|IHE Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS and OHF Support [message #40959]
||Fri, 22 February 2008 23:00
Registered: July 2009
As I'm sure everyone knows, the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase begins
this weekend! And, just like Connectathon, OHF will be at HIMSS to
support and handle any problems that may come up both during setup and
during the actual showcase. Support at HIMSS will be handled a little
differently than Connectathon. First, only Sarah and Sondra will be at
the Interoperability Showcase for support. This will cause a bit of a
crunch, especially since they must also setup and demonstrate the IBM
public health system.
Last year during HIMSS, we experienced no major problems during setup
except for minor configuration issues. It is our hope we can have the
same success this year!
* THINGS KNOW AND DO: BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT HIMSS
1. Don't make any dramatic changes to your system from what you had at
Last year, a couple people upgraded from Java 5 to Java 6 between
Connectathon and HIMSS (you know who you are! :) ). PLEASE DO NOT DO
ANYTHING THAT DRAMATIC! If you were running Windows XP at Connectathon,
don't try to run Vista or Linux or MacOS at HIMSS. If you were using
the OHF Bridge, please don't try to use the OHF plug-ins directly, etc.
The purpose of HIMSS is to demonstrate and show-off what you
accomplished at Connectathon. Please show the same thing!
2. Get the latest OHF Build. We issued a new build that fixes a couple
of very, very small, non-API altering problems with the OHF Bridge, XDS
Metadata, and TLS ciphers since Connectathon. We strongly suggest that
you download the latset build before you arrive. See:
3. Verify your partner system and see if you need an OHF plug-in workaround
There are two critical bugs that we have issued workarounds for but
cannot release in our general distribution (yet). These workarounds are
are only critical if you are working with specific infrastructure
systems. If not, then you need not be concerned and we suggest you
don't use the workarounds. Because HIMSS partners are tightly
controlled, you should know ahead of time if you are affected.
---> WORKAROUND 1: IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE GE HEALTHCARE XDS.A
A bug in Axis2 that we discovered at Connectathon but cannot release
must be worked around. The workaround is available by downloading the
following JAR to replace in your OHF library:
---> WORKAROUND 2: IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE HXTI XDS.A/XDS.B REPOSITORY
There is an HTTP problem causing a Connection Reset when connecting to
the HXTI repository for submit and retrieve. If you are peered with
the HXTI repository, please download the following JAR to replace in
your OHF library:
3. (Bridge users) Setup a preliminary configuration file
The system names and IP addresses should be the same as what you had at
Connectathon. Revert back and create specific RHIO(s) that match up
with your assigned partner(s) before you arrive. This will help verify
you know who you're going to test with.
* THINGS KNOW AND DO: AFTER YOU ARRIVE AT HIMSS BUT BEFORE IT STARTS
If you run into problems during setup, we want to fix them as quickly as
possible. Because of limited time, we ask that you follow this protocol:
1. Please post to the OHF Skype Chat that we will resume from
Connectathon. This is so we have documentation of the problem and
everyone else can have a heads up.
2. If you don't get a response from any of us (Sarah, Sondra, Matt) or
if someone in the OHF Community doesn't know the answer, please give
Sondra or Sarah a heads up that there's a problem.
3. We will look into the problem and fix it as soon as possible.
4. After the fix is in, we will post a new build to the OHF PUBLIC WEB
SITE at http://www.eclipse.org/ohf/downloads/connectathon.php. The
download should be available immediately after we notify that the build
5. Additionally, if you're updating from CVS, we will ask that you
refresh from CVS and rebuild OHF. All fixes will be committed directly
to OHF CVS.
We will not have a lot of time to work with configuration issues. We
strongly urge you to look at your configuration files ahead of time and
try to be as ready to go as possible when you arrive in Orlando.
* THINGS KNOW AND DO: DURING THE HIMSS SHOWCASE
If you run into problems with OHF while the Showcase is underway, it is
absolutely critical that you notify Sarah or Sondra immediately. We
will work out from there what needs to be done. This is an absolute
worst-case scenario and will look bad for both you and us. Please try
to work all scenarios before the tours start and don't let stack traces
show up when the Secretary of Health and Human Services (or someone
other VIP) is at your booth!
The IHE Interoperability Showcase is a very high-traffic area and
receives *a lot* of attention, so please remember that this is about
showing off your work. I hope everyone's demos go well!
Thanks everyone and good luck
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