APIs Are Like a Box of Chocolates: Part 2

Posted by Steve Cormier

2/26/14 8:30 AM

In my last post I talked about APIs, whether they are really a new technology, and how to avoid being swept up in the hype surrounding them. In this post, I'll go over the important principles of software engineering and deployment that you should review if you plan on buying and implementing an API. 

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Topics: Optimization, Information Management, Information Integration, Digital Business Evolution

APIs are Like a Box of Chocolates: Part 1

Posted by Steve Cormier

2/20/14 8:00 AM

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Topics: Optimization, Information Management, Information Integration, Digital Business Evolution

Digital Business and SOA - how do they relate?

Posted by Christian Franklin

10/29/13 6:18 AM

I recently wrote about the merits of having a digital business strategy. Subsequent conversations with a client about service oriented architectures, enterprise service bus and messaging highlighted the overlap between Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the 'API Economy.'  I realized that the overlap and subtle differences can make this subject confusing so I thought putting fingers to keyboard would be a good exercise.

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Topics: Optimization, Information Integration

Interoperability of Healthcare Solutions

Posted by Christian Franklin

10/4/12 9:18 AM

Interoperability of healthcare solutions, or healthcare information exchange, regardless of whether it is ambulatory or enterprise focused, is one of the biggest challenges in the effort to drive patient-centric delivery of data at the point-of-care.  The essential element required for achieving this paradigm shift is to switch from reactive to proactive data. From what we read in today’s interface and exchange culture this seems like a simple concept; Health Information Exchanges, ACO's, Patient Centered Medical Home, Meaningful Use are all at the center as a catalyst for patient-centered care models.

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Topics: Information Integration, Healthcare

Healthcare IT | improve your cost to value equation... (a series)

Posted by Christian Franklin

7/18/12 7:07 AM

Healthcare information technology (Health IT) represents one of the more complex and challenging information technology deployment models, and thus spends proportionately more on technology that other industries. 

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Topics: Information Integration, Digital Business Evolution

HL7 Integration (CCD) Engines - The Next Interoperability Bridge!

Posted by Christian Franklin

6/12/12 10:15 AM

HL7 integration engines will be the next interoperability bridge in Healthcare. It will bring together the coordination of provider EMR’s, practice management systems, and health information exchanges (HIE)’s. There are numerous “brute force” mapping options for the health level seven (HL7) standards in Healthcare.

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Topics: Information Integration, Healthcare

Integration: What’s in a Name?

Posted by Steve Cormier

4/28/12 6:14 PM

You're building a data warehouse, and you want to indicate what U.S. Census regions your customers are in for analytics purposes.

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Topics: Analytics, Data Warehouse, Information Management, Information Integration

IT Transformation Success Means Resisting Existing Systems

Posted by Steve Cormier

4/24/12 7:25 PM

You're an architect and you've just entered a new environment: a company in the throes of business and IT transformation initiatives.  Your task is to design a new system to replace what's already there, achieving enterprise transformation that yields competitive advantage. 

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Topics: Optimization, Information Management, Information Integration