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Making Agile Last
In this article, we’re sharing four hard-won reminders to help your Agile team make the benefits last from one project to the next.
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Business Agility Survey Summary
Did you know that 73% of organizations believe agility is their desired state? And, that 52% want to use agile to transform their entire organization – beyond IT?
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Brainstorming Techniques – Introduction and Provocation
We are often called upon to research issues, develop solutions and generate ideas. Sometimes we do these tasks individually while other times we do them collectively, as part of a group or project team.
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Facing the Six Barriers to Cohort-Centric Care Management
Cohort-centric care management improves a person's health by bringing the best of population management, care coordination, and patient/member engagement together.
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Expert Q&A: Enable Digital Transformation through Robust Cybersecurity
A delay in digital transformation due to security concerns is a major barrier to market success and competitive strength so we brought together experts from the SDLC Partners’ digital transformation solutions team and our sister cybersecurity company, CyLumena, that we created in 2017.
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What’s Your Omnichannel Strategy? Four Mistakes We See.
An omnichannel strategy works to create a seamless customer experience across every channel. Some insiders call it the “new normal” and others focus on its application in retail alone.
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Simulation for Predictive Analytics in Healthcare: Answering "What If?"
Using simulation as part of healthcare data analytics is a powerful, low-risk, and low-cost approach to figuring out the best method, system, or decision for your clinical and business objectives.
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Healthcare Analytics: Choosing the right data analytics tools, for the right role, and the right purpose
When it comes to selecting the right data analytics tool, every organization is on their own evolutionary path. Some can meet their needs with spreadsheets and answering questions like "What happened?" Many organizations, however, want more savvy capabilities.
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Measures that Matter: Building Data Visualizations that Executives will Trust
If you or your team are tired of spending too much time and talent on data gathering, reporting, and re-reporting, this knowledge bundle has arrived just in time.
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Digital Transformation Requires a NEW Bimodal Approach
“The IT organization can’t turn into a digital startup overnight and, besides, there’s a raft of business-critical responsibilities that it simply can’t (and absolutely should not) divest,” says Peter Sondergaard, SVP and head of research for Gartner.
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What is Your Strategy? The FAST Goals Methodology.
This article covers a proprietary strategic planning methodology developed by Jeannine Siviy, Director of Healthcare Solutions. It provides an overview, outlines the process and benefits, as well as includes a more in-depth comparison to other strategic planning processes for the truly techie strat plan pros.
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Building a Simplified and Predictable IT Service Management System
Some organizations have built or implemented so many technology solutions and methodologies for requesting IT services that they have become numb and oblivious to the amount of waste, inefficiency and missed growth that their complicated IT service systems have caused.
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Agile Goes Mainstream
“Agile” has been going mainstream in the last few years. Now, we see Agile concepts applied to organizational leadership, company management, and – even – personal time and resource management.
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"Insights at the Intersection of Payers and Providers"
New models of payment and care, such as integrated delivery networks and population health management, are driving innovation. In addition to needing concrete ways to control costs, personalize care, and improve outcomes, new approaches are blurring the lines that traditionally existed between payers and providers.
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Just-in-Time Design: Five Keys to Agile UX Success
In June, I had the pleasure of presenting to professional software engineers as part of Pittsburgh TechFest 2018. It gave me an opportunity to open minds around some long-held beliefs that are keeping our digital product development processes back from creating the best, most desirable software quickly.
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Control Your DLC Chaos: Four Steps to Better DLC Governance
It’s easy to slip into habits that can derail your development life cycle. The untoward affect being ...
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The Road to ROI from RPA
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) isn’t just the latest intelligent technology but it brings relevant ...
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Hot on FHIR for 2018: An Update
Last summer we were “Hot on FHIR”. Today, we wanted to revisit the progress and potential that FHIR ...
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Accelerate Your Digital Transformation Journey
Gartner’s latest magic quadrant article is out, detailing 16 of their top choices for machine learning ...
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Issue Roundup: Digital Transformation
Payers and providers have been transforming digitally for years. Imagine a day before online bill pay ...
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Social Determinants of Health: Current Approaches & Tech to Activate Patients
This article highlights current approaches and tech to active patients. At SDLC Partners, we are working ...
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AI Tech Series: RPA
If you’re developing or enhancing technology and you’re NOT incorporating AI, you should really be asking ...
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Continuous Improvement and Root Cause Analysis
Successful software development operations are those that continuously learn from the past to improve ...
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Robotic Process Automation and the Age of the Digital Workforce
We hear every day how CIOs and tech leaders want to strengthen IT’s contributions to organizational ...
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Adopting a Strategic View of AI
Beyond an artificial intelligence (AI) primer, this article highlights four key areas of your organization where ...
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From “Random Acts of Innovation” to Strategic Competence
Summer 2017 has been three months centered on innovation. Our webinar in June focused on using ...
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Automate to Innovate — A Practical Guide to Effective DevOps
In this final installment of our DevOps series, we explore the six areas of our DevOps model ...
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Know your Enemy: Tim Woods
In today’s Clinical ecosystem, when it comes to Computerized Systems Validation (CSV), there are ...
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Five Must-Haves to Ensure DevOps Success in Your Organization
In this article, I highlight five areas critical to ensuring DevOps gets off the ground and delivers sustainable ...
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Digital Transformation for Healthcare: The Value of Bimodal Thinking
My team works with clients across industries to transform their businesses with digital technologies ...
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Disrupting Traditional SDLC
DevOps is growing as a movement and a philosophy with good reason. It focuses on using practices ...
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Making Agile Last
In this article, we’re sharing four hard-won reminders to help your Agile team make the benefits last from one ...
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Execution is the Key to Transformation
Twelve years ago, Chris Simchick, Scott Barnyak, and Christy Maruca realized something was missing in ...
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Stop Renovating. Start Innovation
Are DevOps problems in the field turning customers against you and stealing your competitive edge? ...
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Insights at the Intersection of Payers and Providers
New models of payment and care, such as integrated delivery networks and population health management ...
Agile Goes Mainstream
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Agile Goes Mainstream
“Agile” has been going mainstream in the last few years. Now, we see Agile concepts applied to organizational leadership, company management, and – even – personal time and resource management.
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Simulation for Predictive Analytics in Healthcare: Answering "What If?"
Using simulation as part of healthcare data analytics is a powerful, low-risk, and low-cost approach to figuring out the best method, system, or decision for your clinical and business objectives.
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Are You Building What’s Needed?
Ideas for new products, services and technology come from all sorts of sources. And, many organizations ...