Health IT

Articles about our Health IT practice area.


AEGIS’ Richard Ettema to Teach at FHIR DevDays

Another HL7 FHIR DevDays is upon us, and like everything else the event has gone virtual. AEGIS.net proudly supports Fire.ly, one of our FHIRBall founding partners, in making this great event come alive online. AEGIS presents at FHIR DevDays to support the FHIR Community Vision to enable health interoperability through […]


Register Now For Upcoming HL7® FHIR® and Touchstone Virtual Training Classes on May 27 & 28, 2020

AEGIS has trained hundreds of developers to build with HL7 FHIR using Touchstone, our cloud-based platform that supports FHIR conformance as you build. Touchstone offers thousands of tests in an easy-to-use system for measuring conformance and interoperability against published specifications, profiles, and the healthcare industry’s leading implementation guides. Whether you […]


AEGIS and FHIRBall to Present at HIMSS20

We are so excited to have joined forces to form FHIRBall,  the FHIR Business Alliance, in order to expand the awareness of FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) alongside our colleagues at 1upHealth, Firely, and Smile CDR. These companies have each contributed countless hours over years as the FHIR specification has […]


AEGIS to Provide FHIR and Touchstone Training this Fall

If you are building an HL7® FHIR® client or server, you need Touchstone in your life. Join us at AEGIS World Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland September 24 & 25 for a two-day training program presented by Richard Ettema. AEGIS’ FHIR and Touchstone training course offers an introduction to the HL7 […]


ONC Interop Forum Highlights Data Quality, Testing

Last week, several of us from the AEGIS team attended ONC’s third annual Interoperability Forum at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. We were pleased to see the level of excitement and even optimism about the industry’s progress toward achieving true interoperability among systems using electronic health information. We continue […]


HL7 FHIR and Touchstone Training Classes

HL7® FHIR® and Touchstone Training Classes September 24 & 25, 2019  or  December 10 & 11, 2019 AEGIS has trained hundreds of developers to build with HL7 FHIR using Touchstone, our cloud-based platform that supports FHIR conformance as you build. Touchstone offers thousands of tests in an easy-to-use system for […]


FHIR Testing White Paper Now Available

AEGIS has published our latest white paper,  “Conformance Testing Platform for Successful FHIR Deployment.” The subject is measuring interoperability to ensure high quality healthcare. The paper lays out some of the challenges inherent to standards-based information sharing, particularly in the healthcare space, and how some of those challenges can be […]


AEGIS attending SHIEC and ONC Interop Forum

Next week AEGIS will be busy participating in two big electronic health data interoperability events here in the Washington, DC area. Sunday through Tuesday, Mario Hyland (@InteropGuy) will be attending the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) Annual Conference at the Gaylord National Conference Center. Watch for him – you […]


Why Software Testing Needs Independence

We all know at least one person – who may or may not be considered a hypochondriac – who self-diagnoses his or her own health maladies. We sometimes know them well enough they will admit that, when they go the doctor and the doctor runs her own tests, the diagnosis […]


It’s About Time

Editor’s note: This blog post has been authored by AEGIS’ resident HIE Specifications guru, Joe Lamy (Twitter : @SpecSherpa). It offers a deep dive into a particular corner of the spec world. We are publishing this series as a way to share AEGIS’ subject matter expertise in HIE and hopefully […]