Taiwan, Putin's Holy War, Mining the Moon: RAND Weekly Recap
This weekly recap focuses on why China likely won ' t attack Taiwan anytime soon, Vladimir Putin ' s“holy war” in Ukraine, why it ' s time to make rules for space-mining, and more. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - November 25, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs

Xi Likely Won't Be Attacking Taiwan Anytime Soon
Rather than start a war, Xi Jinping is more likely to intensify China ' s use of coercive measures against Taiwan, including diplomatic, economic, and military pressure coupled with cyber and psychological operations. If coercion fails, Beijing might turn to force as a last resort, but this still seems unlikely given the many complicating factors. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - November 15, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Derek Grossman Source Type: blogs

New U.S. Semiconductor Export Controls Warrant Caution
Clark PackardThe U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) recentlyannounced a new set of sweeping export controls —focused on semiconductors and advanced computing—with the goal of stunting the growth of China’s technology industry and protecting U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. The announcement comes on the heels of a major speech made by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan at the Special Competitive Studies Project Global Emerging Technologies Summit in mid ‐​September, in which he laid out, in part, the Biden administration’s approach to U.S. export controls. Though couched in...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 4, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Clark Packard Source Type: blogs

Lessons from the Pandemic, Diplomacy in Ukraine, Defending Taiwan: RAND Weekly Recap
This week, we discuss preparing for future pandemics; planning now for a negotiated outcome in Ukraine; insights from Ukraine that relate to Taiwan; the need for more data to help reduce law enforcement – related deaths; how China might react to U.S. posture changes; and using statistics to improve military force planning. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - November 4, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs

Ukraine's Dream Could Be Taiwan's Nightmare
Defenders of territorial sovereignty and a peaceful world order may be cheered by Ukraine ' s success, but there is danger that success could decrease the urgency of efforts to strengthen Taiwan. China will seek to learn from the problems Russia has had in Ukraine. Will the U.S. and other supporters of Taiwan do the same? (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael Spirtas Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
October 13, 2022 Edition-----In the US the recovery from Hurricane Ian, which will take years is starting as nuclear war sadly seems to be coming closer – I hope this is just sabre-rattling and no more!In China there seems to be more instability as Xi moves to term 3 of 5 years in a week or two.Liz Truss still seems to be there!In OZ we have more floods – again – and we are waiting for a new Budget in 2 weeks or so!-----Major Issues.-----https://www.theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/defence-gets-ready-for-the-fight-of-our-lives/news-story/4ea89108b822df72194742dc3eec0246Defence gets ready for the fight of our livesAlan D...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 13, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Microchips, Ukraine, Outer Space: RAND Weekly Recap
This weekly recap focuses on how safeguarding Taiwan is the answer to America ' s microchip problem, a moment of clarity in Ukraine, new rules in space, and more. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 7, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs

Explorations in French Health Care! (Or what I did on my vacation!)
By MATTHEW HOLT This is a personal story about this blog’s publisher (me!) but it has just enough health care stuff to keep it relevant! This year I finally got invited on the annual mountain bike ride run by my friend JB and his ex Taiwan/Hong Kong buddies. I’ve actually been practicing and training most of the summer and arrived pretty confident even though I knew it would be tough. This edition is in Provence in France. Before it all went wrong And then…..2 hours in on the first day it turns out I was too confident… Back in 2002 I smashed my knee snowboarding into a tree. When I tol...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Patients French health care Matthew Holt Source Type: blogs

The U.S. Has a Microchip Problem. Safeguarding Taiwan Is the Solution
Taiwan manufactures about 92 percent of the world ' s advanced microchips, which are used in almost all electronics, from cars to coffeemakers to combine harvesters. A Chinese attack on the island would imperil the world ' s supply of microchips. Here ' s how to offset that threat. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 3, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Jason Matheny Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
September 29, 2022 Edition-----The world seems to be lurching to be overwhelmed by issues around most of the major powers being in conflict for a real risk of a global recession affecting the UK, Europe, the US and much of Asia. We seem to be in some pretty difficult times right now …In OZ Parliament is now back after the death of the Queen and it will be interesting to see how things play out and what the Budget looks like in the face of an upcoming recession.-----Major Issues.-----https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/a-nation-shorn-of-britishness-is-still-waiting-for-the-republic-20220915-p5bi90A nation shorn of Britis...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
September 22, 2022 Edition-----We will see the closure on the Mourning Period for QE!! In Australia tomorrow, We can then move on to the next big issue, which will surely be the progress in the Russo-Ukrainian war and the associated issues with China and Russia.The US seems – with the rest of the world – to be moving into recession.King Charles has now been to all his UK Realms and will now quietly let PM Trass get back to running the UK. God help her …In Australia we have to now get on with life and the economic disaster we seem to be facing.-----Major Issues.-----https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/oddly-enough-th...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
September 15, 2022 Edition-----The death of QE2 has rather dominated the news for the last week or so and will probably pass after the funeral today.Otherwise the war in Ukraine seems to be in a turning phase. I hope that continues into the eventual getting rid of the Russians from Ukrainian territory!In OZ life goes on much as usual just awaiting the mourning period to pass,-----Major Issues.-----https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/what-australia-should-do-about-taiwan-20220904-p5bf7iWhat Australia should do about TaiwanCanberra cannot be silent if US policy on Taiwanese independence changes. Quiet diplomacy is cal...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 15, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

A Better Approach to U.S.-Taiwan Economic Relations
Clark PackardThe United States Trade Representative (USTR) recentlyannounced it would begin formal trade negotiations with Taiwan. Thenegotiating mandate lays out 11 different areas for negotiation, ranging from trade facilitation to labor and the environment. Middlebury College professor Dr. Gary Winslett had a comprehensiveTwitter thread in response to the substance of the announcement, most of which I agree with. Like the Biden administration ’sIndo ‐​Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), market access (i.e., tariff elimination/ ​reduction) is notably absent from the Taiwan announcement, which is regretta...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 14, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Clark Packard Source Type: blogs

AI Startup AESOP Raises $3M to Tackle Medical and Billing Errors
Digital health startup AESOP Technology has raised a $2.95 million series pre-A round to address the growing medical and billing errors problem. The round was led by Taiwania Capital with participation from Colopl Next, 500 Startups, and BE Capital. Originally from Taiwan, AESOP started as a university spin-off from Taipei Medical University (TMU). Professor Yu Chuan (Jack) Li, the founder and current president at the International Medical Informatics Association, spent ten years before AESOP working on big data approaches to reduce medication errors. He initially applied the model to launch a product, RxPrime (previo...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 13, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: AI/Machine Learning Health IT Company Healthcare IT 500 Startups AESOP AESOP Technology BE Capital Colopl Next Dr. Jeremiah Scholl Dr. Jim Long DxPrime Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment International Med Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
September 01, 2022 Edition-----This week it is all about weather and climate change with floods, heatwaves and droughts in Parkistan, Europe and China. In the US drought is causing all sorts of food supply issues and price rises.In the EU was a seeing all sorts of energy supply problems.In Australia we have a feast of investigations into ScoMo, RoboDebt and so on. Lots to browse!-----Major Issues.-----https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/us-alliance-fear-that-dare-not-speak-its-name-20220818-p5bat8US alliance fear that dare not speak its nameUneasiness about divided, inward-looking America fulfilling its security gua...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 1, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs