The Touchstone Project is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Testing as a Service (TaaS) Open Access Solution for health information exchange. Touchstone offers over 1500 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.

The Touchstone Project…

  • allows for automated, internet-based interoperability 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 serving as the intermediary.

  • ability to drill down to individual operations and assertions in test execution results.

  • 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.