Conor and Nancy; thanks for contributing the comparison. I think this latest post is a good opportunity to discuss the progress surrounding this process, thanks to WorldVistA for getting started on this front. We held an initial kick-off on Friday; as a result, I have sent out emails to identify points of contact within each key organization identified at the VistA Community Meeting, including DSS, Medsphere, IHS, and VA. I will keep you posted on the progress as they are identified, having representatives from each organization will be invaluable as we reconcile differences into the future.
In the interim, there are a couple of initial questions I would pose to the community. What tools would best benefit this process, and how should we document this information going forward?
Foremost, Conor’s tool provides a good high level overview of system variations, and performing diffs through git can contrast the routine variations. I understand we still need to be able to contrast the data dictionaries, and in some cases the data must be compared as well. How capable is Conor’s tool of approaching this, and are there any other tools in the community we would like to explore to support us overall?
I’d appreciate any feedback, and I will keep you posted on what I get back.