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    Q: How long have you been involved with The Open Group?
    Just recently became involved.  I was introduced to The Open Group through ONC/FHA and Open Initiatives by the Federal Government.

    Q. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it? 

    As Senior Vice President and Founder of AEGIS, I have been supporting the advancement of Standards development and industry adoption through our approach to using Standards based Cloud Testing Services, Testing-as-a-Service is supported by the AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL) for the last 6+ years.

    Q: Why did your organization become a member and what does your involvement look like?  What forum did your organization join? 

    After learning about your mission, we felt that The Open Group aligns with our mission as well and I saw it as an opportunity to continue to educate other Open Initiatives of our mission and how we believe the National ROI for the service as we provide helps both the US and entire Global community attempting to work toward Open Interoperable solutions that are Standards based.  AEGIS joined The Open Group Healthcare Forum.

    Q: How has membership in The Open Group benefited you, your organization and the industry at large?

    I hope to learn more when I attend my first Open Group event next week in Baltimore!

    Q: What contributions do you hope to bring to The Open Group?

    Initially knowledge, and sharing our experiences and expose The Open Group community to programs they might take advantage of and participate in.

    Q: Why is it important for other organizations to join The Open Group?

    Sharing joint experiences in the setting that The Open Group provides allows for greater collaboration and an excellent learning environment for companies who are trying to solve problems bigger than their own organizations, like the complexities in information sharing in Healthcare for example.

    Q: What are your hobbies?
    I personally enjoy sharing my experience, and talking to larger communities on the benefits associated with Test-Driven-Development.  When I am not working, I like to sail, and drive fast cars.

    Q: What book are you currently reading?
    Ghost Fleet by P. W. Singer

    Q.  What social networks do you belong to?
    I currently am a heavy Tweeter - @Interopguy.  I also use LinkedIn for my professional network, I do not use Facebook, or Google very much – but have an identity out there.

    Q: Any last thoughts?

    Of note is that Gartner has recognized our efforts and published us both in a Research Note, and picked AEGIS as a 2015 Top Strategic Technology for Scalable Interoperability.

    Biography – what information do want to share with other members?

    Mario Hyland is known throughout the health IT domain by his twitter handle @interopguy – passionate about interoperability, compliance and conformance to industry recognized standards. 

    Mario 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.

    Mr. Hyland’s current focus centers on evangelizing and sharing experience-based knowledge about the challenges facing true Symantec 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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