Death of Safe Harbor — A Compliance Inhibitor

It was nice while it lasted. The US-EU Safe Harbor system, a triumph of diplomacy, commonsense, and rationality, was a simplified process that US companies were able to adopt to comply with the EU Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of personal data.

A product of the US Department of Commerce and the European Union, Safe…

By |October 16, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Death of Safe Harbor — A Compliance Inhibitor

Prescription Affordability — Watching the Presidential Race:

While the American presidential elections are still more than a year in the future, it is interesting to consider how lively and bruising the combat has been so far.

Hilary Clinton, presumed by many to be the unchallengeable front-runner for the Democratic nomination, has seen the unexpected rise of Bernie Sanders as a competitor for…

By |October 5, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Prescription Affordability — Watching the Presidential Race:

Dreamforce 2015 Impact on AHM Product Engineering

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Dreamforce, the annual week-long conference held by Salesforce. The event delivered over 1,500 sessions for more than 150,000 attendees covering topics across the professional spectrum.

Why was I there? At AHM I am responsible for the Product Engineering team that builds the AHM CentrisDirectTM…

By |September 24, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Dreamforce 2015 Impact on AHM Product Engineering

Thoughts and Inspirations from This Year’s Compliance Week Conference

In introducing this year’s Compliance Week annual conference, held back in May, editor & publisher Matt Kelly described the event (the 10th, in sequence), as “a chance to pause and see the larger picture of your profession and to share that experience with your peers.”

Certainly, it was a chance for observing, reflecting, and sharing….

By |September 17, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Thoughts and Inspirations from This Year’s Compliance Week Conference

There is No “I” in Open Payments

August 17 – 19, 2015 brought approximately 350 industry colleagues to Washington, DC where, Center for Business Intelligence (CBI) hosted the 9th Annual Transparency and Aggregate Spend Conference. My inaugural view into this conference was over five years ago, as a sole proprietor who had just hung her compliance consulting shingle out for the…

By |September 10, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on There is No “I” in Open Payments

Making Time for the Real World

With Dreamforce just around the corner — Salesforce’s annual showcase, which draws over 100,000 people annually to the city of San Francisco — I have been pondering the value of in-person meetings and events.

In our technology-saturated age — when faces, voices, ideas and information reach us instantly from across the globe — great gatherings…

By |September 2, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Making Time for the Real World

Keep It Simple

 

For those of you that know me well and or have worked with me throughout my career in the Life Sciences industry, you will hopefully recognize the following question without too much difficulty:

How do you know what to do if you don’t know where you are? This question can apply to a variety…

By |August 26, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Keep It Simple

UK Forecast: Foggy Now, Chance of Sunshine Act on the Horizon

The Sunshine Act, now known as the Open Payments Program, was originally proposed in 2007 by senior US Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa and Senator Herb Kohl from Wisconsin, a member of the Democratic Party. The Act was designed to increase transparency and accountability in health care by publicly listing consulting fees,…

By |August 18, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on UK Forecast: Foggy Now, Chance of Sunshine Act on the Horizon

Why Ask Why?

A sampling of statistics prove the point; we are in a high speed (and high intensity) age. Consider that there are five babies born every second1; that there are an estimated 20 million billion bits of information moving around our brains every second of every day2; or that when a drug is held back…

By |August 12, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Why Ask Why?

A Balanced Perspective Seems to Be “Missing in Action”

So many of the issues facing the world today demand perspective – at least in the dictionary definition of the word, namely, “a true understanding of the relative importance of things; a sense of proportion.”When it comes to the vastly important field of medicine, regulations and guidelines are critical. A variety of structures and…

By |August 5, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on A Balanced Perspective Seems to Be “Missing in Action”