Archive for the ‘General’ Category

I recently found myself faced with a 2.5″ NTFS formatted laptop hard drive from a 5 year old laptop that wouldn’t cooperate and would constantly fail so I decided to try and recover what I could from the drive by running SpinRite, a great application from Steve Gibson of Gibson Research that I have used successfully […]

The InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Award, presented by InfoWorld, Forrester Research, and Penn State University Center for Enterprise Architecture recognize organizations whose practice of enterprise architecture has delivered substantial business benefit. I’m pleased to announce that my team at Molina Healthcare was recognized this year for our re-organization efforts to make our department more business outcomes focused.

  I recently had the privilege of delivering a presentation at Troux’s Worldwide User conference in Austin, TX .  Troux  creates software that helps enterprise architects align IT planning processes (projects, governance, architecture, standards, etc…) to business goals such as building new business capabilities, creating new lines of business, and expansion into new markets.  Ben […]

I’m honored to have been asked to speak at the Troux Worldwide Conference 2014 in Austin, TX. I will be discussing the re-chartering and re-organization efforts for our Enterprise Architecture division at Molina Healthcare.

While I can’t attend CES 2014 myself this year the blogosphere is awash with updates of the new and innovative consumer electronics on display in Vegas this year. I’m fortunate to have colleagues there who are live sharing some amazing pictures and video’s from the floor so I thought I would share…

American Healthcare

3, May 2012

So I came across this infographic on Business Pundit and thought I would share.  It’s a great example of where things have headed south in American healthcare…  I use several of these statistics on the incredible rising costs and disease states in my speeches on healthcare IT, but a few stood out.  Specifically the lack of […]

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an often misunderstood concept even among the ranks of IT professionals. While many SOA initiatives have manifested and exposed internal business logic in the form of web services the approach for SOA is actually very non-technical and is rooted in a deep understanding of the business and strategic goals and involves an ever evolving process of continuous improvement and refinement. This makes the approach both strategic and operationally focused. In this post I will outline what I feel are some critical components necessary for a successful SOA-based project.

Book Review: REWORK

23, May 2011

Rework offers a refreshing series of essays covering a variety of topics many startups and nascent entrepreneurs would be wise to follow. From the cultivation of a “culture” to the core of what drives your business…the people and hiring those who are really driven and will help your organization grow by sparking a passion and desire to build not just profitable but exciting organizations your employees and customers can get behind.

Via: Medical Billing and Coding

Service Oriented Architecture has enabled us to quickly embrace change in the mobile space. The iPads have not been out an entire year yet we are able to quickly consume the core secure EMR services built into our flagship Care Delivery Platform and push data into the hands of providers using a very connected, very mobile device with a fundamentally different user interface. By takin the time to develop and invest in a service oriented architecture we’ve prototyped this iPad app in a fraction of the time it has taken to develop our RIA (Rich Internet Application) EMR.


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