HealthShare Unified Care Record Technical Specialist Exam Details

The HealthShare Unified Care Record Technical Specialist exam is designed to validate core skills for technical professionals who implement, extend and manage all aspects of HealthShare Unified Care Record.

Target Exam Role
HealthShare Unified Care Record Technical Specialist

An IT implementation professional who:

  • leads the technical implementation of HealthShare Unified Care Record based on requirements generated by the system design by the project’s technical architect

Recommended Preparation
Classroom course HealthShare Unified Care Record Fundamentals and recommended prerequisites, either classroom-based Building and Managing HL7 Integrations or online courses: Integration ArchitectureHL7 Business Services and Business OperationsSearching Messages Using the Message Viewer (sections 1 & 2), -and-

Online courses: Extending SDA and Extending SDA in HealthShare Applications are recommended, as well as reading InterSystems HealthShare Documentation, including:

Note: HealthShare Documentation requires WRC credentials for access and viewing privileges.

Recommended Practical Experience

  • One completed Unified Care Record implementation, version 15.x or higher
  • Health Connect interfacing experience
  • ObjectScript proficiency

Exam Practice Questions
This exam includes a set of practice questions to help candidates familiarize themselves with question formats and approaches. The document is available here.

Exam Parameters

  • Number of questions: 76
  • Exam time limit: 2 hours
  • Passing Score: 63%
  • Language Offered: English

Exam Topics and Content
The exam contains question items that cover the areas for the stated role as shown in the KSA (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) chart immediately below. The question items are presented in two formats: multiple choice and multiple response.

T9Installs Unified Care RecordT9.1Makes pre-installation decisions based on technical architecture documentInterprets solution architecture document; Identifies connectivity options for data receipt
T9.2Installs software and Unified Care Record componentsInstalls software and license key to target environments; Installs Unified Care Record components with wizards; Activates Unified Care Record components
T9.3Performs post-installation configurationConfigures production components; Configures external communication; Selects pool sizes for production components; Configures MPI connectivity
T9.4Upgrades existing installationPrepares Edge gateways for upgrade; Upgrades Productions with Installer: Access, Edge, Registry; Confirms upgrade in log files; Reactivates productions; Preserves custom code and layouts
T10Implements Unified Care RecordT10.1Implements consent policy decisionsConfigures consent policies – system, facility, and patient; Configures consent groups; Assigns users to consent groups; Configures clinical information qualifiers, types and rules; Configures consent options
T10.2Implements Clinical Message DeliveryCreates delivery filters, options, relationships and transformations; Enrolls clinicians; Creates subscriptions; Determines subscription basis; Creates dynamic cohorts1; Creates custom report(s) with patient data
T10.3Implements IHEEnables and configures IHE production components; Tests IHE connections with IHE test utility; Transforms CDA data to support IHE
T11Extends and Customizes Unified Care RecordT11.1Configures Unified Care Record data feedsImplements prebuilt adapters or custom business components for messaging; Creates routing rules; Defines data transformations; Creates custom DTL and business host pipelines; Uses HealthShare customization coding best practices; Adds Message Routers; Configures services for message routing
T11.2Extends SDA for custom data elementsExtends existing SDA objects via extension classes; Creates custom SDA containers and streamlets
T11.3Customizes terminologyLoads code sets; Adds default code set for incoming data; Creates/Loads a terminology translation map; Sets up code registry; Creates code system profiles; Specifies default coding systems – Access Gateway transforms; Configures terminology translation
T11.4Customizes clinical user interfaces2Customizes patient search page; Customizes Clinical Viewers, including chartbooks, charts, chart items, and patient banners; Adds custom SDA object as a field in a chart; Customizes Clinical Navigation display; Describes what customizations can be done using CSS vs. ISC tools
T12Administers Unified Care Record12.1Manages reportingUses Management Reports; Builds custom reports
12.2Manages registriesViews Gateway Registry; Views/Adds to Facility Registry; Views/Adds to Assigning Authority Registry; Manages cohorts in Cohort Registry3; Views/Adds Service Registry; Views/Adds/Edits Configuration Registry
12.3Manages users and rolesDefines users, roles and privileges; Uses pre-defined roles; Creates custom roles; Manages access to patient data via roles/policies; Implements federated authentication and authentication domains; Manages users
T13Supports Unified Care RecordT13.1Traces patient data flow through productionsSends sample data to Unified Care Record; Identifies key production components in data flow; Uses Visual Trace for troubleshooting; Investigates missing data
T13.2Interprets messaging through productionsIdentifies key messages in data flow; Determines troubleshooting entry point when message tracing; Identifies custom vs. standard code; Identifies custom code that should not be present
T13.3Uses tools for troubleshootingInterprets event log entries; Interprets alert messages; Uses Production Monitor for troubleshooting; Uses business rule log
  1. In versions 2019.1 and higher, smart programs have been renamed to dynamic cohorts.
  2. Both v1 Clinical Viewer and v2 Clinical Viewer (introduced 2018.1) and their respective tools are covered in this exam.
  3. In versions 2019.1 and higher, program groups and Program Registry have been renamed to cohorts and Cohort Registry respectively.