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6Nov, 2017

Silicon Valley and Healthcare (Part 6)

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In our ongoing series on Silicon Valley and healthcare, we began with the discussion of Alphabet/Google’s growing interest in healthcare. We continue this series with Google, so that we can discuss Amazon, Inc. next, and then discuss other, much less prominent players, coming into healthcare. We believe that Amazon will have the largest impact on healthcare in 2018. It seems that the news of healthcare technology is clogging not only my email, but also my Twitter feed daily. As a student of healthcare for over 25 years, I have been […]
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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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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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1Aug, 2017

Quantum Innovations, Inc. and PWeR® Partner with National Research Center to Advance Healthcare Technology

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Quantum Innovations, Inc. and PWeR® Partner with National Research Center to Advance Healthcare Technology  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 1, 2017) Quantum Innovations, Inc., (“Quantum”) is pleased to announce that it has become an active member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) – Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. CHOT is funded in part by the NSF, University Members, and Industry Members who collaborate in trying to bring forth a transformation in healthcare. With access to over […]
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22Jul, 2017

Healthcare’s Disruptive Transition – Part 3

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Recently, Quest Diagnostics (a laboratory services company) and Inovalon (a cloud-based storage company) sponsored a survey of 302 primary care physicians (PCP) and 150 health plan executives (HPE). We could say the findings surprised us however, we cannot. Some of the key points that we noticed were: Nearly 70% of the physicians surveyed noted that they were “willing to spend more time using technology if their EHRs could yield insight unique to their patients.” This key area has driven our search for more connected information. Today, EHRs can provide the caregiver a […]
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19May, 2017

EHRs: We Have Barely Scratched the Surface

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For the last six years, the rush to install electronic healthcare records (EHR) in the entire United States healthcare industry, has been driven almost exclusively by the U.S. government’s proverbial “carrot and stick” approach. Originally, it offered $30 billion (USD) in incentives that one day in the not-too-distant future will be deemed wasted – this was the “carrot.” The “stick” was the mandated reductions or penalties in reimbursement if providers did not comply. Today that penalty is 3% of all government paid healthcare, increasing to 5% in 2019. We must […]
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11Feb, 2016

Medical Robots

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Technology is going to transform healthcare! On this week’s blog, we are expressing the news and our perspective, and it has generally been focused on the cross-roads and technology. Recently, we have been adding another dimension; generational economics and healthcare. I love to read about our industry, and with more than 10 patents issued, and another 20 pending, technology and innovation drive me. A friend of mine once called me a futurist, and to this day I wonder if that was a good thing, or a bad thing? We have […]
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13Aug, 2015

Patients and Doctors, the Paradox

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A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) caused me to push my other blogs to the back burner. The article resonated so strongly with me as it reminded me of my experience trying to help my father manage his healthcare. He passed at the age of 74 just five years ago. The WSJ article titled, “When Patients Manage Doctors” had the subtitle of, “People with multiple chronic conditions often must take charge of managing their own care.” The article had some great statistics and some good, basic advice; […]
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