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ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company!
September 05, 2017

Ascellon Corporation is proud to announce that we are now an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company! After months of preparation, continuous improvement of our Quality Management System (QMS), and work between various functional groups within the organization, we passed our Upgrade Audit with flying colors!

Ascellon Corporation is proud to announce our Master Contract Award, for the Consulting and Technical Services+ (CATS+) contract vehicle.
March 13, 2017

Ascellon Corporation is proud to announce our Master Contract Award, for the Consulting and Technical Services+ (CATS+) contract vehicle. This will allow Ascellon to support the State of Maryland in various IT Functional Areas, including Software Engineering, Information System Security and Electronic Document Management.

Ascellon at 2017 HIMMS Conference
March 02, 2017

Ascellon was represented at the 2017 Annual HIMMS Conference in Orlando in February. There were many exciting and cutting edge products and innovations to be seen at the conference. From Ascellon’s perspective, the most exciting things happening at the intersection of information technology (IT) and patient care today are cost reduction, and privacy and security.

Foremost on everyone’s mind is the risk posed to patients by unauthorized access to medical records and identifying data. Beyond the usual identity theft issues, there could be life-threatening consequences if unauthorized or malicious activities are introduced into a medical device that is in active use, or even the interception of an electronic prescription. Several vendors exhibited new and exciting products to counter such threats. Ascellon has developed channel partnerships that will allow us to recommend the best solutions for our customers based on the relationships we have developed with industry leaders in this field.

Ascellon Partners with Junior Achievement to Mentor Youth on Financial Literacy
February 27, 2017

Under the leadership of Ascellon Corporation CEO, Sheila Scott, employees from the company facilitated a workshop with students at the Junior Achievement Finance Park, Prince George’s County, Maryland on February 13, 2017. At the workshop, students from William Wirt Middle School learned about the importance of creating a budget, saving, and investing in a hands-on and fun environment. Junior Achievement Finance Park is part of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, an international non-profit founded in 1919 dedicated to preparing youth to become future leaders in a global economy.

The workshop involved using a software simulation program in which students learned how to navigate real-life financial situations. They were taken through exercises based on a given monthly income, create a budget, pay bills and other expenses, and deal with financial emergencies. Ascellon’s volunteers guided students through the simulations and advised students on how best to budget their monthly incomes, save, and spend.

Ascellon is proud to be of service in our community. Volunteering to support the mission of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is one of the ways we hope to make a difference and prepare our students for a competitive economy. For more information about Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, please visit http://www.myja.org/.

Ascellon 1President Joins Foundation School Board
November 28, 2016

Ascellon Corporation is pleased to announce that Company President, Ade Adebisi has joined the Board of Directors of the Foundation Schools of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.

The Foundation Schools’ mission is to provide a highly-specialized educational and therapeutic program for students with emotional disabilities, as well as those with social, emotional and learning challenges.

Through 40-years of history, thousands of students have benefited from academic and therapeutic services the schools have provided in the Washington Metropolitan area.

“I am proud to join the board of such important institutions,” Adebisi said. “The Foundation Schools’ core values in service to its students mirror our own, both in our corporate personality, and in our commitment to corporate citizenship. I look forward to helping generate support for the schools, the students and the families they serve.”

Beyond the EHR – Big Data Analytics in Healthcare
June 02 28, 2016

As the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) reach critical mass, the healthcare industry is increasingly looking for ways to optimize on this now digital data. As we look beyond the implementation of the EHR, we have to ask ourselves, what’s next? Digital health data, and the ability to mine that data, holds the promise of improved efficiency, lower costs, fewer errors, better health outcomes and greater accessibility. Access to actionable and easy to understand personal health data could also be helpful in creating a more consumer focused health system.

While it is likely that most health entities have begun to collect some form of electronic health data, the challenge now is to figure out how to use big data to achieve the promise. Healthcare entities should be planning their big data future. Entities should define their strategic objectives, and go about the work of developing a roadmap. Start with the end in mind. The big consideration is insourcing vs. outsourcing. Insourcing can be a high cost, high-risk proposition but it is an option that may pay out in the long run if done properly. Outsourcing offers a lower entry cost and lower risk option in that it allows you to push off the costs of implementation, development and maintenance. Regardless of which path an entity takes, a well-planned process will yield results by giving payers, providers, and patients access to the right data, at the right time for the right outcome.