Why is Chronic Care Management Important?

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Your chronically ill patients receive care as your practice profitability gets some relief!  The cost to taxpayers for chronically ill patients is large and growing larger each year.  According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the

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Business Rules Based Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

What is the “Business Rules” approach? What is its impact on the SDLC?  I was recently asked these questions by an organization contemplating moving to a rules based environment. I think that these are great questions. First, the usual answer

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Business Rules Concepts – Chapter 3: What You Need to Know About Rulebook Management

This is a review of the latest edition of Ron Ross’ Business Rules Concepts book in relationship with our thinking at Dulcian about business rules. Ron Ross offers a free download of the first two chapters of this 4th edition of his book. We previously reviewed

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The Implementation Business Rules Manifesto

Everyone likes manifestos.  They sound fun. They are short.  They try to distill “the core ideas.” First, what is an “implementation rule”? Lots of people use the term “business rules,” but there are lots of different concepts that all seem

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Business Rules Concepts 4th edition – by Ron Ross – Chapter 2 Review

This post is a review of the second chapter of Ron Ross’ new book Business Rules Concepts – 4th edition. The first two chapters can be downloaded. Here is where Ron Ross and I will have to respectfully agree to

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Business Rules Concepts 4th edition – by Ron Ross – Chapter 1 Review

One of my employees asked me to review the latest edition of Ron Ross’ Business Rules Concepts book and discuss my thoughts. He offers a free download of the first two chapters of this 4th edition of his book. First, let me state

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Systems Analyst Techniques for Interviewing Users

About a million years ago, I wrote my doctoral dissertation about how to talk to computer system users. I videotaped 50 systems analysts talking to 50 different real estate brokers discussing the requirements for a system. I did formal protocol

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What is the role of the database in web architecture?

Many web developers think that the answer to this question is: “As a useless artifact fit for a museum”.  Probably the most common perspective among JavaEE developers is: “As a place to store persistent copies of our classes”.  Organizations having a

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Business Rules Explained to a Seven Year Old Kid

My son Robert is seven years old.  My wife Ileana (one of the smart persons in my company – her lapse in judgment in marrying me notwithstanding) and I were discussing business rules in the car and Robert asked what

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Business Rules – Object Rules

Object rules are the primary type of rule with which we have to concern ourselves. They include everything we can say about the “stuff” in our system.  Database people would call these entities; OO people would call them classes.  “Stuff” is the

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