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Sunday Funnies: Dr. Interoperability

Wishing everyone a restful weekend and offering some traditional “Sunday funnies” – not to mention a fun, easy way to see why testing is so important – with our very own Dr. Interoperability 🙂 Artistic credit: Jaymie Y. Im

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Should Health IT be Interested in Blockchain Technology?

Over the course of the last several years a new commerce has sprung up seemingly overnight which offers to support a global currency called Bitcoin.  The underlying technology which is used to support  and secure Bitcoin transactions, similar to ATM withdrawals or ACH/Wire payments, is called Blockchain technology.  The premise of Blockchain is that a public […]

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The Argonauts

Argonauts Get an AEGIS

With a company name based on an artifact of Greek mythology and a corporate focus on health information exchange interoperability through standards including HL7’s FHIR, was there even any question that AEGIS would join HL7’s Argonauts Project? Of course not! Today we’re making it official – AEGIS is looking forward to joining the charter members of the Argonauts […]

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AEGIS Named in Gartner Research Note

In his recently published Research Note, Gartner Research Vice President, Barry Runyon has mentioned the AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL). We are proud to be included in this report and we know that the DIL is the kind of interoperability testing resource desperately needed by the healthcare IT industry. The DIL is the only testing solution that […]

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Building the Future – Again

The HL7 International 2014 Policy Conference will take place in Washington, DC December 4-5. This year’s theme is “Building the Future: Innovation & Interoperability.” I will participate as a panelist discussing “Standards Maturity: Where the Rubber Hits the Road.” I’ll be joined by an all-star cast from HL7, SAMSHA, the ACP, CAL2CAL, Siemens Healthcare, and […]

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AEGIS Responds to the FDASIA Report

AEGIS provided comments on the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) Health IT Report: Proposed Risk Based Regulatory Framework (the “FDASIA Report”). We are assisting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Office of The National Coordinator (ONC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other government, public and industry stakeholders as they […]

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Chairing the OSEHRA Interoperability Work Group on April 29th

One of my hats has me leading industry awareness and collaboration as the Chair of the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (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 is mobilizing the […]

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How to Test Health IT Interoperability (Part 1)

“How do we test health IT interoperability?” is a deceptively simple question. To get to a complete answer, let’s build a definition of “Health IT Interoperability.”  To get started, let’s take the advice of Dr. Doug Fridsma at ONC: The IEEE Standard Computer Dictionary defines interoperability as “the ability of two or more systems or […]

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