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5 Ways to Identify User Trends with Surveys

Why Guess at User Trends? With advancements in technology paired with our everyday consumer experiences, today’s user trends are in constant flux. When the technology that’s supposed to help us doesn’t, it’s frustrating, and even with the most successful projects, your users are going to have questions. Identifying the reasons behinds user trends can sometimes […]

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Are you valuing Data as an asset on your Balance Sheet?

The average age of a company listed on the S&P 500 has fallen from almost 60 years old in the 1950s to less than 20 years old today. Innovative companies that are willing to embrace transformative technologies make the list today, while businesses that are hesitant to embrace change risk becoming obsolete. Thriving companies, innovators, […]

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Key Takeaways About Compliant IT Systems In The Cloud

This is the final post in our series on maintaining regulatory-compliant IT systems in the cloud. In this post, we’ll go over the key takeaways from the series and then we’ll send you on your way! Regardless of how much control you have over your IT systems, if you are using them for regulatory purposes, […]

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Oracle BI Data Sync: How to Add a New Dimension

In this and the following post, I will cover the steps entailed in adding dimension and fact tasks in Oracle Data Sync. The latest releases of Data Sync included a few important features such as performing look-ups during an ETL job. So I intend to cover these best practices when adding new dimension and fact […]

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Cynefin Framework: Disorder in Healthcare

During the last several blogs, we talked about the Cynefin framework and its four types of projects: Simple, Complicated, Complex and Chaotic. The Cynefin framework is used to help project managers, policy makers and others reach decisions on how to execute based upon how well you know your end result. The framework consists of five […]

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The Importance of a Digital Strategy for Women’s Health Services

The strategy for women’s health and well-being has been widely discussed at global and domestic levels for many years. With life expectancy remaining higher for women than it has for men, a shift towards prevention and wellness, the rapid adoption of digital technologies improving accessing to a wealth of healthcare information and services at the […]

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The Houston Astros and Winning Through Advanced Analytics

How can using analytics can make a difference? Baseball has winners and losers.  Teams do not get to share a title or a win.  If they are tied at the end of the 9th inning, the teams are forced into extra innings until one of the teams score.  In a way, that’s more brutal than […]

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Cloud Infrastructure Challenges Within Healthcare Data

The amount of data being produced/collected is growing exponentially and is predicted to reach 35 zettabytes by 2020. Instead of every company owning and maintaining physical servers, cloud infrastructure has become a popular alternative. Health care organizations require continuous innovation in order to remain cost effective, competent and timely to provide high-quality services. Industry experts encouraging adoption of cloud infrastructure can be solution for being cost-effective and securely manage data weather for […]

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9 Stats Showing the Reality of Sales and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is becoming an increasingly present technology in our personal and professional lives and is a term sales teams are hearing and saying a lot more of lately. The days of laughing off “that Terminator-technology” are long gone as businesses and consumers alike are adopting it for the value it brings. How sales teams […]

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Why Aren’t Any Business Intelligence Apps Using Graph Data

Business intelligence isn’t always about the facts. Don’t get me wrong, there will always be a place for dashboards and BI reports. Making business decisions without them is unimaginable so we all appreciate SQL based business intelligence systems with star schemas that point to meaningful fact values. One of the many lessons learned from the […]

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Healthcare Migration to the Cloud

In my most recent blogs I discussed the potential cost savings and other benefits of alternative IT delivery models. In this blog I want to focus specifically on healthcare’s move to cloud based delivery which was one of the delivery models discussed. One thing I have learned in my almost 30 years in healthcare IT […]

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Data Lake as Aggregator – The Critical Role of the Catalog

My previous blog talked about a Data Lake using a Supplier-Aggregator-Consumer analogy and talking about the roles each of these parties play. One factor that is critical to the success of this approach is the use of a common vocabulary that ensures efficiency and effectiveness in the interactions and collaborations between the parties. The implication […]

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Hit Your Stride on the Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise

We are partnering with MicroStrategy for a free, one-day symposium Monday, July 23 at the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis, Missouri. The symposium will highlight the latest insights on big data, mobile app development, dashboard design, and security. This event is a great way to: Familiarize yourself with MicroStrategy’s innovative analytics and mobility solutions Network with our […]

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Checking in on Artificial Intelligence Trends in 2018

It’s just past mid-year 2018.  Back in December 2017 and January 2018, many pundits were making their annual predictions about artificial intelligence.  In fact, my colleague Michael Porter wrote about AI predictions earlier this year.   Rarely do I notice anybody checking in on those predictions to see whether they are reality or not.  So I […]

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Intro to Analytics in Oracle IoT Cloud Service [Webinar]

Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud Service helps you make critical business decisions and develop strategies by providing numerous applications that allow its users an inside perspective on their company’s facts and figures. Some of these applications include connecting your devices to the cloud and analyzing data and alert messages from those devices in real […]

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How To Use Contracts For Regulatory Compliance Of Cloud Systems

In my previous post in this series, we discussed how to qualify cloud vendors. Once that process is complete, the second step to maintaining compliance is to document your specific regulatory requirements in a contract with the cloud vendor, usually in the form of service-level agreements (SLAs). In this blog post, I include a range […]

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The Digital Revolution in Healthcare: 5 Trends in Action

It’s no secret that technology has the grand potential to completely revolutionize how we approach healthcare. Actually, transforming the healthcare industry is much more challenging. Below are just a few of the top digital transformations that are taking a stronghold in healthcare. How is your organization preparing to handle these trends? Artificial Intelligence (AI) and […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [July 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 […]

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How To Qualify Cloud Vendors

We recently completed a 21 CFR Part 11 gap analysis engagement for a client that was largely using SaaS applications, but had no cloud vendor qualification process in place. They had just been allowing each business unit to select the applications that met its user requirements, accept whatever validation documentation the cloud vendor supplied (if […]

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Use Enterprise Data to Drive Business and Build Trust

Enterprise data is a very valuable asset and, if used strategically, it can help drive success. One outcome of using data analytics is that you’ll be enabled with better decision making skills. Instead of basing decisions off of past experiences, you can leverage your data to understand how different choices affect your organization. Data can […]

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