FHIR Virtual Connectathons
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.
- No travel, less expensive
- Attract participation from farther away
- Attract participation from smaller organizations
- Not limited by space
- 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
- 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.