The next BriefingsDirect intelligent solutions discussion explores how healthcare organizations are using the latest digital technologies to transform patient care and experiences.

When it comes to healthcare, time is of the essence and every second counts, but healthcare is a different game today. Doctors and clinicians, once able to focus exclusively on patients, are now being pulled into administrative tasks that can eat into their capability to deliver care.

To give them back their precious time, innovative healthcare organizations are turning to a new breed of intelligent digital workspace technologies. We are now joined by two leaders who will share their thoughts on how these solutions change the game and help transform healthcare as we know it.

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Please welcome Mick Murphy, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at WellSpan Health, and Christian Boucher, Director and Strategist-Evangelist for Healthcare Solutions at Citrix. The interview is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Analyst interview explores new ways that businesses can gain the most control and economic payback from various cloud computing models.

We’ll now hear from an IT industry analyst on how developers and IT operators can find newfound common ground to make hybrid cloud the best long-term economic value for their organizations.

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Here to help explore ways a managed and orchestrated cloud lifecycle culture should be sought across enterprise IT organizations is Daniel Newman, Principal Analyst and Founding Partner at Futurum Research. The interview is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect healthcare finance insights discussion explores the impacts from increased cost transparency for medical services.

The recent required publishing of hospital charges for medical procedures is but one example of rapid regulatory and market changes. The emergence of more data about costs across the health provider marketplace could be a major step toward educated choices – and ultimately more efficiency and lower total expenditures.

But early-stage cost transparency also runs the risk of out-of-context information that offers little actionable insight into actual consumer costs and obligations. And unfiltered information requirements also place new burdens on physicians, caregivers, and providers – in areas that have more to do with economics than healthcare.

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To learn more about the pluses and minuses of increased costs transparency in the healthcare sector, we are joined by our expert panel:

      --Heather Kawamoto, Chief Product Officer at Recondo Technology in Denver

      --Joann Barnes-Lague, Revenue Cycle Director at Shields Health Care Group in Quincy, Mass.

      --Julie Gerdeman, President at HealthPay24 in Mechanicsburg, Penn.

      --Beth Jones Sanborn, Managing Editor at Healthcare Finance News/HIMSS Media in Portland, Maine

      --Alena Harrison, Senior Director of PBM Innovation at CVS Health in Woonsocket, RI

The panel is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect cloud adoption best practices discussion focuses on some of the strictest security and performance requirements that are newly being met for an innovative global finance services deployment.

We’ll now explore how a major financial transactions provider is exploiting cloud models to extend a distributed real-time payment capability across the globe. Due to the needs for localized data storage, privacy regulations compliance, and lightning-fast transactions speeds, this extreme cloud-use formula pushes the boundaries -- and possibilities -- for hybrid cloud solutions.

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Stay with us now as we hear from an executive at Mastercard and a cloud deployment strategist about a new, cutting-edge use for cloud infrastructure. Please welcome Paolo Pelizzoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Realtime Payments International for Mastercard, and Robert Christiansen, Vice President and Cloud Strategist at Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect IT operations strategy panel discussion explores how the IT4IT[tm] Reference Architecture for IT management creates demonstrated business benefits – in many ways, across many types of organizations.

Since its delivery in 2015 by The Open Group, IT4IT has focused on defining, sourcing, consuming, and managing services across the IT function’s value stream to its stakeholders. Among its earliest and most ardent users are IT vendors, startups, and global professional services providers.

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To learn more about how this variety of highly efficient businesses and their IT organizations make the most of IT4IT – often as a complimentary mix of frameworks and methodologies -- we are now joined by our panel:

      --Lars Rossen, Fellow at Micro Focus, in Copenhagen;

      --Mark Bodman, Senior Product Manager at ServiceNow, in Austin;

      --John Esler, Client Principal at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Pointnext, in Denver;

      --Rob Akershoek, IT Architect at Fruition Partners, a DXC Technology Company, in Amsterdam;

      --Varun Vijaykumar, Associate General Manager and ITSM Architect at HCL Technologies, in Raleigh-Durham, and

      --Jerrod Bennett, CEO and Co-Founder at Dreamtsoft, in San Diego.

The panel discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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