October 2012 Posts

Federal Commission Recommends Stricter Genome Protection Laws

Federal Commission Recommends Stricter Genome Protection Laws

Mark Crawford

On October 11 the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released the 154-page “Privacy and Progress in Whole Genome Sequencing”report, which concludes that, in order “to realize the enormous promise that whole genome sequencing holds for advancing clinical care and the greater public good, individual interests in privacy must be respected and secured.” (more…)

Risk Management Also Pertains to Social Media

Risk Management Also Pertains to Social Media

Mark Crawford

You may be asking… what does enterprise risk management have to do with social media? Most companies have accepted social media into their marketing and advertising strategies—even if they don’t understand it, or invest in it, as a business tool.

This can be dangerous.

According to Michael Krigsman on his blog IT Project Failures, although the benefits of social media are clear, such as direct access to customers, shortened feedback cycles, and personalized marketing—the risks may not be. (more…)

Medical Device Tax Is Three Months Away—Are You Ready?

Medical Device Tax Is Three Months Away—Are You Ready?

 Mark Crawford

Even with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) providing up to 30 million or more Americans with health-insurance coverage (and first-time, affordable access to medical devices), the medical device industry is worried about the looming 2.3-percent medical device excise tax—also a result of the ACA. (more…)