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Data Strategy at Strata Data Conf New York

It’s no secret that data is a massive asset when it comes to making better business decisions. But gaining the valuable insights required to make those decisions requires quality data that you can trust. And to accomplish this you need a data strategy. Without understanding your business objectives, identifying use cases, knowing how your users […]

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Medical Thrillers and Digital Transformation

I have been listening to an audio book called “Cell” by author Robin Cook. This is a medical thriller about a doctor, George Wilson, whose life revolves around an innovation that is devastating and plays a critical role in his entire life and the people he loved. A large company creates a smartphone app that […]

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Governance in Healthcare: The New Healthcare Imperative

Governance forms the framework for information, content, and knowledge management to operate. Establishing clear, common, and consistent models in healthcare upon which to ground governance components provides a solid foundation executing the management activities that enforce these governance requirements. This ensures the consistency and relevancy of the information for the business – the ultimate goal […]

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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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The Challenge of Fractured Governance: Digital Health Innovation

Once upon a time, it was simple. The IT department took care of technology implementations and kept the trains (emails) running. Marketing had a distinct set of tools, operating within relatively clear parameters. Clinical applications operated in their own silos, and that was just fine. Operational and workflow systems had their own idiosyncrasies. Imperfect, but […]

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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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Who Should Maintain Your Salesforce?

Don’t Overlook the Need for Governance! One of the biggest pain points customers often have with managing their Salesforce environments is the lack of governance. Who’s in charge? Where do you go with questions, or worse, problems? Why Do You Need Salesforce Governance Framework? A governance framework provides an intake method for receiving and prioritizing […]

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Custom Data Connector for Power BI Using MicroStrategy

The MicroStrategy platform allows custom data connectors to access data from nearly any source, which includes Microsoft Power BI. In order to bring the best of both worlds together, Perficient’s MicroStrategy experts have developed a custom data connector to help Power BI users do just that. This custom connector integrates the two products and provides […]

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New Retention Policies in Microsoft Teams

Technology is a beautiful thing! It is crazy to think about how far we have come in the last 10 years with regards to our communication capabilities. With all these improvements and enhancements come the need for companies to adapt to that change. Many financial companies are still highly dependent on the traditional communication methods […]

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Sustainability Is More Important Than Ever In Pharma

The business of sustainability remains an important aspect of pharmaceutical and medical device companies for a number of reasons. A recent report from the Boston Consulting Group found that pharmaceutical companies that have more ethical operations are more profitable and valued than their competitors. In fact, to reduce the risks associated with environmental, social, and […]

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How Blockchain Can Disrupt Financial Services

This table below highlights how blockchain can disrupt various aspects of the financial services industry. If you are interested in learning more about blockchain, download our new guide titled “Getting Ahead with Blockchain in Financial Services.”

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