AEGIS introduces Touchstone Project to help providers adopt interoperability standards

Organizations adopting Health Level Seven's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standards for exchanging EHRs have a new tool to help them with a smooth implementation — AEGIS' Touchstone Project.

Touchstone is a cloud-based testing platform designed to help guide providers through the implementation of FHIR to attain a high degree of interoperability and conformance. After one month of FHIR testing, Touchstone has performed more than 185 unique testing executions.

"Iterative testing remains at the heart of agile development," Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, CEO of HL7, said in a statement. "Valid conformance is critical to both the developers and to the end-user community. Iterative testing drives quality and patient safety and supports innovation. A successful testing program also provides FHIR development teams at HL7 with the essential infrastructure that is critical for all of our stakeholders."

AEGIS unveiled the project at the HL7 International 29th Annual Plenary & Working Group Meetings in Atlanta Oct. 5-9.

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