7 months, 29 days ago

Best Buys’s GreatCall Expands Its Adjacent Industry Disruption

Best Buy has made yet another startup acquisition that enriches its customer value with innovative digital products – GreatCall, a San Diego-based startup offering health and medical-alert devices and services. Most retailers “innovations&#…

10 months, 12 days ago

Open Group, HERA and healthcare

The Open Group’s Healthcare Forum recently published (free, but registration required) their version 0.1 ‘snapshot’ for HERA, their proposed ‘Healthcare Enterprise Reference Architecture’. What follows is a quick(ish) review, together with some practical recommendations. I’ll try to be nice –

1 year, 4 months ago

As CVS Goes Post-Digital, Walgreens Reverts to Pre-Digital

For a case study on how marketing must break from past practices, one needn’t look further than two recent announcements, one from CVS and the other from Walgreens. One company is pushing the boundaries of retail healthcare; the other is looking back a…

1 year, 4 months ago

Consumer Good Unclear in CVS/Aetna Merger

CVS and Aetna have formalized a merger agreement with CVS set to acquire Aetna for roughly $69 Billion dollars. In deals of this nature, approval hinges on one thing: consumer good. The Department of Justice evaluates mergers of this magnitude to ensur…

1 year, 4 months ago

Consumer Good Unclear in CVS/Aetna Merger

CVS and Aetna have formalized a merger agreement with CVS set to acquire Aetna for roughly $69 Billion dollars. In deals of this nature, approval hinges on one thing: consumer good. The Department of Justice evaluates mergers of this magnitude to ensur…

1 year, 6 months ago

Watch Out Translators, Google Wants Your Job!

Google after second shot disrupting healthcare-and Apple-with Health 2.0 announcement  Google made several announcements Wednesday around new hardware, software, and developer tools. Capitalizing on the demand for digital healthcare solutions, Google rolled out its HealthX API platform through Apigee at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara. The platform provides endpoints for developers to build HIPAA compliant […]