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HL7® FHIR® Testing by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Inferno on HealthIT.gov is a public service for running select FHIR conformance tests built with Inferno. This includes tests relevant to the ONC Health IT Certification Program and tests that target other popular FHIR Implementation Guides.

ONC Health Certification Program

Evaluate a publicly accessible test server to the ONC (g)(10) Standardized API Certification Criterion using this public testing instance of Inferno.

FHIR Resource Validator

Validate individual FHIR Resources to the base FHIR specification or specific FHIR Profiles

What is Inferno?

Open Source FHIR Testing

Inferno is an open source tool for creating, executing and sharing automated conformance tests for the FHIR Standard. Inferno on HealthIT.gov hosts several tests created with Inferno, but Inferno is designed so anyone can create and host their own tests.

Start Testing Today

Inferno on HealthIT.gov is a public host for the (g)(10) Standardized API Test Kit, which is an approved test method for the §170.315(g)(10) criterion within the ONC Certification Program. It also contains tests for several popular FHIR Implementation Guides. Browse the Test Kit page for a list of tests that are currently available.

Create your own tests

Inferno is as flexible as the FHIR standard, and tests need to be created for each unique FHIR use case. The Inferno Framework provides tools and common approaches to testing systems for FHIR conformance. Visit the Inferno Framework Documentation Site to learn more.

Run your own Inferno Instance

Inferno makes it easy to run tests on your local machine or host a shared copy behind your firewall. Inferno tests are packaged in Test Kits, which are standalone applications tuned to Implementation Guide or certification criteria. Each Test Kit on Inferno on HealthIT.gov provides a link to its repository where you can learn how to download and run it locally.

Integrate with Inferno

Inferno's user interface is powered by an open, full-featured API to enable integration into external tools or continuous integration pipelines. Learn more in the Inferno Framework Documentation Site.

Additional Tools

Comprehensive testing solutions need more than just tests. Inferno provides additional utilities, such as Reference Applications, that can be optionally integrated alongside tests within Inferno Test Kits.

News and Updates

New Test Kits for Inferno on HealthIt.gov

Several new test kits have been added to Inferno on HealthIt.gov:

Welcome to the new Inferno on HealthIt.gov

Welcome to the new Inferno on HealthIT.gov! The goal of this redesign is to provide easier access to the growing suite of conformance tests available for use on this service. It also adds content for users to more easily understand this service and to follow updates to it over time.

Upcoming Events

March 2024 Tech Talk

Join the Inferno team for their monthly open tech talk where they discuss new features, releases, and updates.