Michael Porter

Mike Porter leads the Strategic Advisors team for Perficient. He has more than 21 years of experience helping organizations with technology and digital transformation, specifically around solving business problems related to CRM and data.

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Hip On HIPAA How Do We Deliver Better Front-End Experiences

Hip On HIPAA: How Do We Deliver Better Front-End Experiences

The other day a question came up on what extra due diligence do we need to do as we adhere to HIPAA compliance requirements. My first thought was that, of course, we do comply by embracing that extra due diligence in everything we deliver. But of course, the devil is in the details. Those details […]

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Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Is Generally Available

At Perficient, we see a lot of our partners investing in healthcare in general.  Most of our partners have evolved to the point where their tools are HIPAA compliant and many are willing to sign BAA’s.  I think it’s significant then that Microsoft’s recent announcement that Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is generally available. Getting beyond […]

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Filling The Gap In Strategy: Investment

We can finally talk about the actual investment being made in strategy.  Most people want a strategy to start at, “What steps am I going to take?”  Most people find it painful to think about and do the Insights and Ideas steps discussed in previous posts. While those other elements are essential, it’s where the […]

Filling The Gap In Strategy: Ideas

This is part 3 of filling the gap in strategy. You can find a general introduction and a deeper dive into insights if you want to catch up.  We believe that there tends to be a gap in strategy when a business strategy meets the operational elements.  In other words, a beautiful strategy may point […]

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Interoperability Options for Healthcare Payers: Meeting the CMS Final Rule (and Beyond)

The CMS Final Rule sparked some interesting conversations and problem-solving among the interoperability team at Perficient. It’s one of the first times payer or health insurers had to react to these types of rules. The way they treat the data and the location of all the data makes this a different ball game than what […]

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Filling The Gap in Strategy: Insights

I introduced filling the gap in strategy in my last blog post and want to dive in deeper on one element.  Many times, people want to start with Vision or a similar exercise.  The idea being that if there is a gap in your strategy then the obvious next step is to discuss your vision […]

Why Healthcare Should Consider South America for Quality Offshore Development

As many who follow Perficient know, we recently completed our largest acquisition to date with bringing PSL on board.  Our healthcare practice is excited for a number of reasons that I want to explore but it boils down to quality offshore development. We think it makes a lot of sense for Healthcare Organizations (HCO) to […]

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Cloud and Healthcare: What Forrester Says and Our Take on the Space

It should be no surprise to hear that Healthcare Organizations (HCO’s) of all kinds are moving to the cloud.  I see most of our provider and payor clients, making significant investments. Some of the platforms they use were evaluated in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Health Clouds, Q3 2019, a taste of which can be found […]

Filling The Gap In Strategy

As I noted in my previous post there is a gap in strategy that occurs between the business strategy and the implementation of a variety of initiatives.  I want to discuss how we at Perficient have chosen to fill it. The approach we take has actually been honed over a period of years and even […]

Does Ease of Use Impact Healthcare Outcomes?

I’m intrigued by a recent Harris Poll study initiated by by Change Healthcare.  I don’t want to parse the entire but I do want to highlight something Perficient has been talking about for a while in terms of the consumerism trend.  Healthcare’s complexity is an outlier compared to the experience provided by many other industries.  […]

The Gap in Strategy

I’m going to focus a few posts on strategy.  As strategists like Harvard’s Michael Porter (no relation) have noted, strategy makes or breaks your company.  If you haven’t thought through what you do and how you compete then your company will be impacted. More strategic firms will outmaneuver you while winning a larger share of […]

New EU Ruling on Data Transfer Has Privacy Implications

The verge reports on a new ruling from the EU that will change how or even if personal data from Europe can enter the United States.  As we know, there are very specific rules set forth in GDPR on how data is handled and what can and cannot be shared. In addition, GDPR mandates security […]

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