Finally: Some help on "meaningful use"As 2009 ended, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finally released guidelines (556 pages worth) on what constitutes "meaningful use" of electronic health records
Smaller integrators gaining ground in SAP workIBM and Accenture remain the top dogs in SAP implementation, but smaller SAP systems integrators (SIs) are making a race of it, according Forrester Research Inc. Many companies now turn to smaller service providers because they are often less expensive and more flexible than the integration giants. And SAP shops want better working relationships and deeper industry, process or product expertise than the big firms offer, said Liz Herbert, senior analyst with Forrester told SearchSAP.com. Smaller firms such as Clarkston Consulting offer not only deep expertise in the consumer packaged goods market but can also give customers a deep understanding of what their counterparts in their industry are doing, she said. Check out last week's IT channel news in brief.