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How to Save Money on Interoperability

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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 […]


AEGIS in the News

Frank Irving at HealthITInteroperability.com published a piece today recapping FHIR Connectathon 10 and AEGIS’ recent announcement about Touchstone, an AEGIS DIL Initiative for HL7 FHIR testing. The article includes an interview with AEGIS President Michael Callihan elaborating on AEGIS’ views on the current state of the health information exchange interoperability […]


Mario Hyland Appointed to the HL7® Architecture Board

In late October 2015, Mario Hyland (@Interopguy), Senior Vice President at AEGIS.net, Inc. was officially appointed to the Health Level International (HL7®) Architecture Board (ArB). The ArB is responsible for the architecture of the HL7 Standards. Mario’s role with the ArB is to work within the organization to market and refine […]