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
Classroom course HealthShare Unified Care Record Fundamentals and recommended prerequisites, either classroom-based Building and Managing HL7 Integrations or online courses: Integration Architecture, HL7 Business Services and Business Operations, Searching Messages Using the Message Viewer (sections 1 & 2), -and-
- Unified Care Record Installation and Migration Guide
- Translating Terminology in Unified Care Record
- Customizing the Clinical User Interfaces
- Unified Care Record Consent Guide
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.
- 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.
|T9||Installs Unified Care Record||T9.1||Makes pre-installation decisions based on technical architecture document||Interprets solution architecture document; Identifies connectivity options for data receipt|
|T9.2||Installs software and Unified Care Record components||Installs software and license key to target environments; Installs Unified Care Record components with wizards; Activates Unified Care Record components|
|T9.3||Performs post-installation configuration||Configures production components; Configures external communication; Selects pool sizes for production components; Configures MPI connectivity|
|T9.4||Upgrades existing installation||Prepares Edge gateways for upgrade; Upgrades Productions with Installer: Access, Edge, Registry; Confirms upgrade in log files; Reactivates productions; Preserves custom code and layouts|
|T10||Implements Unified Care Record||T10.1||Implements consent policy decisions||Configures consent policies – system, facility, and patient; Configures consent groups; Assigns users to consent groups; Configures clinical information qualifiers, types and rules; Configures consent options|
|T10.2||Implements Clinical Message Delivery||Creates delivery filters, options, relationships and transformations; Enrolls clinicians; Creates subscriptions; Determines subscription basis; Creates dynamic cohorts1; Creates custom report(s) with patient data|
|T10.3||Implements IHE||Enables and configures IHE production components; Tests IHE connections with IHE test utility; Transforms CDA data to support IHE|
|T11||Extends and Customizes Unified Care Record||T11.1||Configures Unified Care Record data feeds||Implements 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|
|T11.2||Extends SDA for custom data elements||Extends existing SDA objects via extension classes; Creates custom SDA containers and streamlets|
|T11.3||Customizes terminology||Loads 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|
|T11.4||Customizes clinical user interfaces2||Customizes 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|
|T12||Administers Unified Care Record||12.1||Manages reporting||Uses Management Reports; Builds custom reports|
|12.2||Manages registries||Views 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|
|12.3||Manages users and roles||Defines 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|
|T13||Supports Unified Care Record||T13.1||Traces patient data flow through productions||Sends sample data to Unified Care Record; Identifies key production components in data flow; Uses Visual Trace for troubleshooting; Investigates missing data|
|T13.2||Interprets messaging through productions||Identifies 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|
|T13.3||Uses tools for troubleshooting||Interprets event log entries; Interprets alert messages; Uses Production Monitor for troubleshooting; Uses business rule log|
- In versions 2019.1 and higher, smart programs have been renamed to dynamic cohorts.
- Both v1 Clinical Viewer and v2 Clinical Viewer (introduced 2018.1) and their respective tools are covered in this exam.
- In versions 2019.1 and higher, program groups and Program Registry have been renamed to cohorts and Cohort Registry respectively.