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As far as the point

"It would be a monumental accomplishment for Amazon to convince global merchants and Web consumers to use an Amazon-controlled currency in transactions outside its ecosystem, but the same could have been said for Amazon’s S3 and EC2 cloud computing platforms and its Fulfillment by Amazon service." 

This would seemingly be the point where they trip over the Government's right to create and control the currency. Within their ecosystem it can do what they want, but getting others outside to now trade the coin in exchange for goods and services...that is currency and its controlled. 

1 year, 11 months ago on Like its other platforms, Amazon is taking the long view with its Coins virtual currency


Of the Mega trend in healthcare, the link on the page for the EKG APP Preventis is confusing, and part of the problem that looms for the expansion of technology in Healthcare. Namely, access by the clinician. As the website for this product states: " It maintains a constant connection between patients and their care teams." and then lower on the page it states: "The BodyGuardian System continuously records, stores and periodically transmits the following physiological data to a remote computer server for up to 30 days at a time:"

Ok which is it? Does it allow a fluid intereaction of clinican and patient? Can the, or more importantly, does the legal system expect the clinician to have access to the patient's EKG data as fluidly as if they were in the hospital? Which is what they claim to replace. Now, thinking it through, how would the clinician interact with a patient who was allowed to go about their business and travel around? Would the clinician first of all have immediate access to KNOW an event has occurred to even interact with the patient? Will the clinician have the legal duty and responsibility to help the patient under their care, now using the technology the clinician requested? What would be the actual steps the clinician would use to interact with patient undergoing an EKG event? Would they be responsible to contact the local 911 for the patient? Is there a GPS notification within the system? I don't see how the clinician would desire to enter into this milieu for maybe tens or hundreds of their patients, and STILL expect to be productive in their office? 

I have been saying this about telemedicine for a long time now. The numbers of specialists do not transpose to the number of needed patients. No clinician can have that mandate of immediacy and still handle the immediate needs of their in-person patients. Where is the benefit. Some states have ruled that all medico obligations and liabilities are still in effect for patients in a telemedicine (remote/local) configuration. So, please tell us all, how is this supposed to work in the real world?

2 years, 3 months ago on What are the 7 mega-trends that will redefine the healthcare industry in 2013?