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  • The Role Of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources In Interoperability

    , National Healthcare System Analyst, Healthcare IT Services, All Covered

    The growth of available electronic health data is expanding every day.  And the adoption of value-based reimbursement has increased the importance of sharing health data among multiple providers, healthcare organizations, and payers. As a result, there is increased attention for data standards development among software vendors and technology companies, to improve interoperability between systems.  Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (aka HL7® FHIR® standard or FHIR) is an interoperability standard that has great potential to advance interoperability in healthcare due to its simple, internet-based approach. (more…)

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    Harness Document Workflow Management Automation

    , Director, Enterprise Content Management

    For many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) document processing can be a task greeted with as much enthusiasm as a migraine headache.  On the surface, it should be viewed as the simple process of producing, routing, tracking, editing and storing documents associated with the daily conduct of their businesses. In reality, however, it is often an arcane, tedious exercise in keeping track of the status of documents, forms, requisitions, and other important documents in their movement through the review and approval process. (more…)

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    Digital Process Transformation For SMBs

    , U.S. Legal Practice Director, All Covered

    According to the 2015 U.S. Census Report, 99 percent of all firms in the country employ less than 500 people. It’s really an amazing statistic. When you think of companies most representative of businesses in the U.S., your mind tends to default to the likes of General Motors, Microsoft, Boeing and Caterpillar, not the small shops and professional offices that most likely employ many of your neighbors. (more…)

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    Debut Of The AccurioWide Wide Format Printers

    , Manager, Product Marketing, Specialty and Wide Format Products

    As a contributor within the product management team for Konica Minolta for over the past 11 years, I have launched many types of products from office workgroup MFPs, desktop scanners, production printers and many wide format products. However, wide format products are the roots of my product management experience and nothing has been more exciting for me than to launch the first ever Konica Minolta branded wide format printers, AccurioWide. It is one thing to launch a third-party product, but a whole different level of experience and passion to build out a product line from day 1 planning a couple of years ago through the product launch and beyond. (more…)

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    6 Steps To Get Started On Your IT Security Strategy

    , Practice Director, Security Services

    When I ask clients about their IT security strategy, I am generally surprised at the responses I receive. Most of the time, they give me a list of security program elements currently in play: firewalls, vulnerability management, IDS, anti-virus, etc.

    But just as a shopping list does not constitute a three-course dinner, a list of elements is not the same as an IT security strategy.  Nor is it the most optimal place to begin building one!

    The next most common response I get, is that there is no formal, documented security strategy in place. The company simply “does its best to keep hackers out and protect against breaches”. (more…)

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    Is Your Business Ready To Go Paperless?

    , ECM Account Manager

    About the only fun thing about paper is it has been around long enough to have some “fun facts.”  You will be surprised by our fun facts and what paper is doing to your business operations. Be forewarned – it isn’t pretty. (more…)

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    The Power of a Positive Role Model and The Difference One Person Can Make

    , Manager, Sports Marketing

    Do you remember your very first mentor? The first person you looked up to, the first person you idolized. My first mentor was my fifth-grade teacher, Ms. Netervala. She played basketball with us at recess. (more…)

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    The Print Production Industry – A Marketer’s Perspective

    , Senior Marketing Manager

    The Print Production Industry – A Marketer’s Perspective

    As a marketer, there’s nothing I enjoy better than observing brand and consumer product trends or, in marketing speak, consumer packaged goods (CPG) In the words of one of my favorite marketing gurus, Jim Joseph, “marketing is a spectator sport and we all learn by watching brands in action.” These days, in my role at Konica Minolta, my view into consumer products and brands is filtered through the lens of our clients, commercial printers and converters, who’s industry is being redefined by both consumer demands and digital trends. And while there are many trends influencing the print industry, I would argue that there are three, broad marketing trends driving much of the disruption we are witnessing today. (more…)

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    Agility And The Legal Industry – Innovation Will Reign

    , National Practice Manager, Legal & Finance

    Over the years, I have adopted an ‘agile’ mindset, while earning several industry agile certifications in the process. By agile, I am referring to adopting a set of attitudes supportive of a working environment that reflects respect, collaboration, improvement and learning cycles, pride in ownership, a focus on delivering value, and the ability to adapt to change. (more…)

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    Digital Label Press Technology: Taking The Risk Out Of The Digital Decision

    , Central Region Label Sales Specialist

    With the Labelexpo Americas just a few days away, we are making the final preparations for our third year of exhibiting at what has become the Global Digital Label Press showcase event. And in those three years, 250 clients around the globe have trusted KM to be their answer to their ongoing question of “should I invest in digital printing and with whom?” In the history of the digital label print story, has any manufacturer been so trusted so early in the evolution of their product? (more…)

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