Online Law

Deception creates its own harm: Facebook shouldn’t know if you’re ovulating; voting shouldn’t be rooted in lies

January 14th 2021

Facebook gained the ability to see if users were ovulating, but the FTC put an end to this practice….because deception causes marketplace harm. Perhaps it’s time for voters to have consumer protections similar to what they enjoy in commerce from the FTC.

Dr. Roy Schoenberg, CEO of Amwell: 2020 is the year telehealth will mobilize healthcare

May 3rd 2020

Have you heard The Pioneer Institute’s new podcast Hubwonk? Their interview with Dr. Roy Schoenberg provides an insider’s view on the explosive adoption of telehealth over the last two months, and policy and service design opportunities to make it an important dimension of care.

Time’s come to make pay equity for bio-health marketers a platform for change

February 2nd 2020

A recent survey shows women leaders in bio-health marketing make less than half as much as men; the difference is staggering. Rather than debating causes, its time to gather facts and be more open about this challenge.

Do you agree that hospitals keeping pricing agreements with payers secret is really protected speech?

December 9th 2019

Last week the American Hospital Association filed a lawsuit to help hospitals avoid disclosing often secret agreements with insurers — their novel argument is that revealing pricing arrangements would violate hospitals’ free speech rights.

The week when Google entering healthcare scared people while I was in London

November 16th 2019

The concern stirred by Google’s focus on healthcare was clear all the way from London. I share some insights from OHSU, ClearDATA, and the strategy behind going in big on Lam Research which has close to doubled in value just in this year.

The week when voice assistants were hacked and I worked from a villa

November 9th 2019

Get the scoop on Design Ethics, the hacking of voice assistants, an odd wellness product, and my work life living in Orlando with 20 coworkers in ‘the Big Brother house’.

Why did Google buy Fitbit? Three key benefits

November 3rd 2019

Fitbit bit would bring Google: 1.) their first mass wearable product, 2.) an in-place wellness product line with global adoption and distribution, 3.) reams of progressively sophisticated health data and a privacy debate. Click above for the data and details.

Trump’s re-election starts with bullying, fakery and a ban on blocking in social media

July 18th 2019

From ‘fake’ social media endorsements, bullying and a court ban on blocking Twitter followers – the campaign is already hot with digital issues. Its election season, so I guess I’m commenting on the digital life of politics again, occasionally.

China Now Has Non-Staffed Minute Clinics and Pharmacies – Time to Raise Your Innovation Goals?

November 23rd 2018

One of the largest insurance companies in China plans to open doctorless clinic booths at a rate of over thirty a day. That’s Ping An’s plan, come get the details and how this might inform your own transformation planning.

Half Time Report: Bitcoin Bros and Pot Stocks Trade Places, IPOs Go Nuts

July 3rd 2018

We’re half a year in to 2018, so check back on my call on shifting markets, bitcoin bros, and if pot stocks is a mania or opportunity. The opinions are my own, and are just conversation, not advice.