Posts by Baldwin Tom

1+1=7! Leveraging Intangibles for Power and Wealth

Every day, businesses lose money by not understanding or leveraging their investments.  When one considers the financials of organizations, it is clear that a significant portion of those investments are not captured in financial statements.  Why?  Because these are the people-side or soft-side intangible investments the accounting industry has yet to value. We know, intuitively,…

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GeoDD is like Neuronavigation!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s all about multidimensional (multimodality) visualization when one can view a target of interest through multiple means. In a recent article in the George Washington University Medical School’s gw hospital publication (www.gwhospital.com/neuro), it noted the hospital’s use of neuronavigation in neurosurgery. In reviewing a brain location for surgery, physicians are able to integrate a series…

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Disruptive Innovation Applies To Healthcare

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Whether in business or our personal lives we need to reflect and as needed shake things up a bit. Healthcare is no different and now that technology and big data are widely available and accessible, disrupting healthcare analytics for the better is really possible. As the industry moves to a value-based model disruptive innovation applies…

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GeoHealth and the 1854 London Cholera Epidemic

Using GeoHealth to Make the World Healthy [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some would say that Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), the use of geography as a tool to manage information, was born 163 years ago with the cholera epidemic that devastated Victorian London in 1854. The riveting story about how Dr. John Snow unraveled this epidemic is told in a…

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Future Of Healthcare Has Stable Footing

Three Legs of the Future Healthcare Stool [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Regardless of the changes in the Affordable Care Act that will be coming in 2017, some progressive medical practices have already been looking beyond next steps into the future in providing healthcare. Here are the future changes that are underway: Leg 1) It is no longer just about…

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BUSINESS, AS IN LIFE, TAKES TIME TO BE GREAT

It takes patience and perseverance to succeed, and 2017 is our year! It’s a new year, 2017!  I’ve also been told that 2017 is going to be a great year for our business.  OK.  I accept that prediction!  Yet, I am aware that it won’t happen without effort. A Chinese bamboo plant that grows nearly…

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75th Anniversary of MIS & Pearl Harbor

MIS Founded 75 Years Ago This is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941). More importantly, it is the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Military Intelligence Service (MIS; Nov. 1, 1941). My wife, Chaplain Madeline Reiko Nobori Tom [photo], was asked to serve as the Chaplain giving…

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The Business of Value Generation

Integration of 7 Capital Investments We characterize the seven capital investments, we named Magnificent-7 (M-7), into three categories: Those investments that have to do with people (who get work done), those around tasks (or how we get work done), and those that facilitate (link) people working on tasks. On the people side, there are Human…

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The Law of Business in Healthcare

Investments IN yields Returns OUT? The healthcare playing field has changed greatly and has placed new demands on healthcare providers such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The new demands in turn shift the value of the organization as change disrupts all aspects of running a business. Getting paid for patient work is no longer as…

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