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  • 1200 People Meet Up in Georgia, the Health IT Capital

    Nov 21, 2014
    Over 1200 people have come together at this year’s Health IT Leadership Summit in Atlanta to network and hear about the latest developments in healthcare challenges and technology solutions. Day one of the summit brought some interesting insights from two dynamic speakers.
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  • The Benefits of Unified Data Integration and Management

    Nov 12, 2014
    Extracting more value from data assets is integral to successful strategy execution. This is all the more important as the sheer volume and complexity of big data challenges traditional practices for discovering, integrating, managing and governing data. In the age of big data, a data cloud services broker (CSB), such as Liaison Technologies, that unifies data integration and data management can be of great value in helping organizations harness the power of all their data assets.
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  • Building a Thriving Front-End Ecosystem

    Nov 10, 2014
    “User experience” is a broad term for a simple goal: crafting an experience your end-users enjoy. This is a simple concept, simple deployment and expected results, but your results may vary. Let’s dig deeper into the user experience dilemma.
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  • Don’t Forget These 5 Trends When Optimizing Your Analytics Environment

    Oct 16, 2014
    If you’re thinking about optimizing your analytics environments, understanding the five major trends that impact today’s data management and decision-making environment should be considered—and will go a long way toward informing the approach you take.
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  • Faster Time to Value with Cloud-Based Data Integration

    Oct 01, 2014
    By partnering with a data Cloud Services Broker (CSB), organizations can realize faster time to value through a secure cloud-based platform that offers seamless data integration and data management capabilities. Users can flexibly and efficiently integrate on-premise, partner, cloud-based and newer big data sources to quickly prepare data for analysis, speeding decision-making. Easy-to-use tools reduce integration project time and costs. As a result, users spend less time on learning how to use the platform and more time on making their data more actionable.
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  • Big Data - Is It for Everyone?

    Sep 25, 2014
    We hear so much about big data and the benefits that come with it now, but is it really for everyone? What are the motivations behind using big data and what does it take to accomplish a big data initiative?
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  • Data Access is Still a Key Challenge for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

    Sep 16, 2014
    Recently eHealth Initiative and Premier published results of their joint survey identifying how accountable care organizations (ACOs) in commercial and federal markets are leveraging health information and technology. Here are their key findings.
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  • Six Steps to a Successful Integration Project: Step 6

    Sep 10, 2014
    In my previous post, we discussed the need to expect the unexpected. As Star Trek’s Mr. Spock said, “There are always alternatives.” Your best approach is to consider all options when a snafu is discovered in order to successfully move forward. Then, apply these lessons learned to other areas of your business.
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  • Six Steps to a Successful Integration Project: Step 5

    Sep 03, 2014
    In the fourth post of this six-part series, we discussed the importance of setting your “go live” date and making sure everyone is in the loop. I also outlined the need for due diligence to avoid avoidable human errors that could jeopardize the launch date of your integration project. But even after launch, you should be prepared to deal with snafus.
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  • Six Steps to a Successful Integration Project: Step 4

    Aug 26, 2014
    In my previous post, I outlined the importance of putting security in place and the questions that need to be asked (and answered) before you get too far down the road. In this post, I’ll address locking down a launch date for your integration project.
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  • Six Steps to a Successful Integration Project: Step 3

    Aug 21, 2014
    In my previous post of this series, you learned how to communicate return on investment and why it’s important to identify project scope upfront. Today, let’s turn our attention to security. Step Three: Lock Down Security and Business Protocols....
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  • Malcolm Gladwell, Peyton Manning and Healthcare

    Aug 19, 2014
    I’ve just returned from the Health Forum and American Hospital Association Leadership Summit 2014 which is a gathering of senior executives representing many hospitals throughout the United States. It’s an annual opportunity to understand first-hand, from the top down, what’s really important to hospitals and other like organizations as they try to move from fee-for-service models to value-based healthcare models
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  • Six Steps to a Successful Integration Project: Step 2

    Aug 14, 2014
    In my previous post, I outlined the first step in this series—establish and prepare your team—which focused on how to prepare for and what to expect when starting a new integration project. The keys to preparation include getting team commitment, keeping everyone updated and expecting the unexpected. Now, let’s discuss the next crucial step in the process.
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  • The Six Mission Critical Steps to a Successful Integration Project

    Aug 07, 2014
    As an SVP at Liaison, I have spent many years in the integration industry overseeing hundreds of integration projects for companies of all sizes. Over the years, I have learned a thing or two—or six—about the steps necessary to pull off a successful integration project.
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  • Avoiding the Data Drip Using Cloud-Based Technology

    Aug 05, 2014
    Pharmaceutical and biotech firms invest heavily in data collection, but when it comes to making critical business decisions, data flow often become data drip. It’s much like household plumbing; a fancy faucet doesn’t make the water flow any faster if the pipes are rusty or not connected properly. Data “Clogs” are inevitable when you consider the huge volume of information that is a hallmark of today’s drug research clinical trials, and the complexity of integrating data flows from different legacy, proprietary and homegrown systems.
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  • Big Data – How We Got Here

    Jul 31, 2014
    Big data is an umbrella term for a multitude of new capabilities that are being used for storage and computing operations at scale. These capabilities are allowing organizations to store massive amounts of data, in disparate formats, and perform both batch and real-time analyses upon them.
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  • Clinically Integrated Network: first step to moving towards value-based model

    Jul 29, 2014
    Recently I attended the American Hospital Association’s Annual Leadership Summit in the beautiful and sunny San Diego, California. One of the main topics discussed is Clinically Integrated Network. The idea of clinical integration has been around for a while but gained momentum with the pioneers like Advocate Physician Partners and others that used this construct to negotiate value-based contracts and showed better outcomes both in cost reduction and clinical improvements. Health Systems and hospitals are now creating more of these clinical integrated networks (I heard someone mention more than 700 at the conference) with their Physician-Hospital Organizations (PHOs) and independent physicians. All thanks to recent rulings by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that state it will not recommend antitrust challenge to the organizations that are proposing to providing member physicians services through clinical integration program.
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  • What’s Spurring Cloud MDM Growth?

    Jul 15, 2014
    Liaison has been betting big on cloud MDM (Master Data Management) for a while now. As we see it, cloud MDM is the most efficient, flexible, scalable and cost-effective way to achieve that elusive single source of truth. We wanted to know if others see it this way too; so earlier this year, we commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey IT decision-makers regarding their plans for deploying cloud MDM.
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  • Channel Partner Collaboration: A Must for Integration Technology Vendors

    Jun 03, 2014
    When I first started working with customers on data integration projects fifteen years ago, the work was hard. We had to convert structured B2B/EDI transactions into a specific format the ERP vendor made available. I looked forward to the day when standardization would sweep the landscape and make these connections much more simple and widely available.
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  • TUG Connects 2014: Perspectives from a Data Integration Vendor

    Mar 16, 2014
    Last week, Liaison Technologies joined hundreds of Infor Distribution Product users (SX.e, A+, FACTS, and SHIMS in order of representatives) at (TUG)'s annual educational and networking conference in Palm Springs, CA to share and learn. Across these different attendees, there were a broad range of solution needs and requirements. We were interested to learn about the most compelling current needs and Infor’s solution responses.
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