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Verizon Abandoning Walled Garden Network & Business Model: Implications for Healthcare

Wha…?  why are we talking about Verizon…isn’t is a healthcare blog? When a major, multinational company does a complete turnaround on its operating and business model, it’s worth noting and examining the reasons behind the switch. Wireless Week reported on a presentation made at the CTIA conference this week by Verizon COO, Lowell McAdam: In a nod […]

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Will Mobile/Wireless Apps Be the Breakthrough for Retail eHealth & Remote Monitoring?

Two slides from Mary Meeker’s presentation at Web 2.0 this week really caught my attention. Compare the proportions that “users pay” for desktop Internet services vs. mobile Internet services (the area inside the red lines — click on the graphics to see larger versions).   What do these slides tell us? Tags: eHealth, wireless

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Adieu, LifeCOMM

“Qualcomm pulls the plug on LifeComm”  announced Brian Dolan of mobihealthnews recently.  As demonstrated by e-CareManagement blog readership, there has been a lot of interest in LifeCOMM.  My first blog post on LifeCOMM in 2007 has been single the most commented on post and the second most widely read blog post. It’s taken me a while to […]

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Perspectives on the Upcoming 5th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference

 The Healthcare Unbound Conference is a highlight of my year and I always look forward to it! What’s so special about this conference? First, the caliber of the people attending.  It’s a stimulating mix of high-level clinical, technical and business types.  The energy is flowing and many people have told me how much they like […]

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Hospital as Mainframe, Wireless Technology as Liberator

Sometimes the serendipity of airplane readings provides for insightful connections.  I thought I’d share one from this week’s travels. The aha of “hospital as mainframe” came from reading Eric Dishman’s epilogue in Dr. Mike Magee’s excellent recent book, Home-Centered Health Care: As with mainframe computers only a couple of decades ago, today we have to make a […]

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Ruminations on the 2007 Healthcare Unbound Conference

Although a bit late, I’d like to share perspectives from the latest Healthcare Unbound conference. The conference took place in San Francisco on July 16 and 17 and attracted 400 attendees with a rich blend of business, information technology, and clinical backgrounds. PowerPoint from Opening Keynote Here’s a copy of the PowerPoint for my opening keynote presentation. My […]

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Links: May 29, 2007

More information on LifeComm, the QUALCOMM sponsored health care MVNO Qualcomm Announces Healthcare MVNO, Medical Connectivity Consulting blog; May 23, 2007 Qualcomm: Mobilizing healthcare through LifeComm, Fierce Wireless; May 23, 2007 What makes an MVNO stick?, Mobile Diner; May 22, 2007 New Emerging MVNO Business Model, TeleBusillis; May 22, 2007  Qualcomm’s LifeComm Lifestyle, Maperture; May […]

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Disease Management Going Mobile & Retail: QUALCOMM’s Health Care MVNO

An article in Wireless Week announces the creation of a new species: a health care MVNO named LifeComm. LifeComm promises to move disease management, wellness, and fitness into new territories. What is a MVNO? More acronyms!  What is a MVNO? A Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) is a mobile operator that does not own its own spectrum and […]

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Technology and health care delivery are shifting: From: Acute and episodic care delivered in hospitals and doctors’ offices To: Chronic disease and condition management delivered in homes, workplaces, and communities BHT provides consulting, business development, and speaking services to assist companies in: 1) Understanding the shift 2) Positioning — “what’s the right strategy and tactics? […]

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