Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2014 Evolve or Perish Becoming the CIO of the Future

Are you ready to be the CIO of the future? See the insights of Doug Menefee, a personal friend and fellow Lafayette, LA native 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What do you consider a "real-time" transaction?

Eligible makes it simple for healthcare companies to pass and receive financial transactions with over 1,000 health insurance companies across the country.
Image Courtesy of Eligible
There's a fantastic write-up from Eligible, a company I've had the pleasure of working with recently, on the state of "real-time" transactions in the health care sector.

With the passage of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), our government created a set of standards defining the kind of transactions that your doctor, your insurance company, Durable Medical Equipment Providers (DMEs) and a whole host of other participants in the health care sector carry out while delivering your health care to you (and making sure it's paid for...)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Image Courtesy of CMS
While most of the attention around HIPAA tends to be focused on the Security, Privacy, and Breach of Notification Rules, this legislation was the first time any of the participants in the health care sector attempted to create a single unified standard defining what types of information should be included, for example, when a doctor's office sends an electronic request to an insurance company to verify what kind of coverage you have before providing you with services.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Radio Radio & Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band @ Festival Internationale de Louisiane

Image Courtesy of Festival International de Louisiane
We recently celebrated the 2014 Festival International de Louisiane here in Lafayette, LA - truly one of my favorite reasons to be back living in Cajun Country.  If you weren't able to "come festival with us" this year, you missed out on an amazing celebration of french music, food, and culture - but don't worry you can come pass a good time with us next year when we do it all again!

I was only able to catch a few shows this year, but two of my favorite bands in the world happened to be playing and delivered amazing performances. In honor of both my own "patrimoine fran├žais" & this year's lineup, here's a few of my take-aways "en francsais," as Madame Price would remind me to say ;)

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Social Media Breakfast Club - Via The Comit Developers Blog

The Social Media Breakfast Club (Shanna Perkins via The Comit Developers Blog)

Shanna Perkins, SEO & Internet Marketing Specialist at Comit Developers, wrote a great post on the different strengths and weaknesses of the most popular social media platforms last week.

Given that I'm old enough to remember watching The Breakfast Club in the movie theaters, I was particularly fond of her use of the characters from the movie to describe the traits of each social media platform.  It's a great way to offer a perspective that everyone can relate to - even if you didn't watch the movie ;)