ONC Approves AEGIS Touchstone for Certification of (g)(10) Criteria

Drummond’s G10 FHIR® API+ Certification Program is powered by the AEGIS Touchstone FHIR® testing ecosystem.

Rockville, Maryland, July 7, 2022 – Approval by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT ( ONC) of Drummond’s 170.315(g)(10) conformance test suites on the AEGIS.net Touchstone FHIR® test tool and developer platform gives health IT developers two options for the ONC certification of the criterion: (1) Drummond G10 FHIR® API+ powered by Touchstone or (2) certification using the Inferno test tool.

This newly approved ONC alternative test method is part of Drummond’s comprehensive FHIR testing and certification program that spans across regulatory requirements from ONC and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as sub-regulatory FHIR® use cases in various states of industry adoption. This comprehensive FHIR® certification program is powered by the Touchstone global testing platform which has been built to test at scale and ensure conformance to nationally published standards. It is hosted by AEGIS in a private IaaS Cloud for supporting implementation teams and certification programs such as those offered by Drummond. The Touchstone platform enables the FHIR® community to dynamically build, publish and calibrate basic to complex test cases for client or server message exchanges, including workflow type scenarios (peer-to-peer and multi-actor) using the HL7 FHIR Testing Infrastructure specification and associated FHIR® resources like FHIR TestScript.

“The AEGIS team has worked diligently to provide the health IT community with an easy-to-use platform to enable development and testing within an integrated-ecosystem with a focus on interoperable and secure HL7 FHIR® implementations,” said Wendy Gereke, Touchstone platform product manager. “AEGIS and Drummond have worked together in support of ONC’s goal to optimize the certification experience by expanding its comprehensive portfolio of testing technology to support and validate the criteria and related requirements. We are excited that Touchstone has been approved by ONC as an alternative test method – it is an integral part of Drummond’s comprehensive health IT FHIR® certification programs.”

“ONC’s approval of Drummond’s alternative test method represents the culmination of more than a year’s worth of collaborations between these organizations,” said Ryan Patano, Drummond’s president. “Our strategic alliance with AEGIS as a technology partner and its Touchstone FHIR® testing platform is the cornerstone of our comprehensive health IT FHIR® certification offerings.  The adoption of FHIR® continues to increase as one of the key technologies in health data exchange and interoperability.”

Incorporating Touchstone into FHIR® implementation development, QA and maintenance life cycles provides continuous and objective FHIR® conformance measurements as your implementation evolves.  

Touchstone is your Interoperability Scorecard, powered by the AEGIS Conformance Ecosystem: Industry-leading FHIR® TestScript testing engine, our WildFHIR reference implementation servers (RIs) and thousands of openly-available test scripts.

About AEGIS.net
AEGIS.net, Inc. is a premier provider of information technology consulting services to federal civilian, defense and commercial sector clients. Our services, delivered by practitioners averaging more than 15 years of experience, include project management, software functional and performance testing, application design/development, independent verification and validation (IV&V), and organization performance/process improvement. Our domains of expertise include health IT and interoperability, regulatory compliance, finance, human resources, and logistics. With Touchstone, AEGIS offers the most advanced FHIR validation resources on-demand, empowering healthcare programs to ensure reliable and continuous interoperability.  For more information visit: https://www.aegis.net/

About Drummond
Drummond offers a comprehensive suite of services to help you achieve compliance with regulatory information security mandates and ensure critical business applications meet interoperability and application conformance. At Drummond, enabling you to feel secure about the ways in which you share your business’s sensitive and private data is our primary goal. Increase trust, gain expertise and experience our proven methodologies and attention to detail as we partner with you for your long-term success. For more information visit: http://www.drummondgroup.com

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