Posts Tagged ‘Cloud Computing’

I recommend listening to the audio of a talk by JP Morgan Healthcare. The audience has very knowledgeable people, and company folk too. JP Morgan Healthcare Talk

Panel includes:

  1. Todd Park – CTO of HHS and co-founder of Athena Health
  2. Eric Schmidt – CEO of Google
  3. Aneesh Chopra – CTO of US
  4. John Doerr – partner at Kleiner Perkins

 

The audience is asked to structure the talk by setting up questions and points of discussion. They include:

  • Standardization of electronic medical records (EMR)
  • Government barriers and accelerators to electronic healthcare
  • The return on investment (RoI) of electronic healthcare
  • Accountability that needs to be expected not just from the government, technology, and healthcare providers but ALSO from the patients to provide accountable and correct information
  • What role is Google playing in electronic healthcare records (EHR), and provision? Should it play a role?
  • What is the biggest potential of the cloud in the provision and management of electronic healthcare by the government?
  • What is the role of open source in electronic healthcare?
  • What are the incentive schemes, and the greatest barriers to innovation coming from the government for electronic healthcare?
  • How do you ‘create’ change and enable it when healthcare providers and physicians seem resistant to change? And change management in general?
  • What, if any, role does social media and apps play in electronic healthcare provision?

Professor Leslie Willcocks of the Information Systems and Innovation Group at the London School of Economics and Political Science was recently interviewed by Professional Outsourcing. Upon showing me the paper copy of the article, Leslie chuckled and said, “The photographer has made me the George Clooney of academics”!

Courtesy of Professional Outsourcing

Leslie has an amazing sense of humour! But more to the point, his interview provides keen insight into government procurement concerns, especially in relation to cloud computing. Leslie draws on his own research to explain how there is a need for innovation, change, development of centres of excellence, and ‘people capability’ in the government to make better use of cloud computing. This could lead to a more agile organization or as he terms it “cloud-corporation”.