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Innovation Hotbed: Interstitial Markets in Healthcare

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 21:56:40 +0000

Much of the tech innovation occurring in health care is happening in interstitial markets. Yet some of the innovators or their prospective customers are not fully aware of interstitial markets or their impact. We're going to define interstitial markets, look at why they're a big deal, and discuss how you can apply this newfound knowledge. Health […]

How to Eliminate Innovation Obstacles

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:11:09 +0000

Innovation — whether in business, technology or health care delivery — is about figuring out how to do something in a new and better way. To succeed we must overcome challenges and obstacles, and one of the most common challenges is the unknown. Fortunately there are methods and tools for gaining most of the knowledge necessary […]

How to Ensure Operational Support Keeps Up with Product Innovation

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:06:06 +0000

The business delivery system (BDS) for a company includes all of the operational resources, services, policies and procedures used by the company to generate sales, and successfully install, service and support the company’s systems. Every company’s business delivery system is optimized to support the requirements arising from the features and technologies in their products. Innovations […]

4 Ways Health Care Is Different

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:16:18 +0000

As a $1.7 trillion market with $3.24 trillion in health care expenditures in 2015, the US health care market can be a pretty tempting target to companies, entrepreneurs and investors outside of health care. There's a lot of opportunity (not to mention needs) in health care, yet the track record of non-health care companies (including startups with non-health care management) […]

Connectivity Standards Adoption Over Time

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:00:13 +0000

I was listening today to the CE-IT Webinar on CE and HIT from the 2014 AAMI conference in Philadelphia. Much of the session reviewed what has happened over the last five years and it got me thinking about my experiences and what I’ve seen over the last ten years in medical device connectivity and remote […]

Health Care Messaging Market Segmentation & Adoption

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:59:21 +0000

The previous post in this series suggested a set of characteristics to define the messaging middleware market and described the typical product architecture for these systems. In this post, we'll look at ways the market may be segmented and how the market is adopting these systems. Market Segmentation Market segmentation is the dividing of a […]

Health Care Messaging Market Defined

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:56:08 +0000

What do secure communications, care team coordination, patient engagement various workflow automation solutions and alarm notification have in common? They're all examples of messaging middleware solutions found in health care. Which begs the question, what the heck is messaging middleware? This label is a term of art that was first coined by Emergin in the early […]

Defining the Point of Care Market

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:51:21 +0000

It's useful to segment and analyze markets for developing company and product strategy or analyzing competitor's actions. Such an exercise helps illuminate why companies and markets do what they do - and what they might do in the future. In getting ready for this year's HIMSS in Orlando, I've been thinking about the point of […]

Mapping Product Transformations Resulting from Connectivity

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:14:56 +0000

The above title is the topic for my presentation at this year's Medical Device Connectivity Conference. The event this year will be held at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, VA November 21-22. The agenda is just about finalized; you can check it out here. This post is both a preview and a bit of thinking […]

HIT Vendor Seeking MDDS for Meaningful Relationship

Sat, 25 May 2013 16:17:04 +0000

As noted before, from time to time I answer questions and exchange ideas with folks from hospitals, companies and with students. It's a karma thing with me - if I can help out with reasonable effort in situations where there's no immediate consulting opportunity (although there may in the future), and it's interesting, then I […]