Mario Hyland

Mario Hyland is the Senior Vice President and Founder of, Inc., a CMMI Maturity Level 3 rated, ISO 9001:2008 certified small business and premier provider of Information Technology Consulting Services to Federal Civilian, Defense and Commercial sector clients. AEGIS’ core capabilities include Software Functional and Performance Testing, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), Application Design/Development, Project Management, and Organizational Performance/Process Improvement.

AEGIS’ domains of expertise include Health IT and Interoperability, Regulatory Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, and Logistics. Mr. Hyland is responsible for AEGIS’ overall vision, strategy and growth, providing executive leadership across all aspects of AEGIS’ operations, with particular emphasis on Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Alliances. Mr. Hyland has an in-depth knowledge of Government Information Technology market trends and supports an extensive network of government and industry executives. He is a trusted strategic and tactical advisor to C-level executives in IT planning, System Implementation, Organization and Governance, Strategic Planning, and Performance Accountability.

Mr. Hyland’s entrepreneurial background includes numerous successful business endeavors in a variety of industries. This vast experience has given him unique insight into patterns of business success and IT solutions. In addition to guiding the corporate direction of AEGIS, Mr. Hyland remains "hands on" when it comes to developing strategic vision with customers and in the operation of AEGIS’ software system testing activities. Mr. Hyland engages regularly with industry organizations such as ACT-IAC, ANSI, HIMSS, HL7, and IHE. He routinely participates in National & International HIMSS, IHE North America and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Connectathons.

Mr. Hyland is an active member of the ONC Structured Data Capture (SDC) Initiative and eHealth Initiative – Interoperability Work Group (IWG) focused on discussing and informing members of new trends, best practices, and policy developments in an effort to bring consensus to this next critical aspect of our collective health data infrastructure. He continues to work with a wide array of leading associations, organizations, and key federal agencies.

Mr. Hyland also chairs the OSEHRA Interoperability Work Group (IWG). Mr. Hyland has been a pillar of the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase for over five years, providing industry expertise on “Continuous Interoperability Challenges and Solutions.” Mr. Hyland’s guidance on Interoperability and the Integrated Ecosystem has been sought by Senior Leadership within HL7, The Sequoia Project (aka Healtheway), AMA, AHIMA, HIMSS, IHE USA and IHE International, as well as by Federal Agencies, including the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense and Health and Human Services.

Most recently, Mr. Hyland was officially appointed to the Health Level Seven (HL7) Architecture Board (ArB). The ArB is responsible for the architecture of the HL7 Standards. Mr. Hyland’s role with the ArB is to work within the organization to market and refine future standards based architectures with a focus towards Testing. The ArB members help define a coherent architecture and relationships among the HL7 work products and how they relate to other standards and components of local implementations.

Mr. Hyland’s current focus centers on evangelizing and sharing experience-based knowledge about the challenges facing true Semantic Interoperability. This is a national platform that seeks to ensure Health Information Exchange by driving awareness of the vital importance of rigorous testing (beyond the Happy Path and Peer-to-Peer testing approaches). This is accomplished via “Quality Assurance Infusion,” where a Test Driven Development (TDD) Model enables a Test-Early and Test-Often paradigm within a Synthetic Sandbox (the AEGIS Developers Integration Lab or DIL), which simulates a real world Integrated Ecosystem of Healthcare Communities and Healthcare Organizations.

Mr. Hyland has been interviewed and published in articles on Federal Healthcare market trends, Interoperability and IV&V, has been quoted in numerous Industry trade publications on emerging IT issues, and has been the plenary speaker on high-profile IT topics throughout his career. He serves as an active member of eHealth Initiative, Open Health Tools (OHT), Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA). Mr. Hyland has been selected to lead the “Advancing an OHT-Open Source Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Electronic Medical Ecosystem” Project.

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