Slow Healthcare Costs by Digitizing Healthcare
The United States spends around 17-18% of its GDP on healthcare every year.
When you put this into dollar numbers, it is a mind-boggling $2.9 trillion.
Unfortunately, that spending will grow at a faster rate now due to baby
boomers becoming an aging population, and they are the largest demographic in
the U.S. (Baby boomers are about 76 million, which accounts for 25% of the
population of the U.S.). The healthcare related spending is expected to grow
at a faster pace than the under 5% annual rate it grew over the last decade.
Unless the U.S. gets this spiraling healthcare spending under control, in a
few short years we will be spending almost 25% of our entire GDP in
healthcare trying to fix people’s failing health, instead of spending it
somewhere else where it is desperately needed. Obviously, we can’t stop the
aging po... (more)
By Andy Thurai (Twitter: @AndyThurai)
(Original version of this blog appeared on ProgrammableWeb)
As promised in my last blog “Big Data, API, and IoT …..Newer technologies
protected by older security” here is a deep dive on Big Data security and
how to effortlessly secure Big Data effectively.
Like many other open source models, Hadoop has followed a path that hasn’t
focused much on security. In order to effectively use Big Data, it needs to
be secured properly. However if you try to force fit into an older security
model, you might end up compromising more than you think. But if... (more)
This article originally appeared on Gigaom.
Enterprises are building an API First strategy to keep up with their customer
needs, and provide resources and services that go beyond the confines of
enterprise. With this shift to using APIs as an extension of their enterprise
IT, the key challenge still remains choosing the right deployment model.
Even with bullet-proof technology from a leading provider, your results could
be disastrous if you start off with a wrong deployment model. Consider
developer scale, innovation, incurring costs, complexity of API platform
management, etc. O... (more)
As with most modernized economies, the United States economy utilizes
capitalist principles. It is only fitting that we invented a technological
solution that will help companies engage in c-api-talism using APIs in a more
If we look back into the history of mankind, we progressed towards more
civilized, mature, monetary-based economies on a steady basis. The
progression from the Stone Age, to the Bronze Age, to the Iron Age, to the
Industrial Age and to the current Digital Age all made strides towards the
current digital economy.
The Stone Age was about using... (more)
Kin Lane recently wrote a couple of blogs about why copyrighting an API is
not common. I couldn’t agree more that copyrighting APIs is uncommon. First
of all, the API definition is just an interface (It is the implementation
detail that is important, and needs to be guarded), so it doesn’t make any
sense to copyright an interface. (It is almost like copyrighting a pretty
face ). Secondly, the whole idea of exposing an API is you are looking for
others to finish the work you started by just providing the plumbing work.
Why would anyone want to get involved with a copyrighted API a... (more)