Blog: Health Management Implications of the New Healthcare Company Being Formed by Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway

The creation of a new health company by Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway has major potential implications to the existing healthcare business model.  I am hopeful that these three well-run businesses will be able to build on their strengths in technology, innovation, analytics, underwriting and insurance, and mergers and acquisitions to create a new approach to healthcare that inspires others to follow suit.

Blog: More Evidence Pointing to the Need for Strong Health Data Security

More than four in five U.S. physicians (83 percent) have experienced some form of a cybersecurity attack, according to recent research by Accenture and the American Medical Association.  This study, which is based on the experiences of roughly 1,300 U.S. physicians highlights the clear need for strong health data security. 

GAO Recommendations for Tracking Growth of “Internet of Things” Will Also Benefit Telehealth Devices

The sensitive and important nature of the medical data that telehealth devices collect makes the GAO’s recommendations significant for this sector.

Leaders in Civic Innovation and Social Impact Discuss Novel Approaches to Solving Problems in Washington, DC and the Federal Government

The panelists are from behavioral science, design, public health, and finance/ management consulting backgrounds, but their work transcends their training. 

Planning to Protect Patient’s Medical Records, Including Data from Wearables, Ingestibles, and Other New Medical Technologies

I was fortunate to be invited to attend and participate in a recent closed session conference at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on Precision Medicine, Wearable Technology and Big Data Informatics.  A multidisciplinary group of clinicians, biologists, technology developers, and data scientists from government, industry and academia presented the state of the science in wearable, implantable, and external sensor technologies and associated data acquisition/analysis with the goal of developing an integrated strategy to address the needs of cancer patients.