Everything But the Kitchen Sync

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“We just re-synced the account, so you should be all set now.” “You what?” “The techs said they re-synced the account and, when they did, they saw a few issues were resolved. I don’t think you’re going to have a problem anymore.” “Really?” I asked, “Because I’ve called about this problem many, many times and […]

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Technology In Retrograde

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“OneNote … I wonder what that’s all about,” I said to myself. I’d finally upgraded my Microsoft Office suite, leapfrogging from 2007 to 2013 in one fell swoop. I figured a lot of features must have been added during those technologically fruitful years, and I was looking forward to taking advantage of it all. “You […]

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KLAS: Once-Promising Microsoft Amalga Stuck In Neutral

For Microsoft Amalga, Momentum Has Stalled.

Despite its ability to share, aggregate, and analyze data, Microsoft Amalga has lagged in sales and experienced a significant drop in KLAS scores over the past two years, according to a new report — Microsoft Amalga 2012: The Price of Flexibility. Although a number of providers are pleased with the results that they have achieved […]

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KLAS Breaks Down BI Vendors

BI Tools Help Make Sense Of It All

With payment reform making business decisions ever more intricate, a new KLAS report, Business Intelligence: Making Cents of Performance, seeks to offer insight into the marketplace.   “Analytics reveals patterns, anomalies, key variables, and relationships to better facilitate intelligent decision-making and will be essential to a hospital’s ability to survive in the years to come,” […]

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Microsoft’s Amalga Has Potential, But Work Remains

With the recent selection of CSC, Microsoft, and HealthUnity by the MetroChicago Health Information Exchange, I’m once again intrigued with the role that Microsoft might play in the HIT market. I suspect the MetroChicago project is more interested in HealthVault, but Amalga is the most interesting product in Microsoft’s struggling healthcare vertical. Amalga is a […]

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