Touchstone 5.8 has been released. See Release Notes for additional information.

** NOTE ** As of 10/13/2022, Touchstone has installed new certs click the Message Envelope for additional details.

Touchstone is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Testing as a Service (TaaS) Open Access Solution for health information exchange. Touchstone strives to live up to its dictionary definition - a criterion for determining the quality or genuineness of a thing - by offering thousands of tests in an easy-to-use system for determining a test system's conformance and interoperability against published specifications, standards, and profiles, including templates and implementation guides.

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  • allows for automated, internet-based interoperability FHIR Testing against the HL7 FHIR specifications and standards.
  • tests interoperability with other FHIR Server and FHIR Client implementations.
  • has been engineered from the ground up to leverage the new FHIR TestScript resource.
  • is a blend between Test-Driven-Development (TDD) methodologies and Natural Language Processing (NLP) test scripts.
  • has been featured at HL7 FHIR Connectathons and is being leveraged in a continuous testing environment by numerous leading HL7 FHIR implementers.
  • plays an active role in the HL7 Conformance Testing community, the HL7 Argonaut Project, and the HSPC Implementation community.
Features include...
  • self-registration of user accounts and organizations.
  • ability for users to execute FHIR test scripts against test systems with Touchstone serving as the initiator of message exchanges.
  • ability for users to initiate message exchanges from their test systems against other peer test systems with Touchstone FHIR testing tool serving as the intermediary.
  • ability to drill down to individual operations and assertions in test execution results during FHIR Testing.
  • ability to save configured sets of test scripts as named "test setups" for re-execution.
  • controlled access to test scripts, test systems, and test results at the user, organization, and organization group levels.
Touchstone Updates
  • TestScript Release NEW Nov 16, 2022
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Clinical Data US Core - Implantable Device testscript, aligned required functionality and optional functionality to test outcomes
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Clinical Data US Core - Diagnostic Report testscripts, aligned required functionality and optional functionality to test outcomes
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Clinical Data US Core - DocumentReference testscript, corrected several searches and aligned required functionality and optional functionality to test outcomes
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Bulk Data - Authorization testscripts, updated authorization responses to only allow return code of 400
  • TestScript Release Nov 4, 2022
    • FHIR 4.0.1 Advanced TestScripts corrected Minimum Id Fixtures to align with Touchstone 5.8 MinId functionality enhancements
    • FHIR 3.0.2 Advanced TestScripts corrected Minimum Id Fixtures to align with Touchstone 5.8 MinId functionality enhancements
  • Touchstone 5.8.0 Released NEW Nov 4, 2022
    • For a list of Enhancements and Bug Fixes, please visit the Release Notes page in our Touchstone Docs
  • TestScript Release Oct 28, 2022
    • Updated the Testscript.url on various testscripts. TestScript functionality is unaffected
  • TestScript Release Oct 21, 2022
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Clinical Data US Core CareTeam Test removed redundant assert on valid CareTeam.status values
    • FHIR 4.0.1 Bulk Data Capability Statement Test added an assert to verify support for the Patient $export Operation
  • TestScript Release Oct 7, 2022
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Clinical Data US Core Pulse Oximetry Test corrects LOINC code in one of the requests
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Clinical Data US Core MedicationRequest Test corrects validity check on 'intent' element
    • Da Vinci CDEX TestScripts, corrects Request Attachment and Submit Attachment testscripts
    • FHIR 4.0.1 Basic TestScripts corrects multiple TestScript fixtures that were non-conformant
  • TestScript Release Sep 16, 2022
    • Da Vinci CDEX TestScripts, added Request Attachment functionality tests
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: SMART EHR Launch Tests, added additional test for EHR launch with patient scopes
  • TestScript Release Sep 14, 2022
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: SMART EHR Launch Tests, updated the invalid and missing Launch Parameter tests to warn if failed for further review
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Clinical Data Limited App Access tests, updated the scopes provided in the test to be uniform
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Bulk Data TestScripts, updated to add mustSupport element checks across all resources
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: SMART EHR Launch TestScripts, added check that refresh scopes are same or subset of originally granted scopes
    • Updated and published the Connectation 31 track testscripts. They can be found at FHIR4-0-1-Connectathon31 in Test Definitions
  • TestScript Release Aug 26, 2022
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Bulk Data TestScripts, updated all applicable tests across several Bulk Data TestScripts to allow the value of 'requiresAccessToken' on the $export response to reflect alternate access control schemes besides OAuth 2.0 for file downloads.
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: US Core Clinical Data (Status Required) Clinical Notes TestScript, corrects list of statuses sent on the cardiology, radiology, and pathology tests to properly reflect applicable status for DocumentReference
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: SMART EHR Launch TestScripts, updated descriptions for several tests. TestScript functionality is unaffected
    • Updated the Testscript.id on various testscripts. TestScript functionality is unaffected
    • FHIR 1.0.2 Basic TestScripts corrected multiple TestScript fixtures that were non-conformant
  • TestScript Release Aug 19, 2022
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Updated the EHR SMART Launch test to properly use the new refresh-token in the 03-Token-Refresh test
    • Patient Access API Certification Tests, ONC g(10) API Certification Tests: Clinical Data US Core TestScript (multiple), correct comparison testing to allow for server implementations performing case insensitive token searches
    • Updated the copyright statement on testscripts. TestScript functionality is unaffected
    • FHIR 3.0.2 Basic TestScripts corrected multiple TestScript fixtures that were non-conformant