Health IT

Articles about our Health IT practice area.


Test Like You Mean It

Tonight begins the second round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs for our hometown Washington Capitals. They have no doubt spent the past few days furiously practicing in preparation for facing the reigning champs, the Pittsburgh Penguins. It occurs to me that as they have practiced, their coaches didn’t […]


HIMSS 2017 Debrief – FHIR Myths and Misconceptions 1

After successfully navigating my way back home, the HIMSS 2017 conference is now a fading memory of a whirlwind of events – presentations, education sessions, parties and numerous conversations – not to mention thousands of steps through the exhibit hall and beyond.  My focus, as always, for the past few […]


HL7 FHIR Implementer Certification…Coming Soon

This past October at the 30th Annual HL7® Plenary, Working Group Meeting and FHIR® Connectathon 14 event, I realized it was my three-year anniversary of attendance. True, that may not sound like a long time to those seasoned HL7 veterans but my focus has been and remains the HL7 FHIR […]


AEGIS DIL Nominated for ACT-IAC Award

AEGIS.net, Inc. has been selected as a finalist for the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Igniting Innovation 2017 Showcase for our Developers Integration Lab.  The Developers Integration Lab (DIL) was selected as a finalist from over 100 submissions by a panel of government and industry evaluators.  ACT-IAC invited […]


How to Save Money on Interoperability

Saddleback Leather Company makes some pretty high quality leather bags/cases and other products (disclaimer: I neither own stock in the company nor any of their products; however, I am partial to the Thin Briefcase, size medium, color black and my birthday is coming up).  Not only do they make good […]


Should Health IT be Interested in Blockchain Technology?

Over the course of the last several years a new commerce has sprung up seemingly overnight which offers to support a global currency called Bitcoin.  The underlying technology which is used to support  and secure Bitcoin transactions, similar to ATM withdrawals or ACH/Wire payments, is called Blockchain technology.  The premise […]


Gartner Names AEGIS ‘Cool Vendor’ for 2016

We issued a press release today about Gartner selecting AEGIS as a Cool Vendor in Healthcare Providers.  Check it out on PR Newswire or one of many news outlets that have picked it up. And if you wonder what it means to be a Gartner Cool Vendor, have a look here. If you haven’t […]


AEGIS HHS Work Awarded Overall Most Innovative by FedHealthIT

This evening, AEGIS was the recipient of a very special award along with our recent client, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs (OPA). Our work had been nominated for the 2016 FedHealthIT Innovation Awards which are sponsored by G2Xchange Health. This year the program […]


FHIR Testing and Lift-Off to the HL7 Conference

The AEGIS FHIR Team continues to make enhancements to the Touchstone Project and its Test-Driven-Development (TDD) integrated ecosystem. The Touchstone Project is an AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL) initiative – a next generation Open Access / Cloud-based Testing Platform which applies Conformance and Interoperability testing capabilities against the HL7® FHIR® specification. […]


Interoperability is Easy, Right?

When I first sat down to talk with Mario Hyland (@interopguy), AEGIS.net’s founder, we focused on the fundamental concept of interoperability. Despite a plethora of definitions created by different standards development organizations (SDOs), Mario’s definition seemed simple enough to me. He defines interoperability as, “[the] Exchange of information between two systems where […]