Of all the doctor’s offices I’ve ever been in, I can undoubtedly say they all have one thing in common: The overwhelming amounts of patient files and folders. Next time you go see the doctor, take a look behind the front desk. You will most likely find the sea of colored tabbed, manila folders, each one corresponding to a different patient.
Think about this for a second. Each medical office or facility has huge amounts of patient data that exist in isolated silos. If I were to visit two different general physicians, I would get two different examinations, with two different diagnoses, two different perspectives, and two different data sets on my health. Although they may be very similar, they will most certainly be different to some degree.
With the advent of the internet, the social web, search optimization, and relational databases, it … Read More »
Let me start by saying this: I firmly believe online advertising is and will continue to play an essential role in the economic ecosystem of the internet (so much so, that I am working at Lotame). With that said, is online advertising the only answer?
Microtransactions: According to learnthat.com
Microtransactions are small transactions, perhaps of the order of a cent. They are being considered for digital content on the web (a magazine selling an article (unbundled) rather than an entire issue (bundled with additional information that may not be of interest to the consumer). This may then open up additional revenue streams for the content providers.
As new web services, application, or any website for that matter becomes available, the priority typically lies with the user base and generating lots of eyeballs. Once that user base … Read More »
This should be a great conference. I expect to see more conferences like this emerge (Web 3.0 & Cloud Computing).
I will be attending on behalf of:
A while back I wrote about the relevance (or lack their of) of the systematic approaches taken by the public school systems and large universities. I would argue that practical and relevant hands-on approaches need to be implemented to better educate the youth in such a competitive global economy. In many instances, parents recognize the need for specific types of education. In fact, one of my relatives has a tutor come to his house once a week to teach his son conversational Japanese, as his business realizes economic growth with Japanese based companies. Fred Wilson also recognizes the importance of practical education and so, in his post today he writes:
“But this year we went one step further. We got our son Josh a young teacher who came over in the evening once a week and taught him how to write … Read More »
If you have everything to gain and nothing to lose?
If you have everything to gain and everything to lose?
If you have nothing to gain and nothing to lose?
If you have nothing to gain and everything to lose?
And even if the above applies, what happens if you act “As If..” ?
If Sony BMG, Universal Music, Def Jam, Motown, Warner Brothers, or any of the big music labels were to create their business model today, what would it look like? First, a quick glance at their methodology:
The old model was simple:
Provide the artist with resources to create an album (Studio, equipment, personnel)
Manufacture the Album (CDs)
Distribute the Album (Stores)
Clearly this model has failed while trying to apply it to todays marketplace. Here is why:
Provide the artist with resources to create an album (Studio, equipment, personnel). Artists can download superior programs and can obtain quality hardware.
Manufacture the Album (CDs) Everything is digital. No need for tangible items.
Distribute the Album (Stores) Distribute the Song/Album (iTunes, MySpace, YouTube, etc).
Because these music labels have not completely adapted or changed with the times, they have been resorting to legal action. (Larry Lessig goes into great detail about … Read More »