Health IT

Articles about our Health IT practice area.


DevDays June 2018 Boston & Touchstone and FHIR Testing, Take 2…

Well, here we are – just 2 short months away from the next HL7 FHIR DevDays event. This time kicking off Summer in June on our side of the pond in Boston, MA. And, once again the Firely (formerly Furore) team have given me the honor of presenting one of […]


Bipartisan Report Promotes Testing Tools and Standards for Interoperability

Just in time for HIMSS 18, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now have published a new report, The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health, that assess efforts to date by the federal government to improve health IT. The National Coordinator for Health IT, […]


Ready, FHIR, Test! Set your sights on testing

Why FHIR implementations need a special kind of testing to ensure success – and how to do it So, you’ve heard about, and maybe even started investigating, this Health IT specification called HL7® FHIR®. Maybe you’ve been playing with FHIR (yes, pun intended) now for weeks, months or even years. […]


Where’s AEGIS? January 2018

In January 2018, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: January 9-12: CES 2018 January 15-19: IHE Conectathon January 27-28: FHIR Connectathon January 27-February 2: HL7 Working Group Meeting We look forward to demonstrating and discussing interoperability with you!


Touchstone and FHIR Testing at DevDays 2017

Back in January of this year at the HL7 FHIR Connectathon 14 held in San Antonio, TX, I began discussing with the folks from Furore the possibility of presenting at their upcoming FHIR DevDays 2017 event. This was after my Saturday morning breakout sessions at the Connectathon where I gave […]


Where’s AEGIS? November 2017

In November 2017, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: November 15-16: IHE ITI Technical Committee Meeting November 15-17: FHIR Dev Days AEGIS’s Richard Ettema will be leading the following sessions: General Introduction to FHIR – 11/16, 9:00am-9:40am Test Driven Development I – 11/16, 11:30am-12:10pm Test Driven Development II – […]


Where’s AEGIS? October 2017

In October 2017, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: October 1-5: Gartner Symposium October 11: GTSC Cybersecurity Day October 16: USCIS Day October 16-17: IHE ITI Planning Committee Meeting October 24-26: Commonwell Fall Summit October 29-31: ACT-IAC 2017 Executive Leadership Conference We look forward to connecting with you!


HL7 FHIR Connectathon #16

The next HL7 FHIR Connectathon event, #16, will host close to, if not more than, 200 attendees this weekend – Sep 9 & 10 – with 17+ testing tracks. And, just like I’ve done for the last two, I will once again be providing a couple of Saturday morning breakout […]


Where’s AEGIS? September 2017

In September 2017, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: September 9-10: HL7 FHIR Connectathon September 11-14: HL7 Working Group Meeting We look forward to promoting interoperability among systems and connecting with you!


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 […]