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15Feb, 2018

Disney’s Smart Tactical Healthcare Play

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A few weeks ago, I had the honor and privilege to give a presentation on healthcare and how we believed EHR, IoT and Telemedicine is about to change healthcare forever.  In recent blogs, I noted that my presentation was at Walt Disney World Florida (WDW) however, nothing more.  The IoT conference was held at the Contemporary Resort next to the Magic Kingdom; I smile thinking of it.  It was in the opening year of 1971, that as child, I was riding the now famous monorail for the first time, and […]
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13Feb, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire and J.P. Morgan Chase…and Healthcare Consortiums

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In our last blog, we discussed the news of Amazon, Berkshire, J.P. Morgan Chase (JPM) and their collaboration in healthcare that was announced last week. Once the news broke, it created a great deal of follow-up discussions.  At one point, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), reported that the news seemed to have caused some stress at JPM. The WSJ headline read: “J.P. Morgan to Banking Clients: Joint Health-Care Venture Is No Threat J.P. Morgan reassured banking clients by likening its venture with Amazon.com and Berkshire Hathaway to a group purchasing […]
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26Jan, 2018

IoT Health Conference -Walt Disney World, Florida

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Presentation delivered by Noel J. Guillama January 23, 2018 Good Morning everyone. Thank you for coming to hear our presentation on IoT Healthcare Collaboration and The Connected Patient of 2020. Before I get too deep, please allow me to share my perspective, as it may make a difference. I am here, not just as technology person.  I am a healthcare operator that has been responsible for care and the coordination of care for over 30,000 Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. I have been granted numerous patents, all around the use of […]
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19Jan, 2018

Healthcare Price Transparency Comes to America (Part 2)

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In our previous blog, Healthcare Price Transparency Comes to America (Part 1), we started a conversation on price transparency.  Today, we will discuss the findings of a recent report from Health Affairs.  The report, by the researchers from Harvard and UCLA, noted that they cannot find a previous report or research on this subject, making it potentially the first in the space.  I can confirm I have seen nothing like it.  I will add that I am sure this will not be the last time this subject is published. The […]
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18Jan, 2018

Healthcare Price Transparency Comes to America (Part 1)

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The Internet, and its natural progression to e-commerce, has transformed how we buy everything from groceries, apparel, and attaining an education, to how we purchase cars and even homes over the last 20 years. One industry has been only slightly impacted by the Internet; that industry is healthcare.  Let us be clear, we are very aware that we live in a world where Google is most of Americans’ first step in the self-diagnosis of a symptom or disease.  It is also our second step, once our physicians tell us what […]
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7Oct, 2017

Silicon Valley and Healthcare (Part 5)

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As we continue our series on Silicon Valley and Healthcare, we move to Mountain View, California; the headquarters of Alphabet, Inc. and its monster subsidiary, Google, Inc. Later in this series, we will discuss what we think is the coming battle between Google and Amazon in healthcare, and possibly in other industries. I don’t think many companies have had the impact that Google has had in our modern world. I was fascinated when I could search what was the emerging web, on Mosaic, one of the first search engines available. […]
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21Sep, 2017

Graham-Cassidy U.S. Senate Legislation

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We interrupt our series of blogs on “Silicon Valley in Healthcare” to quickly address the pending United States Senate legislation on “ObamaCare repeal.” I do not remember a time where there has been total opposition to a legislation such as this one. I have never been on the same side at the same time with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the Association for Community Affiliated […]
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14Sep, 2017

Silicon Valley and Healthcare (Part 4)

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Though Apple continues to advance in healthcare with the announcement on September 12, 2017, of the new Apple Watch, we will close this series with Part 4 for now. Later, in our future blogs, we will spend some time discussing Amazon, IBM, and other companies from Silicon Valley who are advancing into healthcare. As noted above, Apple just announced a new Apple Watch, and CNBC reported that Apple is working with Stanford University, as well as a telemedicine company America Well, to effectively turn the Apple Watch into a full-time […]
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24Aug, 2017

Silicon Valley and Healthcare (Part 3)

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In 2008, I gave a speech at a Florida International University conference, and I discussed the view that we were entering a new renaissance in healthcare. I must say, I am still amazed and saddened how so little has changed in the last nine years. As an optimist, I believe that change is around the corner, and the rest of this blog shows that hope. We have always advocated the need of transformation in healthcare, and more utilization of technologies that have already transformed nearly every other industry in the […]
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8Aug, 2017

Silicon Valley and Healthcare (Part 2)

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In our last blog, we began the conversation on Silicon Valley’s “new” interest in healthcare; let’s continue with Apple Inc. Recent reports from CNBC continue to refer to Apple’s interest in healthcare. Apple is seeking to be the “central bank for healthcare information,” “looking to host clinical information,” and is “talking to hospitals, researching potential acquisitions, and attending healthcare IT meetings.” WOW!! CNBC broke the story back in June 2017, and we have been following closely since. It would appear that Apple is trying to use applications, new processes and […]
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