Article: The energy ecosystem should move to make the ‘energy internet’ a reality

Energy, Innovation, Open Provisioning, Open Space

The energy ecosystem should move to make the ‘energy internet’ a reality

As vice president of Innovation at National Grid Partners, I’m responsible for developing initiatives that not only benefit National Grid’s current business but also have the potential to become stand-alone businesses. So I obviously have strong views about the future of the energy industry.

But I don’t have a crystal ball; no one does. To be a good steward of our innovation portfolio, my job isn’t to guess what the right “basket” is for our “eggs.” It’s to optimally allocate our finite eggs across multiple baskets with the greatest collective upside.

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Article: Open Healthcare — a perfect storm — technology, need and mandate

Cures, Drugs, Open Health, Procedures (Medical)

Open Healthcare — a perfect storm — technology, need and mandate

Early interoperability standards in HC were onerous and heavy but also necessary. HL7 V2 came to maturity in the 90s. It was 80% standard and 20% a framework.     V2 lacked a consistent data model and had many more challenges but represented the complex world of healthcare. Interoperability was a science project.  

HL7 V3 came along at the turn of the century to address the v2 challenges but did not provide backward compatibility. V3 presented itself as more of a standard than a framework for negotiation.

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