Deciding What to Insource or Outsource in Your Hospital Technology Strategy

Deciding What to Insource or Outsource in Your Hospital Technology Strategy

Insourcing versus Outsourcing in Health System IT Strategies The growth rate in hospital IT spend has outpaced growth rates in overall healthcare costs by as much as five times between 2007 and 2015, according to our analysis. Much of the IT spend during that time was dedicated to massive investments in electronic health record (EHR) implementations.…

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Creating an RPA Strategy for Banks

Creating an RPA Strategy for Banks

Some of the biggest changes in how we conduct business relates to changes in technology. In fact, technology has changed more in the last two decades than in the 200 years before that. Banks have traditionally not been early adopters of change, particularly when it comes to technology and shifting to digital organizations.…

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Cloud Cost Considerations

Cloud Cost Considerations

Operating a public-cloud based infrastructure requires a careful appreciation of recurring costs and how to minimize them. We work with clients to optimize their cloud environments, and see several reoccurring themes when cloud cost optimization is done successfully. Use cost management tools Organizations that manage their cloud costs well deploy cost management tools and processes very early...

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Serverless Architecture with AWS Lambda

Serverless Architecture with AWS Lambda

It’s been an exciting past few years watching cloud services evolve into what they are current day. Starting from the early years, companies were only looking to utilize unused computing resources; to now, where you can run platforms such as SQL Server as a service (PaaS) or use Salesforce in the cloud (SaaS).…

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The Rise of the Business-minded Technologist

The Rise of the Business-minded Technologist

We know business and technology teams often struggle to work together to drive results, but why? These two groups don’t always speak each other’s languages, don’t communicate with any regularity, and are struggling to overcome historical siloes. It’s driving a rift that is affecting your organization’s ability to perform at peak and innovate rapidly.…

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DistribuTECH 2018: All Roads Lead to Digital in Preparing Utilities for an Uncertain Future

DistribuTECH 2018: All Roads Lead to Digital in Preparing Utilities for an Uncertain Future

Last week at DistribuTECH 2018 in San Antonio, TX, energy professionals from all over shared ideas and perspectives on the future of the industry with one clear conclusion: our energy future remains uncertain, but “digital” will be a major driver in addressing this uncertainty. Multiple speakers echoed the theme that changes in technology, customer expectations, legislation, new...

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Move Aside Cloud, Blockchain is the Newest ERP Trend

Move Aside Cloud, Blockchain is the Newest ERP Trend

On January 10, 2018, Geoprise Technologies Corporation, the maker of GM-X ERP, announced that it has partnered with Coin Sciences Ltd, maker of the MultiChain blockchain platform, to launch an ERP application leveraging blockchain technology to enable secure business-to-business collaboration and others are quickly following suit. Let’s take a step back to understand what blockchain is and...

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Hacking Inequality: WINFO 2018 Hackathon

Hacking Inequality: WINFO 2018 Hackathon

180 students, 12 hours, 1 question: “What does equality mean to you?” West Monroe Partners had the opportunity to sponsor and mentor the 6th annual University of Washington Women in Informatics hackathon; where students from all walks of life came together to tackle real-world problems surrounding equality. From ideation, to design, and all the way through development, these students were...

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Trust me, Fred. This Amazon thing is a Go!

Trust me, Fred. This Amazon thing is a Go!

I walked a few blocks up the street from West Monroe’s office with my colleagues to visit the newly-opened Amazon Go store. Having downloaded the app to our phones, we headed out the door to experience the store of the future on opening day. After waiting in line a few minutes, we were ushered in.…

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Data Governance Guiding Principles

Data Governance Guiding Principles

Some form of data governance is necessary for all organizations, regardless of industry or size. Data governance accomplishes many goals, from meeting regulatory requirements to fueling strategic initiatives that depend on data. While most organizations recognize the importance of data governance, they have trouble keeping momentum after starting. One issue is that data governance models are...

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