First I'd like to thank all those Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr. supporters who have been coming to the website for the past 2 plus years -- and for you first-timers, welcome.
Since launching the website, I tried offering visitors a broad overview of enhanced or new technologies that changed the way we worked, lived and played.
My intention was to provide a place to educate as many people as possible through daily updates on terminology, products, services, applications, etc., that made their way onto our desks and laps, and now into the palms of our hands.
The pace of innovation is staggering, and keeping up with all that is going on can be mind boggling. Add to that the surrounding topics and issues impacted by innovation and you'll find yourself in a quagmire of technologies that in some way, shape or form, promise to make life simpler, work more productive, or services less expensive.
In the coming months the website will take on a new look and feel. But not to worry. I will continue providing the same kind of information you want whether you access it online or receive it through Twitter. Easy and simple explanations of topics you care about most and how new technologies relate to them.
Regular Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr. visitors know that I have a penchant for addressing and educating them on certain topics - one is healthcare.
I believe solving this issue is one of the greatest challenges our government and the American people face today, and in the future. Costs are out of control, quality of service has degraded, and the entire infrastructure for the healthcare system needs to be revamped.
Technology can provide the foundation and building blocks to support a national healthcare system that allows for sharing of Electronic Medical Records, eliminate redundancy, and ultimately ensure that patients receive the best possible services, from the best physicians, at significantly lower rates than they pay today.
For example, I know a retiree who just received their 2011 premium from their healthcare provider that was more than 30 percent higher than 2010! And, they spent nearly one hour on hold waiting for a representative to enroll, just to receive the same level of benefits as the prior year.
So, while I will continue offering Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr. visitors information on the latest technologies, I will focus even a bit more on those impacting healthcare.
This includes weekly editorials, interviews with companies focusing on electronic health records, rural health care, and of course technologies, including mobile healthcare - all that will touch our lives professional and personally.
I will be attending the 2010 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. from November 8-10 and would be happy to meet and chat with you during my free time at the show.
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