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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [Sept. 2018]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, […]

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Guide: Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

The state of California has passed a digital privacy law that requires businesses to make disclosures about their collection, use, and dissemination of consumer personal information. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will have far-reaching effects on how financial institutions manage their customer data. Compliance will be difficult for firms with disparate silos of customer […]

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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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Big Data Bootcamp by the Beach: An introduction

This is a little story about nothing ventured; nothing gained. One day, I got a LinkedIn message asking if I would like to teach a Big Data Bootcamp at an event for the Universidad Abierta Para Adultos in Santiago de Caballeros, República Dominicana. Luis didn’t know me; he just saw my profile and saw that I’ve been […]

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Key Differences between a Traditional Data Warehouse and Big Data

Traditional data warehouse solutions were originally developed out of necessity. In order to run the business, every company uses enterprise resource planning (ERP) and CRM applications to manage back-office functions like finance, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and supply chain, as well as front-office functions like sales, service, and call center. The data captured […]

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Defining Organizational Roles in a Data Governance Road Map

The data governance road map should define a data governance operating model and organization structure. As part of the structure, an executive steering committee should be established with representation from all key areas of the financial institution. The steering committee is responsible for providing overall direction and vision for the company’s data strategy and governance […]

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Approaches to Embrace Big Data

Not every organization starts its big data journey from the same place. Some have robust business intelligence functions and capabilities, while others are doing great things with Excel. However, in order to drive efficiencies, support expected future growth and to continue its evolution to a data-driven company, most organizations are reviewing their current suite of software […]

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How the IoT will Impact Healthcare

Let’s be honest, when it comes to our health we all want prompt and personal care. As a patient, we want the cost to be low, and the feeling of empowerment to be prevalent throughout the experience. Our world is becoming increasingly connected through the development of technology. With these extensive levels of connectivity, the […]

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Information Governance – Essential Ingredient for Business Value

In my last blog, you may recall that we were discussing the value and the need for Standards and Templates for ensuring a consistent and efficient use of the Data Lake, both in its population (supplying) and in its retrieval (consuming) of information. To achieve this level of consistency and efficiency, as well as reliability, […]

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Creating a Big Data Platform Roadmap

One of the most frequently asked questions by our customers is the roadmap to deploying a Big Data Platform and becoming a truly data-driven enterprise. Although the roadmap is different from customer to customer, at a high level, I would break it down into three phases: Phase – 1 Building the Foundation Just as you […]

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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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Perficient’s Guide to Denver Startup Week 2018

Denver Startup Week is a continuous celebration of everything entrepreneurial and innovative in Denver. This 5-day experience is one of the largest free events of its kind in the world. While here, people come together at numerous sessions and events to celebrate Denver’s thriving pioneering environment. This alone enforces the city’s culture of innovation. The […]

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Augmented Reality for Instant Access to KPIs

The capabilities of augmented reality (AR) are reaching beyond the entertainment sphere and into the hands of store managers. The combination of leading image recognition software and MicroStrategy’s business intelligence (BI) platform is allowing organizations to put BI into the hands of employees and improve store performance with AR analytics. Delivering analytics via proprietary web, mobile […]

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Getting Started With Data Governance

Data governance doesn’t start in a vacuum; it requires plenty of advance thinking, preparation, and strategy. As such, successful data governance must begin with a foundation built on data principles and a well-thought-out data strategy. Data principles are core guidelines and beliefs that form the backbone of the data strategy and core data governance capabilities. […]

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Cloud Migration Considerations in Healthcare

In my previous blogs I discussed a variety of non-traditional technology delivery methods including outsourcing and utilization of cloud-based service offerings. My last blog focused on the cloud and that, while healthcare is historically slower than most industries to implement newer technical trends, cloud services in one form or another are used by most providers […]

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Smart Dust – Personal Clouds

The author could not resist the analogy here. In my recent research on emerging technology for my client I came across the subject of “Smart Dust.” I had reviewed the technology one time before but put it in the “10-year plus” category. Upon further reading and research it became clear that this is one of […]

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Robotics in Healthcare – Beam Me Up or Be Gone?

When you hear the word “robot” like most, you probably begin thinking of a fictional, sci-fi movie – Star Wars; Short Circuit; I, Robot, etc., rarely would you think healthcare. Given the recent uptick in the use of robotics within the health sector, this could soon change. Robotics is not a foreign concept to the […]

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6 Best Practices for Your CECL Response Program

Understanding the new current expected credit loss (CECL) regulation, how it impacts an organization, and how to go about implementing and managing a response program will be critical for firms carrying financial assets covered by the accounting standard update. Companies will need to understand the history and lifecycle of their data and processes, and engage […]

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Upcoming PBCS Updates You Need to Know

Update: As of the September update from Oracle, it’s been decided to postpone these updates until sometime in 2019. However, we still advise Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud customers to follow the recommendations outlined in this post.     If you are like me and read the updates listed in the What’s New document released […]

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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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