Innovation in the Cognitive Era

Throughout the industrial age there has been breakthrough innovation that has changed everything. Way back when … most manufactured products were made by hand. A craftsman, or team of craftsmen, would create products by hand. They would use their skills, and hand tools, to create the individual parts before assembling them into the final product.Continue reading “Innovation in the Cognitive Era”

Why Bigger Should Always Be Faster … and Better

Let me say upfront that I was rooting for Golaith, not David. I was recently asked to speak about some of IBM’s intrapreneurship initiatives at the upcoming Intrapreneurship Conference in New York during October 21-23. I have been conducting my own research on corporate entrepreneurship and have gotten to know the folks behind this organizationContinue reading “Why Bigger Should Always Be Faster … and Better”

Have You Started Your Data Expedition Yet?

In 1803, Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their now famous expedition. The initial goal was to find a water-based route to the Pacific Ocean in addition to exploring the unmapped West. They imagined they’d find woolly mammoths, mountains of pure salt, lava-spewing volcanoes and never before seen creatures. What they foundContinue reading “Have You Started Your Data Expedition Yet?”

This is a Revolution (not a Transformation) – Five Key Areas for Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare

If you are like me, when you hear the word innovation you imagine big things … putting a man on the moon … flying cars … low cost renewable energy … even a cure for cancer.  I can hear The Jetsons music playing in my head as I write this. We are only limited byContinue reading “This is a Revolution (not a Transformation) – Five Key Areas for Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare”

Healthcare Delivery Innovation Needs to Happen Faster

I was recently asked to chair a panel and moderate a roundtable at the upcoming 2015 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore, MD on March 23th and 24th. I am hosting a roundtable entitled Turning Insight into Action with Patient-Centered Care Management on Monday the 23rd at 1:00pm … and the panel is entitledContinue reading “Healthcare Delivery Innovation Needs to Happen Faster”

Trick or Treating for State Healthcare Innovation Treats

When I was a wee lad, I loved to go trick or treating each Halloween. Nothing was better then dressing up in a great costume and walking door-to-door to get my plastic orange pumpkin filled up with candy. My favorite was those little root beer barrel hard candies … YUMMY! I think my best costumeContinue reading “Trick or Treating for State Healthcare Innovation Treats”

Amputations or Analytics … a Call to Action for Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs Alike!

Doctor George Shearer practiced medicine in central Pennsylvania from 1825 to 1878 (in the Dillsburg area). He was a pillar of the community and is believed to have been an active surgeon during the Civil War. He was 61 at the time of the Gettysburg battle. According to the National Library of Medicine, the exactContinue reading “Amputations or Analytics … a Call to Action for Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs Alike!”

How Do Data Loopholes Slow Down the Treatment of Breast Cancer?

Considering it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the timing of this post is hopefully helping a very important cause.  For reasons I won’t go into here, I’ve recently become more familiar with breast cancer then I would have otherwise.  When confronted with a new topic of interest, it’s my nature to dig in and learn everythingContinue reading “How Do Data Loopholes Slow Down the Treatment of Breast Cancer?”

Healthcare Data is the New Oil: Delivering Smarter Care with Advanced Analytics

It has been said that “data” is the new “oil” of the 21st century.  That is certainly true in healthcare where a unique opportunity exists to leverage data – as fuel for better health outcomes.  Everything that happens with our health is documented … initially this was on paper … and more recently, in theContinue reading “Healthcare Data is the New Oil: Delivering Smarter Care with Advanced Analytics”

Moving Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Medicine to Data-Driven Insights with Similarity Analytics

Traditionally, Doctors have been oriented toward diagnosing and treating individual organ systems.  Clinical trials and medical research has typically focused on one disease at a time.  And today’s treatment guidelines are geared toward treating a “standard” patient with a single illness. That’s nice… But the real world doesn’t work that way. Most of us patientsContinue reading “Moving Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Medicine to Data-Driven Insights with Similarity Analytics”