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A Global Learning Laboratory

Joseph Conn | | December 16, 2011

Healthcare is an increasingly global affair. There's nothing new or controversial about that, but I've compiled a string of data points that buttresses the idea. As globalization spreads, U.S. providers will have a significant role to play in expanding the use of healthcare information technology abroad and will have much to learn from their foreign peers. Read More »

Cable Looks to Take Piece of Telehealth Market Controlled by Telcos

Jim O'Neill | FierceEnterpriseCommunications | February 13, 2012

Cable companies have, so far, outdone telecoms in the drive to get broadband into homes. In the process, they have managed to take a huge chunk of phone business, in the form of VoIP, away from the traditional landline providers. Read More »

EFF's Guide To CDA 230: The Most Important Law Protecting Online Speech

Adi Kamdar | Electronic Frontier Foundation | December 6, 2012

In 1996, while debating the intricacies of a bill that would massively overhaul the telecommunications laws of the United States, two astute Congressmen introduced an amendment that would allow the Internet to flourish. Read More »

FCC To Fund $400M Yearly For Rural Telehealth Networks

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | January 9, 2013

The Federal Communications Commission will make $400 million available annually to healthcare providers to expand the development of broadband telehealth networks from a pilot to a permanent program. Read More »

German Coalition Favors German-Owned Or Open Source Software, Aims To Lock NSA Out

Loek Essers | PCWorld | December 17, 2013

Germany’s new coalition government listed open source software among its IT policy priorities, and said it will take steps to protect its citizens against espionage threats from the NSA and other foreign intelligence agencies. Read More »

Indian Hospitals Could Show U.S. Hospitals How To Save Money Without Cutting Quality

Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti | The Washington Post | November 1, 2013

No matter how the fight over Obamacare shakes out, the biggest challenge facing U.S. health care will remain reducing costs while improving quality of care and access for patients. The experience of a few innovative Indian hospitals may point the way forward. Read More »

The ACO Failure Hypothesis: Likely But Not Inevitable

Les Funtleyder | The Health Care Blog | April 28, 2013

We recently participated in a program at Columbia Business School’s Healthcare Program on whether ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations) will fail. For those of you that don’t know, ACOs are one of the structures promulgated by PPACA (aka Obamacare) designed to encourage better cost control and quality improvement in the healthcare system. Read More »