Yearly Archives: 2013

Recapping HIMSS-NCA Chapter Lunch and Learn Webinar on Interoperability – Challenges, Initiatives, and Solutions

The HIMSS – NCA offers a free lunch and learn webinar program opportunity for its membership and stakeholders in the National Capital Area to complement its regular, third Thursday monthly meeting topics. This free lunchtime webinar serves as an opportunity for a deeper dive into the topic previously covered at the […]

NeHC University Webinar on Interoperability Testing (11/20/2013)

As a stepping stone to the OSEHRA Interoperability Work Group (IWG) – AEGIS will participate in the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) University webinar on “Testing 1, 2, 3…: The Importance of Consistent Testing to Continuous Interoperability” on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM (ET). AEGIS will be joined […]

The Official Launch of the OSEHRA Interoperability Work Group (IWG)

As a global leader in interoperability and testing, Mario Hyland, Senior Vice President and Founder of, Inc. has been asked by the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) to chair their newly-established Interoperability Work Group (IWG). The OSEHRA IWG is aimed at promoting the importance of testing for […]

How to Test Health IT Interoperability (Part 1)

“How do we test health IT interoperability?” is a deceptively simple question. To get to a complete answer, let’s build a definition of “Health IT Interoperability.”  To get started, let’s take the advice of Dr. Doug Fridsma at ONC: The IEEE Standard Computer Dictionary defines interoperability as “the ability of […]

AEGIS to participate in the HIMSS NCA Programming Event: Delivering Quality of Care Through Clinical Interoperability

Barry Dickman, Senior Consultant and HIMSS-NCA Secretary, Board of Directors; Programs Committee Co-Chair has actively been involved in the planning, participation and execution of educational session for over four years. Next month his participation will include the educational session titled: Delivering Quality of Care through Clinical Interoperability. Thursday, November 21, […]

4 and 5

Recently while I was speaking with a group about one of AEGIS’ core services, Independent Verification Validation (IV&V), there was an exclamation from someone in the room: “Oh! I was wondering what ‘4 & 5’ was….” Unfortunately, the discipline of IV&V remains an obscure art, especially outside of the federal […]

AEGIS Invited to Participate in the 6th Annual AFCEA Bethesda Health IT Day

AEGIS staff and HIMSS-NCA Board representative, Barry Dickman, has been invited to participate in AFCEA Bethesda’s Health IT Day on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. This event will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott & Conference Center and is expected to bring together more than 600 senior executives and IT professionals from across industry […]

AEGIS to Attend the 2013 ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference as a Silver Sponsor

AEGIS is attending the 2013 ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) as a Silver Sponsor, October 27th – 29th at the Williamsburg Lodge in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. ELC is ACT-IAC’s signature annual conference bringing together the top management of government and industry to discuss key challenges. The theme of this year’s event is “Driving […]

IV&V: Justify Thy Existence!

One challenge we frequently hear hurled at the practitioners and champions of independent verification and validation (IV&V) and quality assurance (QA) is, “How can you justify the cost?” Or sometimes, “How much did you actually save the program?” In other words, “Prove your value!” That’s a difficult request. The idea […]