Mario Hyland Appointed to the HL7® Architecture Board


Mario Hyland

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 future standards based architectures with a focus towards Testing. The ArB members help define a coherent architecture and relationships among the HL7 work products and how they relate to other standards and components of local implementations. This architecture includes the Business Architecture by which these work products are produced and managed through their life cycle, the governance that will be enacted on these work products, and the scope of the standardization effort itself.

This distinguished role highlights AEGIS’ position as a sought after expert in the field of interoperability, health information exchange standards, specifications and conformance testing. AEGIS has been a key contributor to the health IT community providing cloud-based Testing Platform(s) Solutions which unify developers and implementers in order to test their HL7® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources Specification (FHIR®) Implementations. HL7® and AEGIS have recognized that FHIR has the potential to address one of Gartner’s 2015 Top Strategic Technologies, specifically “Scalable Interoperability”. Over the past year, AEGIS has been recognized by Gartner in this space along with additional positive references included in Gartner Research Notes written to address the need for Robust Testing within the Healthcare Industry.


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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