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CBORD by the Numbers: Room Service Yields Impressive Results

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published the first-ever comprehensive peer-reviewed study confirming the room service model of patient food service improves nutritional intake. This research, conducted at the Mater Hospitals in Brisbane, Australia, also confirms room service boosts patient satisfaction scores while reducing plate waste and meal costs. How will

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Calling all Early Birds! Register for UGC 2017

We know you are looking forward to CBORD’s annual User Group Conference. Don’t miss out on $200 of conference savings with Early Bird registration. The deadline is Friday, July 7 at midnight (ET). Looking for ways to help justify your attendance this year? We have a letter template you can use to let your decision-makers

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Predictive Analytics for Student Success: A Webinar from CBORD and Rapid Insight

As institutions focus on how best to support student success initiatives, they want to be sure that their decision-making is well informed and includes the whole picture. Key to completing this picture is integrating technologies to capture and utilize student ID card data for housing, foodservice, and other campus activities and events. In a joint

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CBORD and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Agree: Food is Medicine

Today’s Dietitian Magazine presented its fourth annual Spring Symposium in New Orleans, May 21-24, 2017. CBORD® Team Members were in attendance taking part in educational sessions and networking opportunities to advance our understanding of the work of nutrition professionals from across North America. A Wide Range of Perspectives Attendees represented an array of practicing areas.

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Healthcare Professionals See the Benefits of CBORD Certification at UGC

Rhonda Prickett is a Senior Business Analyst in the IT Department at Cook Children's Health Care System in Fort Worth, TX. In her twenty years at Cook Children’s she has learned many skills to overcome the obstacles that come with the job. Some important skills were learned though certification classes at the CBORD® annual User

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CBORD Community Success Story: University of Vermont, Housing Services

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain between the Adirondack and Green Mountain ranges, Burlington, VT has been consistently ranked among America’s best college towns. That would make the residence halls at the University of Vermont (UVM) among the country’s best places to live. University of Vermont Quick Facts     Location: Burlington, VT    CBORD

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CBORD in the News: Ole Miss Moving to GET

Students at University of Mississippi have a new online portal to manage their Ole Miss One Cards now that the university has transitioned to GETTM from CBORD®. The move leaves behind the web portal students had been using since 2008. Students or parents will now load money to an account’s Flex and Express dollars using

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Get Ready to Register for UGC 2017

CBORD® is pleased to celebrate the work of our user community. Professionals from colleges and universities, clinics and hospitals from across the county and around the world come together to share best practices of our systems and learn valuable skills from their peers. This year our annual User Group Conference will be held at the

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Join Us at ACUHO-I for Creative Collaborations: Sustainability on Campus

The ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition is ACUHO-I's largest event, bringing together campus housing professionals from around the globe for four days of invigorating speakers, engaging educational sessions, and invaluable networking opportunities. CBORD® will be there of course along with our valued partner, ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions. Addressing environmental concerns

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CBORD in the News: Kenyon College to Unveil Mobile ID

An article in the Kenyon Collegian1, the student-run weekly newspaper covering Kenyon College and the Gambier, OH community, describes Kenyon’s Library and Information Services (LBIS) efforts to aid students who misplace their campus cards by introducing the CBORD® Mobile ID® app. Mobile ID is a smartphone application that works with existing CBORD systems on campus

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CBORD Explains: Logging In to CBORD.com

The CBORD® website is divided into two areas: www.cbord.com for public-facing content, and client.cbord.com for current customers to access support pages and contacts, technical information, listservs, and other content that would only be relevant to people already using CBORD systems. The “client side” of our website requires CBORD customers to log in to view that

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MIT Opens Atlas Service Center, Powered By CBORD

A recent article in MIT News reports on the opening of the Atlas Service Center, a new addition to the campus and a marvel of technological integration and architectural design. Many of the services offered are powered by leveraging data from CBORD® access and card systems in use at MIT for almost a decade. The

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Get Ready to Learn, Engage, and Network at UGC 2017

We are already excited about our User Group Conference at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ. Get ready to learn from your peers, discover new technologies, and build your professional network. Sessions have been submitted and nominations for Excellence Awards are open. Save the Date Grab your calendar and a pen. CBORD's

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Pro Tip: Use Mobile Intake to Re-Engineer Your Menus

Are your menu items really satisfying patients and meeting their expectations? That's a question that is easy to answer if you take a close look at the information gathered every time your staff uses Mobile Intake®. Most organizations use Mobile Intake to monitor patient nutrition and to reduce costs due to food waste. Here's another

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Planning for New Nutrition Labels

In May 2016 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced nutrition labels on all prepared and packaged food will get a make-over to be more transparent, more informative, and easier to understand. These new nutrition labels will be required nationwide on all prepared and packaged food by July 2018, but operations are already underway to

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ResCenter Q&A: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

On-campus living can be a rewarding experience, as well as a challenging one at times for both students and residence life directors. As members of the residential life community, we must strive to understand the many complexities of those living around us. We can best learn from one another in an atmosphere of positive encouragement

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CBORD in the News: Boston College Dining Getting Excited about GET

In a recent article1 in Food Management magazine, staff at Boston College explain the process of rolling out CBORD's GET® mobile app for grab-and-go ordering in BC Dining facilities. Lunch and dinner orders can be placed as much as six days in advance, and pickup times can be designated for as soon as 30 minutes

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Mater Hospital Brisbane’s Room Service Boosts Patient Nutrition and Reduces Plate Waste

Australia’s first hotel-style hospital room service in a public hospital has succeeded in reducing plate waste by 17 percent, according to a recent press release from Mater Hospital Brisbane. Mater Private Hospital Brisbane piloted patient room service in 2013, employing CBORD's Nutrition Service Suite® with Room Service Choice® for better management of special patient diets,

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Student Organizations Use Mobile Readers to Generate Actionable Data

Our January article about the increasing use of mobile attendance trackers to generate actionable data highlighted the ways technology can support the identity of a college or university. This month we want to focus on college students and their active participation in this endeavor. Having come of age during the Digital Era, millennials are acutely

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Attendance Tracking: Customizing the Campus Experience

As the spring semester begins and students return to classes across the country, a growing trend becoming the norm for college administrators is the effective use of data analytics in their operations. Making strategic operational decisions on a college campus is only possible after the collection of data gathered from students. A recent survey of

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March Madness: 5 Reasons to Be Excited about Student Advantage and GET

It's that time of year again: get ready to put on some face-paint, finalize tournament brackets, and show school spirit. Ladies and gentlemen, March Madness™ is here. Student Advantage® is now a part of GET™ and can give all campus card holders discounts on everything they need to follow their teams through the month-long tournament.

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CBORD Explains: SaaS

In one of our recent eNews articles we unpacked the differences between a system interface and system integration and noted a common problem we all face: confusion among technical terms. This is understandable, of course, so many of them sound so similar. Another challenge most people face with the rapid advancements of technology is the

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5 Food and Foodservice Trends We Are Looking Forward to in 2017

We are well into the New Year and excited about what to expect in the coming months. Foodservice directors, kitchen managers, chefs, dietitians, and foodies all have their eyes on emerging food trends in commercial and retail operations. We’ve put together a list of the most popular trends to watch in the year ahead. 1.

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CBORD in the News: Colorado State University Improves Food Management

In a recent article1 in The Rocky Mountain Collegian, CSU Director of Residential Dining Services Liz Poore explains how CBORD Foodservice systems are helping the university manage their food production and save money. “This new menu management system (CBORD) does everything,” she said. “You can put in all the ingredients for all of your recipes

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Healthcare Project Management: Finding a Way that Works for You

Healthcare organizations need to manage across many locations, consolidating and standardizing their processes. Hospital leaders are increasingly employing the skills of project managers to oversee new initiatives spanning locations. We sat down to talk with Bailey Hinkle, Clinical Project Manager for the Nutritional Services Department at Florida Hospital Orlando, a health system with seven facilities

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Menu Display Interface: Saving Time with Foodservice Suite

Manually updating menu boards can be a drain of one of your most valuable resources: time. Menus change multiple times per day, and having workers update your menu displays to reflect these changes is incredibly time consuming. CBORD’s Menu Display Interface changes all of this by connecting your Foodservice Suite® (FSS) system to your menu

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GET My Card and Auburn University: Student Input leads to Campus Card Expansion

For colleges and universities to be successful, students, administrators, and faculty need to work together as a community; each group collaborating with one another to make the campus experience enjoyable for everyone. Auburn University is a great example of this kind of community collaboration. Millennial students embrace technology more than any other generation and they

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Getting Chef Buy-In: An Interview with Erica Hamilton

Introducing an automated system in a large-scale kitchen operation is challenging. You want to ensure recipes are exact and procedures are in place for every step of the preparation process. Working with chefs and foodservice teams is an additional challenge in making the system work. We spoke with Erica Hamilton of The Ohio State University

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Our Favorite UGC 2016 Moments and Ideas

This year we challenged all of our UGC 2016 attendees to “make the connection.” And to make that connection with their peers, their CBORD systems, and new ideas for applying CBORD systems. It was a difficult task narrowing down the top 10 things we loved at UGC 2016, but after hearing feedback from our users

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CBORD Explains: Allergens, Interfaces, and Actionable Data

Medical and information technologies advance in tandem. The methods used to record and report patient information are as significant as the clinical diagnostic systems which identify a patient’s illness. Healthcare decisions are made based upon “actionable data” that is reported accurately and quickly. What is the most important aspect of data? Is it what is

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