Connected Healthcare for 2017

Connected Healthcare stems from my belief in ‘integrating’ Life Sciences and Healthcare. Earlier this year I had read Joseph Kvedar’s book entitled “The Internet of Healthy Things.” He is the vice president of Connected Health, and part of the Partners Healthcare system in Boston. The book provides examples of using technology to close the healthcare Read More

Big Data in Healthcare and Life Sciences

The focus of this blog post is to begin to position analytics as the key capability and business improvement for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry. I will look to provide other blog posts on database types as a prelude to the pending wave around the Internet of Things (#IoT).

Can Technology solve the Big Data / Analytics skills gap?

Recent articles and tweets emphasize that Big Data, or Analytics, would improve the bottom line for a company as long as they are prepared to take advantage of this benefit. Some Life Sciences (those that offer pharmaceuticals and medical devices products) and Healthcare companies have a need for new tools if they are going to Read More

Are you Effectively using Big Data?

Since the market introduced this term we’ve tried to make a distinction between data and ‘more’ data. In my opinion all data is ‘big data.’ That the challenge for IT departments is how to ‘quickly’ turn these new sources of data into ‘value’ for the business. In this blog post I’ll explain where we are Read More

This year’s focus

January was an interesting month. Too many work projects that took time away from writing. Last month, WordPress provided a nice summary of last year’s topics. A look back at 2012 revealed that you were most interested in the healthcare value chain and supply chain. Looking ahead for this year I would like to focus Read More

Did you remember your Device today?

In December of 2011 I started using the Fitbit Ultra, a wearable wireless device, to help me watch my daily fitness (or lack of exercise). I do not claim to be an athlete, my personal goals are to live a more active and healthy life. So this month’s blog post is all around the use Read More