Insights


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 […]


Decoding CMMI- People, Processes, and Value

If you are like most people, you do not think of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) often. It is an acronym among acronyms in a town that loves them; if you are familiar at all it is perhaps in vague and nonspecific terms. You may know CMMI – or […]


CES 2016 Part 2

I had the opportunity to attend the annual Consumer Electronics Show this year in Las Vegas as well as the CES Government (CESG) conference that took place just before the big show. The obvious reaction one has to a trip like this is, “Seriously? That’s a boondoggle if I’ve ever […]


CES 2016 Part 1

I had the opportunity to attend the annual Consumer Electronics Show this year in Las Vegas as well as the CES Government (CESG) conference that took place just before the big show. The obvious reaction one has to a trip like this is, “Seriously? That’s a boondoggle if I’ve ever […]


Let’s Talk About HL7® FHIR® at HIMSS15

Over the course of the last couple of years, AEGIS has played an active role in accelerating the development and adoption of the Health Level Seven (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) specification as an integral author and contributor to the standard. FHIR combines the best features of existing HL7 standards […]


AEGIS Newsletter Released Featuring Gartner Research

In our recently released AEGIS newsletter – we have conveyed to industry a number of visionary efforts to tackle the many challenges and barriers to interoperability and conformance testing. AEGIS and other industry experts are realizing the benefits from the return on investment (ROI) through coupling of Cloud-based Infrastructures (IaaS) […]


It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Major

I was recently asked by CIO Story magazine to provide a short article on some thoughts that apply to organizational leadership. A couple of things came to mind immediately as they have been frequent conversation topics of mine lately, both professionally and personally. Check out the article here – and […]


NIEM in November

The AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL) originated based on the need for testing interoperability and standards conformance for health IT systems. As the DIL has matured it has proven itself more than able to provide this service across disciplines.  Our challenge now is to determine – of the many verticals […]


ACT-IAC ELC 2014 – Have we really been working on these same problems for 400 years?

This week I attended the 2014 Executive Leadership Conference hosted by ACT-IAC in Williamsburg, VA. While it was a familiar venue for the annual conference, and in some ways the topics of discussion were familiar as well – maybe too familiar, more on that later – the format was quite […]


Feedback: The Grit That Polishes the Stones

Take a moment to Google “Steve Jobs rock tumbler” and one of the first results returned will be a YouTube clip from “The Lost Interview” of Steve Jobs by Robert Cringely. That’s always been in my mind my metaphor for a team working really hard on something they’re passionate about. […]