Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Funniest Moment in Modern Film

Without a Doubt, IMHO, this is the funniest moment recorded in Modern Film. Starring Academy Award Winning Actors Robin Williams and James Earl Jones from the film The Angriest Man in Brooklyn...


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)
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 ;)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Birthday Wishes to Jennifer Kendrick & Joining the Comit Developers Team!

Jennifer Kendrick, do you really want to mess with her?
Are you talking to me?
So I've been contracting now at Comit Developers (and it's sister e-commerce company Ameda Direct / ACA Ventures) for almost a year, but I've recently decided to join the team as a full time employee.

I'm excited about the vision of our leadership team over at Comit Developers and I've been honored to have the opportunity to be a part of such an AMAZING group of individuals in the design, development, engineering, and internet marketing / SEO divisions within this keiretsu (i've always wanted to work that term into a blog post...).

One of the main reasons I decided to join the team at Comit Developers and Ameda Direct is their genuinely open culture and their commitment to assembling the best team possible from a diverse mix of people.  

It's that diversity and the distinct personalities and perspectives of all the members of our organization that allows us to attack problems from many different angles simultaneously and that same diversity helps us to develop truly innovative solutions to the challenges our customers face every day.