2018 News

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

Technology Has Exceeded 1974 Science Fiction in Every Way but One...Why?

Posted by William McCollough on Apr 7, 2016 2:05:25 PM

As I was watching the Steve Jobs movie the other night—the one with Michael Fassbender and my dream girlfriend, Kate Winslet—I was struck by the brief 90 second interview from 1974 with the great science fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke, shown at the beginning of the film. In this interview, Clarke gives a hauntingly accurate prediction of how computers in modern day would impact our ordinary lives. 

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Topics: Telehealth, telecommunication, broadband, high-speed internet

Ellumen Inc. to Participate in the 2016 MATRC Telehealth Summit

Posted by Mary Carroll on Apr 4, 2016 12:44:40 PM

Ellumen Inc. is proud to be participating in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) Telehealth Summit on April 10th – 12th! Stop by our booth to hear from our telehealth experts and checkout our video entry for the MATRC Rural Telehealth Engagement Video Contest about our partnership with Dr. Kerry Palankis of the Crisfield Clinic and our journey to telehealth success.

 

Ellumen Telehealth Success from Ellumen Inc on Vimeo.

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Topics: Telehealth, telecommunication, broadband, high-speed internet