AEGIS Is Latest HL7 Benefactor Member

Press Release | HL7 International ,, Inc. | September 16, 2014

Chicago, IL and Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 - At this week’s 28th Annual HL7 International Plenary & Working Group Meeting here in Chicago, IL, AEGIS joins 22 other distinguished organizations as the latest HL7 Benefactor. As an HL7 Benefactor, AEGIS supports HL7's important efforts toward streamlined development, implementation and adoption of industry-critical standards, specifications and products.

“AEGIS is pleased to be an HL7 Benefactor,” stated Mario Hyland, Senior Vice President & Founder at AEGIS. Mr. Hyland explains, “AEGIS continues to advocate that standards, conformance to those standards, and thorough testing to ensure conformance are all required to achieve true, seamless information exchange. Our organization and partners are focused on advancing health information sharing best practices for government and industry.”

Mario HylandCharles Jaffe, MD, CEO of HL7 comments, “Health Level Seven International is pleased to welcome AEGIS as a Benefactor Member. AEGIS continues to demonstrate a commitment to improve our standards development process. Through the AEGIS testing platform, our members can enhance the quality of their health IT systems. The AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL) is a unique test platform and more effectively enables our conformance testing objectives. In turn, this helps to achieve our far-reaching goal of enhancing patient safety.”

As part of the organizations’ ongoing efforts to advance the implementation of interoperability standards, HL7 and AEGIS partnered earlier this year on the pilot of the Conformance Testing Program. The HL7 Conformance Testing Program helps healthcare IT developers speed time to market by providing a cost-effective platform for ongoing, iterative testing of conformance and interoperability with HL7 standards. In addition – these collected test results provide a feedback loop to HL7 by giving them actionable data to evaluate those aspects of the standards with which conformance proves most difficult for the vendors to achieve.

AEGIS has been actively participating in the HL7 Work Group Meetings (WGMs) covering a full range of HL7-specific topics such as Version 2.x Implementation, Version 3, and the Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®), Fast Healthcare Interoperability Standards (FHIR®), Meaningful Use in the US, Electronic Health Records, and Vocabulary Terminology among others. AEGIS has been testing its WildFHIR reference implementation (RI), developed and published test cases that have now been deployed within the Developers Integration Lab (DIL).

About HL7 International

Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7's 2,300+ members include approximately 500 corporate members who represent more than 90% of the information systems vendors serving healthcare. HL7 provides standards for interoperability that improve care delivery, optimize workflow, reduce ambiguity and enhance knowledge transfer among all of our stakeholders, including healthcare providers, government agencies, the vendor community, fellow SDOs and patients.

About AEGIS, Inc. is 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. Our services, delivered by practitioners averaging more than 15 years of experience, include Project Management, Software Functional and Performance Testing, Application Design/Development, and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) and Organizational Performance/Process Improvement. Our domains of expertise include health IT and interoperability, regulatory compliance, finance, human resources, and logistics. AEGIS is recognized as a global community leader in innovation of Health IT interoperability, testing, analytics, and informatics.