Start with this new piece of information: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced that it is cutting off funding used to prevent infectious-disease and epidemics in 39 foreign countries. According to the Wall Street Journal, $582 million in funds designated for work with countries around the globe after the Ebola crisis in 2014 and 2015 will run out at the end of fiscal 2019.
OK, it’s all the rage. Apple takes another step into the healthcare marketplace. Now, it’s bringing your health records to your smartphone. But here’s the word that Apple used that really caught my attention: effortless. That’s the way Apple is describing their new health record system in a January 24th blog post.
In case you haven't noticed, the 21st century is about to begin. I'll make an argument that it really didn't begin in the year 2000. It's beginning today and that incessant ringing might be your alarm clock signaling that it's time to wake up. Or perhaps for some, it's your smartphone providing a melodic tone that lulls you into snooze mode.
And you thought telehealth was just a less expensive and more convenient way to replace the physical office visit, right? Well...think again friends. Because in the next few years, you are about to see hospitals and health systems expand and explode! And its going to come through powerful marketing, wise investment, and monster M&A activity.
“Strategy is style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success.” Pete Johnson
User-submitted comments in websites are frequently ill-tempered, intolerant, misogynistic, or utterly ill-informed. As a result, a number of media enterprises have chosen to get rid of comment components entirely. Some other sites have started intensively regulating what users submit as well as restricting when they may do so.
The conundrum between consuming more resources to alleviate dire poverty and the need to stop growth to save the planet, is going to need all our combined wisdom and efforts. This article from Reason outlines the issues at stake.