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Walled Gardens vs. the Open Web: A Central Debate in Tech Finally Coming to Healthcare

The September issue of Wired magazine and an article in last Sunday’s New York Times illustrate a central debate in technology circles. The debate is not new — it’s being going on for two decades — but it has newfound vibrancy. The essence of the debate is about competing tech/business models: walled gardens vs. the [...]

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SPEAKING

Frequent keynoter, speaker, panel moderator at 40+ industry conferences in the past 3 years Opening keynote speaker – 2004-2009 Healthcare Unbound Conferences Speaker at corporate events sponsored by: Guidant Roche Diagnostics Centocor Arizona Hospital Association Gateway Computer Connecticut Hospital Association, Walgreens National Advisory Board Blue Cross Blue Shield Association HomMed Honeywell Spacelabs …and others Facilitation/consulting [...]

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What’s a Network Industry? Is Healthcare One?

This post is a foundational overview of characteristics of network industries.  Much of the terminology will deserve deeper discussion, but we have to start somewhere. In his book The Economics of Network Industries, Professor Oz Shy lists four characteristics of network industries. The main characteristics of these markets which distinguish them from the market for grain, dairy products, apples, and [...]

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Intro to a New Series

  “We need to make care linkages a core competency of American health care.”  George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Kaiser Foundation Hospital   There’s a double meaning to the title of this new series: Healthcare Crosses the Chasm to the Network Economy At the level of technology, it’s a reference to Geoffrey Moore’s [...]

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