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An Interoperability Test Bed for Distributed Healthcare Applications



Robert D. Snelick


Standards provide the foundation for ensuring interoperability, but if they are not implemented correctly or consistently, their value is diminished leading to problematic installations and higher costs. Conformance and Interoperability testing is essential for ensuring standards are implementable and implemented correctly; however, limited budgets often preclude adequate attention to this testing during the product development life cycle. Automated testing can help on both fronts. We propose an Internet-based interoperability test bed that extends a testing infrastructure and conformance testing framework. The operational aspects of the architecture are presented against the backdrop of distributed health information technology applications and a representative case study. Although the concepts and methods are applied to the healthcare domain, they have broad applicability.
Enterprise Interoperability
Publisher Info
Springer-Verlag London Ltd, London, -1


conformance, data communication standards, healthcare, interoperability, messaging systems, testing


Snelick, R. (2014), An Interoperability Test Bed for Distributed Healthcare Applications, Enterprise Interoperability, Springer-Verlag London Ltd, London, -1, [online], (Accessed May 18, 2024)


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Created March 24, 2014, Updated February 19, 2017