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Conformance Testing and Interoperability: A Case Study in Healthcare Data Exchange

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Author(s)

Robert D. Snelick, Leonard E. Gebase, Mark Skall

Abstract

Correct data exchange is critical for ensuring reliable healthcare systems. Standards based systems are the foundation for achieving this goal. However, standards alone are not enough to ensure this promise; conformance and interoperability testing are essential. We present and compare conformance testing strategies for a widely used healthcare clinical data exchange messaging standard. We discuss in detail an actor-based testing framework and give insight on the approach used in developing the framework. We present an architecture that extends this framework to support testing of integrated healthcare systems using multiple messaging and document data exchange standards.
Proceedings Title
International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice| |2008| SERP'08
Conference Dates
July 14-17, 2008
Conference Location
Las Vegas, NV

Keywords

Conformance, Interoperability, Messaging Systems, Testing Framework, Test Strategies.

Citation

Snelick, R. , Gebase, L. and Skall, M. (2008), Conformance Testing and Interoperability: A Case Study in Healthcare Data Exchange, International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice| |2008| SERP'08, Las Vegas, NV (Accessed June 15, 2024)

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Created July 14, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017