Amazon as a TPA or How Amazon is Solving Interoperability

Amazon's recent entry into the healthcare world has left a lot of people speculating as to the aims, goals, and ultimate profit motives. The best take I've seen is Ben Thompson's at Stratechery - his analysis is spot on[1]. However, since he is coming at this from outside of…

Notes from USVI Gov. Mapp Press Conference 9 SEP 2017

A summary of comments from Governor Mapp, the Commissioner of the Department of Health, the Commissioner of Police, and the fire chief, and a representative from FEMA: Opened distribution centers: Fire Station @ Fort Christen and Tutu Distributing water, MREs, tarps Will be distributing more, don’t expect to go to…

A Speech Given to Antilles School Seniors About Computer Science

I was asked a few weeks ago to speak with some high school seniors interested in pursuing computer science. The talk was to center around three ideas: how I got started in Computer Science, what my college experience was like, and transitioning from college to a career…

Importing the National Provider Database, Part II

Hello, I'm Jacob. I perform technology and strategy consulting, including data analytics and machine learning. I blog about various projects I'm working on. If this topic is interesting or relevant to your organization let's talk - hello at jacob dot vi In Importing the National Provider Database, Part I, I…

Importing the National Provider Database, Part I

Hello, I'm Jacob. I perform technology and strategy consulting, including data analytics and machine learning. I blog about various projects I'm working on. If this topic is interesting or relevant to your organization let's talk - hello at jacob dot vi Each practicing doctor in America is issued a unique…

OMG Space Is Awesome (dot com) !!

If you hadn't already heard, I am currently taking some time off from the rat race and spending the winter back on St Thomas.  During this time, I will be exploring some intellectual pursuits that fell to the wayside over the past few years (like this blog!).  I wanted to…