Last week I went to IHE North American (NA) Connectathon, the health IT industry’s largest face-to-face testing event. We used real-world data in real-time to test national and international interoperability standards. It takes countless hours of preparation just to get to the Connectathon. We completed the typical product development and quality cycles, plus hours of testing beforehand, just to qualify for participation in the event. During the Connectathon we spend long hours testing interoperability between different vendor systems.  Day 1 is always interesting as networks and configurations are not always as expected. Flexibility and patience were watch words for the day. Day 2 showed great progress, as always happens with Day 2, as all vendors seemed to have settled their network and configuration issues. Day 3 saw all vendors making great progress, and actually completing tests for verification faster than […]