Hospitals, health systems and other provider organizations are increasingly taking on more responsibility for the quality of care they provide, and they are being held accountable for that care over a longer period of time. Changes in how hospitals care for patients on an ongoing basis combined with the transition to value-based payment models is creating the need for health systems to adopt tools that will enable them to increase their reimbursement for the care they provide.read more
In the largest tech deal in history by far, Dell and partners MSD Partners and Silver Lake agreed to buy EMC today for $67 billion or $33.15 a share.
This is way over the price of $27 and change that was being rumored last week, and makes the deal far bigger than the $37 billion that Avago paid for Broadcom just last May. What makes this deal even more interesting though, is that Dell with a valuation of around $25 billion was by far the smaller fish at approximately half the size of EMC.read more
Every startup is built on a number of assumptions and undoubtedly some of them will be incorrect. At Dreamit, I’m always stressing the importance of accurately identifying those assumptions and de-risking them as early in the process as possible.
A simple example I like to use involves the e-commerce shoe company Zappos. One of the key assumptions Zappos was built on is the idea that people are willing to buy shoes online. From our 2015 perspective that sounds glaringly obvious but in 1999 that wasn’t the case. The founders tested the market early on and determined there was a demand for the service. It would’ve been a waste of energy and resources to develop the idea if that base assumption had turned out to be wrong.read more
The natively “smart” economic system has the potential to disrupt virtually every facet of the global economy.
Gartner has raised the alert to prepare for the “programmable economy”, which it says has the potential to disrupt virtually every facet of the global economy.
The “programmable economy” is a natively “smart” economic system that supports and/or manages the production and consumption of goods and services, enabling diverse scenarios of exchange of value — both monetary and non-monetary, says the analyst firm.read more
Let’s face it: If we knew precisely why stock markets surge up, down and sideways at the drop of a hat, we would all be a lot richer.
Such is the inexact science of trying to make sense of why the stock of Exact Sciences, a Madison-based cancer diagnostics company, took a nosedive Tuesday over a draft report from an independent healthcare review panel.
Stockholders and others who follow the company may want to take a deep breath before concluding the stock plunge is anything more than a speed bump in what has been an otherwise fast and smooth road for Exact Sciences.read more
Shipments of personal computers fell nearly 11 percent last quarter, to the shock of almost no one. Sales have been declining for so long — 14 consecutive quarters — that it is becoming harder to remember a time when PCs ruled the tech world.
The prolonged slump helps explain why so many of the leading PC makers are scrambling to continue remaking themselves in a world dominated by mobile devices operated with touch, rather than mouse clicks.read more
As technology giants accelerate humanity towards a driverless car future, where we are conditioned to keep our eyeballs on our devices while algorithms take the wheel and navigate the vagaries of the open road, safety questions crash headlong into ethical and philosophical considerations.read more
Gartner Says the Programmable Economy Has the Potential to Disrupt Every Facet of the Global Economy
Analysts Explore Next Phases of Digital Business at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015, October 4-8 in OrlandoGartner’s Maverick Research Sparks New, Unconventional Insights
Gartner, Inc. claims to define the “programmable economy”. The programmable economy represents a massive technology-enabled transformation of traditional concepts of value exchange, empowering individuals and smart machines to both define value and determine how it is exchanged.read more
Great decision-making is one of the hallmarks of great leadership. But how do you develop great decision-making skills? Are some people just born with the ability to make good decisions by using innately logical minds and good intuition?read more