vice president of product management, SunGard's insurance business
Contributor: Roy Massie
Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule that providers do not have to achieve meaningful use of Electronic Health Records in order to participate in an Accountable Care Organization. Providers have strong incentives to implement EHR, but they are not required in order to be in an ACO network. Along with their EHR incentives, providers have a lot of other technology hurdles in front of them (e.g. 5010/ICD-10). At my doctor’s office, I see some new information technology use at the front desk and occasionally in the exam room. But moreover, I still see rows and rows of color-coded paper folders holding patient records, stacks of folders in a daily queue and paper exchanging hands for receipts, scripts and other key transactions. In healthcare, as in most parts of our society, paper is an old and dying king, but it is still king.... read more
Contributor: David Hamilton
“Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.” quipped former US President, Jimmy Carter. Today however, the developing world represents approx 75% of all mobile phone subscriptions, suggesting that the effects of globalization are being felt across the globe and not just in the developed world.... read more
vice president, strategic analysts, SunGard's insurance business
Contributor: Don Canning
Many global insurance companies struggle with legacy modernization initiatives, which in essence is a call to action for Policy Administration System (PAS) consolidation and cost reduction; a conundrum of addition through subtraction.
What is driving Legacy Modernization? Many insurance executives comment that their legacy systems are just too complex and expensive to respond to the market in a timely manner.... read more
vice president, risk solutions, SunGard's capital markets business
Contributor: Marcus Cree
Every week, millions tune in to see the reality TV battle that is The Biggest Loser. Each episode sees much sweating and panting during an extremely focused exercise and diet boot camp.
Interestingly, the first few pounds are lost with relative ease, but the winners only go on losing weight when they recognize and confront the underlying causes for their obesity, and they only maintain their new slim shapes when they make and maintain lifestyle changes.... read more
Contributor: Oliver Muhr
Is it possible to predict future crises based on economic indicators from the past?
Two ECB leaders, Andreas Hake, head of division, statistical information services, and Jean-Marc Israel, head of division, monetary and financial statistics, joined SunGard’s MarketMap for a webinar.... read more