AEGIS Mentioned Again in the Monthly ONC Standards and Interoperability Framework Newsletter


AEGIS has been mentioned again for the second time in the Standards and Interoperability (S&I) Framework newsletter for our active participation in the HL7 Work Group Meeting and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Standards (FHIR®) Connectathon. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) launched the S&I Framework in January 2011. The S&I Framework works with a set of motivated organizations and individuals who share the mission and goals of care delivery transformation through improved interoperability. This is an Open Government initiative. As a recognized global community leader in innovation of Health IT interoperability, testing, analytics, and informatics – AEGIS continues to educate and make major contributions to industry on the efficiencies of “testing early and often” while providing a new model for Continuous Interoperability and Conformance Testing. The S&I Framework is a collaborative community of participants from the public and private sectors who are focused on providing the tools, services and guidance to facilitate the functional exchange of health information. The S&I Framework uses a set of integrated functions, processes, and tools that enable execution of specific value-creating initiatives. Each S&I Initiative tackles a critical interoperability challenge through a rigorous process that typically includes:

  • Development of clinically-oriented user stories and robust use cases
  • Harmonization of interoperability specifications and implementation guidance
  • Provision of real-world experience and implementer support through new initiatives, workgroups and pilot projects
  • Mechanisms for feedback and testing of implementations, often in conjunction with ONC partners such as NIST

We’re glad to be recognized in the ONC newsletter and looking forward to continuing the dialog around interoperability assurance through effective testing.


About Barry Dickman

Mr. Dickman is an accomplished Executive Consultant with 25+ years as an accomplished industry thought leader with experience in Health Information Technology, Program & Project Management Support, Standards & Interoperability, Enterprise Architecture, Business Development, Strategic/Business Planning, Client Relationship Building, Acquisition Management, Software Development and Requirements Management. He is a hands-on cross-functional leader who energizes and managed the successful delivery of consulting services and information technology solutions to the Federal and commercial markets. Mr. Dickman is responsible for tactical implementation and quality assurance of solutions and services. He supports various activities and communities of interest with senior-level consulting services with the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Health Agency (DHA), Veterans Affairs (VA) and Health & Human Services (HHS) on health information technology initiatives, including the electronic health record and health information exchange. He helps to ensure that projects & staff adhere to a process improvement approaches embodying the AEGIS CMMI-appraised process methodology ultimately providing clients with the essential elements of effective processes that improve their performance. As an effective communicator and leader, Mr. Dickman consistently demonstrates his ability to institute and carry out initiatives that drive positive change, improve efficiency and increased profitability. He brings extensive experience, functional knowledge and management skills to all consulting assignments. Prior to joining AEGIS, Mr. Dickman held senior level positions helping to create business solutions that help meet the healthcare industry's top challenges. Mr. Dickman has authored numerous papers, articles, newsletters and blogs. He graduated from the University of Maryland holds a Masters in Health Services Administration Masters of Health Services Administration from The George Washington University, School of Business and Public Management. Mr. Dickman currently serves at the President of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) – National Capital Area (NCA) Chapter.

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