Senator John McCain debuted with a question on LinkedIn this morning, with over 500 connections in his profile – something that takes less well-known people months or even years to accomplish unless they make LinkedIn a hobby. The question, “What is the Biggest Challenge America Faces? received 70 answers in 9 hours. Althought less anwers than Bill Gates receieved, Senator McCain is the first national political figure to leverage a truly business-oriented social network to ask questions about what is important in American politics to a hyper-connected technology and business savvy network. At last count, over 1,680 people have now responded to Senator McCain’s question. We would not rule out increased momentum online for the McCain campaign as they show their savvy for using mediums not yet tested by Senators Obama or Clinton. View McCain’s linkedin group here.
McCain Links Up to Potential Voters on LinkedIn
About the Author: Michael Arrigo
Michael is Managing Partner & CEO of No World Borders, a leading healthcare management and IT consulting firm. He serves as an expert witness in Federal and State Court and was recently ruled as an expert by a 9th Circuit Federal Judge. He serves as a patent expert witness on intellectual property disputes, both as a Technical Expert and a Damages expert. He leads a team that provides Cybersecurity best practices for healthcare clients, ICD-10 Consulting, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records. He advises legal teams as an expert witness in HIPAA Privacy and Security, medical coding and billing and usual and customary cost of care, the Affordable Care Act and benefits enrollment, white collar crime, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law, Insurance Fraud, payor-provider disputes, and consults to venture capital and private equity firms on mHealth, Cloud Computing in Healthcare, and Software as a Service. He advises self-insured employers on cost of care and regulations. Arrigo was recently retained by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding a significant false claims act investigation. He has provided opinions on over $1 billion in health care claims and due diligence on over $8 billion in healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Education: UC Irvine - Economics and Computer Science, University of Southern California - Business, studies at Stanford Medical School - Biomedical Informatics, stutdies at Harvard Law School - Bioethics. Trained in over 10 medical specialties in medical billing and coding. Trained by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and PTAB Judges on patent statutes, rules and case law (as a non-attorney to better advise clients on Technical and Damages aspects of patent construction and claims).