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 […]


Best of CES 2018

This is my third annual trip report on the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), presented each January in Las Vegas by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). I attended CES as a precursor to the CES Government (CESG) conference which was once again outstanding. But here is my CES 2018 story. Warning, […]


Latest Lessons from Japan on Agile

Warning to IT – the Japanese industry that gave us the seeds of modern software development methodologies (Lean, Agile) are seeing their models fail. Why? In part, they reduced testing, cut skilled, experienced personnel in favor of less expensive labor, and essentially rubber-stamped inspections (or worse). Lesson: modern methods don’t […]


HL7 FHIR Connectathon #17 – Promises to be the biggest so far

HL7® FHIR® Connectathon 17, New Orleans, Jan 27 & 28 – close to, if not more than, 300 attendees will be there this weekend working on 25+ testing tracks – promises to be the biggest so far. And, just like I’ve done for the last three, I will once again […]


Panelists at CESG 2018

AEGIS President Michael Callihan and Founder and Senior Vice President Mario Hyland will attend the 2018 Consumer Electionics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week and the CES Government conference presented by the Government Business Executive Forum (GBEF). Mr. Callihan will participate in a roundtable panel on the topic of […]


Where’s AEGIS? January 2018

In January 2018, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: January 9-12: CES 2018 January 15-19: IHE Conectathon January 27-28: FHIR Connectathon January 27-February 2: HL7 Working Group Meeting We look forward to demonstrating and discussing interoperability with you!