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Care Communications, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in the health information management (HIM) industry, announced today that its president, Patty Thierry Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, has been nominated for the role of President-elect of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The election will take place June 7-25, 2010. “Health information management professionals have never been more important to the health care profession as it moves forward in the new era of electronic management of health records. Patty Thierry Sheridan is a well-qualified leader during this time of opportunity and challenge,” said Leslie Fox, CEO of Care Communications. “It is without reservation that Care Communications’ board of directors, entire executive team, practice line leaders and staff fully support Patty’s candidacy for President-elect.” Sheridan recently co... (more)

Appirio Helps Customers Use Workday to Transform Their Business

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 11/06/12 -- Workday Rising -- Appirio, a global cloud solutions provider and the world's leading cloud-powered HCM consultancy, today announced that it is working with a growing number of customers to use cloud-based HCM solutions like Workday to transform HR's broader impact on the business. Companies like AAA, Ariens Company and Rackspace are just some of the customers using next-generation HCM technology to drive new models of service delivery and transform the HR function. Today at Workday Rising in Las Vegas, Jennifer Taylor and Jason Averbook from Appirio will be presenting "How the Cloud Can Transform HR into a Strategic Advisor," along with Christopher Ford of Silicon Valley Bank and Regina Kramer of Ariens Company. The session, which begins Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 3pm PST, will discuss best practices to align Workday with an organ... (more)

BridgeHead Introduces Latest Version of Health Data Management Solution

WOBURN, MA and ASHTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/14 -- BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, today announced the latest release of its Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solution with a new DICOM Archive Browser (DAB) and increased Cloud support, most notably support for the open Cloud storage standard SWIFT. These updates help make the HDM solution with its unified platform a credible place to not only store the entire patient record but also now to access and manage it. The DICOM Archive Browser (DAB) is an administrative tool that helps ensure the validity of the DICOM archive. It allows an administrator to search the archive by key metadata (e.g. patient ID, Instance UID) and also use BridgeHead's XDS WADO interface to view any part of the series or study to ascertain that data is stored within the archive. The DAB can be used... (more)

Top Ten ERP Software Predictions for 2010

ERP Journal on Ulitzer A new decade is upon us and the ERP software industry looks quite different than it did at the start of the decade.  Ten years ago, the enterprise software space was booming, IT budgets were flush, and companies were replacing accounting systems left and right in preparation for Y2K. In contrast, the decade closes with depressed IT spending levels, revenue contraction among many ERP vendors, and uncertainty about the future.  However, there are several things to be optimistic about.  Below is our ten predictions for the enterprise software space in 2010. ERP Software Predictions for 2010 Diligent focus on ERP software benefits realization and ROI. Long gone are the days of spending like it’s 1999 and hoping for the best.   CIOs and COOs will continue to face pressure to prove that every dime of investment in ERP systems is justified and generat... (more)

Twitter is the Dumbest Thing I Have Ever Seen in My Life

On December 30, 2008 I was in Prague spending the New Year's Eve. That morning I found a copy of the Financial Times outside my hotel room and read this story during my breakfast, entitled Companies use Twitter to pack PR punch. The story was intriguing and I was curious. When I returned home I opened up a Twitter account, almost two months ago by now. Here is my review and experience with Twitter for the past two months. It is a useless, stupid nightmare. This idiotic Web 2.0 nonsense is crammed with spammers and crazy people who have too much time in their hands, not to mention the occasional hookers here and there who are trying to sneak in with their tweets. Twitter is the dumbest thing I have ever seen, I can't believe my eyes. What is wrong with you people? Did you lose your minds? Get a job, do something, leave this stupidity alone. Now, I have to rescue my ce... (more)

MKS Improves the Developer Experience in IBM WDSC and IBM RDi with MKS Integrity for IBM i and the Release of Implementer 2008

WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/01/08 -- MKS Inc. (TSX: MKX) announced today the immediate availability of Implementer® 2008, an integral part of MKS Integrity for IBM i. MKS Integrity for IBM i is an enterprise software platform that covers all facets of the application lifecycle from IT Help Desk, requirements management, software change and configuration management, test management and release management. With the release of Implementer 2008, MKS delivers major improvements for IBM i (also System i and iSeries) users in the following areas: - Streamlined development within IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client for System i (WDSC) 7.0 and new support for IBM Rational Developer for System i (RDi) 7.1 - the developer experience now takes advantage of the latest Eclipse-based technology in WDSC and RDi with a new plug-in for Remote System Explorer (RSE). I... (more)

The Cloud, SaaS and BPMS

Many have discussed and commented on Cloud computing’s benefits, as well as its risks, though I have heard few discussions on Cloud computing’s impact on business process re-engineering, and how to get from the existing internal business processes to a Cloud computing model. For smaller organizations this may not be as great a concern as it would be for larger, more complex organizations, with many stakeholders. It will be interesting to see how the major vendors of BPMS position themselves for this migration to Cloud computing. We can be certain of one thing, and that is, the use of certain vendors BPMS offerings will naturally lead to integration with their product portfolio for the likes of IBM, Oracle, SAP, EMC, and others. And while the “pure plays” which do not have an extensive offerings portfolio beyond their BPMS offering can remain agnostic, will they, or w... (more)

Visual WebGui Saves FindItByMe.com Two Years

"Visual WebGui came to the rescue and allowed us to create interfaces that provided the best of the asp.net experience and the best of the WinForms experience. It was the only viable alternative I had to put this website into production," says FindItByMe's John Graffio Overview The web site www.finditbyme.com is a multi-lingual local community search engine which showcases local businesses and attractions. It was launched in beta mode in late 2008 as the flagship product of the company after six years of part-time development and one year of full time development. The company FindItByMe.com, Inc. was formally created in February of 2008, even though research and development began in late 2002. The company's founder believes the local search market has incredible growth potential, and at the same is tragically underserved. So the long process of gathering raw GIS dat... (more)

SuccessFactors/PDI Partnership Turbo Charges Customers' Global Performance and Talent Management Initiatives; Increases Ability to Achieve Business Results

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessFactors, Inc., the leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, and Personnel Decisions International (PDI), a global leader in human resources consulting, have partnered to deliver talent management initiatives that measurably drive corporate business goals and results by blending market-leading, on-demand technology with the world's premier integrated competency architecture. For the partnership's initial offering, Performance Framework, SuccessFactors Edition (SFE), PDI specifically tailored its content to be utilized most effectively within SuccessFactors' technology. This offering includes pre- packaged, level-specific models that reflect organizational roles ranging from individual contributor through senior executive. Performance FrameworkSFE incorporates performance measurement and fuels developm... (more)

Embarcadero Extends Upcoming Delphi 2010 Release with Firebird SQL

Delphi Journal on Ulitzer Embarcadero Technologies announced the last of three sneak previews into Delphi 2010 and C++Builder 2010, part of the Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 family. The latest sneak preview showcases expanded database connectivity for more than a dozen platforms including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, MySQL, InterBase, IBM DB2, and more, plus new support for the popular Firebird SQL database. Firebird is a community-supported open source database based on Embarcadero’s InterBase platform. RAD Studio’s DataSnap multi-tier data access framework has also been enhanced to support an array of industry-standard data communication protocols such as JSON, SOAP, XML and REST enabling interoperability with virtually any data source. Some of the new features being previewed include: New and updated database support – New Firebird SQL 2.1 and 1.5 support... (more)

DevOps Loses Its Religion | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #IoT #FinTech #Blockchain

Intellyx's 2017 Digital Transformation Predictions Guest post by Intellyx Principal Analyst Charles Araujo Once again, we find ourselves at the dawn of a new year. And many would say, not a moment too soon. With a series of tumultuous elections around the world and an unusual number of celebrity passings, it's been a rough year. But there is at least one bright spot from 2016: Intellyx's digital transformation prognostications were close to spot on! As is our tradition, each year we review last year's predictions and make all new fresh ones! This year, it is my turn to review Jason's 2016 predictions and let you know what I see happening in the coming year. A Look Back on a Year of Inflection Points Our predictions for 2016 centered on one thing: inflection points. We predicted that blockchain, IoT security and open source web scale technology would all turn the corner... (more)