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Mario Hyland Makes The Case For Continuous Interoperability

Beth Walsh | Clinical Innovation+Technology | July 25, 2014

Interoperability has been a key buzz word heard along the road toward modernizing the American healthcare system. But standards, conformance to those standards, and thorough testing to ensure conformance are all required to achieve true, seamless information exchange. That’s the message advocated by Mario Hyland, senior vice president and founder of AEGIS, a consulting firm focused on advancing a health IT testing infrastructure. Hyland spoke with Clinical Innovation + Technology about current interoperability and testing challenges.

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OSEHRA 2012 Summit A Great Success

The 1st Annual Open Source EHR Summit held this week at the Gaylord National Conference Center at National Harbor, just outside Washington D.C., was well attended by over 400 participants. The event was a huge success and many of the participants openly voiced the belief that this effect will be seen as the tipping point for open source in healthcare. It was "unbelievably cool" according to one of the participants, Todd Park, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the U.S. Government.

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OSEHRA 2012: AEGIS to Participate in the 1st Annual OSEHRA Summit and Workshop

Press Release | AEGIS | October 17, 2012

AEGIS.net, Inc...announced today their participation in the 1st Annual OSEHRA Summit & Workshop beginning Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at National Harbor, Maryland (Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center). Mario Hyland, Founder and Senior Vice President, will participate in a panel discussion covering Interoperability and Testing. Read More »

Pronoia Health And AEGIS.net, Inc. Launch Open Library Of Health Information Exchange (OLHIE)

Press Release | Pronoia Health, AEGIS.net, Inc. | February 5, 2014

Pronoia Health and AEGIS.net(AEGIS) are proud to announce the recent launch of the Open Library of Health Information Exchange (OLHIE). OLHIE is an online ecosystem designed to accelerate connections to Health Information Exchanges (HIE) by facilitating the reuse of interfaces and other assets, particularly those developed with federal or state funding. [...] Read More »

Test-Driven Development With FHIR

While preparing for, and participating in, the recent FHIR Connectathon 11 held in Orlando, Florida, yet another benefit of FHIR’s implementer-friendly philosophy became apparent to me – the ability to facilitate Test-Driven Development (TDD). TDD has been defined as “a software development process that relies on the repetition of a very short development cycle: first the developer writes an (initially failing) automated test case that defines a desired improvement or new function, then produces the minimum amount of code to pass that test, and finally refactors the new code to acceptable standards.” Dating back to 2003, TDD is now considered by many developers to represent the state of their art – shining some much-needed light on the darkness might be another way of looking at it!

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Why the Touchstone Project is so important to HL7 FHIR

The AEGIS Touchstone Test Platform, launched at the most recent HL7 FHIR Connectathon in Atlanta, Georgia in October 2015, provides the means to help guide FHIR implementations toward a high degree of conformance and interoperability within a continuous testing and integration model. As stated by HL7 CEO Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, “A successful testing program also provides FHIR development teams at HL7 with the essential infrastructure that is critical for all of our stakeholders."

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OSEHRA 2012 Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 17, 2012 - 8:00am - October 18, 2012 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Gaylord National Washington, DC
United States

The Open Source Electronic Health Records Agent (OSEHRA) will be hosting its First Annual Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop October 17 and 18, 2012, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. OSEHRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an open source ecosystem around the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) world-class EHR, VistA. Since its creation a year ago by the VA, the organization has grown rapidly and now has more than 1,000 members. Members include a large number of private companies that are engaged in implementing VistA private sector hospitals and clinics, as well as in the large number of foreign countries that are adopting VistA. These solution providers are also developing a whole range of  enhancements to the VistA core.

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OSEHRA 2013 Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
September 4, 2013 (All day) - September 6, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Bethesda, MD
United States

The 2nd Annual OSEHRA Summit & Workshop will be held September 4-6, 2013, in N. Bethesda, Maryland. OSEHRA Summit 2013 will include pre-conference tutorials on Open Source Software and Agile Software development concepts, technology and certification practices, followed by two days of  Plenary Sessions and Educational Workshops keynoted by industry, academic and governmental leaders. The Summit is not just for the open source VistA community, but to everyone interested in learning more about Open Source and Agile Software development and furthering the convergence of emerging business models, Health Informatics, DoD/VA integrated Electronic Health Records (iEHR), public-private health information exchange, and more.

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OSEHRA 2017 Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 13, 2017 (All day) - June 16, 2017 (All day)

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that registration for its 2017 Open Source Summit: Succeeding with the New Federal Open Source Policy, to be held June 13-15 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, is now available.  DSS, Inc., a leading health IT corporation and active participant in the OSEHRA community, will be returning as Conference Sponsor.“Our Summit continues to be a unique community forum for open source activities, and a great example of public-private partnership,” said Seong K. Mun, President of OSEHRA.