Social Media entering the “Castles of Corporate America”

My friend Shel Israel’s points about Social Media (SM): It isn’t about whether Twitter or Facebook succeeds, it is about embracing SM and using it and the warehouse of tools (and in my opionion the real-time data that it generates). SM tools can be mashed together in new combinations to solve problems and facilitate global conversations. SM is now beginning to make its way into “…the castles of Corporate America…” The days of a manager defining a single way on every desktop to get things done is being challenged by the mix of these tools and the beneficial collaboration they create, sometimes in very unexpected ways. SM will be adopted or companies will be left behind in the innovation race, just as societies that adopted the tools in the Iron Age often experienced coincident changes such as differing agricultural practices, religious beliefs and artistic styles.

Case in point: One of our clients was attempting to retire a number of ‘legacy’ computer systems and have just one. This is ambitious, risky, and most importantly does not acknowledge the inherent heterogeneous nature of globally diversified companies. Federated systems combined with ways of enabling corporate conversations using SM will be a better approach, combined with data mash up tools. The company expects improved adaptability, innovation, and better corporate conversations.

See an excerpt of Shel’s video blog below.

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Michael F. 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, studies at Harvard Medical 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). Mr. Arrigo has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and National Public Radio.

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