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Ellumen Inc. Brings Silicon Valley Innovation to Federal Health IT Customers

Posted by Mary Carroll on Oct 4, 2016 12:15:13 PM

Ellumen Successfully Employs Dark Launch on VA/DoD Record Sharing Initiative

Ellumen Inc., a trusted provider of healthcare IT services and solutions, has brought innovation to the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan by executing a successful dark launch—a Silicon Valley best practice for testing and deploying large web applications—on joint agency clinical systems. Dark launching deploys updates for complex, heavily subscribed web applications such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Ebay, and other tech industry leaders, but has not been used in the Federal realm until now. Ellumen’s first push to adopt dark launch is in line with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s goal to promote the benefits of Silicon Valley’s advancements within Federal agencies. During a press tour of Silicon Valley earlier this year, Secretary Carter announced his force of the future initiative that promotes two-way exchanges within the tech sector.

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Topics: Government Health IT, EHR, Dark Launch, Quality Assurance, Data Sharing, Silicon Valley Innovation

Dark Launch is The Superhero of VA/DoD Data Sharing

Posted by Dan Wayland on Sep 19, 2016 1:05:03 PM

 

Beyond Agile: Ellumen Inc. Brings Silicon Valley Testing Practices to VA/DoD Data Sharing Initiative

The Agile movement hasn’t just changed Federal government software procurement and development – it has undoubtedly whet the most influential Federal Government DoD and VA leaders’ appetites for more Silicon Valley innovation. But what else is out there – what is the next big thing to emerge? Beyond Agile, another technique called dark launch has been used in the VA’s DoD FHIR service for sharing healthcare information between the agencies’ enormous healthcare systems.  It is just one of the ways that Ellumen is bringing Silicon Valley’s proven and successful testing methods to Federal Health IT customers.

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Topics: Innovation, Testing, Data Sharing, Dark Launch, FHIR