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About My Blog

In this blog I cover a variety of topics and issues that are of interest to me. The subject matter ranges from healthcare to legal and everything in between.

Building Business
Look at interesting industries, business growth opportunities and markets; as well as, projects I'm working on. I examine new ideas, marketing concepts, management thoughts and new customer acquisition strategies.

Process Excellence
As a Sig Sigma Black Belt I enjoy the value of efficient lean processes that address quality and profitability. Having experience ranging from Fortune 50 to start-ups, I've seen how effective process drives good business and ineffective process stifles it.

Healthcare Technology
Analysis and review of healthcare technology, related policy, innovation, and developing market. In this section I focus on topics that include: telehealth, mHealth, health IT, EHR & EMR, medical devices, and biotechnology.

Insurance & Benefits
Exploration of innovative insurance and benefits programs, risk mitigation strategies, and the markets they effect. Deep dive into building, deploying and marketing insurance, benefit and wellness programs. 

Legal Matters
My thoughts and experiences in supporting the legal industry through case management, medical records, marketing and legal technology.

Popular Posts

Omni United Enrolls Over 1,200 Tire Retailers In Pursuit Of Its$1,000,000 Donation Goal to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Omni United Enrolls Over 1,200 Tire Retailers In Pursuit Of Its $1,000,000 Donation Goal to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Sugimoto & Associates has designed, and is implementing a dynamic national public relations campaign for the international tire conglomerate Omni United Pte. LTD based out of Singapore. Omni United is an official partner to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation ("BCRF") through their popular Radar Tires consumer brand, and was proud to donate $250,000 as a result of their 2011 campaign. In 2012, Omni United has announced a targeted $1,000,000 donation to the A+ rated charity focused on finding a cure and raising awareness about breast cancer. To accomplish their goal Omni United has enrolled over 1,200 of their national retail and distribution partners, including Sears Auto Centers and Tire Centers, Inc.   Throughout the month of October, breast cancer awareness month, the company will donate $1 per each four Radar branded tires sold int

Some Telehealth News Stories and Interviews

Telehealth focused media interviews and publication samples InteractiveMD news articles and interviews: The InteractiveMD team is featured in numerous news stories and interviews that showcase our innovation, cutting edge telehealth, and healthcare IT. We help tens of thousands of people gain access to healthcare through video, phone, email or chat. Check out some of the stories through these links:   Palm Beach Post:   Channel 10 News: Fox 13 News: You & Me This Morning Chicago: Channel 10 News:

Are Cloud Based EHR System Safe?

Although, trusting a cloud based electronic health records system with sensitive health data can seem a little unnerving, investigation by industry experts and regulatory agencies that credential EHR systems against Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The same data security requirements are in place whether the data and application are housed on premise or in a virtual cloud based server. According to Gerard Nussbaum, director of technology services at management consultancy Kurt Salmon Associates at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Legal EHR Summit in Chicago earlier this month, HIPAA privacy and security rules do not specify whether a provider using a cloud-based EHR owns data in the medical records or if the information belongs to the service host as posted in Physicians Practice online publication. One of the points that has been expressed, is that data house in cloud is more likely to be encrypted than on-site systems and therefore m