November 27, 2018

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Technology Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog and Vlog

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Welcome New Member!

Ryan HuffRyan Huff co-founded and was until recently the CEO of Cirrus Insight , a leading provider of sales-enablement software for Gmail and Outlook, prior to its sale to a private equity firm. Cirrus Insight offers an all-in-one sales productivity platform with world-class Salesforce integration. To date, 250,000+ professionals use Cirrus Insight to increase their sales productivity. In September 2018, the company received a significant growth equity investment from Clovis Point Capital, LLC. Prior to co-founding Cirrus Insight, in 2011, Ryan founded and was the CTO of Cirrus Consulting Group, which provided solution architecture and project management services to companies seeking to extend their products to cloud-computing platforms such as, Google App Engines, and Amazon EC2. Earlier, he was a Product Manager at WebVisible, and a Product/Project Manager at Junction Solutions. He also founded, which was sold in late 2007 to MapMyFitness. Still earlier, Ryan was a Project Lead at ITresources, and a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager at IBM. Ryan has joined the Orange County Round Table.


  • 12/05 – 19th Innovations in Healthcare ABBY Awards, in Long Beach
  • 12/06 – Orange County Round Table
  • 12/07 – Monrovia Round Table
  • 12/12 – 20th Innovations in Healthcare ABBY Awards, in San Francisco
  • 12/14 – West Los Angeles Round Table
Round Tables

Beyond their Round Tables, ABL Members stay connected with each other through the ABL Technology Online. This bi-weekly emailed publication provides Member News and Technology Industry Trends. And, for those interested in the latest in Healthcare IT Member News and Trends, the ABL Healthcare Online is also available.  For a complimentary subscription, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.


Blog by Mimi Grant

How Tech’s Impacting the Largest Sector of the Economy

Health IT examplesNovember 26, 2018:  From major players, like Google, to earlier-stage ABBY Award competitors – using Big (Health) Data, telemedicine, software, and collaboration apps to lower the cost of quality care – the health IT gold rush is on.

Google recently hired David Feinberg, MD, to head their Health Strategy division. Feinberg previously ran UCLA Health and, more recently, Geisinger Health in Pennsylvania (which operates 13 hospitals, over 40 clinics, an HMO, the Commonwealth School of Medicine, and two research centers). So why would Google recruit one of healthcare’s superstars to head their initiatives to tap some of the $3.5 trillion spent annually in healthcare?

As Robbie Pearl, MD, the former CEO of the (Kaiser) Permanente Medical Group, speculated in a recent Forbes article: there are five opportunity areas that Google might “seize upon” under Dr. Feinberg’s Google Health leadership. First: home automation gadgets that will enable seniors to live more safely at home – think digital doorbells, thermostats, and home security. Second: using self-driving cars to help solve a senior’s transportation issues, like getting to the doctor’s office. Third, using Big Data to improve patient health. For example, Geisinger impressively used technology to keep medical tabs on every single patient within its three-million-person catchment area. Fourth, investing in the next gen of wearables and trackers – more than “jewelry,” they’d actually alert their wearers as to whether they’re OK – or not. And, fifth, to become a world leader in AI – using artificial intelligence to make better diagnoses, and potentially eliminate an estimated 30% of care delivery that’s been proven to provide no value.

Fortunately, you don’t need to be a $110.9 billion revenue company to be a health IT innovator. In fact, eight of this year’s 10 Innovations in Healthcare ABBY Award Finalists are. For example… READ REST OF BLOG >>>