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Auburn, CA and Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

A new report highlights how extensively health care professionals are using health information technology (HIT) applications, providing unique insight into the ways technology is transforming the industry. The research, sponsored by TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS) with other leading health care organizations, assesses which software programs are being used, how they are being leveraged, and the types of functionality that are most important in day-to-day operations.

Part of an ongoing series that analyzes the results of the 3rd bi-annual Health IT Survey, the report unveils other significant trends about dashboard functionality, predictive modeling software, stratification and the impact and potential return on investment of HIT systems.

The Health IT Survey, sponsored by TCS, the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP), was conducted in 2008, 2010 and 2012 to identify primary trends in health IT systems as well as current and emerging software applications.

“With the growth of population health management programs, data analytics and interactive reporting is key to creating actionable information to optimize clinical outcomes,” says Rob Pock, founder and president of TCS Healthcare Technologies. “While this trend report highlights how information technology is changing the way health care professionals view, analyze and manage data, it also showcases the progress that is needed to optimize data analytic functions.”

One of nine reports that analyze the research results, Trend Report #8: Data Analytics & Reporting, identifies several key trends:

Traditional reporting tools such as Excel (39%), Crystal Reports (20%) and Access (17%) remain the most common applications used by respondents. Emerging applications like Tableau still have a much smaller part of the market share.
Use of predictive modeling applications remains limited, with 25% of the respondents indicating use of this kind of tool. Interestingly, 35% of the respondents reported using predictive modeling two years earlier.
Thirty percent of respondents report stratifying health care information based on business rules to promote population-based screening or to identify candidates for case management.
The survey highlights the importance of dashboard and visualization capabilities, with the vast majority of respondents reporting that the following functions are important:

o Ability to manipulate reports and data presented

o Convenient access to and delivery of information (e.g., use on iPad, Android)

o Ability to view trends for individual patients

o Ability to view trends for large sets of data

•Almost half of the respondents (46%) state that they have experienced a positive ROI on their IT investments, in contrast to just a much small group (14%) who reported a negative ROI.

“Technology that supports the exchange of information in health care is changing very rapidly,” says Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN, CMSA executive director. “We have seen enormous change since this survey series launched in 2008. Data integration will continue to be a top priority as we place emphasis on transitions of care. Collaboration and interoperability will need to be fundamental elements for achieving success in technology growth and creating a seamless experience for the patient.”

According to Joel Brill, MD, “Several survey findings highlight the need for organizations to consider replacing legacy systems with more cost-effective solutions. Cloud hosting, big data, distributed computing, open-source code and related trends reflect the many changes in IT applications that can help organizations to improve care management for patients.”

This is the third time TCS, CMSA and ABQAURP have joined forces to sponsor the bi-annual survey, with the first survey conducted in 2008. By comparing data from all three surveys – 2012, 2010 and 2008 – the series of 2013 Trend Reports points to several emerging patterns in health IT use and perception.

“To the best of our knowledge, this survey represents the most in-depth research looking at the ways care management software systems have been used and modified over the past six years,” says Garry Carneal, JD, MA, president & CEO of Schooner Strategies and research coordinator. “Not only is it surprising to see the forward progress that is being made, but to witness the major health IT solution challenges that medical professionals continue to face.”

Trend Report #1: Introduction & Methodology Overview provides a background on the survey methodology, participants and sampling technique. All of the published Trend Reports can be viewed or downloaded on a complementary basis at in the Press section, or by visiting

Trend Report #9 will be published next month. Those interested in receiving copies of the remaining reports as they become available can sign up in the Trend Reports section of under the Press tab. The TCS website also contains other valuable resources and information, including links to the webinar series showcasing the results of the survey.

About the Co-Sponsors

TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS) is a leading provider of software and clinical solutions that support and improve population health management strategies for health plans, insurers, providers, third-party administrators, medical management companies, and others. TCS is recognized as one of the premier health care software companies in the United States designing, offering, and hosting a number of products and services. The TCS Acuity Advanced Care® application provides a comprehensive and integrated care management software system for Utilization Management (UM), Case Management (CM), Disease Management (DM), and Prevention/Wellness (PW) services.

For more information: (530) 886-1700;

American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP), is a non-profit education and certification board that has certified over 9,800 physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in Health Care Quality Management (HCQM) and Patient Safety. Established in 1977, ABQAURP is the nation’s largest organization of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals. ABQAURP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of Continuing Medical Education, and by the Florida Board of Nursing as a provider of Nursing Credit. For more information: (800) 998-6030;

Case Management Society of America (CMSA), established in 1990, is the leading non-profit association dedicated to the support and development of the profession of case management. CMSA serves more than 11,000 members, 20,000 subscribers, and 75 chapters through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy and establishing standards to advance the profession.

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Warren, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2015

Knowledgent, the data and analytics firm, and Novetta, a leader in advanced analytics technology, today announced a strategic partnership to jointly provide Hadoop-based big data and analytics solutions to client organizations. As part of this partnership, they plan to collaborate on developing innovative product and service offerings that leverage Novetta Entity Analytics to help clients maximize the value of their data.

As organizations transition from big data ideation and proof-of-concept (POC) to full-scale implementation, their need to understand data elements in the Hadoop environment becomes more critical. Organizations that are unable to take full advantage of this technology will severely restrict their abilities to derive timely, accurate, and actionable insights from data.

Knowledgent enables clients to maximize the value of their information by improving their data foundations and advancing their analytics capabilities. They blend their specialization in data and analytics with extensive industry domain expertise to implement customized, data-driven solutions that address their clients’ complex business challenges. An innovator in the big data space, Knowledgent has successfully developed and implemented several Hadoop-enabled data lakes and similar data architecture and analytics projects for clients.

Novetta delivers agile big data solutions and services to organizations worldwide. Novetta Entity Analytics is the only end-to-end advanced analytics software with integrated multi-source data integration and entity resolution powering large-scale analytics. Its native Hadoop support simplifies deployment and ensures that organizations get more out of their big data platform technology.

“As organizations adapt Hadoop into the enterprise, they will need to leverage data from disparate sources and to identify unique entities. With qualified Hadoop-based resource skills still scarce in the market, a platform like Novetta’s becomes increasingly important to gain significant ROI on big data investments,” said Sharad Kumar, Big Data Partner at Knowledgent. “Novetta’s security-based history also ensures that they are building platforms that are enterprise-grade from day one.”

“Many organizations are struggling to extract meaningful insight from the tremendous amounts of data available in Hadoop,” said Jim Cushman, President, Commercial and Products Division at Novetta. “Knowledgent’s expertise in data and analytics is the perfect complement to Novetta Entity Analytics and will enhance the value our joint clients get from their data.”

About Knowledgent

Knowledgent is a data and analytics firm that helps organizations transform their information into business results through data and analytics innovation. Our expertise seamlessly integrates industry experience, data analytics and science capabilities, and data architecture and engineering skills to uncover actionable insights.

Knowledgent operates in the emerging world of big data as well as in the established disciplines of enterprise data warehousing, master data management, and business analysis. We have not only the technical knowledge to deliver game-changing solutions at all phases of development, but also the business acumen to evolve data initiatives from ideation to operationalization, ensuring that organizations realize the full value of their information.

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Headquartered in McLean, VA with over 600 employees across the US, Novetta has over two decades of experience solving problems of national significance through advanced analytics for government and commercial enterprises worldwide. Novetta’s Cyber Analytics, Entity Analytics and Multi-INT Analytics capabilities enable customers to find clarity from the complexity of ‘big data’ at the scale and speed needed to drive enterprise and mission success. Visit for more information.

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Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 28, 2015

CannLabs, Inc. (OTCQB: CANL), the leading provider of proprietary cloud-based analytics and scientific testing methodologies relating to cannabis, today announced the launch of a new web application, StrainDataTM ( StrainData, which will operate as a subsidiary of Carbon Bond Holdings, Inc., combines independent cannabis research and laboratory testing data with popular strains, edibles and concentrates currently on dispensary shelves throughout Colorado.

Using patent-pending technology, the StrainData search engine features CannLabs certified cannabinoid profiles for an exclusive network of premium cannabis providers. By empowering growers and dispensaries to share their testing data in real-time, StrainData offers consumers the ability to make informed purchasing decisions when selecting cannabis.

“Powered by CannLabs’ analytics, it combines the most trusted testing data in the industry with leading scientific research on how various cannabinoids affect the body,” said Mark Mirken, Chief Executive Officer, CannLabs, Inc. “StrainData technology is a unique application providing an invaluable resource for both recreational and medicinal marijuana consumers.”

Mirken continued, “The ability for StrainData to scale into other legalized cannabis markets will drive additional revenue opportunities for CannLabs, Inc. It creates a platform from which dispensaries and growers will realize greater exposure for their CannLabs certified products.”

“In order for the cannabis industry to grow and safely reach its potential, it needs a trusted, objective resource,” added Mirken. “StrainData is the perfect solution for industry stakeholders. Every product on StrainData has gone through the exact same testing regimen, creating an objective, consistent analysis of fresh harvests.”

CannLabs and its licensees are strong advocates for developing a cannabis market that offers both quality assurance and safety for the consumer. StrainData amplifies CannLabs’ commitment to its clients, and the industry at large.


CannLabs, Inc., is a respected authority and advisor to commercial, governmental and educational entities focused on the cannabis industry.

Through Carbon Bond Holdings, Inc., the Company licenses cannabis testing methodologies, proprietary cloud-based business intelligence, data/analytics and consulting services to garner revenues from legalized cannabis states and their constituents. The Company has licensed cannabis-testing laboratories in Colorado and Connecticut and robust intellectual property, including the patent-pending technology utilized in its newly launched web application, StrainDataTM.

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