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  • Gamification is an often-heard buzzword among business leaders for learning and knowledge retention, and it’s easy to see why. Traditional education styles can feel dull compared to today’s multi-media experiences, and are not always effective and motivating to the recipient. Gamification uses peoples’ competitive instincts to engage learners in the material at-hand. Points, badges and […] The pos...

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  • NRF is here again! With retail’s big show in full swing, we’re taking a break from the excitement to take a look at the top retail trends in 2018. Individualized Personalization Consumers will continue to look for unique, personalized experiences. In 2017, several retailers including Stitch Fix, Fabletics, and Nordstrom Local paved the way for personalization […] The post Revamping Retail: Predict...

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  • Digital technologies are bringing sweeping change to the manufacturing industry. According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of manufacturing executives, 29 percent report that their companies have implemented networking technologies that connect machines, workers and products. With that number expecting to more than double by 2022, it’s clear that real-time connectivity is the key to future inno...

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  • With 2017 closing out another typical, uneventful, kind of boring year, it’s incumbent upon us to predict what the next year holds. What’s that? It’s not incumbent upon us to predict the future, you say. We can simply go about our regular routine and deal with life as it comes at us? Well, sir or […] The post 2018 and Healthcare IT appeared first on Avaap.

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  • The manufacturing industry is known for being laggards when it comes to technology adoption, but as 2018 kicks off, many manufacturing leaders have digital transformation on the brain. Using new technologies and embracing new ways of operating is needed for business growth, but many organizations are held back by outdated business models and technology. Frustrated […] The post Application Change M...

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  • Physicians are sometimes difficult people to deal with. Did you know that? No? If not, then you probably don’t work closely with physicians! I’ve heard lots of interesting explanations as to why docs can be demanding and picky and obstinate, but when I have the conversation about physicians and their peculiarities, I always go back […] The post Confessions of a Non-Recovering Physician appeared fi...

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  • I write this as I hurtle through the air at 34,000 feet. OK, maybe hurtle isn’t the best word. I’m in a plane owned by Delta, and I’m thrilled to be here. A day ago, the busiest airport in the world stopped – just stopped! – due to a complete power failure in every terminal. […] The post Can Your Hospital Learn Anything from ATL? appeared first on Avaap.

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  • I write this as I hurtle through the air at 34,000 feet. OK, maybe hurtle isn’t the best word. I’m in a plane owned by Delta, and I’m thrilled to be here. A day ago, the busiest airport in the world stopped – just stopped! – due to a complete power failure in every terminal. […] The post Can Your Hospital Learn Anything from ATL? appeared first on Avaap.

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  • Last week, I was traveling from my hotel to my company’s main office when my colleagues and I decided a detour for coffee was absolutely necessary. We had a five-minute trip ahead of us, and one of us (not me!) had the brilliant idea to order the drinks and food on the Starbucks mobile app […] The post The Barista and the Hospital Unit Clerk: One in the Same? appeared first on Avaap.

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The Power of One

  • One only has to look at the growth of buyers on the largest global creative commerce platform to get a sense of the changing retail landscape and what it means for the manufacturing industry. The year Etsy went public, it pulled in $2.4 billion in global sales from its collection of limited edition novelty merchandise, […] The post The Power of One appeared first on Avaap.

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  • Someone much more intelligent than me once said that too much of a good thing may be a bad thing. Or could be a bad thing. Or something like that. You get the idea. Recently, a physician asked me about an alert that he saw while ordering a medication in the hospital’s electronic health record […] The post Too Much Of A Good Thing… appeared first on Avaap.

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  • More than 90 percent of Americans snack multiple times throughout the day, accounting for half of all eating occasions. As the average consumer gets busier, they move further from the traditional three-meals-a-day lifestyle. This drives the need for snacks to be able to replace the nutrition missed from a meal. Dairy manufacturers are seeing this […] The post Snack on This: A Look at How Consumer ...

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  • In recognition of National Health IT week, here’s my take on significant trends and amazing progressive events of the past five years (in no particular order): Meaningful Use – How can we not celebrate this significant accomplishment? As of 2016, more than 96 percent of all hospitals have attested to Meaningful Use and are using […] The post Significant Healthcare IT Trends in the Past 5 Years app...

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  • National Health IT Week (October 2-6, 2017) is designed to bring the health IT community together to raise awareness of the benefits of information technology. From the billing office to the doctor’s office, we’ve seen some amazing advancements over the last decade, ranging from the rise of the electronic health record (EHR) to portal technology, […] The post Health IT Innovation: Notable Trends a...

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  • What I hear often when visiting physicians who are using the problem list in an electronic health record (EHR) is “it doesn’t give me any information.” When I ask why, is it empty? They say, “No, there are a hundred things on it. It’s filled with lots of stuff.” The problem is that you really […] The post The EHR Explainer: Decoding the Problem List appeared first on Avaap.

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  • Is absenteeism an issue in your organization? It more than likely is – and you just may not know it. If you are aware of it, you may already be down the path of looking for insight on why it occurs and how to reduce its impact. Employee absence costs employers millions, whether it’s the […] The post A Persuasive Proposal for Change appeared first on Avaap.

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  • There are many aspects of a hospital infrastructure, from the electrical and plumbing systems to the HVAC to the grounds work that patients probably don’t notice, until they fail. Patients that have a poor experience – whether from a leaky faucet or out-of-service elevator – can impact patient satisfaction survey scores, hospital ratings and reimbursements. […] The post Operable Devices, Patient S...

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  • There’s a lot of talk about businesses relying on IT to help as a consulting organization to drive transformation and digitization. But how can IT leaders help their organizations leverage new technologies when they’re busy maintaining software systems? If you believe IT should serve as a service and support organization, then it probably isn’t concerning […] The post 5 Ways Managed Services Helps...

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  • Last week we examined the five areas leakage occurs between EHR and ERP. As you consider if ERP-EHR integration is worth doing, let’s evaluate it under these conditions: Muchness – How much revenue will the project return? Soonness – How soon will that return be produced? Sureness – How sure are we to get the […] The post Is ERP-EHR Integration Worth Doing? appeared first on Avaap.

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  • In part one of this two-part series we’ll look at the five silent areas of revenue leakage and why they occur. In next week’s post we’ll share insight on what to do about them. Have you ever discovered after you got somewhere that you forgot your keys?  Or your phone? Or an important document?  I […] The post 5 Silent Areas of Leakage (and How They Could be Costing your Organization Millions) appe...

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  • The quote “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” originally from Leonardo da Vinci and the headline of one of Apple’s first marketing brochures in 1977, underscores the design philosophy that led to much of Apple’s success. Unfortunately, modern electronic health record (EHR) documentation workflows are far from simple. Regulatory, legal, reporting, payor, and other documentation requirement...

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  • Everywhere you turn, you will find another study or revelation on millennials, but 60 million strong, Generation Z outnumbers the millennial generation by one million. Roughly ages 16-22, Gen Z members are a massive consumer base and the future of retail. Typically independent when it comes to managing their own finances, Gen Z has strong […] The post The Generation That’s Changing Retail appeared...

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  • Inforum 2017 returns to the Big Apple in less than three weeks and we’re ready for it. Are you? Whether this is your first time or you’ve been attending since the show was named CUE, you’re likely navigating a packed schedule, numerous meetings, party invites, and other commitments. We want you to have the best […] The post Your 7-Point Inforum Survival Guide – New York City Here We Come! appeared...

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  • Managing label content is one of the greatest challenges of product lifecycle management in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) and food and beverage industries. It’s also one of the most critical, with high risks and high stakes, ranging from costly recalls to lost contracts and consumer frustration. Food and beverage companies need to consistently deliver […] The post Label Management: Protect rep...

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FOMO

  • I was recently sitting in a business meeting with some of my company’s leadership, discussing our financial performance and our future. I heard things like: How are we doing with respect to EBITDA? What’s our margin for this product? Is that gross or net profit? Sounds like that’s a FOMO issue. Now, I’m not one […] The post FOMO appeared first on Avaap.

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  • For nearly everyone in the Infor community, July means one thing: Inforum time! Avaap is excited to be back in New York City as the 2017 Diamond sponsor and ready for three action-packed days with our customers, business partners, Infor executives and community members we’ve yet to meet. The Avaap booth will be action-packed with […] The post Five Must-Attend Inforum Sessions appeared first on Ava...

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  • What is new in Infor Ming.le 12? The first thing most people know about Infor Ming.le™ 12 is that it no longer requires SharePoint, and in many cases that is enough of a driving force in itself to explore upgrading. Infor Ming.le 12 does not use SharePoint in any way. It is no longer a […] The post Tip Tuesday: The Xi Platform, are you ready for Infor Ming.le 12? appeared first on Avaap.

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  • The use of organic foods is expected to rise more than 18 percent by 2020. As Americans continue to learn more about the effects of the products they buy, they are becoming much more health-conscious and wary of where their money goes. Whether for reasons of health, allergens, or dieting, consumers are paying more attention […] The post The Organic Movement: What it Means for Process Manufacturing...

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