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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 TheUserGroup.org (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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  • Managing and Integrating Clinical Trial Data – A Challenge for Pharma and their CRO Partners

    Feb 19, 2014
    For pharmaceutical companies, nothing is more fundamental to business success than bringing drugs and medical devices to market rapidly and efficiently. Clinical trials are critical to that success. Without well-organized, easily accessible, thoroughly documented data from well-designed trials, the value of a drug or device may not be fully realized. Liaison Technologies is a global integration, data harmonization and data management company solves these data challenges with their customized solutions offered via a cloud-based platform, Liaison helps health systems, HIEs, pharmaceutical, and bio-tech companies quickly secure meaningful use from a wide variety of health information.
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  • Live from #SCOPE2014: What's it going to take to improve drug development?

    Feb 04, 2014
    If we want better drugs, we need better research. And speeding up drug research means we need both more science and more patients to involve in research. Specifically, finding patients with certain demographics and the right condition and stage of diseases is difficult and time-consuming. That is just one of the key topics discussed this week at the Scope Summit for Clinical Op Execs
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  • Building an effective ACO: Longitudinal records enable collaboration

    Feb 02, 2014
    Naveen Sarabu once again lends his expertise 'Building an effective ACO' in Government Health IT. Naveen expertise focuses on how once an accountable care organization (ACO) or other collaborative care entity has laid the foundation for a robust health data exchange by ensuring the electronic capture of complete clinical and financial information at the individual provider level, the next step is to build the core of the structure – the longitudinal patient record.
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  • Looking ahead to healthcare in 2014: Building a Foundation for long-term success

    Jan 29, 2014
    It’s no surprise that 2014 will be a transformative year for the healthcare industry. As organizations prepare for changes such as the transition to ICD-10 and the impact of the Affordable Care Act, it’s critical to proactively consider the topics that will impact the industry. Here are a few trends we foresee will impact the healthcare industry in 2014.
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  • Meaningful Use Stage 2 to Challenge Labs in 2014

    Jan 28, 2014
    Ken Willett, Vice President of Health IT Strategy and Pat Wolfram, Director of EMR and Lab Integration with Liaison Healthcare lend their expertise to The Dark Report in December's article entitled: "Meaningful Use Stage 2 Challenge Labs in 2014".
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  • Read Naveen Sarabu's article 'Building an effective ACO: Using analytics to ensure quality care' published in Government HealthIT

    Jan 27, 2014
    Naveen Sarabu shares his expertise on using data analytics to ensure quality care in Government HealthIT. Naveen provides in-depth information about how effective health data exchanges for collaborative care organizations are built with a solid foundation formed by accurate, complete data from the first physician-patient encounter.
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  • How to integrate and aggregate the data into actionable data is the main topic of “Data Stratification for High Risk Patients”?

    Jan 22, 2014
    How to integrate and aggregate the data into actionable data is the main topic of “Data Stratification for High Risk Patients”? Although the attendance was smaller than many of the shows we sponsor or exhibit, the attendees are very focused and are here for one reason – to find a solution to the challenges they are facing with their healthcare data.
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  • Congratulations to Gary Palgon for being included in Health Management Technology's article "Eyeing tech development in 2020"

    Jan 19, 2014
    To kick off Health Management Technology’s fresh new perspective this year, coinciding with the formal rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HMT invited more than two dozen healthcare technology company executives to gaze into their crystal ball, take a predictive time-travel trip and speculate on what they expect to see in play six years from now. Here’s what more than half forecast.
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  • Lost in Translation

    Jul 25, 2013
    Have you ever read the instructions on a chopstick wrapper or the packaging information on a bag of foreign snacks? While all attempts have been made to teach you how to use chopsticks properly or entice you to stuff your face full of “choco balls,” something just isn’t quite right. Verb tenses and spellings are off. Prepositions are glaringly absent. And who knows what to make of the drawings? While most of the time you can decipher the code, clearly something has been lost in translation. Without the right information you, too, are at a loss at what to do. Believe it or not, this scenario plays itself out each day in the tech world when it comes to data transformation for business integration. Unlike our scenario above where you might go a little hungry, businesses are at risk of losing time and money due to poor data translation. The need to effectively and consistently manage data across all segments of the enterprise grows more imperative every day as the volume of data, the sources from which it derives, and the ways in which it can be leveraged, expands at a rapid clip.
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  • B2B Integration: If at First You Don’t Succeed, Get the Right Tools for the Job

    Jul 22, 2013
    For most things in life, I’m a DIY advocate. Paint the bathroom, do an oil change, heck – I even roast my own coffee. Some things however, are best left to the experts, like rebuilding a car transmission, adding a second floor to the house or trying to perform home dentistry (don’t ask). In the tech world, business to business integration falls somewhere in the middle. Most times DIY fails because people don’t have the right tools for the job, or don’t have the right expertise.
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  • A New Approach to Electronic Document Interchange Value-added Networks

    Jul 01, 2013
    Electronic Document Interchange Value-added Networks (EDI VANs) have been around for more than 50 years, and have long enabled businesses to efficiently communicate and exchange pertinent business information with a network of trading partners. As the industry has reached maturity with a high degree of standardization and consistency, many users of EDI VAN have begun to push for greater flexibility and scalability in the way these services are packaged and sold. In an age when e-commerce is exploding with limitless growth potential, organizations of all sizes, from large enterprise to small- to medium-businesses (SMBs), need solutions that enable them to efficiently and securely communicate with partners throughout the supply chain. While EDI VAN services are a natural fit to meet this need, the long-term contracts and high minimum kilo-character (KC) requirements have often kept these services out of reach for the SMB market. At Liaison, we’re working to change that as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering the key B2B, A2A, and cloud integration and data management that drives results for enterprise.
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  • Customer Collaboration Model to Drive Next Generation Data Management Platform

    Apr 09, 2013
    As technology and business trends continue to converge, companies are beginning to rethink their IT infrastructure and how best to integrate on-premise with cloud-based services and enterprise applications.
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  • IT Channel Partnerships Play a Critical Role in Leveraging Disruptive Forces Within the Industry

    Mar 31, 2013
    In recent years the IT industry has been confronted with the convergence of several highly disruptive trends that are irrevocably changing the technology landscape. Mobility and the rise of consumer-owned devices entering the business IT environment, social media, and the commoditization of information assets have all played a role in the transformation of the industry. But perhaps no shift has been more seismic than the ascendance of cloud and SaaS based applications in the enterprise, and that expansion has, in turn, created unprecedented demand for solutions that can help streamline the integration of these new solutions. Indeed, according to a recent report by analyst firm MarketsandMarkets, the global Cloud Brokerage Services (CSB) market is on track to grow from $1.57 billion in 2013 to $10.5 billion by 2018, a compound annual growth rate of more than 45% over the five year period.
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  • Mobile Device Wars: Why Data Integration Matters

    Mar 26, 2013
    Industry analysts predict that in 2013 mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide and that by 2015 media tablet shipments will reach around 50 percent of laptop shipments. A new era of development is on the horizon, particularly in the area of data integration. As the consumerization of IT fully dominates the enterprise IT landscape, many CIOs are concerned with how device proliferation will impact data integration and cloud-based enterprise apps.
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  • Enabling the Masses in the Enterprise

    Mar 12, 2013
    Integrating and managing data in enterprises requires people with different skills, knowledge, and vested interests to work together. People build things, not tools; and people make decisions, even if data guides the decision. At Liaison Technologies, as our name implies, we realize how essential the human is for managing and integrating data.
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  • Liaison Ranked as a Top 10 MSP by MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

    Feb 22, 2013
    No doubt about it, the complexity of integrating IT systems is proliferating. More regulations, diversification and federation of data, and growing security considerations, coupled with the diaspora of on-premise and hosted software, infrastructure, and platform offerings have made efficient integration a challenge.
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  • Combination of Claims and Clinical Data is the Holy Grail for ACO Analytics?

    Feb 15, 2013
    Combination of Claims and Clinical Data is the Holy Grail for ACO Analytics? Direct from Naveen Sarabu from eHealth's Annual Conference, 2013
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  • Why Does Integration Architecture Matter?

    Jan 28, 2013
    Some companies reorganize so often that it seems they can't get their act together. Yet some of those companies keep doing well, often really well. Perhaps those companies reorganize because they outgrew their previous structure and think that reorganizing will let them grow more.
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  • Assessing Integration Risk Early

    Dec 06, 2012
    Paul Dottle, CIO of American Express Company, wrote an insightful article "A New Way to Assess Software Risk" in today's CIO Journal. For instance, he discusses automation to analyze source code complexity before an application is tested, rather than measuring quality by how a program runs.
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