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  1. Not just healthcare apps

    Even though I was a PC / WinTel man from the start of the computer revolution, the entire world remembers Steve Jobs:


    Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA
    Dictionary of Health Information Technology and Security

    Former, American Society of Health Economists (ASHE) member
    Former, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) member
    Former, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) member


  2. Where Is Healthcare’s Steve Jobs?

    Will the future Steve please stand up?

    At his now famous Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs made a point of telling the audience that he never graduated from college.

    In listening to his story, one suspects Mr. Jobs really “programmed” his own higher education with a combination of internships and on-the-job training that enabled him to achieve those 10,000 hours necessary to create a world-class expert.


    What do you all think?



  3. Steve Jobs and Financial Advisors
    [His Legacy and Ongoing Influence]

    Why he made a difference … From GUI to iPod, iPhone and iPad – Steve Jobs as inspiration, pathfinder and influencer.


    Yep … Steve mattered.



  4. What Would Financial Planning Be Like If It Was Simple And Intuitive Like Steve Jobs’ Creations?

    The legacy that Steve Jobs left behind last week as he passed away has been truly astounding; an outpouring of emotion and tribute from the world that is rarely seen outside of the death of beloved religious or political figures, as so many were touched by the technology that he created.

    Which leads me to wonder… what would financial planning look like if we were as obsessed about the client experience as Steve Jobs was?




  5. Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs

    It’s an irresistible comparison, and Harold Pollack did it well over at the Incidental Economist, where he said:

    At first glance, Jobs benefits enormously from the comparison. A charismatic design visionary, he built two great companies with great products. The Apple II, the Mac, the iPod, the iPad, the iStore, the iPhone, and Pixar films enrich our lives.

    Gates forms an almost comically anti-charismatic and corporate contrast to Jobs’ rebellious genius. Gates built a great company by developing and selling undeniably useful, generally less original or beautiful products.

    More: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/bill-gates-vs-steve-jobs/



  6. More on Steve Jobs [Infographic]

    As CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs spearheaded a few of the most iconic products in technology, entertainment and design.


    Source: londoncreativedigital.com


  7. In Memoriam
    [17 Tech Pioneers We Lost in 2011]

    Along with Steve Jobs and Dennis Ritchie, 2011 marked the passing of many computer visionaries and technology pioneers. Many of the leaders we lost in 2011 were founders and chief executives who transformed their companies to take advantage of emerging [health] information technology. Several worked on the theoretical foundations in the fields of optics, mathematics and cryptography.

    Here, eWEEK honors some of the innovators who made all the things modern society takes for granted possible.





    Sir William Lyons and Steve Jobs were as different externally as two persons can be, whether in appearance, personality or background.

    One was British, the legendary founder of the Jaguar marque; the other was American, a true giant of the computer industry. Nevertheless, they both shared the rare quality of genius.

    Webster’s Dictionary defines genius in several ways but perhaps the one that best describes them is this one: A person with extraordinary intellectual power, especially as manifested in creative activity.

    Jags and tech; avocations for me!

    Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA


  9. The Classic PLAYBOY Interview

    Steve Jobs – February 1985


    I remember reading the original magazine article almost 30 years ago.

    Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA
    [Dictionary of Health Information Technology and Security]



  10. The Misfits

    Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

    By Steve Jobs
    via Artie


  11. The Apple Watch Is More Than a Cool Gadget

    “You know how difficult it is to explain to a nonparent the joy of having kids? The Apple Watch is the same thing. It’s hard to explain how great it is to someone who has never worn one.”

    The other day I found myself using this line to explain why I love the Apple Watch. And just as those words came out of my mouth, I realized how I had just cheapened my kids, comparing them to a gadget. So, Jonah, Hannah and Mia Sarah — my apologies.

    The Apple Watch, as well as many other Apple products, doesn’t make a lot of sense in theory, but in practice it does (I am borrowing from Yogi Berra here). I’ve been wearing an Apple Watch for two and a half weeks, and I have to tell you, this is not a watch; it’s an iPhone extender.

    If the Apple Watch was called an Apple Band instead, our perceptions and expectation of this product would be very different. When Apple reinvents a category of products, our initial analysis is stuck in the old paradigm. I remember in 2007, when Apple came out with the iPhone, that commentators were arguing that no one would want to watch movies on its tiny screen. And how were you going to stick a DVD into this little phone? Okay, I made up that last part, but we’re destined for trouble when we try to apply the functionality we associate with an existing product to a new device that has little resemblance to the original one. That, of course, is the problem with the Apple Watch, even though we wear it on our wrist, it tells time, and Apple did call it a watch.

    Being wearable is what makes the Apple Watch so useful. We may always have our smartphone with us, but it’s not always on us. For instance, my iPhone is on the kitchen table and I’m in the living room, and a call comes in. I don’t have to run to get my phone, stumbling over my kids’ toys; I can just answer the call on my wrist. It’s very Dick Tracy, but it works.

    Most people won’t appreciate the on-your-wrist factor until they wear the Apple Watch for a while. In the past I’d miss phone appointments all the time: I’d have a call scheduled, I’d be engrossed in research while listening to music, and I wouldn’t hear the reminder about the appointment in Outlook or on my iPhone. Apple’s vibration reminder gets me to look at my watch every time.

    One of the arguments I heard against the Apple Watch — just as I did against the iPhone in 2007 — is that the screen is so small that no one would want to read on it. Here is what I found: When my son texts that he wants me to pick him up from school in 20 minutes, I get the message on my watch. It emits a slight and not unpleasant vibration, I glance at the text, and I can reply right away.

    That brings me to another no-no I heard about the Apple Watch: The screen is too small to type on. That’s true, but it doesn’t matter, because the Apple Watch comes with an absolutely amazing version of Siri. Its voice recognition software understands me absolutely flawlessly, even with my Russian accent. I’m not sure how, but it’s better than iPhone’s Siri. When my son’s message comes in, I have a few options. I can hit Reply and dictate my message through Siri. Or, there are a lot of preconfigured buttons that show responses like “OK” and “Thanks.” If, on the other hand, my son sends me his five-page essay to look at, I won’t read it on my Apple Watch — Why would I? It’s not made for that.

    The design — how the watch feels to your fingers and on your wrist, and the ease of use — is what you’d expect from Apple. Even the battery life is much better than I anticipated: It lasts more than a day and charges quickly. I put my Apple Watch on the charger when I get up, and before I leave for work, it is fully charged. It rained for two weeks nonstop where I live, in Denver (when I travel to Seattle this week I’ll feel at home), so I didn’t have a chance to test the watch while riding a bicycle to work. But even with my limited testing, I concluded that the Apple Watch is a terrific product.

    Just like Apple’s first iPhone, this watch doesn’t have many apps, and the first few I tried were not quite ready for prime time. It will take time for developers to figure out how to make great apps, just as with early versions of the iPhone.

    Now that you’ve invested your time in reading this, let me disappoint you. This is not a product review. A product review has to be rigorous — testing all features of the product in different situations and conditions. I did not do anything dangerous: I did not scuba dive or parachute wearing the Apple Watch. I did not even exercise with it. The product needs to be compared with competitive offerings. I didn’t do that either. And, most important, the reviewer has to be unbiased. I am a very biased Apple junkie. On my last two-day trip, I had four Apple products with me: a MacBook Air, an iPad, an iPhone and my Apple Watch. I am not even going to try to pretend that I’m unbiased.

    But here’s the good news: I am not the only one. There are something like 800 million very biased Apple users out there, and a lot of them will agree with me.

    Figuring out the impact the Apple Watch will have on Apple in the short run is very difficult. Apple sells about 180 million iPhones a year. Unlike the iPhone, which became a necessity, the Apple Watch may be a great product, but it is still a luxury. If 10 percent of Apple customers buy an Apple Watch and its average selling price is $500 (my best guess), that would bring in … well, and here is the problem. Should I use 10 percent of the total Apple user base of 800 million? In that case Apple Watch sales would bring in $40 billion of additional revenue. On the other hand, Apple sells about 180 million iPhones a year, and if 10 percent of annual buyers get an Apple Watch, that would bring in $9 billion of new sales. The annual revenue range — $9 billion to $40 billion — is huge, but regardless of where sales fall, the Apple Watch as a standalone division would qualify to be an S&P 500 company. However, in relation to Apple’s $200 billion in current total revenue, the watch would boost total sales 4.5 percent to 19 percent — somewhere between insignificant and a lot.

    However, even if sales come in closer to $9 billion, in the long run the Apple Watch will be an important product. As technology improves and the price falls, it will gradually transition from being a nice-to-have to a must-have item, the attachment rate will rise, and the impact on Apple’s bottom line will grow.

    But even more important, the Apple Watch will increase Apple’s competitive advantage. Its seamless integration with iPhone and iCloud widens Apple’s moatagainst its competitors, increasing the pain and isolation for those who dare to use Android.

    The Apple Watch answers a question that is paramount for the company’s future: Can Apple innovate without Steve Jobs? Until this watch, Apple was just improving existing products conceived under Jobs (a larger-screen iPhone is not an earth-shattering innovation). The Apple Watch, which takes the company into a brand-new product category, was conceived and designed by post-Jobs Apple. It is a terrific product, and Jobs would be proud of it. But then again, that’s coming from a geek who is comparing parenting to high-tech gadgets.

    Vitaliy Katsenelson CFA


  12. Apple

    “Apple-s long-term strategy is going to be to have their users store all of their medical history on their phones. Not only would this include existing conditions and documented health occurrences, but it could store users- data that the actual phone or watch is gathering. That can include how are they sleeping, eating, exercising and living. They may also look to use DNA sequencing and family history, linking it all together so it-s in one place.”

    Sanket Shah
    [Professor of Biomedical and Health Information Science]
    University of Illinois-Chicago


  13. Steve Jobs

    The benefits of being a misfit:

    Enjoy the podcast.
    Dr. David E. Marcinko



    “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

    -Rob Siltanen

    via Ann Miller RN MHA


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