The US Senate Intelligence Committee has pushed forward legislation that nominally helps the finance industry protect itself from cyber-assault, but which critics warn will hand the NSA fresh snooping powers.
What has to come is an open health platform and ecosystem, not something defined by only a single vendor or alliance, but by the universal connections that the largest buyers of health services will demand from their providers to reduce the frictional costs of providing benefits.
The current buzz around systems of engagement is shortsighted. Ask PepsiCo about responding to macro trends they don’t always understand. It requires transformation of a kind that quick fixes will not not meet.
Global electronics giant Philips has been a regular feature of Salesforce.com keynotes, most notably of course in the form of Marc Benioff’s connected toothbrush. But now the two are moving in on the health cloud.
It’s a dilemma faced by many luxury brands, including La Prairie: how can they deliver the same high-end experience and personalised service online that customers get when they buy their product in an exclusive department store?