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Oracle® Health Sciences Information Gateway 1.2

Release Notes

Release 1.2


June 2011

This document introduces you to Oracle Health Sciences Information Gateway 1.2, provides instructions for obtaining My Oracle Support, and locating Oracle Health Sciences information and documentation.


The Oracle® Health Sciences Information Gateway (OHIG) leverages Oracle Virtual Machine, CONNECT open source, and Oracle GlassFish Server to orchestrate secure, health policy-based exchanges over the Internet. OHIG is intended for users who want to install and use OHIG to participate in standards-based health information exchange activities within their organizations or with other organizations.

This document contains information on OHIG 1.2 and supersedes the product documentation. It also contains last-minute information that could not be included in the OHIG documentation. Read this document before installing OHIG. This document may be updated after it is released. To check for updates to this document, and to view other Oracle documentation, refer to the Documentation section on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Web site:

Oracle recommends that you read this document before installing and using OHIG.

This document includes the following topics:

Release Package

Oracle Health Sciences Information Gateway 1.2 Medic Pack includes the following:

What's New for OHIG 1.2

New with Oracle Health Sciences Information Gateway 1.2:

Installing OHIG 1.2

The Oracle Health Sciences Information Gateway (OHIG) 1.2 contains the OHIG application parts. Please follow the instructions in the Oracle Health Sciences Information Gateway (OHIG) 1.2 Installation Guide on downloading the necessary technology components.


Refer to the following OHIG documents:

Known Limitations and Workaround

This section discusses the known limitations in this version of OHIG, and the suggested workarounds that may solve the issues. This section includes the following topics:

Working with Oracle VM Manager

When working with Oracle VM Manager, testers have observed errant behavior in VMs which they attributed to initiating multiple actions in a VM Manager at the same time. For example, installing two VMs from VM Templates at the same time has resulted on occasion in what appears to be corrupted VMs. In order to mitigate these types of issues, it is recommended that you allow VM Manager to complete status transitions, by allowing interim statuses such as "Importing", "Creating", "Initializing", and "Shutting Down" to complete, before initiating other actions within the VM Manager.

Finding Information and Patches on My Oracle Support

Your source for the latest information about Oracle Health Sciences Information Gateway is Oracle Support's self-service Web site My Oracle Support (formerly MetaLink).

Before you install and use OHIG, always visit the My Oracle Support Web site for the latest information, including alerts, White Papers, installation verification (smoke) tests, bulletins, and patches.

Creating a My Oracle Support Account

You must register at My Oracle Support to obtain a user name and password account before you can enter the Web site.

To register for My Oracle Support:

  1. Open a Web browser to

  2. Click the Register here link to create a My Oracle Support account. The registration page opens.

  3. Follow the instructions on the registration page.

Signing In to My Oracle Support

To sign in to My Oracle Support:

  1. Open a Web browser to

  2. Click Sign In.

  3. Enter your user name and password.

  4. Click Go to open the My Oracle Support home page.

Finding Information on My Oracle Support

There are many ways to find information on My Oracle Support.

Searching by Article ID

The fastest way to search for information, including alerts, White Papers, installation verification (smoke) tests, and bulletins is by the article ID number, if you know it.

To search by article ID:

  1. Sign in to My Oracle Support at

  2. Locate the Search box in the upper right corner of the My Oracle Support page.

  3. Click the sources icon to the left of the search box, and then select Article ID from the list.

  4. Enter the article ID number in the text box.

  5. Click the magnifying glass icon to the right of the search box (or press the Enter key) to execute your search.

    The Knowledge page displays the results of your search. If the article is found, click the link to view the abstract, text, attachments, and related products.

Searching by Product and Topic

You can use the following My Oracle Support tools to browse and search the knowledge base:

  • Product Focus — On the Knowledge page under Select Product, type part of the product name and the system immediately filters the product list by the letters you have typed. (You do not need to type "Oracle.") Select the product you want from the filtered list and then use other search or browse tools to find the information you need.

  • Advanced Search — You can specify one or more search criteria, such as source, exact phrase, and related product, to find information. This option is available from the Advanced link on almost all pages.

Finding Patches on My Oracle Support

Be sure to check My Oracle Support for the latest patches, if any, for your product. You can search for patches by patch ID or number, or by product or family.

To locate and download a patch:

  1. Sign in to My Oracle Support at

  2. Click the Patches & Updates tab. The Patches & Updates page opens and displays the Patch Search region. You have the following options:

    • In the Patch ID or Number is field, enter the number of the patch you want. (This number is the same as the primary bug number fixed by the patch.) This option is useful if you already know the patch number.

    • To find a patch by product name, release, and platform, click the Product or Family link to enter one or more search criteria.

  3. Click Search to execute your query. The Patch Search Results page opens.

  4. Click the patch ID number. The system displays details about the patch. In addition, you can view the Read Me file before downloading the patch.

  5. Click Download. Follow the instructions on the screen to download, save, and install the patch files.

Documentation Accessibility

Our goal is to make Oracle products, services, and supporting documentation accessible to all users, including users that are disabled. To that end, our documentation includes features that make information available to users of assistive technology. This documentation is available in HTML format, and contains markup to facilitate access by the disabled community. Accessibility standards will continue to evolve over time, and Oracle is actively engaged with other market-leading technology vendors to address technical obstacles so that our documentation can be accessible to all of our customers. For more information, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program Web site at

Accessibility of Code Examples in Documentation

Screen readers may not always correctly read the code examples in this document. The conventions for writing code require that closing braces should appear on an otherwise empty line; however, some screen readers may not always read a line of text that consists solely of a bracket or brace.

Accessibility of Links to External Web Sites in Documentation

This documentation may contain links to Web sites of other companies or organizations that Oracle does not own or control. Oracle neither evaluates nor makes any representations regarding the accessibility of these Web sites.

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit or visit if you are hearing impaired.

Oracle Health Sciences Information Gateway Release Notes, Release 1.2


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