September 28, 2015 David Ollier Weber
You may be familiar with the name Robert Wachter, M.D. He's written six books and hundreds of journal articles; he chairs the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; and he's a leading advocate for patient safety. One health care magazine this year anointed him the nation's most influential physician-executive. He's perhaps best known for having coined the term "hospitalist," and for having defined and promoted hospital medicine as a recognized primary care subspecialty.
We talk often about the tremendous potential of cloud technology and data analytics — two key components of the Internet of Things (IoT) — to enable better productivity, create new revenue opportunities and completely transform businesses. Lately, we’re also hearing more and more about the human side of these advances; how the power of cloud computing is creating real, positive impact on everyday lives, saving time, simplifying processes, enabling faster and richer access to data, and connecting people with critical information and other people in ways never before possible.