Touchstone


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


AEGIS Wins ACT-IAC Innovation Award

AEGIS’ Developers Integration Lab was awarded the 2017 ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation “Dynamite Award” in the category of Transformer.  From a pool of 116 original candidates, 30 finalists presented to a panel of judges on April 26 at the Reagan Center in Washington, DC, and we were one of the four “Dynamite” awardees. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 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 […]