Where’s AEGIS? June 2018

In June 2018, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: June 5-6: Meteoric Interoperability Connecathon June 19-21: FHIR Dev Days AEGIS’s Richard Ettema will be leading the following sessions: General Introduction to FHIR – 6/19, 10:15am-10:55am Location: Cityside 1 Test Driven Development I – 6/19, 1:30pm-2:10pm Location: Harborside 3 Test […]


FHIR Connectathon Links Health Technology Efforts From 17 Countries 2

AEGIS supported testing for electronic health record vendors using the Touchstone testing platform, enabling them to connect and use terminology servers…The management and proper use of terminology is fundamental to effective, interoperable data exchange. AEGIS assisted in the coordination of the 18th HL7 FHIR Connectathon in Cologne, Germany May 12-13, […]


Dammit, Jim, I’m a Doctor Not an EHR Software Tester!

Have you seen ONC’s latest challenge? I was all ready to ease into a long Memorial Day weekend when I saw the news, now I’m annoyed. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has identified a problem with end users of EHR software needing to report concerns they […]


Band-Aids for Bullet Holes: Windows Print Spooler Security

Is the Windows Print Spooler Any Safer 8 Years After Stuxnet? While completing my masters program in Information Assurance at University of Maryland this past Spring , I was asked to research the Windows Print Spooler for vulnerabilities. It was during this research I was surprised to see Microsoft conducting […]


CMMI 2.0 Brings Big Changes

The CMMI Institute’s annual conference, Capability Counts, was held this year on May 1-2 in Reston, VA. The major news that I anticipated was the formal rolling out of CMMI 2.0. The new version of the model – the first major release since the original version 1.1 debuted in 2002 […]


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 […]


Bipartisan Report Promotes Testing Tools and Standards for Interoperability

Just in time for HIMSS 18, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now have published a new report, The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health, that assess efforts to date by the federal government to improve health IT. The National Coordinator for Health IT, […]


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. […]


Disclosure: How Spectre and Meltdown exposed ethical challenges facing US companies

  On Jan 3rd, Intel confirmed a leaked report published by The Register that nearly every CPU it had produced since 1995 contained major hardware vulnerabilities. The flaws collectively called Spectre and Meltdown unfortunately were also present on chips from rivals ARM, AMD, Qualcomm and even Apple. How did every […]


Ensuring the right people for the job

The Homeland Security and Defense Business Council recently released The Business of Homeland Security report authored by Grant Thornton that’s part of the 20/20 Project on the Homeland Security Enterprise. The report is based on a survey conducted last summer (2017) of current and former DHS officials as well as […]