The eHealth Exchange Product Testing Program was developed to test conformance for health information exchange (HIE) standards as required by the eHealth Exchange Coordinating Committee for onboarding to the eHealth Exchange network. Its purpose is to enable vendors to test their products for conformance and interoperability. The eHealth Exchange operates this program in conjunction with AEGIS. Organizations that onboard to the eHealth Exchange using a Validated Product are able to by pass the 2011 Security tests and, possibly, the Content tests.
A high-level overview of the process is provided below with links to additional documentation. There is additional information in our Quick Guide to eHealth Exchange Testing
2. Set up and Conduct Practice Testing in the Developers Integration Lab (DIL)
3. Run Tests and Submit Results
See Testing References Page for the needed documentation and test data for test set up and execution
Run the tests and “Submit” results in the DIL to have the results validated.
NOTE: In addition to the tests that are run in the DIL, the eHealth Exchange reviews message content against our conformance checklists. So, applicants can successfully complete all tests in the DIL, but still FAIL testing due to non conformance on one or more items on our conformance checklists.
For content testing, submit sample documents to the corresponding NIST validator tool and verify that the document complies accordingly.
Once you are satisfied that the document meets the requirements, submit a sample document to firstname.lastname@example.org for formal evaluation.
The eHealth Exchange will review the test results, including any test evidence submitted, and determine if your product has passed, failed, or if more information is needed.