated.

These validators are the same as used in the Sequoia Content Testing programs for the eHealth Exchange since February 2018.  All documentation for the eHealthExchange’s production content testing program can be found here: https://ehealthexchange.org/testing-program/content-testing/

These validators are the same as used in the Sequoia Content Testing programs for the eHealth Exchange since February 2018.  All documentation for eHealth Exchange production content testing program can be found here: https://ehealthexchange.org/testing-program/content-testing/

This testing initiative is aimed to provide additional value to IHE USA North American Connectathon participants and to support the healthcare industry’s efforts to improve clinical content values and conformance to standards. Testing will be available all week. Interested participants are encouraged to register for this free, exclusive testing.

 

Blockchain and the IHE QEDm/mXDE Profiles for the Provenance of Health Documents

Profiles: IHE Query for Existing Documents (Mobile) – IHE QEDm, IHE Mobile Cross-Enterprise Document Data Element Extraction (mXDE)

Umberto Cappellini, Interoperability Architect for Grapevine World and IHE IT Infrastructure Technical Committee Co-chair will be delivering presentations, demonstrations, and making available the proof-of-concept testing of using the Blockchain for health document provenance, specifically using the IHE QEDm/mXDE profiles.

One of the primary features of blockchain technology is to ensure traceability and immutability  when calculating and storing the provenance of health documents, as described by the IHE QEDm (Query for Existing Data Mobile) Provenance Option.

 Testing at the Connectathon will leverage the Hyperledger Blockchain node, an open-source, downloadable component hosted by the Linux Foundation (www.hyperledger.com).

This testing initiative is aimed to stimulate discussion in the standards community in anticipation of more formal Blockchain testing in 2020, and to advance discussions around formally drafting a supporting option for the profile.

IHE Profiles to be tested in the Data Provenance and Blockchain testing event: MHD, mXDE, QEDm

 

An MHD Document Recipient grouped with a mXDE Data Element Extractor and a QEDm Clinical Data Source will receive an MHD document bundle containing a CCDA document, convert it to FHIR resources, calculate provenance for each of them, and store it in the Hyperledger Blockchain.

Later on, an mXDE Data Element Provenance Consumer grouped with a QEDm Clinical Data Consumer will query for Data Elements including the corresponding provenance information and use the grouped MHD Document Consumer to obtain the original document in which the data elements were recorded.

Participating Vendors are welcome to implement any of the mentioned IHE actors. 

The IHE North American Connectathon is held in Cleveland, OH from January 21-25. For more information, please contact Sarah Bell at sbell@himss.org.