The University of Ottawa Chooses Decision Academic’s Curriculum Manager

Decision Academic, the industry’s leading curriculum management and academic advising company, today announced that the University of Ottawa, an elite Canadian university, has selected Decision Academic’s Curriculum Manager product to manage their curriculum change and approval requirements. The University of Ottawa marks the first customer to be supported by Decision Academic’s Navigator Suite, which integrates their Degree Navigator, Transfer Navigator, Catalog Manager, Registration and Curriculum Manager products.

With over 36,000 full and part-time students, a staff of 3,000 and a strong focus on the graduation success of its students, the University of Ottawa’s mission is to provide students with the opportunity to study, live and play in a bilingual (English and French) environment.

“Decision Academic was able to offer not only powerful stand-alone products that achieved our objectives, they are also able to provide integration across their entire suite of products and our student information system.” said Michel Biagé, Assistant Director – Student IT Services, University of Ottawa. “Curriculum Manager will increase efficiency by automating a very manual and labour intensive process that is prone to human error, providing a simple single interface that will increase consistency in the information required to submit a request. It will allow us to quickly

adapt our curriculum to student and market demand and dramatically increase the efficiency and visibility of the curriculum creation, change and approval process across the university. It will also provide smooth integration between our curriculum management system and the SIS and online registration tool, Rabaska. These capabilities will enable us to deliver student value and give us a competitive edge.”

“This is a strategic step forward in our business development plan. The University of Ottawa has been a loyal customer since the inception of our company and we are thrilled with this continued opportunity to work with them.” said Barry Sexton, President and CEO, Decision Academic. “Through this innovative joint development agreement, with the University, we have crafted an industry leading solution for a latent weakness in a core Higher Education business process. By managing and capturing curriculum content at its inception, we are optimally

positioned to deliver this critical data to both our integrated product set and other third party products that rely on accurate, consistent course and program information.”

About Decision Academic

Decision Academic’s Navigator Suite of curriculum management and academic advising applications helps leading higher education institutions and state systems attract more students and streamline their paths to graduation. The modular Navigator Suite improves curriculum management and equips users with self-service decision-making tools to easily explore the most complex transfer and degree options. More information about Decision Academic is available at

About The University of Ottawa

Established in 1848, uOttawa (the University of Ottawa) is North America’s premier bilingual university with over 36,000 full and part-time students. Students are provided with the flexibility to study in their choice of English or French, with the option of pursuing French immersion undergraduate programs. Ranking 5th in research intensity among Canada’s top 50 research universities and with more than 360 undergraduate programs and over 110 graduate programs in 10 faculties, uOttawa is truly Canada’s University. For more information about uOttawa, please visit:

UCLA Health Sciences, Denver Health, Lancet, Sago Networks, & More to Discuss Business Intelligence and Decision Support Today in Denver

UCLA Health Sciences, Denver Health, Lancet, Sago Networks, & More to Discuss Business Intelligence and Decision Support Today in Denver

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2011

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced the speakers for their panel session entitled, “Analytics in Health Care: Business Intelligence & Decision Support” at the Institute’s Health IT Summit in Denver taking place July 26-27, 2011 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.

The panel, which will be taking place today from 1:30pm – 2:00pm will be moderated by Richard Pizzi, Editorial Director, Healthcare IT News, and speaking will be Shadaab Kanwal, Director, Enterprise Clinical Informatics, UCLA Health Sciences; Darren Taylor, VP, Enterprise Analytics and Data Management, BCBS of Kansas City; Evon Holladay, VP Business Intelligence, Catholic Health Intiatives; Laura Madsen, Practice Leader, Lancet; and John Cox, Chief Information Officer, Sago Managed Service.

The panelists will identify best practices for relaying methodology, metrics and analysis, and knowledge transfer to appropriate clinical and end-users, as well as discuss similar analytics models and designs in their individual healthcare environments to aid in quality and safety improvements.

“Business Intelligence will be the glue that binds HIT and Meaningful Use allowing healthcare organizations to use their data in ways they never thought possible,” said Laura Madsen.

The iHT2 Health IT Summit in Denver is the premier executive summit focused on the strategies and tools that are re-defining customer care, collaboration and efficiency in the health care provider markets.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2011 iHT2 Health IT Summit in Denver include: RelayHealth, Lancet Software, Intel, VitalHealth Software, Catalyst Solutions, Software Testing Solutions, SLI Global, Sago Networks, Standard Register, Apixio, Modis, Accuvant/McAfee, ACT Conferencing, Quantix, Comcast, MMR Global, Zynx Health, AMDIS, Colorado Healthcare Strategy & Management, CMIO, Continua Health Alliance, eHealth SmartBrief, Executive Insight, Frost & Sullivan, HIMSS Colorado Chapter, IDC Health Insights, ISSA Denver Chapter, Colorado MGMA, MarketsandMarkets, Mobile Healthcare Today, ReportsandReports, and

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation:

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.


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