2017 News

Business Development Wisdom That We Can Learn from the “Telephone Game”

Posted by Hannah Pecoraro on Nov 21, 2017 10:53:55 AM

As a child, playing “telephone” could lead to hilarious misunderstandings. There were some positive lessons to be learned from playing this childhood game such as crafting a strong message, relaying your message to a group, using your voice to speak clearly, being a good listener and working as a team. Yet, these subconscious learning outcomes were not the reason most would play the game and in fact, it was rather disappointing when the message remained unaltered by the time it got to the last person in the chain.  It was much more entertaining when the message mutated into some distorted version of the original phrase. However, the same enjoyment cannot be found in the workplace. Clear and continuous communication is often a business pain point for Government and contractors alike. Distorted messages and misunderstandings can cost time, energy, money and, on the odd occasion, hurt feelings.

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Topics: Agile, Small Business, Business Development & Capture (BD&C), Best Practices

Ellumen Team to Participate in 6th International Workshop on Computational Human Phantoms (CP-2017)

Posted by Gardner Allen on Aug 25, 2017 12:29:36 PM

Ellumen’s science team is excited to announce that the team had a paper for poster presentation accepted for the 6th International Workshop on Computational Human Phantoms (CP-2017), which will be held August 28-30, 2017, in Annapolis, MD, USA, at the Loews Hotel. The main sponsor of the event is The Consortium of Computational Human Phantoms (CCHP). Updates on developments for computational human phantoms are expected along with discussion of applications in computational modeling and simulations for biomedical imaging, radiation dosimetry, treatment planning, and regulatory submissions.

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Topics: Medical Imaging, STEM, Innovation, Healthcare, Microwave Imaging, IR&D, Research

Big Business vs. Small Business: 5 Ways Small Businesses Get Results

Posted by Mary Vogel on Aug 15, 2017 1:57:29 PM

One of the questions I often see directed towards small businesses on new solicitations is: “How do you intend to staff for this project?”

 Answer: We staff exactly the same way that the big guys do it.

I find it odd that small businesses must answer this type of inquiry because nothing separates many of us from big businesses other than perception. We are capable of the same innovation, and use the same processes and industry standards that make some big businesses effective. I say "some" big businesses as all of us have seen the seed sown on shallow ground kind of large business, whose processes and leadership did not grow as fast as the business did.

However, here at Ellumen, we ARE more flexible and in some ways, we offer advantages that some bigger entities cannot. 

We frown on the practice of preassigning characteristics to people without full understanding of the complete picture. It’s equally as harmful to stereotype companies. 

Assuming all small businesses can't achieve the same results as some big businesses hurts the consumer just as much as it hurts small businesses because it leaves them blind to the benefits that mature small companies can offer.

The infographic below represents a few examples of how Ellumen, as a small business, gets results.

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Topics: Government Health IT, Telehealth, telecommunication, CMMI, high-speed internet, rural, EHR, Interoperability, telemedicine, Innovation, Healthcare, Agile, Rural Health, Small Business

Ellumen Wins VA Contract for Rural Veteran Health and Advances Mission to “Bridge the Digital Divide”

Posted by Mary Carroll on Jul 19, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Ellumen Inc. is Awarded a Subcontract for Rural Veteran Health Information Exchange (VHIE) and Direct Messaging Community Coordinators

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Topics: Veterans Affairs, Veteran Health, Contract Award, Rural Health

The Latest from Ellumen’s IR&D Division – Top 3 Things Happening at Celadon, our IR&D

Posted by Mary Carroll on Jun 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM
  1. New Patent Enhances Medical Diagnosis

In August 2015, Ellumen Inc. received a patent entitled “Dielectric Encoding of Medical Images” (Patent No. 9,111,334 B2) awarded to inventors Todd R. McCollough and William J. McCollough. The issued patent was for an innovative method which allowed physicians to easily interpret medical images created using microwave data. The science team is continuing to improve its technology and will be awarded an additional, divisional patent for the enhancement of that same technology which provides a cost-effective technique for encoding dielectric images into familiar forms. The patent involves the conversion of microwave signals to MRI or CT-type medical images familiar to medical professionals and will be awarded on July 11th, 2017 (Patent No. 9,704,275).

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Topics: Government Health IT, STEM, Innovation, Healthcare, Antenna