Joe Lamy

Joe Lamy is a recognized Subject Matter Expert in Health Data Standards and Interoperability with AEGIS.Net, Inc. His focus is on demystifying standards and making them operational through rigorous analysis and testing. He has been a key contributor from the start to the eHealth Exchange and Carequality initiatives, both from The Sequoia Project.

Within Sequoia, Joe was most recently tapped to author the Carequality Query-Based Document Exchange Implementation Guide. This was the first use case for Carequality. It enables queries for patient information across disparate networks. Within the eHealth Exchange, Joe works closely with Sequoia leadership to provide technical and operational expertise and oversight for the maintenance of the Exchange, including writing Change Proposals and quickly researching and responding to critical issues.

In addition, Joe provides subject matter expertise for the Specifications Factory, Testing Workgroup, and variously targeted workgroups, assisting with an understanding of specifications and test artifacts, performing research and analysis, and raising and resolving issues affecting the exchange participants.

Joe was the primary author of the eHealth Exchange testing artifacts going back to when it was the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) under the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). In addition, Joe created testing artifacts for the Direct project, which are used by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Transport Testing Tool.

Within AEGIS, Joe helps clients, such as the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of Population Affairs (OPA), Texas Central Health, and Walgreens to understand and navigate the family of healthcare standards and develop scalable, robust system architectures for health information exchange.

Joe has a deep understanding of the collection of standards, services, and policies that form the foundation for meaningful electronic exchange of health information: eHEX, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), Direct, and all underlying specifications, primarily from IHE, HL7, OASIS, WS-I, WSC, and IETF.

Joe has over 25 years of experience in software development. His other roles include analyst, architect, system engineer, and process expert with leadership experience in all phases of software and system development: analysis, design, architecture, implementation, test, support, maintenance, and technical leader responsibilities. Prior to joining AEGIS, Joe worked for The Nitor Group, ATSC / Number Six, SAIC, and Harris Corporation. At Harris, Joe was a software architect who co-authored and led the Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) training for all software developers.