OSEHRA IWG meets Feb. 18

Are you ready to interoperate? Mario Hyland (@interopguy), Senior Vice President and Founder of AEGIS chairs the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) Interoperability Work Group (IWG). The OSEHRA IWG is aimed at promoting the importance of testing for interoperability and standards conformance in the electronic exchange of health information. The IWG will mobilize the community to participate in the building of Open Source interoperability solutions.

The next meeting of the OSEHRA IWG will be held on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM (EST).

The proposed objectives of the IWG include:
• Support Automated Platform for Test Case Execution
• Document Best Practices for Audits and Work Flow Lifecycle of Testing
• Supports an Environment for Re-Use of Testing Tools/Test Cases
• Promotion Beyond “Happy Path Testing (peer-to-peer), ensure Negative Testing”
• Promote Industry Reporting Metrics

The intent of the second meeting will build consensus on the definition of interoperability within our community. To participate – click on the following link to register for the WebEx. All are welcome to join the meeting.
– https://osehra.webex.com/osehra/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=668350106
– Dial-In: 1-650-479-3207; Access Code: 668 350 106

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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