Feral Leadership

Industry expert Frank Cutitta blogs on the organizational complexities of the convergence of IT, marketing and data science

Technology-as-a-Hazard (TaaH)

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There have been at least 259 selfie-related deaths since 2011.  Deaths and injuries resulting from walking-while-texting are likely even more common than that. In fact, many cities and towns have gone so far as establishing fines for texting in crosswalks. File it all in the  growing “technology-as-a-hazard” category. Perhaps there was no greater evidence of […]

The rise of technology-driven physician burnout

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It used to be such a simple life — a small, independent primary care practice (SIP) in the suburbs with a loyal patient following and the flexibility that comes with running one’s own business. Plenty of time to spend with patients, and needing only the basics for record-keeping and prescribing. Then things started to change. […]

What is quantum computing and what could it mean for the healthcare industry?

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One of the longest hype curves in technology history — without products even being deployed — is that of quantum computing. After decades of research, many feel that viable and reliable quantum products may not be to market for another ten years. For those who have heard the term but are sketchy on what quantum […]

How will 5G change patient engagement?

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Few things have fueled the hype curve more in recent years than the coming widespread availability of 5G transmission speeds on mobile devices. Many other telecommunications trends have been evolutionary, but I sense that 5G is seen by many as revolutionary. The healthcare industry could be a major beneficiary of this extra speed, given the […]

Cross cultural aspects of breach response strategies

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The phones are ringing off the hook at headquarters, your web site traffic is exploding and your email boxes have reached capacity. Why?  Your enterprise systems have been hacked, exposing millions of confidential customer personal and financial records. It’s impossible to determine where in the world the hack originated, but the implications are surely global […]

A foodie’s guide to restaurant technology

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I opened the menu and there was a gravy stain on the appetizer page from the night before. Even in a world of digital content delivery, it seems there are still some things that have changed very little when it comes to foodies on a feeding frenzy. The truth is most of my fellow technology […]

Four global universals of healthcare technology

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Every day we read about another shift in the technicalities and funding of the Affordable Care Act, a controversy at the U.S. Department Health & Human Services or the ability to buy health insurance across state borders. To spin an old Tip O’Neill line, one could argue that, “All healthcare is local.”  Many in Europe, […]

How programmatic technology is disrupting media

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I bought My Little Pony books for my little nieces online years ago and ever since I’ve been saddled with a little pony fanatic label on many web sites. How do I make it stop!!?? Every day, products are finding unsuspecting consumers at every turn during their daily online interactions. It used to be that if […]