AEGIS Provides Voice on “Continuous Interoperability” in the Next Generation of Technology Platforms


This week, Mario Hyland, Senior Vice President at AEGIS was center-stage with other distinguished voices and panelists discussing health data exchange occurring in the healthcare arena. In addition to Mario, the panel included:

  • Michael Hodgkins, CMIO, American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Doug Fridsma, MD, President & CEO, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • Charles Jaffe, CEO, Health Level Seven (HL7)
  • Jeffery Smith, Senior Director of Federal Affairs, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)

Moderated by Brian Ahier, Director of Standards and Government Affairs at Medicity – these Health IT experts highlighted the challenges and successes with the current Certification and Testing Programs. Further dialogue centered on the use, implementation and testing of the highly visible HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard.  Several of the participants cited the AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL) as an example of the right kind of interoperability testing platform needed by the industry.

Click on the hyperlink to view this recorded Webinar: The 10 Year Interoperability Roadmap in a Post Meaningful Use Era


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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