FHIR Virtual Connectathons

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A Virtual Connectathon is similar to a physical FHIR Connectathons

The hope is that one could hold a Virtual Connectathon that meets the criteria for testing, and moves development of specification and products along in an appropriate way.

TODO: Find criteria needed for FMM testability

Pro

  • No travel, less expensive
  • Attract participation from farther away
  • Attract participation from smaller organizations
  • Not limited by space

Con

  • Dependent on the Internet
    • thus security is more important to keep out unwanted connections, thus security layer must be first agreed to and tested
  • Human-to-human communication is more difficult
  • Communications between humans will be through technology that can make a record, thus causing issues with 'what happens at connectathon stays at connectathon'
  • no technology infrastructure support

So What

  • Likely should focus on established Test Scenarios
    • developing scenarios will be harder


General principles of Connectathons at the IHE Wiki at http://wiki.ihe.net/index.php?title=Connectathon_Principle.