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Agile Tests at Scale – from the trenches. Going fast!

About this Publication Agile testing is a practice not fully described by many Agile methodologies even though is the basis for continuous delivery. The only way to provide continuous feedback to the client is to have high-quality software running all the time by...

The ‘420’ effect and P&C

National Weed Day was April 20th, and the American Property Casualty Insurers Association (APCIA) warned drivers to be extra cautious this weekend. The JAMA Internal Medicine says that traffic fatalities are 12% more likely to occur that day after 4:20 p.m. compared...

ONC releases 2nd Draft of TECFA, extends commentary period

The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TECFA) has a newly published draft iteration. This revision to the working set of principles is intended to enable widespread data exchange between health industry participants. The Office of the National...

Cerner Adopts FHIR4

Cerner announced that it has embraced the latest version of HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard to encourage third-party developers to build apps on top of its platforms. Adopting FHIR Release 4, the normative version of the interoperability...

Mergers and Acquisitions continue to dominate the Insurance landscape

OPTIS Partners’ Merger database is showing over One Hundred Fifty Mergers/Acquisitions in the first quarter of 2019. OPTIS looks primarily at Property and Casualty firms in the United State as well as Canada. This is almost the same pace as 2018Q1. Acquisitions in...

HIMSS proposes new interoperability definition

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has proposed a new definition for interoperability—its first update since 2013. The newly proposed definition (See below) describes interoperability as the ability of different information systems, devices and...

Key Trends for P&C in 2019- Part 3 of 3

Key Trends for P&C in 2019 - PART 2 As P&C insurers continue to make significant investments in customer-facing transformation and back-office optimization, it’s worth evaluating their progress to date and the overall outlook for 2019 and beyond. For Property and...

MEET US @ CAMPIT, APRIL 4

Objective is a sponsor at CampIT’s Enterprise Agile Transformation event to talk with companies about the strategies for designing and managing an agile enterprise. In this one day conference stands out as a tremendous resource for CIO’s and their staff to gain...

Homebuilders uncertainty in Q2

Builders  are in a quandary. They claim they're feeling better about their business, but the sales numbers are still not reflecting that. The spring market could determine the fate of both the stocks and the earnings of the biggest builders. Sales of newly built homes...

Key Trends for P&C in 2019- Part 2 of 3

As P&C insurers continue to make significant investments in customer-facing transformation and back-office optimization, it’s worth evaluating their progress to date and the overall outlook for 2019 and beyond. For Property and Casualty outside of life insurance, the...