Testing


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 […]


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 […]


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 – […]


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 […]


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 […]


Touchstone Proves Test-Driven Development Accelerates HL7 FHIR Adoption

We’d like to draw attention to this blog post over on David Hay’s site that gushes on our Touchstone Project and how well it supports test-driven development with FHIR. Our relatively tall ships had collided on previous nights although, on this occasion, my smartphone overrode my body clock informing me that […]