Keeping HL7® FHIR®’d Up in Paris


This week AEGIS is participating in the May 2015 HL7® International Working Group Meeting and its 7th Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) Connectathon in Paris, France.hl7 may2015_capture

For several years AEGIS has been actively participating in HL7® Plenary & Work Group Meetings (WGMs) and FHIR® Connectathons covering a full range of HL7-specific topics such as Version 2.x Implementation, Version 3, and the Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®), FHIR®, Meaningful Use in the US, Electronic Health Records, and Vocabulary Terminology among others. At this meeting AEGIS staff will be heavily involved in the following activities:

  • Participating and continuing the work we started over a year ago with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Immunization Information Systems (IIS) with the on-going development of the FHIR® Immunization Forecasting interfaces;
  • Collaborating on furthering our FHIR® testing capabilities in the Developers Integration Lab (DIL) in support of our HL7® Conformance Testing Program; and
  • As we have in the previous Connectathons, support the FHIR® community in testing out the latest version of the FHIR® specification (DSTU-2).

As an HL7 Benefactor and member of the Joint Argonaut Project, AEGIS supports HL7’s important efforts toward streamlined development, implementation and adoption of industry-critical standards, specifications and products.

Are you in Paris this week? Make sure to connect with Mario Hyland (@interopguy) or Richard Ettema (@techknowman)!

* FHIR® is the registered trademark of Health Level Seven International.


About Barry Dickman

Mr. Dickman is an accomplished Executive Consultant with 25+ years as an accomplished industry thought leader with experience in Health Information Technology, Program & Project Management Support, Standards & Interoperability, Enterprise Architecture, Business Development, Strategic/Business Planning, Client Relationship Building, Acquisition Management, Software Development and Requirements Management. He is a hands-on cross-functional leader who energizes and managed the successful delivery of consulting services and information technology solutions to the Federal and commercial markets.

Mr. Dickman is responsible for tactical implementation and quality assurance of solutions and services. He supports various activities and communities of interest with senior-level consulting services with the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Health Agency (DHA), Veterans Affairs (VA) and Health & Human Services (HHS) on health information technology initiatives, including the electronic health record and health information exchange. He helps to ensure that projects & staff adhere to a process improvement approaches embodying the AEGIS CMMI-appraised process methodology ultimately providing clients with the essential elements of effective processes that improve their performance. As an effective communicator and leader, Mr. Dickman consistently demonstrates his ability to institute and carry out initiatives that drive positive change, improve efficiency and increased profitability. He brings extensive experience, functional knowledge and management skills to all consulting assignments.

Prior to joining AEGIS, Mr. Dickman held senior level positions helping to create business solutions that help meet the healthcare industry’s top challenges. Mr. Dickman has authored numerous papers, articles, newsletters and blogs. He graduated from the University of Maryland holds a Masters in Health Services Administration Masters of Health Services Administration from The George Washington University, School of Business and Public Management. Mr. Dickman currently serves at the President of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) – National Capital Area (NCA) Chapter.

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