Synthetic Test Data Solutions for Healthcare

Software testing requirements for healthcare industry applications are particularly complex, with strict data privacy regulations such as HIPAA to consider, along with complex data sets to manage. With the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR), the variety and volume of available healthcare data also continues to expand.

In the same way that EDI X12 helped to shape and streamline healthcare data exchange, the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) standard offers another framework for addressing many of the challenges presented by the rapid adoption of analytics, informatics and other digital-centric technologies in healthcare. However, modernizing health IT and analytics systems still faces one difficult challenge: Provisioning quality test data without putting sensitive information at risk.

This is where synthetic data automation comes into play. With synthetic data automation, healthcare software teams can rapidly generate test data that meets FHIR or EDI standards and maintains HIPAA compliance.

A diagram of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR)

How Synthetic Data Automation Fuels Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Successful software quality assurance and testing operations depend on test data that is not only secure, but controlled (i.e., data variations), clinically accurate and available in high volume to support the many forms of functional, load and regression testing that any new software or feature update must undergo to reduce risk to sensitive information.

With GenRocket, testing teams can rapidly generate data that complies with standards like X12 EDI, HL7 and FHIR without accessing data from a production environment. The image below shows a simple visualization of how it works; GenRocket’s test data platform pulls from a store of X12 EDI XML Schema files to generate synthetic data, while also allowing users to customize their data sets for different use cases.


Want to see how it works? Request a demo to see how GenRocket provisions EDI- and FHIR-ready data sets in minutes.

Supercharge Your Healthcare Synthetic Data Generation with GenRocket

GenRocket’s customers stand at the forefront of digital transformation in healthcare, which is why we’ve put a focus on accelerating their time-to-value. Typical EDI transactions for health care trading partners include:

  • EDI 500 Medical Event Reporting
  • EDI 820 Premium Payments
  • EDI 834 Benefit Enrollment and Maintenance
  • EDI 835 Health Care Claim Payment/Advice
  • EDI 837 Health Care Claim

Available as an add-on to our Enterprise Edition Software Package, GenRocket has developed a turnkey solution to meet the challenge of provisioning X12 EDI test data in a simple and powerful way. Its EDI Test Data Solution Package for X12 EDI allows QA teams to generate real-time synthetic test data in less than 10 minutes and with full control over data variation and volume.

X12 EDI Test Data

As the official standards body, the Accredited Standards Committee, or ASC X12, has been chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain EDI standards to support digital business processes for the healthcare sector in compliance with HIPAA standards. Typical EDI transactions for healthcare trading partners include:

  • EDI 500 Medical Event Reporting
  • EDI 820 Premium Payments
  • EDI 834 Benefit Enrollment and Maintenance
  • EDI 835 Health Care Claim Payment/Advice
  • EDI 837 Health Care Claim

GenRocket has developed a turnkey solution to meet the challenge of provisioning X12 EDI test data in a simple and powerful way. Its EDI Test Data Solution Package for X12 EDI allows QA teams to generate real-time synthetic test data with full control over data variation and volume. The X12 EDI Solution Package is an available add-on to GenRocket’s Enterprise Edition software license.
The X12 EDI Test Data Solution includes an on-line store where users can browse and select XML Schema Definition (XSD) files to build out an entire X12 ED test data project in less than 10 minutes.

Then GenRocket’s X12 EDI Test Data Solution can be used to quickly customize X12 EDI documents to a specific healthcare organization’s internal standards.

The GenRocket solution streamlines X12 EDI test data provisioning in many ways:

  • Self-service building & provisioning of clinically accurate X12 EDI test data
  • Assured HIPAA compliance by using synthetic test data vs. production dataRapid test data case building with Test Data Permutations and Test Data RulesData consistency and referential integrity across multiple EDI documentsCustomized X12 EDI documents to match internal organizational testing needsBlended EDI test data with actual program data (e.g., Member ID and Procedure Codes)

HL7 Test Data

HL7 is an international data interchange standard and the primary method for sharing data among clinical and non-clinical health care applications such as:

  • Patient registration, tracking and scheduling applications
  • Radiology, surgery, laboratory and pharmacy management
  • Medical records, billing, purchasing and payroll systems
  • Any application related to in-patient or outpatient services

The health care industry mandates strict patient privacy and data security protocols restricting the use of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). GenRocket’s HL7 compatibility and its ability to generate 100% secure test data in real-time makes test data generation a perfect match for health care software testing environments.