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Upgrading Clinical Decision Support Systems with Decision Modeling and Business Rules

Kaiser Permanente is developing Clinical Decision Support systems using a combination of Decision Modeling, DecisionsFirst Modeler and IBM’s Business Rules Management System ODM. Their experience is that well-designed decision services can replace existing guideline documents. This is critical as guideline documents are expensive to develop (they involve significant investment from SMEs) and even good guidelines are of […]

Can Machine Learning Solve Your Business Problem?

One of my LinkedIn contacts recently pointed to this great little article on HBR – How to Tell If Machine Learning Can Solve Your Business Problem – and it makes some points that show the potential for decision modeling to help you better apply machine learning and other analytic techniques. The author begins by pointing out that automation is […]

New Book: Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN now available!

I am delighted to announce that Jan Purchase, founder of Lux Magi, and I have finished what we believe is the definitive guide to decision modeling with the Object Management Group’s Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard, Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN. The book is now on general release and available for purchase from Amazon and Barnes and Noble (full details on the Meghan Kiffer site).

BBC 2016: Building a Modern Business Architecture

At the recent Building Business Capability 2016 conference, Gagan Saxena, our VP of Consulting, and Andrew Ray of Goldman Sachs presented on building a modern business architecture – one that connects design (business at rest) to operations (business in motion). A perfect architecture would provide an organizing framework that synchronizes:

Trip Report BBC 2016

We are back from an excellent week at the Building Business Capability Conference 2016. Our thanks to the organizers.  We are thankful for the opportunity to discuss and share with you our expertise and experience in using the Decision Management approach and decision modeling  technique to help our clients achieve operational excellence through a modern business architecture that is analytic, agile and adaptive.

BBC 2016: Decision Services in Healthcare

At the recent Building Business Capability 2016 conference, I presented with David Herring, who leads the Process Transformation and Decision Management Program at a large healthcare provider in Northern California, on “Pioneering Decision Services with Decision Modeling”. His organization is a large, not-for-profit health plan providing everything from inpatient, to home health, hospitals, hospice, pharmacy, and insurance. 10M+ members, 17,000 doctors and nearly 200,000 total employees.

Upcoming Training: Decision Modeling with DMN

A hands-on course for analysts and architects developing decision requirements based on the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard for business rules analysis, BRMS implementation, predictive analytics requirements, business process optimization and decision-centric dashboard design.

BBC 2016: Pioneering Decision Services with Decision Modeling at Kaiser Permanente

Learn how decision modeling with DMN is central to Kaiser Permante’s effort to ensure decisions are based on current best practices and increasingly made in real time in this BBC 2016 presentation by David Herring, Manager of BPM & ODM Delivery, Office of the CTO, Kaiser Permanente and James Taylor, CEO Decision Management Solutions, Pioneering Decision Services with Decision Modeling at Kaiser Permanente.

BBC 2016: Decision Modeling with DMN Tutorial

Graphical decision models based on the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard are easy to create and easy to communicate. The business focused decision structure provides needed clarity and facilitates collaboration and conflict resolution across business, IT and analytics teams. Flexible enough to keep up with today’s rapidly changing requirements, decision modeling helps stakeholders focus on the real needs of their organization.

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