I get lots of questions about HIPAA security these days; especially as EHR firms, hospitals, payers, and startups alike are being asked about their HIPAA policies. My general recommendation is that you should forget about HIPAA at first (it’s a toothless, generally unenforceable, regulation that will never… Read More
David E. Williams, a very smart strategy consultant in technology enabled health care services, pharma, biotech, and medical devices has posted his edition of the Health Wonk Review. It’s pithy and worth checking out.
I spent the past few days in Boston at the Harvard Medical School Conference Center speaking audiences at the Medical Device Connectivity Conference (I presented lectures on how to design next-generation medical devices and gateways). Many people that attended my lectures showed a great deal… Read More
A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Diann Daniel for an article she recently posted about healthcare IT careers. It’s worth checking out if you’re looking to enter the health IT field. Here was my advice during the interview: Hiring managers are making a… Read More
Earlier this year the nice folks at O’Reilly Associates were kind enough to invite me to speak about how to use open source in safety-critical medical devices. The open source conference (“OSCon 2011”) was terrific and I met some old friends as well as made… Read More
Many people outside our country believe that we’re “behind the times” when it comes to healthcare IT. So, over the past few years I’ve traveled to several countries, usually at the request of embassies, to help evaluate various technical / IT companies to see how… Read More
This morning I spoke with the founders of HealthBox, a business incubator and accelerator program focused on health IT startups. If you’ve got a great idea that you’d like to get funded, need $50k to make it come to fruition, and don’t mind giving up… Read More