NA Connectathon 2017 Week Resources

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Testing schedule for the week


Mon, Jan 23, 2017  7:30 am -  4:00 pm EST On-site check-in / badge pickup
Mon, Jan 23, 2017  7:30 am - 10:00 am Connectathon Participant system set-up
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 10:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 1
Tue, Jan 24, 2017  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 2
Wed, Jan 25, 2017  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Session 3
Thu, Jan 26, 2017  9:00 am -  5:30 pm Connectathon Test Sesson 4
Fri, Jan 27, 2017  8:00 am -  noon Connectathon Teset Session 5: Hard stop at noon


After-hours access:

Participants with a valid badge will have access to the Connectathon Floor...

      • mornings starting at 7:30 am
      • evenings until 11pm Mon-Thurs.   No re-entry is permitted after 9pm.  All Participants must leave the test floor at 11pm.

There is no support from volunteer monitors or technical management outside of the daily Testing Sessions; during after-hours, they will be preparing for the next day.

Daily 'need to know' announcements

The Connectathon venue makes oral announcements impractical.

Please check your email at 9am and 1:30pm each day. We will send twice-daily "need to know" announcements to the na_connectathon email list.

Seating Assignments (No Longer Current)

-- Seating assignments - There are two tabs in this spreadsheet. On the first tab, each cell represents one table with two chairs; table locations are identified by a letter/number, eg L28. The second tab shows seating assignments sorted by Organization.
-- Connectathon floor plan

Network Info (No Longer Current)

Wireless / General

    • SSID:  NA2017
    • Password:  cleveland17
    • Security type:  TBD

Wireless / PCD Testers

  • SSID:  PCD
  • Password:  cleveland17
  • Security type:  TBD


Gazelle on-site:

Outside of Connectathon floor, URL remains the same:

Guidance for Monday's session (No Longer Current)

We hope you've already reviewed the 10 Connectathon Tips from the Pros.

Monday 7:30-10am is for system set-up.  After 10am, we expect you to perform testing. Here is guidance on goals to accomplish during Monday's testing session:

    • Configure and connect to tools for your profiles.
    • Complete the 5-minute Consistent Time "CT_Client" test
    • Content Creators -- submit CDA/C-CDA docs into the samples area of gazelle for evaluation
    • Modalities/Evidence Creators -- submit DICOM samples into gazelle and the Central Archive
    • Submit media you create to the assigned Monitor -->  XDM and PDI media to monitor George or Raj at table K24 
      • It is good practice to hand a monitor your media rather than just dropping it at the table.
    • Any other tests labeled "*_Do_This_First" or "*_Read_This_First"
    • In general, work on other no-peer tests.
    • Then, move on to peer-to-peer tests.

Ask questions. Get help: (No Longer Current)

IHE USA staff - Help desk

      • logistics, "I'm lost", shipping...

Network staff - (C18)

Tool help - see next section

Steve Moore - (K28)

      • First & last resource for technical support.  Ask me anything.
      • PCC and C-CDA/HealthStory tests, test requirements & grading
      • "I need to drop a profile/actor"
      • Gazelle help

Eric Poiseau - (K27)

      • LAB, PATH, PHARM tests, test requirements & grading
      • Gazelle support

Lynn Felhofer - (K25)

      • ITI, QRPH, and Radiology tests, test requirements & grading
      • Monitor support

Paul Sherman - (L18)

      • PCD tests, test requirements & grading

Assigned partners for some profiles

Tools - locations & support (No Longer Current)

Training material on various tools is here:

Tool errata - as we find issues with tools, we will document them here:

Integral Tools

The tools listed in the first table below are considered an integral part of Connectathon testing. These tools are referenced in Connectathon tests and are part of the test procedure.

Tool Used for Location / Config info Support

Gazelle Itself

Test Management

Eric (K27)

Gazelle Security Suite

- Home of ATNA Questionnaires

- TLS client / server simulator

- ATNA Audit message validator

- Syslog collector (ARR simulator)

Cedric (K26)

CDA Validation (several)

PCC, QRPH and C-CDA Testing

IHE CDA Overview of Testing Procedure

Steve (K28)

DICOM Central Archive

Archive for DICOM objects

GUI front-end:

password: admin/admin (to add your AE title so the archive will accept your association)

IP addr / port: /  11112


Steve (K28)

Gazelle EVS Client

Home page

Eric (K27)

DICOM validators (DCCHECK, dcm4che, Dicom3Tools, Pixelmed-REM, dcmcheck)

Eric (K27)

HL7v2 validator

HL7v3 validator

Eric (K27) 

PDF/A validator (XDS-SD)

Eric (K27)

XDW validator


Gazelle proxy

message capture/validation (non-TLS)

Eric (K27)

Gazelle Order Manager

Is the DSS/OF for CARD & RAD profiles:

--DICOM Modality Worklist SCP for RAD & CARD modalities

--RAD-13 sender for RAD & CARD Image Managers

Watch this short "how to" video

Cedric (K26) 

Gazelle Patient Manager

Is the Patient Demographics Supplier and Patient Encounter Supplier in the PAM Profilfe

Cedric (K26)

NIST HL7 v2.x

For QRPH VRDR HL7 messages

Rob S (M28)

Patient Generation and Sharing

--Preload patients for PIX/PDQ/XDS...

--HL7v2 and V3 Patient ID Feed

--Choose a patient to initiate creation of a RAD/CARD modality worklist in Order Manager

Gazelle Test Management:  menu  Connectathon-->Patient Generation and Sharing

 Lynn (L25)

PCD Tools

PCD Message Validation

John (L17)


SAML assertion provider - XUA and SeR testing

Cedric (K26)

XDS Tools 

 XD* profile testing

 - Endpoints for the XDS Public Registry - Red, Green, and Blue - are on: http://nist1:9080/

- XDS toolkit: TBD

- XDS Registry Dashboard: from the toolkit home page, select Connectathon Tools --> Dashboard

 Bill (J28)

XDS Toolkit 2017

Bill (J28)

XDS-I Tools 2017

For testing XDS-I and XCA-I implementations.

Uses the NIST XDS Toolkit directly

Steve (K28)

Backup or Experimental Tools

The tools listed in the table below are considered as backups or possibly experimental.

Backup: Tool is available if someone needs to review/resolve an issue by using one of our tools. These are not part of the defined testing protocol.

Experimental: A tool is in development. We may ask you for your help in running a few tests to examine the behavior of our testing software.

Tool Status Used for Location / Config info Support
Gazelle EVS / HPD validator Backup     x ()
Gazelle EVS / DSUB validator Backup     xxx()
Gazelle EVS / WADO validator (XDS-I.b) Backup     xxx()
Gazelle XDStar Client Backup     ()
RFD Simulator Experimental RFD based profiles http://rfd-test-tools Ralph (J22)
XCA Tools Experimental XCA testing Beta testing: Conformity Assessment Bill (J28)