Monthly Archives: October 2013

A 21st Century Architecture for the VA: Just Do It!

Originally posted on The EWD Files:
I’ve been helping customers implement high-end, highly-scalable web application architectures since the mid-1990s.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that the key to a successful, cost-effective and maintainable architecture is to keep it simple and keep the number of moving parts to a minimum.  Oddly, that seems to…

Hospital systems are overcomplicated

That’s quite a bold statement. It is designed to make people think. Is it one that I agree with? Unfortunately the answer is yes and no. They are complicated, the question really is do they need to be so? One thing that is pretty clear is that the information in a hospital system can be […]

Distance no object

The way people work has changed a lot in the past few years but none more so than in the IT industry. As an independent consultant I am able to do much of my work from the comfort of my home office even though many of my projects are now based in the USA. Like […]