To be honest, I don’t know. We all know about progress in language technology, such as Google Translate or Siri or our own Wolters Kluwer technology that we use in the legal area. But we also see that – especially in Europe – we are still locked in our own language and cannot easily transcend this barrier a part from switching into English as a lingua franca. So, where is the innovation?
One of my favorite pastimes is watching Shark Tank with my son, Benjamin. For those who are not familiar with this show, Shark Tank is an American reality television series that features aspiring entrepreneurs pitching their products to a panel of investors, called “sharks.” The entrepreneur can make a deal if a “shark” is in or if the negotiation falls a part, the entrepreneur leaves empty-handed. Read further >
Telemedicine seemed promising in the beginning especially for patients in rural areas, but has slowed over the past decade. With any new innovation the rate adoption is always a factor of value to the user. In the case of telemedicine there are two users, patient and provider, however the rate of adoption seemed to be in the hands of the government and the technology providers. So who is really to blame?
Recently I attended AMIA’s iHealth 2015 conference in Boston, MA. This fairly new conference, which is only in its second year, focuses on applied clinical informatics and provides continuing education specifically geared to Diplomates in the Clinical Informatics subspecialty. Read further >
A law degree, along with years of practical experience under the guidance of a wise mentor, does help prepare a person to practice law, but it does not necessarily prepare someone to master the science of regulatory compliance, particularly in health care. For that reason, I have enrolled in Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies’ Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance program (nights and weekends for 2-5 years), with a focus on health care regulatory compliance. I’ve already selected a thesis topic: integrating health care regulatory compliance (such as the content found in Wolters Kluwer Law & Business’ ComplyTrack, Compliance Suite & Health Reform KnowlEDGE Center) into clinical decision support tools used by clinicians at the point of care (such as Wolters Kluwer Health’s UpToDate & ProVation Order Sets). Of course, my thesis advisors might advise selecting another topic. I view regulatory compliance as more than just preventive law. In the context of health care, it is about achieving optimal clinical outcomes at reasonable cost while complying with regulations. Read further >
While sitting in a café in Portoroz, Slovenia last week, I was struck by the almost contradictory situation I was in. Similar to the environment – the beach and sunset reflecting in the water of the Mediterranean Sea – but simultaneously tackling new achievements and major issues with worldwide experts – very demanding on one hand and very relaxing on the other.
While we can learn from startups about using lean in our new product development pipeline, there are also countless other things we can think about adopting – whether it’s incremental change inside our business or just for inspiration. Read further >
Imagine an Internet without search engines. Valuable knowledge would remain lost in the virtual realm and the exchange of information would slow to a crawl. Truly, the connected world would operate much differently than it does today, particularly for those whose jobs rely on information and connectivity. Read further >
My colleague, Peter Liang, recently made a post about Google’s mobilegeddon. I’d like to contextualize it a bit more for law firms, though I’m not the first to do so. Lawyer.com observed that 46% of small firm websites and 39% of all law firm websites failed the mobilegeddon test. Lexblog’s Kevin O’Keefe cited Visibility’s report that 53% of the 350 largest law firms lack a mobile-responsive website. Law firms must care because they publish content to websites to attract the attention of their existing and potential corporate legal clients. The 2014 ABA Tech Survey reveals that 91% of attorneys use a smartphone. Some of those are certainly attorneys in corporate legal departments. Read further >