SOA Long and Thanks For All The Fiche

9 minute read

What’s the best approach for transitioning from physical records (paper and microfiche) to digital records for your organization? Should you just rip the bandage off and have it done all at once? Or should you build capacity into your systems, in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) fashion, to transition incrementally, over a…

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Whose Cloud Is It Anyway?

8 minute read

There are hundreds of definitions of what the cloud is, but at its most basic, cloud computing is about the ability to enhance enterprise value through more efficient use of IT resources.  As with any other IT solution, the first major step when considering a cloud-based solution is to understand…

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When It’s Sink or Swim

8 minute read

The project was 90% there – but somehow still had 90% to go.

The company was a go-to contractor for collecting and transporting x-rays, charts and other private patient information between hospitals, specialists and doctors’ offices.

But the healthcare industry was – and remains – in massive, mandated transition. To secure its…

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Let Them Eat KPI

10 minute read

The spotlight on IT in the healthcare industry has never been more blinding. Healthcare reform (e.g., Meaningful Use, ICD-10 conversion) has mandated IT investment in the name of improved clinical/quality outcomes, reduced medical errors and standardized care. Even without these reforms, however, the increasing role of IT in positively impacting…

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The Race To Enterprise Mobile Apps

11 minute read

“We need a mobile app” has become a standard discussion starter in the software application development conversation. The high-speed growth of mobile device usage – and usefulness – in the workforce has delivered some impressive workplace efficiencies, cost- savings, and improved employee satisfaction rates – just to name a few…

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Razing a Legacy System

11 minute read

“Decommission the legacy system” is one issue that never seems to get priority on the agenda.  Month after month, this major decision sits in the old business category, dwarfed by the other initiatives. With an excitement factor of zero, and a tenuous link to business goals, the prospect of investing…

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