- August Business Excellence Meetup
August meetup will be exciting. Tampa General Hospital's Richard Rainey will be our speaker. Drug Diversion Analytics: From Reactive to Proactive Approach Prescription drug diversion is defined as the unlawful channeling of regulated pharmaceuticals from legal sources to the illicit marketplace. This includes transferring drugs to people they were not prescribed for. Prescription drug diversion has significant health, legal and social implications. Deaths from misuse of prescription drugs account for a significant proportion of overdose deaths. The drugs most commonly involved are analgesics, particularly opioids, and psychoactive drugs, particularly benzodiazepines. Prescription drug diversion can also occur in a hospital setting by healthcare providers like nurses, advanced practice providers, and physicians. Drug losses and theft from the healthcare system are accelerating; hospitals are pressured to implement safeguards to prevent drug diversion. Thus far, no reviews summarize all known risks and potential safeguards for hospital diversion. Past incidents of hospital drug diversion have impacted patient and staff safety, increased hospital costs, and resulted in infectious disease outbreaks. At Tampa General Hospital, the typical amount of time to identify an individual who could potentially be diverting could take up to three months. That process was completely manual pulling multiple reports one system, then comparing it with data in multiple patient medical records. TGH built their own auditing reports to help identify potential signs of diversion which has cut down the research time in half to about six weeks. By combining multiple data sets into one central repository, comparing data became less labor intensive and is able to highlight records/practices susceptible to diversion. With the increased surveillance, TGH is able to save thousands of dollars by ensuring controlled substances are accurately documented and accounted for.
- July - Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation and Online Marketplaces with Melissa Sullivan, Executive Consultant | Former executive @ T Rowe Price and Hewlett Packard. We will hear about the evolution and ever-increasing relevance of online marketplaces. How this digital strategy is a profitability game changer in B2B and B2C, creating an opportunity to gain competitive edge. Feel free to connect and ask questions via LinkedIn prior to the meetup: https://www.linkedin.com/in/msullivan10/
- June - Business Intelligence Transformation
BI Transformation with Brian Malek From backwards-looking operational reports to advanced analytics, Business Intelligence Roadmaps are becoming commonplace in many organizations. Putting data in the wrong hands can be dangerous when process is not understood. Join us as we dig into some examples of how machine learning is biased and can go awry when the learning process is ill-defined.
- April - User Experience Transformation
User Experience Transformation with Nichelle Jerido. You may have heard terms such as usability, personas or design thinking, but don’t really know what they are or how they are applied. Join us to learn more about the User eXperience (UX) framework, the Design Thinking process, and how they can work within an Agile environment.
- March Business Process Meetup - Save the Date!
Process Modeling Workshop with Mike Dove, LSBB, CMP, CUDE & VP, Process Excellence Center @PSCU (Driving change with various methodologies and disciplines of Project Management, Process Mapping, Change Management, Data Analytics & LEAN techniques to achieve results & outcomes in a transformative way.)
- Robotic Automation
**RSVP by texting “robot” to[masked] and follow the prompts.** Desktop Robotics Automation – Synergy between Human and Robot Delivering on the promise of digital transformation requires more than a few bots and an energetic team. Learn about the role of robotics, the use of Workforce Intelligence in understanding capacity and opportunities, and how they serve as key components of real digital process automation. with Michael Carothers, Sr. Solution Architect, Robotics and Workforce Intelligence, Pegasystems
- Business Process 2019 Kick off
Scrum 101 with Karen Scangarello, Continuous Improvement Manager, ConnectWise. Whether you’re new to Scrum or experienced, this session provides an introduction to the world of Scrum; its foundations, principles, and practical advice for real application with Scrum 101. Logistics: Please text “bpip” to[masked] for an RSVP and follow the prompts. This is for your security badge. Look forward to seeing you on January 29th.
- Security Summit
REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sofwerx-security-summit-tickets-49651723642 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS GOOD THROUGH SEPTEMBER, message organizer for promo code. This event will be partially networking and educational. We will be learning about automating tasks to mimic human thinking to help augment a business make faster and smarter decisions. Pete Slade (CTO & Founder) Nitro Solutions is the Keynote. The 2nd topic will be the security use cases for blockchain and how to allow only authorized transactions and to avoid the double spend problem. This technology allows for secure, authorized transactions to occur, enabling many financial and non-financial use cases by business around the world. 1 sponsorship slot is available.
- Defining your Digital Business Model
As the digital economy becomes reality, managers will be forced to do more than ever to lead major business transformations. In a MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) survey, senior executives estimated that 32% of their company’s revenue will be threatened by digital disruption in the next five years. With this wake-up call, managers need a new playbook for doing business and engaging customers to succeed in the digital world. We will explore the current business landscape, how to understand your organization's readiness to compete in digital, and where to begin or advance your digital journey. Gerry McCool Industry Principal from Pegasystems, Inc.
- Crack Up Cancer Comedy Benefit
Join us September 15th at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts for a Comedy Benefit you won’t forget. All proceeds are given to family & friends in the Tampa Bay community fighting cancer. Promo ends tonight at 8pm! Code: CUC12 Get your tickets now! https://shop.strazcenter.org/SYOS/SYOSLandingPage.aspx?perfID=24173