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So Far, There Are Only 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market

Apple, Samsung, and Google.<p>Benedict Evans<p>Benedict Evans has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even further.<p>If one looks at profits, only two companies make a …

New Mobile Health App Allows HIPAA Secure File Sharing of Patient Data

<b>CloudPrime’s new mobile health app allows HIPAA secure file sharing of patient data that promises to bring security to an insecure world.</b><p>Thanks to …

Why Patient Engagement Really Does Matter and Why So Many People Are Getting It Wrong | THCB

“Patient engagement.”<p>What is “Patient Engagement?” It sounds like a season of “The Bachelor” where a doctor dates hot patients. It wouldn’t surprise …

Google Glass and the Future of Medicine

“After eight days at FutureMed, I am still digesting. The future is going to be amazing. The possibilities are endless. These inventors and futurists …

Integration of mobile devices increase medication verification by pharmacists

One large gripe in the hospital setting is the speed of medication verification by pharmacists prior to dispensing to the floor.<p>Often, one large …

Health Care’s Service Fanatics

The Cleveland Clinic has long had a reputation for medical excellence and for holding down costs. But in 2009 Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, the CEO, examined its performance relative to that of other hospitals and admitted to himself that inpatients did not think much of their experience at its flagship …

Innovation is About Behavior, Not Products

True innovators get people to do new things, not just buy new stuff.<p>Innovation is not invention. An invention is generally a product or a process and something you can see. Innovation is different. To innovate, we must ask ‘why’ someone does something rather than asking ‘what’ he or she does. We …

Innovation

Meet the 10 startups competing in the HealthBeat ‘Innovation Showdown’

We’re blown away by the quality of the more than 150 applicants to the HealthBeat 2013 “Grand Rounds Innovation Showdown,” one of the highlights of VentureBeat’s inaugural health tech conference (May 20-21 in San Francisco).<p>We asked startups throughout the health care industry to apply and …

Don’t Let Predictability Become the Enemy of Innovation

Unhappily shocked by Sputnik’s unexpected 1957 success, President Eisenhower quickly pushed the Pentagon to establish the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Its ostensible mission: “to prevent technological surprise to the U.S. military, and to create surprises of its …

Nine Lessons for Innovators from a Nobel Prize-Winning Psychologist

I was pretty slow about getting around to reading <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i>. The career-capping book by Princeton psychologist Daniel Kahneman, one of …

‘Hybrid innovation’: Clayton Christensen Institute introduces new disruption concept

There’s a new term in the innovation lexicon.<p>Clayton Christensen, the Harvard Business School professor credited with coining the term “disruptive innovation,” authored a white paper with colleagues Heather Staker and Michael Horn titled “Is K–12 blended learning disruptive? An introduction of the …

What’s The Secret To Design Innovation? Extreme Immersion

Legendary design researcher Jan Chipchase shares his strategy for looking for the Next Big Thing in a foreign land.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow’s Customers <i>by Jan Chipchase with Simon Steinhardt (Harper</i> …

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

Taking a different perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry, writes Tina Seelig in InGenius.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.</i><p>What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”<p>“What two numbers add up to 10?”<p>The first question has only one …

To Innovate, Find What’s Hiding in Plain Sight

In our last post, we asked the question, “What’s the connection between counting squares and innovation?” In order to come up with the answer, we presented you with the following figure and asked you how many squares you could find. It turns out, the answer isn’t so simple.<p>It was clear that this …

Great Innovators Think Laterally

Do you ever wonder why cars aren’t called “horseless carriages” anymore? Today’s cars are just as horseless as they were a century ago. Horselessness is standard equipment on most new and late models, both foreign and domestic.<p>Framing the question this way may seem a bit absurd; yet, it’s a playful …

Survey: 31 percent of doctors make Rx decisions from smartphones

Nearly three-quarters of physicians in the United States are using their smartphones at work, <b>according to a March 2013 survey conducted by ad agency</b> …

Digital Health

As Smartphones Reach A Global Tipping Point, Leader Samsung Shipped 71M Devices In Q1, Nearly 2X As Many As Apple

IDC is the first of the big analyst companies to come out with quarterly mobile device shipment numbers that indicate Q1 as the first quarter where smartphones have outnumbered more basic feature phones in worldwide shipments: in a total market of 418.6 million devices, 216.2 (51.6%) were …

Android Took 64% Of All Smartphone Sales Globally In Q1; Windows Phone Continues Modest Gains, Says Kantar

Google’s mobile OS Android continues to power ahead as the world’s most popular smartphone platform, according to figures out today from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, the WPP-owned market research company that tracks sales of handsets across key markets on a 12-week rolling cycle. In the nine markets …

StoryKid, Created By Literature PhDs Students, Is An App That Helps Young Ones Tell Stories (And Their Parents, Too)

Children are known for how much they love to play make-believe, and StoryKid, an app introduced today during the Disrupt Hackathon in New York, takes this and gives it a new twist by offering a series of pictures as visual cues for a child to tell a story based around them. StoryKid is aimed at …

Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

What a two weeks it’s been. Something happened that has been simmering for a while. The API market exploded. Intel bought Mashery for more than $180 million and CA acquired Layer 7. 3Scale received a new $4.2 million round of funding from Javelin Ventures. Mulesoft acquired Programmable Web. And …

What Happens When You Really Disconnect

I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realized in a flash that I’d hit a wall. Most days I can’t wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself out of the house.<p>The first three months of the year had been intensely demanding, between hiring a series of new employees for a …

Playing to Win

• <b>Author:</b> A.G. Lafley & Roger L. Martin<p><b>Are you just playing—or playing to win?</b><p>Strategy is not complex. But it <i>is</i> hard. It’s hard because it forces people and organizations to make specific choices about their future—something that doesn’t happen in most companies.<p>Now two of today’s best-known business …

Your Business Needs Insight, Not Just Pretty Pictures

In 2007, if you were a Starbucks shareholder and you opened your annual financial report, the first meaningful information you encountered was this:<p>And if you read the “narrative” annual report from that year, the first thing you saw was this:<p>Last year, if you were a Starbucks shareholder, you only …

Understanding the Stages of Retail

When Ron Johnson took over the helm at J. C. Penney in November 2011 with a mandate to turn the ailing retailer around, all eyes were on him. He had an amazing legacy: Senior VP of Retail Operations at Apple pioneering the concept of the Apple Retail stores and the Genius Bar. Before that, he was …

Operational Excellence, Meet Customer Intimacy

Most organizations continuously strive to achieve operational excellence, but they spend less effort understanding customer needs — and few marry these two sources of customer value effectively. While a focus on lowering costs, improving quality, and providing consistent, reliable service will …