Health IT

Articles about our Health IT practice area.


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 […]


Our Contribution to the ONC Interoperability Proving Ground

Earlier this week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced a new initiative where the agency will work directly with standards development organizations (SDO’s) and partner with stakeholders to “adapt and evolve ONC’s standards and technology work process” into a Tech Lab approach. This initiative – […]


FHIR’d Up for HIMSS16

Following the political party caucuses, the presidential candidates will be long gone from Las Vegas when HIMSS16 spins up on February 29. But the debates will only be getting started. Which electronic health record is the best? Which middleware works or doesn’t work? Whose standards are going to be adopted? How […]


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 […]


Supporting Veterans Career Services at HIMSS16

Next week – HIMSS16 will offer a Veterans Career Services Boot Camp for individuals transitioning from military service to a career in the Health Information Technology (IT) field. HIMSS, in collaboration with nine other leading organizations in health IT will offer round-table discussions on topics ranging from: Connected Health/Mobile Clinical […]


AEGIS Leaders Interviewed on HealthcareScene.com

Today, John Lynn, Editor and Founder of HealthcareScene asked AEGIS industry leaders, Mario Hyland & Richard Ettema to discuss their approach, strategies and success implementing truly scalable interoperable solutions in the health care arena. Prior to the interview, John held a discussion focusing on How Do We Achieve Continuous Healthcare Interoperability? Mario’s statement […]