Jembi Health Systems NPC (Jembi) is excited to be part of the OpenHIE (www.ohie.org) team that participated in the 2016 IHE Connectathon in Cleveland, USA which took place from the 25th – 29th January. Hannes Venter and Ryan Crichton form part of the OpenHIE team actively working to ensure that the components of OpenHIE are passing the IHE tests they have signed up for.
IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. IHE promotes the coordinated use of established standards such as DICOM and HL7 to address specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care. The “connectathon” is a space for software products to come together to test and validate their adherence to standards and profiles and have these evaluated by a neutral party (IHE).
Jembi represented the curated implementations of OpenHIE’s Interoperability Layer (OpenHIM) and Shared Health Record (OpenSHR) through the connectathon testing. These systems were setup to act as a single system for the purposes of the connectathon testing. The OpenHIM handled all the security and audit logging concerns and was itself also tested as an ATNA Audit Repository. The OpenSHR was setup behind the OpenHIM’s security infrastructure and was tested for XDS.b compliance, its ability to import CDA documents discretely and its ability to support on-demand documents.
Jembi was able to have 99 test instances verified. The most verified test being the ATNA audit logging where the OpenHIM was acting as an audit repository and was successfully tested with 25 audit partners. The XDS.b based tests accounted for 47% of the tests that were performed and saw the tools being tested with 38 different organisations.
A congratulations to Hannes and Ryan (Jembi) as well as Mo and Nityan from Mohawk College for getting all these tests done and making it such a successful (and enjoyable) week!