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State and Local Government

The Word is (Finally) Getting Out


By Mike Betron, Infoglide Software Director of Marketing Immediately after the Christmas bomber incident in 2009, we highlighted the positive role that broader deployment of (id)entity resolution software could play in preventing terrorist actions. That thought was seconded this week in a piece published by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) entitled “Better data analysis for […]

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Is Government Committed to Solving Healthcare Fraud – Or Not?


By Mike Shultz, Infoglide Software CEO Last week Rep. Scott Murphy of Glen Falls (D-NY) told a House panel that more effective policing of Medicare and Medicaid fraud claims is imperative in order to reduce the estimated $60 billion in fraudulent claims that is disbursed each year. We agree with the expressed intent, and we […]

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Using Entity Resolution to Police Businesses That Deceive


By Mike Betron, Infoglide Software Director of Marketing A recent video story on KING5 in Seattle highlighted the aggressive efforts state agencies take to ferret out employment fraud. This particular story highlights an agency’s success in identifying and prosecuting unlicensed contractors. Such willingness to work around licensing regulations can also signal a cavalier attitude about […]

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Medicaid Fraud In the News


By Mike Betron, Infoglide Director of Marketing Medicaid is in the news almost daily, as states take steps to crack down on fraudulent claims. For example, Maryland is in the process of passing stiffer laws to support its efforts to reduce the 5-10% of fraudulent claims made that draw from the $6.2 billion it pays […]

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Unobtrusive Measures and Identity Resolution


By Mike Betron, Infoglide Director of Marketing For decades, researchers in the social sciences have used “unobtrusive measures” as defined originally in a 1966 book by Webb, Campbell, Schwartz, and Sechrest. The idea is to collect and analyze data without disturbing the subjects of the study. For example, instead of surveying subjects to find out […]

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Attacking Subscription Fraud with Identity Resolution


By Mike Shultz, Infoglide Software CEO In March 2006, the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) estimated that annual global fraud losses in the telecom sector were between $54 billion and $60 billion, and the losses continue to be substantial. Many types of fraud have been identified, but by far the most prevalent is subscription fraud. […]

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Identity Resolution Still On the Rise


By Mike Shultz, Infoglide Software CEO We’ve noted several times over the past couple of years how the market visibility of entity resolution has been evolving. Now the consolidation of the master data management (MDM) market is causing even more conjecture about the crucial role of this technology. We’re continually on the lookout for the […]

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State Agencies Adopting Entity Resolution


By Robert Barker, Infoglide Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer Fresh out of grad school, I initiated a career in software development by writing software for state agencies. Although I migrated to work for software companies several years later, lessons learned in those beginning years were a great platform for later challenges. Significant opportunities to […]

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