These days it’s quite easy to find or set up a FHIR server. The challenge is making sure that the existing server meets a certain number of requirements (a list of profiles for instance) or supports a given set of features. As of today, there is no gold standard for FHIR testing tools and infrastructure, so it’s high time to discuss the current state and future trends of FHIR testing with top industry players.
Introduction (5 mins)
Presentations (20 mins + 10 mins Q&A each):
FHIR Testing with Inferno.
Rob Scanlon, Project Leader for Inferno, The MITRE Corporation
This talk will present an overview of the open-source Inferno testing tool and describe its approach to testing FHIR APIs. It will provide details of how tests are implemented within Inferno, including tests for the ONC Standardized API for Patient and Population Services certification criteria. This talk will highlight technical decisions that have led to the current design and challenges the team has faced while making a testing tool that can be used to test a diverse set of FHIR Implementation Guides.
FHIR Testing Framework, TestScript and Touchstone
Richard J. Ettema, Lead Architect, Touchstone, AEGIS.net
In order to insure interoperability between applications claiming conformance to FHIR, a testing framework definition has been established within the FHIR specification. In this presentation we will review the FHIR Testing Framework, the FHIR TestScript resource and how the Touchstone Testing Platform implements this framework.
Stresty for testing FHIR API
Nikolai Ryzhikov, CTO, Health Samurai
Yana Beda, Health Samurai
While working with various kinds of healthcare-related ecosystems, we tried out different approaches to implement testing over FHIR REST API. We came up with the testing infrastructure, which helps us to write test scenarios, maintain existing test cases, monitor tests execution in a visual way. We’ve built an infrastructure that can easily be integrated into any kind of project. Today we’ll do a live demo to share the experience with you and suggest trying it out as a part of your CI/CD pipelines.
Roundtable discussion about problems and solutions (30 mins)
Rob Scanlon is a Software Engineer at MITRE where he develops open-source software in the Health IT domain. Rob currently leads the development of Inferno, a FHIR testing tool sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. He previously served as the co-Principal Investigator of MITRE’s Crucible FHIR testing project.
Richard Ettema has more than 30 years of experience in software architecture and engineering. In addition to being HL7® FHIR® Proficient, he is the author of AEGIS' reference implementation and registered HL7® FHIR® Test Server, WildFHIR. Richard is the Lead Architect and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the AEGIS Touchstone Project initiative.
Nikolay Ryzhikov is a CTO at Health Samurai and FHIR-first applications development visionary. With Health Samurai’s team of 10 engineers, Nikolay has developed a cloud inpatient EHR and implemented it in three California hospitals. Since 2012 has been an active contributor to the FHIR workgroup. He is leading the development of FHIR solutions including FHIRbase, FHIR.js, and Aidbox.io.
Yana Beda has been working in healthcare IT for more than 10 years. She spent 5 years as a software engineer at a big state hospital learning how digital transformation is changing the whole industry. For the last 5 years, she's helping clients develop and launch next-generation FHIR-powered digital healthcare products.
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