Efficiency is healthy for Accountable Care Organizations

Kentucky’s Accountable Care Organizations are just gearing up analysis of millions of bytes of data on Medicare patients’ health to determine the best preventative care paths. The ACOs’ focus is to move from episodic to pre-emptive care and a continuum of care that, in theory, allows for better clinical attention at a lower cost. ACOs Read more about Efficiency is healthy for Accountable Care Organizations[…]

Link-age Ventures raising money for a new fund aimed at tech for seniors

Ohio-based private equity firm Link-age Ventures is raising a $20 million to $35 million technology fund this year. The team involved says the fund will invest in everything from early stage to growth-stage larger players in serving the aging population’s needs that include healthcare services and IT. “We are interested in the interplay between the Read more about Link-age Ventures raising money for a new fund aimed at tech for seniors[…]

New association forms to unite Louisville-area technology groups

Inaugural meeting set for March 5 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2013) – The first meeting of the newly formed Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK) will be conducted March 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Brown-Forman Playroom at 626 W. Main St. in Louisville. A new association of technology-based companies is forming in Read more about New association forms to unite Louisville-area technology groups[…]

A new type of mobile: CRM messaging platforms for B-to-C and B-to-B

Takeaway: Louisville, Ky.-based Rede App contends that CIOs and IT managers are being pushed to embrace mobile interfaces for a variety of audiences that deliver on customer engagement. The bar for being able to afford a mobile application design continues to lower, with mobile platforms, like Red e App, ShopText, and Why Wait for service Read more about A new type of mobile: CRM messaging platforms for B-to-C and B-to-B[…]

Ice.com: Combining the cloud and open source

In light of retail’s continued evolution, a number of companies with strong ecommerce presence have revamped their strategies, and tactics online, beginning with the one-two punch known as the marriage of “the cloud and open source.” Jason Ordway, CIO for Ice.com, a luxury jewelry site based in Canada, agreed to discuss his solutions approach for Read more about Ice.com: Combining the cloud and open source[…]

BYOD is the new buzz in the retail enterprise

Takeaway: At the National Retail Federation’s Big Show this week, every flavor of device seemed to have its place in the enterprise management conversation. At the National Retail Federation’s Big Show this week, every flavor of device seemed to have its place in the enterprise management conversation.  “That’s because it really is a ‘bring your Read more about BYOD is the new buzz in the retail enterprise[…]

Retail IT: Scan and swipe not enough

Dawn Marie Yankeelov is attending the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in NYC this week. Here is her first report. From the packed show floor of the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in NYC earlier this week (24,000+), retail IT is bursting with exciting challenges from global payments to the right middleware for trusted exchanges. Read more about Retail IT: Scan and swipe not enough[…]

No more pencils or books: Real estate transaction management software

As the commercial real estate market moves slowly toward recovery in some cities, so does the interest in software-as-a-service that allows for fast tracking of its management, sale, and financial overseeing.  Not surprising, the marketplace has a broad spectrum of products, headed for consolidation, that try to fill this gap for property managers, brokers, real Read more about No more pencils or books: Real estate transaction management software[…]

New transparency IT tools help with health

The wave of healthcare reform has fed the need for healthcare IT services, but in ways that extend far beyond the electronic medical record.  It stands to reason if you can comparison shop for toys this season, why can’t you comparison shop for healthcare procedures and physician services?  In fact, the rollouts of these types Read more about New transparency IT tools help with health[…]

Why 50 percent of online social media marketing campaigns fail

Takeaway: Half of all online media marketing campaigns fail. Mostly this is because marketing and IT teams are often perplexed by relevance to their company’s big picture. More than three-fourths of all companies operate under some form of a social media strategy, according to Hubspot, and Junta 42 surveys, so we would expect to see Read more about Why 50 percent of online social media marketing campaigns fail[…]