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Juliet Silver

Chief Strategist, Health Sciences, Perficient

Juliet has 20 years of executive leadership in management consulting, IT, healthcare strategy, finance, and operations. She provides thought leadership backed by extensive experience in all phases of strategy including initial business visioning, strategy and roadmaps, ROI justification, and program execution. She leverages her cross-industry experience and management consulting and technology experience to support healthcare clients in realizing their vision.

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Governance in Healthcare: A Growing Need for Reference Mode

Of all the governance trends, none is more foundational and critical to the success of the governance program – indeed the organization itself – than the need for accurate, consistent, and relevant models that communicate the meaning, use, and residency of the assets of the enterprise. Modeling not only addresses the integration and ingestion of […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Ownership and Consistency

Democratization of Ownership and Stewardship The rise of big data, self-service, and more powerful and flexible end-user information visualization and preparation tools, consumer/ member/patient experience is impacting governance in a significant manner with regard to structure, decision rights, and accountabilities. End-users are gaining more control of these assets, including the ability to integrate and manipulate […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Seen as a Business Capability

Related to the trend of recognizing the difference between information and data, content, and knowledge is that governance of information requires it be viewed as a business capability. This recognition is starting to take hold because healthcare organizations are realizing that it is the business needs and drivers that supply the context for data, content, […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Beyond Compliance, Risk and Analytics

Historically, a key driver for the establishment and application of governance has been to address regulatory and compliance concerns. The business intelligence and analytics space has been an early adopter of the practice, and the evolution of governance adoption is starting to expand into the consumer, patient and member engagement and experience domains. These are […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Expanding Role of Change Management

While all of the data-as-information, content, and knowledge points so far are relevant, the governance model has little value if people don’t know how to access, how to interpret, and ultimately how to use the core,data and its embedded information. This is where organizational change management (OCM) plays a key role. Data’s value lies with […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Recognizing a Strategic Imperative

The subject of governance often comes up whenever leadership is asked about some of the more critical capabilities that an organization must possess. This is often driven by regulatory and compliance concerns, but as data becomes more essential to business and clinical decisions – as well as the recognition of information, content, and knowledge as […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Growing Adoption of the Cloud

The cloud is here to stay. The benefits and value of cloud applications and storage cannot be ignored. That said, this existence of information, content, and knowledge beyond an organization’s traditional on-premises data stores presents special challenges to the governance program. Using external sources for information creates a lack of direct control and also challenges […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Big Data is Table Stakes

Big data itself does not alter the approach to governance nor its framework. And big data isn’t just about data – it’s also concerned with managing and governing vast amounts of content of varying types such as video, images, voice, etc. Accountabilities and decision rights still need to be assigned; clear rules, processes, controls still […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Information, Content and Knowledge

The trend of treating information, content, and knowledge as assets means that ultimately these things need to be addressed and accounted for just like all other assets in a business. This means making it a part of the organization’s balance sheet – if not formally, as accounting principles do not yet support this capitalization concept […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Information Assists Consumer Experience

In today’s world of omni-channel, multi-variant, personalized, and contextualized patient and member interactions, information and data alone is not the only asset that must be managed in order for healthcare organizations to meet their stated business goals, and consumer engagement and experience objectives. Healthcare organizations need context around data to gain the insights and make […]

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Guide: The Rebirth of Governance in Healthcare

Governance in healthcare organizations is undergoing somewhat of a resurgence, or rebirth, as the industry begins to recognize not only the value of governance for information and data, but also content and knowledge – both critical assets to organizations intent on delivering branded and differentiated consumer experiences. As digital transformation takes hold, the quest to […]

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing

In the realm of healthcare, artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing continue to gain momentum, and they have the potential to revolutionize healthcare. In fact, Forrester predicts that 70% of enterprises are anticipated to implement AI in 2018. Furthermore, 25% of enterprises are predicted to supplement point-and-click analytics with conversational interfaces. This growth means that […]

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The Promise of the Next Generation of Digital Health

By 2022, we predict 25% of healthcare consumer interactions will be digitally executed outside of a traditional care setting; while the remaining 75% will gravitate to digitally coordinate real-time health systems. Digital Health is coming of age, bringing with it new capabilities for healthcare interactions and care delivery for consumers, patients and members, and the […]

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Visualization Tools Help Put Data to Work

Researchers with the U.S. Army claim that clinical data visualization is a key component in the usage and delivery of EHRs because it: Presents data in a pleasing, easy-to-understand manner Makes digesting and sharing data faster and simpler Reduces the time needed to interpret and understand data points Increases the user’s ability to see trends […]

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Improving Operations and Patient Outcomes: Cloud and Analytics

The cloud is enabling healthcare organizations to drive increased flexibility in maximizing the use of their data. It is also helping to lower costs, and provide better security for a variety of data types and use cases. Organizations no longer need to set up and run a vast number of software or hardware systems on […]

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Creating a Holistic View: Data Consolidation and Integration

The consolidation of data and integration of systems is essential to providing a holistic 360-degree view of patients and members. This view can enable a variety of activities to enhance and drive efficiency in business and clinical activities, such as increasing patient safety and the quality of care healthcare delivery organizations provide to patients. One […]

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[Guide] Improving Operations & Patient Outcomes: Strategy & Tech

Due to the emergence of value-based care, precision medicine, and consumerism, the healthcare industry continues to grow and change. More than ever before, healthcare organizations are collecting patient and member data in real time by utilizing mobile applications, wearable, and implantable devices. In fact, according to Forbes.com, “There are 3.7 million medical devices in use […]

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Perficient Partners with IBM Watson Health for Cancer Care

I am pleased to share the news that Perficient Health Sciences recently entered into an agreement with IBM Watson Health, to become a SaaS partner for Watson for Oncology in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute[1], in 2018, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, […]

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Artificial Neural Networks: Solving Challenges in Health Sciences

There is a lot of buzz in healthcare and life sciences right now around Artificial Intelligence, and the potential uses for Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and Deep Learning to solve for all manner of messy and complex problems. Deep-Learning software attempts to mimic the activity in layers of neurons in the neocortex[1], this includes cognitive […]

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IBM Watson Improves Transitions of Care for High-Risk Patients

It is hard to believe we are less than a month away from #HIMSS18, where the world connects for health. This years conference will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, March 5-9. At this year’s event, I will be co-presenting a session with Jennifer Kotwicki, Director of Operations, BayCare […]

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