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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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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.
ITMS
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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.
Healthcare Tech & Business
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Healthcare Tech & Business Mid-Year Review
July is a good point in the year to take a step back and reflect on the larger trends that we’re seeing with our healthcare clients and make note of how those are similar to or different from what we’re seeing in the broader payer and provider industries.
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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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RISE 2018: Emerging Tech for Risk Adjustment, Quality Improvement, and Compliance
The RISE conference in Nashville brings together payers and providers around the topics of risk adjustment ...
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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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How is Your CMO Role Changing?
The role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) – whether in the payer, provider or vendor space – used to be one of ...
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Trends Affecting the Role of the CIO in 2018
This article highlights four trends affecting CIOs, requiring them to stretch further as their role ...
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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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Top Ten HOT AI Tech
Earlier this year, Forbes ran an article, outlining the “Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies.” The ...
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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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Robotic Process Automation and the Age of the Digital Workforce
As CIOs and technology leaders work to strengthen IT’s contributions to organizational growth and ...
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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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Are You Building What’s Needed?
Ideas for new products, services and technology come from all sorts of sources. And, many organizations ...
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Stop Renovating. Start Innovating.
Are DevOps problems in the field turning customers against you and stealing your competitive edge? ...
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Hot on FHIR? Four opportunities to consider.
Integration is innovation. And, with the pursuit of Meaningful Use Stage 3, mandating access for ...
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Making Lean Six Sigma Payoff
Lean Six Sigma (L6S) has become part of the fabric of manufacturing. And, even healthcare has seen a ...
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Stars Program Maturity: SDLC’s four-step approach to improvement
In a pay-for-performance ecosystem, payers want to stay ahead of the Stars curve and maximize their ...
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Finding Your Waldo
Trying to find and keep a new customer is a challenge for any business. Are you trying to find repeat ...
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FHIR for Payers
Payers are faced with a meaningful opportunity and a challenge at the same time. Data analytics ...
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Data Visualization in the Age of Emoji
Developing new ways of looking at and understanding statistical graphics in this digital age has exploded ...
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Change Initiative
Numerous studies* indicate that change initiatives have a 70% likelihood of failing. Obviously, organizations ...
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Digital Success Starts with Customer Trust
Your organization wants to be ever-connected to your customers. You desire compelling customer ...
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When it comes to Business Intelligence & Analytics – should you hire a fisherman or learn to fish for yourself?
Business Intelligence (or BI) and analytics are heading toward a tipping point as an industry. Organizations ...
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Mobile Testing: Mobile Design and Development
The career of many QA professionals is filled with the dichotomy of relishing the search for perfection in ...
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Summary of the 2017 CMS Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their 2017 Advance Notice and Draft...
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Consumer Analytics: Walk, Run, Fly
As customers continue to gain unparalleled means of interacting with and influencing the success of ...
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Healthcare Solutions: Medicaid
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have recently proposed a new rating system for all ...
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Aspects of Best in Class PMO
In the environment of competition and growth it is critical to have a well-defined strategy and an ...
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Healthcare Solutions: Change Your Perspective on Star Ratings
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) use a five-star quality rating system to measure ...
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Agile Transformation Planning
Adoption of Agile methods is on the rise. Surveys report a 20% increase in the number of firms planning ...
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Cross-Browser Test Automation
Cross-browser testing is the red-headed stepchild of public-facing software QA, often poorly understood ...
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Part One: Member-Centric Care Optimization
Numerous industries have used risk adjustment models to predict consumer behavior and tailor products ...
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Part Two: Member-Centric Care Optimization
In Part 1 of our series, we described the Member-Centric Care Optimization™ (MCCO)™ concept, the ...
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Managed Testing : In-House Testing
There is an adage within the IT world, specifically within the circles that concern themselves with the quality ...
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Software Testing and Quality Assurance
I have spent my entire career in the software development field in some capacity. While I always ...
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Test Automation is Testing, Magnified
Few topics aggravate seasoned QA leaders like Test Automation. While some share with pride their ...
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Summary of the 2017 CMS Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their 2017 Advance Notice and Draft Call ...
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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (to the CBAP)
Deciding to pursue CBAP is certainly the right decision. It is becoming more popular among the Business ...
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Test Data Management
Like most organizations focused on quality, you probably spend considerable time, effort, and most ...
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Execution Strategy: SDLC’s High Performance Teams
TEQ: In today’s do more with less economy, “Execution Strategy” has become an important process for your ...
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CIO and CMO Collaboration
We are in the “Age of the Customer”. No longer is business making the rules. The customer is king...
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Software Testing With SDLC
Today’s increasingly complex IT landscape is comprised of a fast moving, constantly changing combination of ...
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Leveraging Organizational Change Management to Stay on Top
Today’s fast-paced world is demanding businesses to respond quickly to shifting market dynamics and ...
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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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