LBMC invests in ERP

Local accounting and professional services holding company Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain is overhauling its back-office operations with the help of enterprise resource planning software from Virginia-based Deltek. One of the selling points of the project is to more tightly integrate the LBMC family of companies' business intelligence.
Jan 4, 2011 7:11 AM

HCA tech group files suit against software vendor

$6.3M in software fees disputed
Dec 16, 2010 2:57 PM

Reaching beyond the government

Franklin-based data analytics firm Digital Reasoning is reaching out to new markets with the release of version 3.0 of its flagship software system, Synthesys. The tool allows users to cull useful information from large amounts of unstructured data. So instead of using manpower to read mountains of documents, Synthesys does the “reading” and finds the connections between people, places and things and automatically reports them, estimating the strength between those connections. The government is the 10-year-old company’s top client, with various agencies Digital Reasoning’s tools for security intelligence and other purposes. But the 25-employee company wants to reach into additional vertical markets that deal with lots of unstructured data, and the capabilities and new scalability of the system may help it attract customers the legal, financial and other fields. Company CEO and Founder Tim Estes said the new system version is “the culmination of a decade of solving large scale data analytics problems for the intelligence community. With this release, we are bringing to market the unprecedented understanding of unstructured data in cloud-scale architectures with our integration of Hadoop and Cassandra.” Synthesys v3.0 officially launches today.
Dec 6, 2010 7:04 AM

Maury Regional gets pharmacy technology

Maury Regional Medical Center has implemented an automated inventory management system in its pharmacy, the Columbia hospital said today. The Swisslog system uses medication container barcodes and scanners with an accompanying software system to track drug utilization and inventory in real time and prevents individuals from selecting the wrong medication. “Maury Regional is dedicated to patient safety at every level of operation, and this latest advancement helps to ensure accuracy in medication dispensing and administration,” said Pharmacy Director Jeff Binkley.
Nov 29, 2010 1:18 PM

Step away from the smart phone

At some point during all the overeating, football-watching family time of the holidays, most working Americans will log in to their work email accounts. A study by email software company Xobi and covered by TechCrunch at this link, shows 59 percent of us will check our work email accounts over the holidays. Fifty-five percent of respondents said they'll check work email at least once a day, and 28 percent will check it multiple times per day.
So are U.S. worker happy about the onslaught of email over the holidays? According to the survey, 15 percent are “thankful” or “relieved” to have the distraction of work email over the holidays. On the other hand, 41 percent of those that receive an email from a co-worker/client while they had time off for the holidays saying they are either annoyed, frustrated or resentful after receiving these emails. The survey also found that 12 percent of respondents actually “dread” seeing work emails populate their inbox and 10 percent even feel pity for those who do send work-related emails on holidays.
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Nov 24, 2010 12:03 PM

PureSafety expands leadership team

Promotions, hires announced at Franklin software firm
Nov 11, 2010 11:18 AM

Of course they did

Vanguard Health Systems signed a deal with Care Team Connect to use the Illinois company's care coordination technology platform. No real surprise here, given that the investment firm run by Vanguard Chairman and CEO Charlie Martin co-led a $2.7 million investment in Care Team Connect last month. To start, Care Team Connect will interface with Vanguard's Meditech information system at one of its hospitals in Massachusetts.
Nov 10, 2010 1:44 PM

onFocus Healthcare signs Iasis

Brentwood-based onFocus Healthcare has a deal to provide its enterprise performance management software to Iasis Healthcare and its 18 hospitals. onFocus — which was launched in 2008 and received a $3 million Series B funding round in April — offers a web-based software solution that lets hospital leaders track performance against organizational goals and objectives. With the addition of Iasis, onFocus now counts more than 100 hospitals and health systems as clients.

Nov 9, 2010 1:05 PM

Atiba adds Microsoft veteran

Local technology firm Atiba has acquired the North Carolina consultancy of Microsoft veteran Joe Baltimore, bringing on Baltimore and his North Carolina Research Triangle clients. Baltimore spent 12 years working with Microsoft, helping some of the company's largest enterprise customers — like HCA and Cracker Barrel — with SharePoint, Exchange, .Net and Team Foundation Server implementations. In total, Baltimore has spent 21 years working in systems development, most recently running his own firm, SkyPeak.
Nov 5, 2010 11:04 AM

WSJ shout out

The Wall Street Journal's venture capital blog yesterday featured Texas-based startup Riptano, which received a $2.7 million capital infusion for its work in developing Apache Cassandra software. Earlier this month Riptano announced a partnership with local firm Digital Reasoning on Cassandra solutions for government and commercial markets. Accordingly, the Franklin firm gets this shout out in the WSJ piece:
Digital Reasoning Systems, a software company in Franklin, Tenn., is working with undisclosed U.S. government agencies to deliver a Cassandra-based system for intelligence-related applications–such as looking for suspicious terms and connections between people in huge quantities of documents in a variety of formats, including Word documents and transcripts of recordings of phone calls, says Dave Danielson, its vice president of marketing. “They have some problems in finding bad guys in hundreds of millions of documents,” he says. Digital Reasoning’s own software helps store and categorize such unstructured information in Cassandra, using the technology to help narrow down searches that might pull up millions of documents into the ten to thirty or so that human analyst need to look at, Danielson says.
Oct 27, 2010 12:26 PM