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CXO Roundtable Lunch with Dave Frazee, Chief Technology Officer 3M
by emids   ●   March 6, 2017

emids has for some time recognized value in connecting companies and executives with each other. Th...

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How Risk-based Testing Helps Speed Time to Market
by emids   ●   February 13, 2017

Everyone is trying to work faster these days—and that includes software development teams. But wor...

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Optimizing Testing by Calculating and Eliminating Risks
by emids   ●   February 13, 2017

No software release is perfect. That’s where testing comes in—to minimize risks and find bugs, h...

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Make Software Releases More Efficient and Cost-Effective With Risk-Based Testing
by emids   ●   February 13, 2017

Tech-focused healthcare organizations are working faster than ever to release new and updated softwa...

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How Risk-Based Testing Benefits Agile Development
by emids   ●   February 13, 2017

Modern software shops are adopting Agile development practices with vigor. An HP survey of more than...

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Simplicity Is Key to Serving Today’s Healthcare Consumers
by emids   ●   January 3, 2017

In an earlier post, we discussed how healthcare payers and providers are adapting to the needs of he...

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How Healthcare Data Can Disrupt Care—for the Better
by emids   ●   January 3, 2017

The U.S. healthcare industry is broken: It’s too expensive, there aren’t enough primary care doc...

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How Consumers Are Transforming the Healthcare Experience
by emids   ●   December 20, 2016

With a new presidential administration to begin soon and insurance premiums continuing to rise, ther...

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Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and the Potential for Healthcare Disruption
by emids   ●   December 20, 2016

Healthcare has a future akin to The Jetsons: Sensors that track patients when they enter and leave t...

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Reducing Patient Identification Errors With Interoperable Technologies
by emids   ●   December 20, 2016

Despite technology designed to prevent it from occurring, patient identification errors happen more ...

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Sharing Healthcare Data Across Alliances
by emids   ●   December 20, 2016

In today’s value-based care setting, the ability to share healthcare data efficiently is crucial. ...

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Improving EMR Interoperability Through Data Validation 
by emids   ●   December 20, 2016

Big data initiatives hold great promise for healthcare. The ability to collect, analyze and share cl...

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Enforcing and Enhancing Interoperability Standards for EHRs
by emids   ●   December 20, 2016

Electronic health records (EHRs) have the power to transform healthcare by equipping providers and p...

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Healthcare Consumerism: How Payers and Providers Are Using Technology to Meet Consumer Needs
by emids   ●   December 2, 2016

Consumerism is gaining ground in the healthcare industry and reshaping the way healthcare will be de...

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How the Internet of Things (IoT) Is Paving the Way for Ambient User Experience
by emids   ●   October 31, 2016

Ambient user experience occurs when various technology systems and devices—and the data gathered b...

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Effective Ambient UX Thrives on Context
by emids   ●   October 31, 2016

Healthcare designers and technologists have been wrestling with how to improve the user experience o...

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Ambient User Experience: A Pathway to Better Patient Care
by emids   ●   October 31, 2016

The retail and hospitality industries have been focused lately on creating memorable customer experi...

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Best Approaches to Conducting Context-Driven Testing
by emids   ●   October 14, 2016

In previous posts, we defined context-driven testing, which evaluates how a software tool should wor...

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Why Context-Driven Testing Gives Organizations an Edge in Quality Assurance
by emids   ●   October 14, 2016

In our previous post, we defined context-driven testing, or contextual quality assurance, as an appr...

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Best Practices for Implementing Context-Driven Testing
by emids   ●   October 14, 2016

Context-driven testing, or contextual quality assurance, is a testing approach that puts the context...

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How Context-Driven Testing Helps Organizations Evaluate Software
by emids   ●   October 14, 2016

No two software projects are alike, so why should their testing methods be the same? This is the pre...

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Transforming Healthcare With Ambient User Experience
by emids   ●   October 10, 2016

The proliferation of wearables, wireless sensors, the Internet of Things—all of these are helping ...

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Creating a New BA/QA Role for Your IT Team
by emids   ●   June 13, 2016

As the need for new and updated healthcare technology software grows, firms and teams in the industr...

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Building an Effective BA/QA Communication Pipeline
by emids   ●   June 13, 2016

Communication is vital in Agile software development, where team members take on overlapping, cross-...

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Using BA/QA Integration to Bust Silos 
by emids   ●   May 27, 2016

Departmental silos cause problems for all kinds of organizations. In the book Silos, Politics and ...

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How BA/QA Integration Supports Agile Adoption
by emids   ●   May 27, 2016

To speed time to market, improve efficiencies across the development process and ultimately create a...

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How BA/QA Integration Helps Speed Time to Market
by emids   ●   May 20, 2016

In today’s evolving healthcare market, organizations are increasingly relying on IT products and s...

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3 Simple Steps to Start Integrating BA/QA Roles
by emids   ●   May 20, 2016

As the volume of patients continues to grow, along with the emphasis on providing them with quality ...

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Keys to Creating a Supportive Culture for Healthcare BI
by emids   ●   May 13, 2016

The demand for business intelligence (BI) continues to grow in the healthcare market as organization...

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3 Ways Healthcare BI Can Boost Your Bottom Line
by emids   ●   May 11, 2016

As more patient data becomes available through the rapid adoption of electronic health records and r...

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4 Ways to Use Healthcare BI to Harness the Hospital Supply Chain
by emids   ●   May 5, 2016

There was a time when hospital supply chain leaders were in charge of ordering products and making s...

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Who Should Be on Your Healthcare BI Team?
by emids   ●   May 3, 2016

With access to more data than ever and a growing emphasis on providing patients with value-based car...

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How to Choose the Right Healthcare BI Tools for Your Organization
by emids   ●   April 28, 2016

As the healthcare market grows more competitive than ever, healthcare organizations are seeing the v...

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5 Ways Healthcare BI Systems Help Contain Costs
by emids   ●   April 26, 2016

With U.S. healthcare spending reaching a high of $3 trillion or $9,523 per person, according to rece...

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3 Barriers to Healthcare Business Intelligence Adoption
by emids   ●   April 21, 2016

Business intelligence in healthcare can yield real benefits to both the clinical and business sides ...

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Top 3 Healthcare BI Trends in 2016
by emids   ●   April 19, 2016

Information Management reports that 95 percent of providers is projected to adopt electronic health ...

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Best Practices for Implementing Healthcare BI Services
by emids   ●   April 15, 2016

Business intelligence services can turn data into actionable insights that directly inform decision-...

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Get More From Clinical Analytics with BI Systems Support
by emids   ●   April 13, 2016

Clinical decision support systems are critical components to helping healthcare companies make decis...

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PCAST Report Pushes for Technology, Policies for Baby Boomers
by emids   ●   April 8, 2016

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report in Mar...

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How to Connect With the Active Aging Market
by emids   ●   April 5, 2016

The U.S. market for technology that supports a proactive lifestyle for seniors and their caregivers...

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Using Data to Achieve Triple Aim
by emids   ●   March 31, 2016

The triple aim of healthcare is to achieve good quality of care, low costs and improved population h...

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An Experienced IT Vendor Can Improve BI Results
by emids   ●   March 29, 2016

Over the last 15 years, emids has gained experience and expertise in evaluating the maturity of BI s...

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Healthcare Business Intelligence Case Studies
by emids   ●   March 24, 2016

emids clients have realized success with business intelligence improvements. Here are two recent exa...

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How to Make BI More Effective and Maximize ROI
by emids   ●   March 22, 2016

There are several ways to increase the effectiveness of healthcare business intelligence and maximiz...

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What Causes Low Business Intelligence ROI?
by emids   ●   March 17, 2016

Before companies can optimize BI spend and increase ROI, it is necessary to first understand what ca...

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Making Business Intelligence Effective
by emids   ●   March 16, 2016

Healthcare organizations are going through a technology and data revolution today. Healthcare servic...

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HIMSS16 Is a Wrap
by emids   ●   March 10, 2016

Close to 42,000 healthcare tech professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the wo...

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More Than Fitness Data—Harnessing the Power of Wearable Health Tech
by emids   ●   March 4, 2016

As fitness trackers and other wearable health technology has exploded into the healthcare market, ma...

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Best Practices for Incorporating Wearable Health Tech
by emids   ●   March 1, 2016

Wearable health tech is exploding. According to research statistics portal Statista, the value of th...

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Overcoming Silos in Clinical Data
by emids   ●   February 25, 2016

Clinical analytics is the next big thing in healthcare. The conclusions healthcare companies are abl...

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The Rise of Data Governance and Clinical Analytics
by emids   ●   February 23, 2016

Data in healthcare is a complex asset, one that could yield myriad benefits if properly wrangled. As...

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Health IT’s Most-Desired Skill Sets
by emids   ●   February 19, 2016

Uncertainty over what’s happening with Meaningful Use in the future—it’s critical that health ...

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Healthcare IT Staffing Needs Continue to Climb
by emids   ●   February 17, 2016

The demand for qualified healthcare IT professionals continues to grow. As technology improves, incl...

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Wearable Health Tech and Security Concerns
by emids   ●   February 15, 2016

Privacy and security concerns are mounting as wearable health technology explodes. Fitbits and Jawbo...

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The Future of Wearable Tech in Healthcare
by emids   ●   February 10, 2016

The wearable health industry has exploded in recent years, and the trend isn’t slowing down. First...

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What Is Happening With Meaningful Use?
by emids   ●   January 28, 2016

There is a lot of uncertainty in the healthcare industry following CMS Acting Administrator Andy Sla...

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Tackling Telehealth Integration Challenges
by emids   ●   January 26, 2016

When large healthcare delivery systems need to integrate data from different systems, they are often...

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Six Trends Driving Telehealth Now—Part 2
by emids   ●   January 21, 2016

In our previous blog post, we explored three major factors involved in shaping telehealth adoption i...

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Six Trends Driving Telehealth Now—Part 1
by emids   ●   January 19, 2016

Advances in mobile and wireless technologies have made way for an explosion in consumer health IT: M...

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Understanding Barriers to Telehealth Adoption
by emids   ●   January 15, 2016

While telemedicine solutions have been around for decades, this newer version of mobile and consumer...

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The Evolution of Modern Telehealth
by emids   ●   January 14, 2016

Thirty years ago, telemedicine was a narrow and niche practice, which nonetheless delivered a highly...

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The Case for EHR Optimization in Clinical Documentation
by emids   ●   January 6, 2016

EHR optimization is not a standardized process. Effective optimization takes place when the applicat...

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Introducing EHR Optimization in Clinical Documentation Processes
by emids   ●   January 6, 2016

EHR optimization can be viewed in two ways. One is to simply look for redundancy in data input (e.g....

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Understanding the Impacts of EHR Optimization
by emids   ●   December 30, 2015

Optimizing electronic health records for clinical documentation can generate a return on investment ...

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Functional Requirements of EHR Optimization
by emids   ●   December 28, 2015

Optimizing electronic health records requires a thorough process evaluation, implementing standards ...

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Meaningful Use 3 Roadmap—Part 2
by emids   ●   December 17, 2015

In a previous blog post, we discussed four steps companies can take to prepare for Meaningful Use Ph...

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Meaningful Use 3 Roadmap—Part 1
by emids   ●   December 15, 2015

There are several factors to consider when planning for stage 3 of Meaningful Use. The following wil...

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Understanding the Key Challenges of MU3
by emids   ●   December 10, 2015

Healthcare providers preparing for Stage 2 encountered considerable difficulty, according to various...

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Meaningful Use Phase 3 Is Coming—Here’s How to Prepare
by emids   ●   December 8, 2015

Even though many organizations are still working on Stage 2 requirements for Meaningful Use, the Cen...

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The Healthcare IT Staffing Problem
by emids   ●   December 3, 2015

As care models shift from fee-based services to value-based care, and patients increasingly become c...

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Best Practices for Integrating BA and QA
by emids   ●   November 24, 2015

New initiatives to transform processes for the sake of customer competitive advantage may quickly ga...

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Meeting the Needs of Today’s Healthcare Consumer
by emids   ●   November 19, 2015

Healthcare in the United States is changing rapidly, and many factors are putting a strain on the in...

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Defining the BA/QA Role
by emids   ●   November 18, 2015

Combining the business analyst and quality assurance roles is a solution gaining favor among many bu...

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The Benefits of BA/QA Integration
by emids   ●   November 12, 2015

Healthcare organizations are moving to Agile development practices to speed time-to-market and impro...

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Addressing Agile Challenges with BA/QA Integration
by emids   ●   November 10, 2015

Having the right systems and applications to collect and analyze data to help meet marketplace chang...

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Patient Portals Improve Medication Adherence
by emids   ●   November 6, 2015

Patient portals are intended to help providers connect with patients in order to help them take a mo...

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Ensuring Success with Electronic Health Records
by emids   ●   November 2, 2015

As patients increasingly take more control over their health insurance and care, the need to provide...

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Engaging Baby Boomers with Healthcare Technology
by emids   ●   October 27, 2015

Baby Boomers are about to come of age. Leaping from nearly 57 million Americans in 2010 to more than...

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Transforming Healthcare with the Internet of Things
by emids   ●   October 23, 2015

Pedometers, mobile blood glucose tracking devices, apps that measure sleep quality, at-home cardiac ...

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Technology’s Role in Addressing Healthcare Consumerism
by emids   ●   October 22, 2015

The cost of healthcare is rising for patients, and it’s only expected to get more expensive. Incre...

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Consumer Engagement and the Power of Trust
by emids   ●   October 13, 2015

Developing and maintaining trust is paramount when using mobile technology to engage more frequently...

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Improving Patient Health through Mobile Engagement
by emids   ●   October 8, 2015

With smartphones, mobile apps and wirelessly connected devices, it’s easier than ever for consumer...

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How Payers are Engaging Consumers with Mobile Content
by emids   ●   October 2, 2015

The vast, confusing marketplace of health plan options and a tendency to rely on complex medical ter...

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The Role of Mobile in the Payer Market
by emids   ●   September 30, 2015

As mobile apps increasingly disrupt the healthcare industry, payers have an incredible opportunity t...

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Best Practices for Implementing a Virtual Captive Organization
by emids   ●   September 28, 2015

When you’ve made the decision to implement a virtual captive, the set-up requires far more involve...

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Is Virtual Captive the Right Offshore Model for your Business?
by emids   ●   September 25, 2015

There are many reasons healthcare companies may choose to outsource healthcare IT development: faste...

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The Growth of Offshoring in Healthcare IT
by emids   ●   September 24, 2015

Over the years, offshoring and outsourcing in healthcare has served as an effective strategy to help...

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Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Opportunity
by emids   ●   August 24, 2015

The healthcare industry is buzzing like never before. Consumerism is reshaping business models. Paye...

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Fair and Honest Management Trumps Good and Popular
by emids   ●   May 21, 2015

From Vivek Subramaniam emids Sr. VP, Human Resources An external job candidate looks good but not go...

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Executive Insights with Patrick Geraghty
by emids   ●   May 11, 2015

It’s time to think differently about how we connect with consumers of healthcare.  Listen to Patr...

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Executive Insights with Colin Watts
by emids   ●   May 11, 2015

Consumerism is at the core of the Weight Watchers business. To date they have more than half a centu...

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Executive Insights with Kris Joshi
by emids   ●   May 11, 2015

With upwards of 200 million consumer touch points per year, Emdeon interacts with a large portion of...

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Patient Education is Key to Health Consumerism
by emids   ●   May 1, 2015

By Saurabh Sinha, Founder & CEO In a recent class with the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows...

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Executive Insights with Harry Leider, MD
by emids   ●   April 24, 2015

During the 2015 Healthcare Summit hosted in Nashville, Tn, we were fortunate to sit down with paneli...

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emids Hosts Executive Fitness Challenge at HIMSS Annual Conference
by emids   ●   April 13, 2015

Winner will receive $5,000 for charity, HIMSS Foundation scholarship fund CHICAGO, Ill. (April 12, 2...

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Employee Engagement: The Self-Awareness Quotient
by emids   ●   March 17, 2015

By Saurabh Sinha, Founder & CEO If the 10 colleagues at emids with whom you work most closely ga...

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Just the Facts: The Importance of Informed Decision-Making in Healthcare
by emids   ●   March 11, 2015

By Saurabh Sinha, Founder & CEO This year, I am fortunate to be participating in the Nashville H...

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Employee Engagement: What Drives You to Do Your Job Well?
by emids   ●   January 29, 2015

People who are self-driven, or self-motivated, typically get more enjoyment out of their work. They ...

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