HL7 Conformance Testing
Health Level Seven International (HL7) has partnered with AEGIS to offer a new HL7 Conformance Testing Program. In an effort to streamline implementation of interoperability standards, HL7 has leveraged the game-changing technology and architecture of the AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL). The DIL helps automate and execute test cases created by HL7, providing an easy-to-use system for performing both conformance and interoperability tests against published HL7 specifications, standards and profiles, including templates and implementation guides.
The entire HL7 International community, including affiliates, benefits from this shared testing service, which can eventually be used to identify test cases that are sufficiently mature to comprise a certification program. Participating in this program takes the burden off of vendors to validate technical interoperability and offers vendors a major market differentiator. This effort also builds upon and accelerates consensus toward national standards, EHR certification criteria, and testing procedures for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use and beyond.
A high-level overview of the process to set up and conduct practice testing in the Developers Integration Lab (DIL) is provided below with links to additional documentation.
Want to learn more? View our recording of the April 25, 2014 Webinar: HL7's NEW Conformance Testing Program
If you have any questions or issues when getting setup in the DIL or while practice testing, contact the DIL Support Team at HL7_Support@aegis.net.
NOTE: When accessing these materials, the first time you click on the DIL link, you may need to move past any error message that displays by clicking 'Proceed' or 'Trust.'