Monthly Archives: October 2013

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

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 not be a lesson learnt by […]

Oroville Hospital’s Scheduler: the winning technology

On the 3rd October, the winners of the US Dept of Veteran’s Affairs’ (VA) Medical Appointment Scheduling Contest were announced.  In second place was the OH Scheduler, which was, in fact, the submission from Oroville Hospital in California.  I’d like to expand on their press release and provide some background to the technology that was […]