testing


Where’s AEGIS? April 2019

In April 2019, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: April 2nd-3rd: NHS Healthcare Strategy Forum April 10th: ACT-IAC Health Innovation Day April 30th-May 1st: CMMI 2019 – Capability Counts We look forward to seeing you at these events!


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 […]


Press Release: JMIR Publishes FHIR Testing Study

MITRE, AEGIS and ONC Author Study on Tools to Support FHIR Compliance, Health Data Interoperability Testing BEDFORD, Mass. and ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Frequent and thorough software testing has clear positive implications for health data interoperability according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research […]


Where’s AEGIS? November 2018

In November 2018, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: November 7th-9th: Commonwell Fall Summit November 14-15th: IHE Technical Evaluation Meeting  November 14th-16th: FHIR Dev Days AmsterdamPresentation: FHIR Testing and System Certification Author: Richard Ettema (@techknowman) November 27th-28th: ONC FHIR Workshop November 28th: P2 FHIR Task Force Executive Steering Committee […]


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. […]


Embedded – Observations of an Agile IV&V Guinea Pig

~95% of my 25-year software consulting career has been spent in the service of, or contracted to, various offices and agencies of the United States Government. A considerable portion of the last 15 of those years has seen me plying my trade in the form of Independent Verification and Validation […]


Test Like You Mean It

Tonight begins the second round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs for our hometown Washington Capitals. They have no doubt spent the past few days furiously practicing in preparation for facing the reigning champs, the Pittsburgh Penguins. It occurs to me that as they have practiced, their coaches didn’t […]


AEGIS Test Platform is Patent of the Year Finalist

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has announced that the AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL) is one of four contenders for Patent of the Year. The award winner will be announced at NVTC’s Annual TechCelebration Banquet on Oct. 24.


Questionable Assumptions Threaten Federal Contracting Reform

There’s no question that federal contracting for technology services is finally achieving significant momentum toward innovations that are long overdue. To be clear: the acquisition techniques themselves are innovating in order to allow, in turn, for the end result of what the government receives to be technologically innovative. That’s a […]


Interoperability is Easy, Right?

When I first sat down to talk with Mario Hyland (@interopguy), AEGIS.net’s founder, we focused on the fundamental concept of interoperability. Despite a plethora of definitions created by different standards development organizations (SDOs), Mario’s definition seemed simple enough to me. He defines interoperability as, “[the] Exchange of information between two systems where […]