AEGIS Recognized as Distinguished HSPC Member


In late January 2016, AEGIS became a formal recognized member the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC), a provider-led, multi-stakeholder initiative to launch a next-generation service oriented platform for healthcare.

We are using AEGIS’ platform for testing and developing a supportability framework for the HSPC. This effort will evolve not only to support the data virtualization layer of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) but will support all aspects of the business and enterprise service bus layers as well.  We are pleased with our current progress and look forward to our continued work with AEGIS.”

– Oscar Diaz, CEO of HSPC

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AEGIS is one of nine distinguished members referenced in HSPC’s recent announcement HSPC: HIMSS 2016 + New Member Announcements. We bring a wealth of technology implementation savvy & expertise to the HSPC particularly with the launch of the Touchstone Project, an AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL) initiative – a next generation cloud-based Testing Platform which applies Conformance and Interoperability testing in a Test-Driven-Development (TDD) integrated ecosystem.

AEGIS is pleased to be an organizational member of HSPC. We continue to accelerate standards adoption and advocate that standards, conformance to those standards, and thorough testing to ensure conformance helps mitigate risk to achieve true, seamless information exchange.”

– Mario Hyland, Senior Vice President & Founder at AEGIS

Touchstone provides an automated testing platform for the rapidly expanding use of the Health Level Seven® (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) specification. Our platform guides those implementations towards a high degree of conformance and interoperability in a continuous model.

We look forward to sharing our experiences with the HIMSS & HSPC Interoperability and Testing Community. To learn more about healthcare interoperability and testing, please stop by Booth 12949 (near the Interoperability Showcase in Hall G – lower level).


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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