InterSystems Global Summit 2017

A Look at the Sessions

Sessions are subject to change.

Accelerating Time-to-Productivity

Day & Time: Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM, Grand Oaks A&B
Presenter: Jim Breen, Doug Foster
Need to get your team trained on InterSystems products quickly? Attend this session to learn how you can get your employees up to speed and add value to your company – fast! Hear how other InterSystems clients have created successful teams using Learning Services content as one piece of the puzzle, and how you can too!
Takeaway: InterSystems Learning Services can help me quickly onboard new employees and grow the skill sets of existing employees.
Keywords: InterSystems Learning Services, onboarding

Adopting InterSystems IRIS Data Platform

Day & Time: Monday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks E&F
Tuesday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks C&D
Presenter: Andreas Dieckow
This session provides an overview of what it takes to move an existing Caché or Ensemble application to InterSystems IRIS Data Platform. You will learn that migration is not urgent (unless you want to take advantage of new features in InterSystems IRIS) but that it is often less complex than you might expect. We will also discuss configurations in which InterSystems IRIS, Caché, and/or Ensemble can coexist.
Takeaway: Migrating my existing applications to InterSystems IRIS doesn’t have to be a huge headache.
Keywords: InterSystems IRIS, Caché, Ensemble

Advanced Cloud Provisioning & Deployment

Day & Time: Monday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks R&S
Presenters: Murray Oldfield, Luca Ravazzolo
This session provides a more detailed look at InterSystems Cloud Manager (ICM), focusing on deploying applications in a production environment. We will consider management and ICM configuration, and issues of latency, data security, data locality, service discovery usage, LDAP integration, VPN connectivity from your infrastructure, and more. To get the most from this session, attendees should be familiar with the basics of ICM and containers.
Takeaway: I understand how to use ICM to deploy my applications in a production environment.
Keywords: cloud, provisioning, automation, infrastructure-as-code, immutable infrastructure, DevOps

Alexa: Connect Me with the World of IoT

Day & Time: Tuesday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks E&F
Presenter: Stefan Wittmann
Guest Speaker: Marco den Hartog from ITvisors
This session explores how commodity Internet of Things (IoT) devices can be leveraged to increase business value, how you can interact with them on a technical level, and what you should think about when you design your architecture. Come see a demonstration showcasing how you can make Alexa more intelligent with the help of InterSystems IRIS.
Takeaway: Using InterSystems IRIS, it is easy to interact with commodity IoT devices.
Keywords: IoT, interoperability

An Outlook on Scaling Out

Day & Time: Monday, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM, Grand Oaks E&F
Presenter: Benjamin De Boe
This roadmap session covers new and upcoming features that will expand InterSystems IRIS support for horizontally scaling your applications.
Takeaway: Future plans for sharding will make it even more broadly applicable as a way of achieving horizontal scalability.
Keywords: InterSystems IRIS, sharding, SQL

API Design for REST

Day & Time: Monday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks C&D
Tuesday, 2:00- 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks E&F
Presenter: Michael Smart
In this session, we will demonstrate the benefits of an “API-first” approach for REST. Starting with a spec (which can be created using Swagger), our REST tooling can generate all the server-side code for you.
Takeaway: InterSystems REST tooling allows me to design and deploy rest APIs efficiently, making it easy for other developers to consume my server-side business logic.
Keywords: REST, JSON, API management, web development, interoperability

API Management with InterSystems IRIS

Day & Time: Tuesday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks E&F
Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM, Grand Oaks E&F
Presenter: Steve LeBlanc
Introducing full-lifecycle API management!  This session will highlight how to integrate APIs, applications, and web services, locally and across the Internet. We will talk about designing APIs, generating code, and discovering services when working with InterSystems IRIS.
Takeaway: InterSystems has an answer for API management.
Keywords: REST, JSON, API management, web development, client development, interoperability

Automating Enforcement of Code Standards

Day & Time: Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM, Grand Oaks C&D
Presenter: Nathan Keast
This session discusses how you can use source control hooks to standardize capitalization, code completion, stylistic approach of code blocks, etc. Enforcing coding standards results in greater readability and maintainability of new and legacy code bases. We talk about our experiences and share the tools used by our own development teams.
Takeaway: I can make my code better by enforcing coding standards.
Keywords: source control hooks, code standards, development tools

Building Powerful LDAP Configurations

Day & Time: Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks A&B
Presenter: Jon Sue-Ho
There have been a number of recent changes to the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) that allow for more granular LDAP configurations. This session will provide a quick overview of LDAP configurations followed by a solution-based deep dive into new InterSystems LDAP features.
Takeaway: InterSystems continues to improve LDAP support.
Keywords: security, LDAP

Certificate Revocation, OCSP Stapling, and KMIP

Day & Time: Monday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks A&B
Presenter: Jeff Semmens
Security requirements around certificates are getting stricter, and revocation lists are a must-have. In this session, we will outline our support for Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP), discuss why it is important, and demonstrate how to use it. This session will also cover an introduction to the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) and demonstrate how it can be used.
Takeaway: I can use OCSP to mitigate the performance overhead of certificate revocation.
Keywords: security, certificate

Change Control: Value and Best Practices

Day & Time: Monday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks A&B
Presenter: Ben Spead
In this session, we will share our experiences in implementing change control and talk about the tools and processes we use. We will discuss best practices and provide real-world examples of the value of change control.
Takeaway: I understand the best practices for implementing simple change control and the benefits I can expect.
Keywords: change control risk reduction, process improvement

Choosing a Public Cloud

Day & Time: Monday, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM. Grand Oaks R&S
Presenter: Ray Wright
In this session, we will compare and contrast capabilities of three major cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We will also discuss best practices for deploying InterSystems products in each of them.
Takeaway: InterSystems gives me the option of deploying in several different clouds.
Keywords: cloud, infrastructure

Continuous Delivery with Containers

Day & Time: Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks R&S
Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM, Grand Oaks R&S
Presenter: Eduard Lebedyuk
This session will demonstrate the “Build” phase of a DevOps approach with containers. Starting with an existing app, we will check in some new code, rebuild the app using a web-based CI/CD tool to run a Docker build process, reprovision the app, and show the new version. To get the most from this session, attendees should be familiar with Docker containers.
Takeaway: By leveraging containers, I can reap the benefits of a faster and more efficient provisioning pipeline.
Keywords: CI/CD, provisioning process, DevOps, containers, cloud

Creating an Event Management Service Using HL7 FHIR

Day & Time: Tuesday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks P&Q
Presenters: Jon Payne
This session will cover how HealthShare was used to build the Event Management Service (EMS) for the UK National Health Service. We will discuss the overall clinical solution as well as the underlying infrastructure.
Takeaway: The HealthShare-based Event Management System in the UK helps track care plans.
Keywords: healthcare, FHIR, care planning, messaging, NHS, UK

Data Quality Analysis for Patient Index

Day & Time: Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM, Grand Oaks N&O
Presenter: Nickolai Mitchko
This session introduces the new Data Quality analysis tool for HealthShare Patient Index. Come see how to understand the quality of your data, inform and tune the data linkage process, and monitor trend changes in data quality over time.
Takeaway: I know how to analyze the quality of the data in my site’s data.
Keywords: healthcare, data quality, HealthShare, Patient Index

Developing with FHIR – REST APIs

Day & Time: Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM, Grand Oaks N&O
Presenter: Maxim Vershinin
Guest Speaker: Phil Graham from NHS
In this session, we will demonstrate our ability to work with FHIR from various client-side languages.
Takeaway: InterSystems enables me to play with FHIR from my favorite language.
Keywords: healthcare, FHIR, REST

Embedded Analytics in Action

Day & Time: Monday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks P&Q
Presenter: Michael Braam
Guest Speaker: Sven Bertram from awinta GmbH
Come to this session to hear how awinta is embedding analytics in their applications, thereby providing meaningful insight to users.
Takeaway: Data visualization and dashboards can provide real-time insight into my data.
Keywords: analytics, business intelligence, dashboards

Engaging Patients through Communication

Day & Time: Monday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks N&O
Presenter: Deirdre Viau
In this session, we will highlight new APIs within HealthShare Personal Community for notifications and secure messaging. Demonstrations will show how our new APIs can be used from HealthShare Information Exchange and other systems to notify patients and their proxies of medical events.
Takeaway: New messaging and notifications APIs in Personal Community can help me improve patient engagement.
Keywords: healthcare, personal community, patient engagement, secure messaging, notifications

Fast Provisioning in Any Cloud

Day & Time: Monday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks R&S
Wednesday, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, Grand Oaks P&Q
Presenter: Joe Carroll
This session provides an overview and demonstration of InterSystems Cloud Manager (ICM.) We will explore how a “cloud culture” can promote agility, infrastructure-as-code (IoC), and DevOps principles, whether you are deploying on premises or in a public cloud. To get the most from this session, attendees should be familiar with the basics of container technology.
Takeaway: InterSystems Cloud Manager can help as my organization evolves to embrace today’s cloud culture.
Keywords: cloud, provisioning, automation, infrastructure-as-code, immutable infrastructure, DevOps

Getting Sharded with InterSystems IRIS

Day & Time: Monday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks E&F
Wednesday, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, Grand Oaks E&F
Presenter: Iain Bray
You can go from zero to hero as you support growing user and data volumes with InterSystems IRIS. We will give an overview of sharding at system architecture and application levels.
Takeaway: Sharding can enable my applications to scale horizontally and keep up with increasing user and data volumes.
Keywords: InterSystems IRIS, sharding, SQL

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Day & Time: Monday, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM, Grand Oaks C&D
Wednesday, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, Grand Oaks C&D
Presenter: Ray Wright
This session focuses on high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) in the context of InterSystems products. We will discuss why systems need to be resilient and how to make them so. We will also outline failure scenarios and how to mitigate their effects.
Takeaway: I should design HA and DR into my applications.
Keywords: high availability, disaster recovery, operations, sizing

Implementing SSO for UI Integration

Day & Time: Monday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks N&O
Presenter: Francois Le Floch
In this session, we will present how to implement Single-Sign-On (SSO) using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) as the main shared authentication/authorization mechanism. An implementation example using the Clinical Viewer will demonstrate a secure, seamless UI integration between your HealthShare user portal and any third-party web application.
Takeaway: I know how to use SAML to implement SSO in HealthShare.
Keywords: healthcare, SSO, HealthShare, implementation

Implementing vSAN for InterSystems IRIS

Day & Time: Monday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks A&B
Presenter: Murray Oldfield
Specific examples of using VMware and vSAN will illustrate practical advice for deploying InterSystems IRIS, whether on premises or in the cloud.
Takeaway: I know how to deploy InterSystems IRIS using VMware and vSAN.
Keywords: vSAN, VMware, HCI, performance, storage, InterSystems IRIS

Intelligent Interoperability

Day & Time: Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks E&F
Wednesday, 11:00 – 11:45 AM, Grand Oaks E&F
Presenters: Joe Lichtenberg, Amir Samary
Intelligent Interoperability is achieved when business rules that connect disparate applications and data sources are augmented with advanced analytics including machine learning and deep learning algorithms. In this session, we will explore how InterSystems IRIS integrates new and legacy applications, and makes it possible to embed real-time analytics and intelligence into these composite processes. We will finish the session by showing a live demo of Intelligent Interoperability.
Takeaway: By combining integration and embedded analytics, InterSystems IRIS can enhance my applications with “intelligent interoperability.”
Keywords: intelligent interoperability, integration, machine learning, InterSystems IRIS

InterSystems Healthcare Showcase

Day & Time: Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks N&O
Wednesday, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, Grand Oaks N&O
Presenters: Jeff Fried (Tuesday), Todd Winey (Wednesday)
Guest Speakers: Diane Steidler from Partners Healthcare, George Rosello from Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Eric Widen from HBI Solutions
Come hear several of our clients talk about how they are innovating with our healthcare technology.
Takeaway: I can create innovative healthcare solutions with InterSystems software.
Keywords: healthcare

InterSystems IRIS – Power of the Platform

Day & Time: Monday, 1:00 PM – 1:454 PM, Grand Oaks E&F
Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM, Grand Oaks E&F
Presenter: Joe Gallant
Interoperability, a fast database, analytics, and rapid development have always been hallmarks of InterSystems technology, now all brought together in InterSystems IRIS Data Platform. This session highlights the stories of several customers from Russia and Latin America who are building solutions based on a combination of features provided by InterSystems IRIS.
Takeaway: You can reap benefits from using InterSystems IRIS, even if you don’t use its new features.
Keywords: interoperability, analytics, rapid development, InterSystems IRIS

InterSystems IRIS from Spark to Finish

Day & Time: Tuesday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks R&S
Presenter: Amir Samary
This session demonstrates spinning up a cluster that combines InterSystems IRIS powerful data management with Apache Spark’s unique approach to parallelizing complex data engineering and analytics. Together, they let you make the best use of your distributed environment.
Takeaway: The combination of InterSystems IRIS and Apache Spark enables me to build powerful analytical solutions.
Keywords: InterSystems IRIS, Spark, sharding, InterSystems Cloud Manager

InterSystems IRIS in a Container

Day & Time: Tuesday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks R&S
Wednesday, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, Grand Oaks R&S
Presenters: Saurav Gupta, Louise Parberry
This session covers all aspects of deploying InterSystems IRIS in a container. We will discuss capabilities, benefits, best practices, and our support for containers. To get the most from this session, attendees should be familiar with Docker containers.
Takeaway: InterSystems IRIS is a first-class citizen of the container world.
Keywords: InterSystems IRIS, containers, cloud, DevOps

InterSystems IRIS Reference Architectures

Day & Time: Tuesday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks A&B
Presenter: Benjamin De Boe
InterSystems IRIS Data Platform offers great flexibility in building scalable systems that meet your applications requirements in the most efficient fashion. In this session, we’ll outline a few different architectures for various use cases, and you’ll learn that flexibility doesn’t necessarily have to mean complexity.
Takeaway: InterSystems IRIS can help me build a comprehensive, homogeneous solution.
Keywords: InterSystems IRIS, system architecture

InterSystems IRIS Roadmap

Day & Time: Monday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks E&F
Presenter: Jeff Fried
Come to this session to hear where InterSystems IRIS is headed.  We’ll discuss our vision and the key investments we are making for the future.
Takeaway: InterSystems is committed to fueling my innovations by giving me the technology I need.
Keywords: InterSystems IRIS, roadmap

InterSystems Platforms and FHIR STU3

Day & Time: Tuesday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks N&O
Presenters: Craig Lee, Marc Mundt
This session provides an overview of our FHIR STU3 support, with a demonstration to showcase key features, including data transformation APIs.
Takeaway: InterSystems enables me to use the FHIR STU3 standard.
Keywords: healthcare, FHIR, interoperability

Leverage Your Users for UI Design

Day & Time: Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks C&D
Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM, Grand Oaks C&D
Presenter: Paul Kouyoumjian
Too often, software providers build tools and products with an imperfect understanding of the underlying problem. Users may not like the result, even if it’s what they asked for. In this non-technical session, we will talk about some easy ways to work with users to be sure that we get to the right problem – so we can solve the problem right.
Takeaway: InterSystems has a UX group, who can help me design better user interfaces.
Keywords: user experience, design

Leveraging an Open Analytics Platform

Day & Time: Monday, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM, Grand Oaks P&Q
Presenter: Benjamin De Boe
InterSystems IRIS combines embedded analytics technologies with open, standards-based connectivity (for Spark, PMML, UIMA, and third party tools) in order to provide users with an open analytics platform. This session provides examples of how our customers are meeting a wide range of analytics needs.
Takeaway: InterSystems IRIS is a complete platform for analytics with both built-in capabilities and support for third-party tools and technologies.
Keywords: analytics, machine learning, InterSystems IRIS

Machine Learning – How it Works (Parts 1 & 2)

Day & Time: Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM, Grand Oaks P&Q
Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM, Grand Oaks P&Q
Presenters: Don Woodlock, Aliaa Atwi
This session will cover the basic concepts of machine learning and demonstrate them in action. If machine learning seems like mysterious hype to you, come learn how it actually works under the covers.
Takeaway: I understand the basics of machine learning technology.
Keywords: machine learning

Making Cloud Deployments Cost Effective

Day & Time: Tuesday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks P&Q
Presenter: Mark Bolinsky
One of the promises of cloud technology is cost-effectiveness. We will show you how to cash in on that promise, using ephemeral storage (local instance storage), mirroring, and ECP to provide a low cost cloud deployment without sacrificing performance or availability.
Takeaway: InterSystems provides technology that enables me to deploy cost-effectively in the cloud.
Keywords: cloud, infrastructure, provisioning, deployment

Meet Concurrent Need for Clinical Viewer

Day & Time: Monday, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM, Grand Oaks N&O
Presenters: Mike Babcock
Guest Speaker: Frank Paone from Northwell Health
Large healthcare providers may find there is a need for large numbers of users to access Clinical Viewer at the same time. In this session, we will discuss how you can scale Clinical Viewer to simultaneously serve many healthcare professionals.
Takeaway: I can enable many healthcare professionals to use Clinical Viewer concurrently.
Keywords: Healthcare, scalability, Clinical Viewer

Modernize Traditional Applications

Day & Time: Monday, 5:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks, C&D
Tuesday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks C&D
Presenter: Sergei Shutov
In this session, we will demonstrate how you can easily containerize your monolithic applications and move to a modern, agile, and more efficient DevOps-like working environment. To get the most from this session, attendees should be familiar with Docker containers.
Takeaway: By containerizing my traditional monolithic application, I can make improvements. piecemeal, and transition to a modern approach for development and deployment.
Keywords: containers, cloud, DevOps, provisioning process

Multi-Model Development

Day & Time: Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM, Grand Oaks A&B
Presenter: Jeff Fried, Alain Houf
This session highlights various data models you can use within in InterSystems IRIS and how they help you create great applications. We will also look at trends in the industry overall, where the multi-model approach is winning out over polyglot persistence.
Takeaway: InterSystems IRIS supports multiple data models and simplifies the development process.
Keywords: InterSystems IRIS, roadmap, rapid development

Optimizing Your SQL Queries

Day & Time: Monday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks P&Q
Wednesday, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, Grand Oaks A&B
Presenter: Steve Mallam
In this session, we will show how to identify poorly performing SQL queries and make them run faster. Examples will highlight pre-existing features and techniques, as well as new capabilities.
Takeaway: I know various tricks and tips to improve the performance of SQL queries.
Keywords: analytics, SQL, performance

Photon and Other Atelier Enhancements

Day & Time: Monday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks C&D
Presenter: Michelle Stolwyk
This session presents the roadmap for Atelier. We will discuss changes to the Atelier release cycle and development focus in addition to enhancements from Atelier 1.2 and 1.3 and Eclipse Photon.
Takeaway: I understand what’s new and next for Atelier.
Keywords: rapid development, Atelier, server-side languages, InterSystems ObjectScript, roadmap

Productivity for Interface Engineers

Day & Time: Tuesday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks N&O
Presenters: Stefan Wittmann, Randy Pallotta
In this session, we will show how an interface engineer can rapidly and safely move from a legacy system to HealthShare Health Connect. Demonstrations will highlight some of Health Connect’s new features such as the schema editor, debugger, and schema generator.
Takeaway: It is easy to migrate healthcare applications to HealthShare Health Connect.
Keywords: healthcare, HealthShare Health Connect

Storage Performance in the Cloud

Day & Time: Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks P&Q
Presenter: Mark Bolinsky
Cloud storage has some hidden limitations that can affect the input/output per second (IOPS) of your applications in the cloud. In this session, we will discuss both local instance storage and persistent storage. We will give examples of various approaches to cloud storage, showing their IOPS and latency differences and the impact to InterSystems IRIS database performance.
Takeaway: I know how to maximize cloud storage performance.
Keywords: cloud, infrastructure, provisioning, deployment

Taking Applications to the Cloud

Day & Time: Monday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks R&S
Presenter: Ray Wright
This session provides an overview of cloud technology – what it is, the different cloud models, and what it takes to migrate an existing on-premises application to the cloud.
Takeaway: InterSystems can help me move my existing applications to the cloud.
Keywords: cloud, infrastructure

The Basics and Benefits of Containers

Day & Time: Monday, 1:00 PM –1:45 PM, Grand Oaks R&S
Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM, Grand Oaks R&S
Presenter: Emily Haggstrom
This session provides an overview of container technology – what it is, what benefits it provides, how fast and easy it is to use.
Takeaway: Using containers can streamline my development and deployment cycles.
Keywords: containers, cloud, DevOps

Tips for Hyper-Converged Infrastructures

Day & Time: Monday, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM, Grand Oaks A&B
Presenter: Murray Oldfield
What is a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and should I use one for my high-transaction applications? What are best practices for virtualized and HCI solutions to ensure the highest database performance? What design and configuration landmines should I avoid? Attend this session for practical advice about hyper-converged infrastructures.
Takeaway: I understand the benefits and potential pitfalls of using a hyper-converged infrastructure.
Keywords: HCI, performance, system tuning, infrastructure

Turbocharge Your Information Exchange

Day & Time: Monday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks N&O
Presenter: Matt Spielman
HealthShare 2018.1 adds two new, powerful features to Information Exchange: the Operational Data Store and FHIR Gateway Version 2. Attend this session to learn how these features help turbocharge your Information Exchange.
Takeaway: In the most recent release of HealthShare, there are significant improvements to Information Exchange.
Keywords: healthcare, FHIR, HealthShare Information Exchange

Unit Test Coverage

Day & Time: Tuesday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM, Grand Oaks A&B
Presenter: Tim Leavitt
InterSystems is sharing a tool used for measuring test coverage. Come see a demonstration and learn how you can measure the effectiveness of your existing unit tests, identify weak areas, enable improvement, and track results over time.
Takeaway: I know how to use the tool InterSystems provides to improve my unit tests.
Keywords: unit testing, continuous integration

Use NLP for Clinical Research

Day & Time: Monday, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM, Grand Oaks N&O
Presenter: Marc Mundt
Guest Speaker: Kedar Radhakrishna, MD, from Northwell Health
In this session, we will showcase how Northwell Health leverages InterSystems Natural Language Processing technology and machine learning to accelerate patient recruitment for clinical research by mining unstructured text.
Takeaway: I understand the capabilities of InterSystems NLP technology.
Keywords: healthcare, natural language processing, unstructured text, machine learning

Using Blockchain with InterSystems IRIS

Day & Time: Monday, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM, Grand Oaks A&B
Presenters: Joe Lichtenberg, Evgeny Shvarov
This session will cover the applicability of blockchain technology to address current business challenges and will include a live application using InterSystems IRIS with blockchain integration.
Takeaway: I can integrate blockchain technology with InterSystems IRIS.
Keywords: blockchain, InterSystems IRIS, Ethereum

Using NLP to Improve Clinical Decision Making

Day & Time: Monday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Grand Oaks P&Q
Presenter: Mohamed Oukani
Guest Speaker: Alex Tsatsulin from Aluna Group
Bill Myers from Vibra Healthcare
A wealth of structured and unstructured patient data is available to clinicians, but siloed across various systems and often in formats that are difficult to consume. Come hear how Aluna Health leverages HealthShare to integrate disparate systems and then applies a range of analysis techniques to offer quick and reliable insights into the most important facts about a patient to make informed decisions. See a demonstration of their solution, which includes InterSystems NLP and UIMA, helping customers like Vibra Healthcare in decision support for long-term acute admission and care coordination.
Takeaway: InterSystems NLP is a powerful technology for analyzing natural language text.
Keywords: NLP, HealthShare, UIMA

Visualization for Insight

Day & Time: Monday, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM, Grand Oaks P&Q
Presenter: Joe Gallant
This session will focus on different ways to visualize data. Using examples of our dashboard capabilities, as well as third-party charting libraries, we will discuss how different data visualizations can provide insight.
Takeaway: Data visualization and dashboards can provide real-time insight into my data.
Keywords: analytics, business intelligence, dashboards

WRC Insights: Mirroring

Day & Time: Monday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Oaks C&D
Presenters: Pete Greskoff, Aaron Wassall
In this session, we will discuss how to avoid common problems with mirroring. We will use examples (without identifiers) drawn from reports made to our Worldwide Response Center that illustrate mirroring pitfalls to avoid.
Takeaway: I understand the common pitfalls of implementing mirroring.
Keywords: mirroring