Published Articles by Peter B. Nichol

Research Papers

Assessing Project Management Capabilities Using Demonstrated Competencies (2020)

http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.20014.95041

Abstract — This paper aims to present a practitioner approach to assessing project- and program-management capabilities across individuals, teams, and organizations. Executives must deliver value to business partners to stay relevant, engaged, and employed. Often, the value created doesn’t equate to the net organizational investment. This situation creates challenges for the entire organization. Value isn’t generated at a rate that sustains demand. When delivery is impacted, the expected project and initiative results aren’t achieved, and value isn’t realized. Many leaders blame individuals, focusing on the loudest but not necessarily the most critical areas. By applying a systematic approach to assess the management of an individual project or program, capabilities, the deficiencies within the team become self-evident. As a result, fixing the problem becomes quite straightforward. This paper will explain the method, approach, and technique to analyze and assess a team for demonstrated competency. Executive leaders will have a blueprint of what’s required to effectively assess individuals, teams, and organizational capabilities to align with future business demands.

Quantifying Outcomes for Project Management in a Value Management Office (2020)

http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.34781.03046

Abstract — This paper aims to present a practitioner approach to applying project-management principles of value realization within a value-management office. Portfolio leaders and program and project managers are confused about how to apply value management in the real world. Project-management offices are being shut down, because they’ve not delivered on the promise to add value to the business. What has emerged to fill this void is the concept of a value-management office. This new organizational construct is narrowly focused on maximizing value for the company’s strategic initiatives. The result is a huge divergence from the traditional project-management office, which has been viewed organizationally as a cost center that provides little if any value to the company. To optimize the value-management office, new techniques need to be applied and integrated into the existing processes and procedures to deliver projects and quantify results. By using a general-structure portfolio, program and project managers can deliver impactful and quantified value to business partners. In this paper, we’ll explore an example of how to achieve value realization. Leaders, by using this model, have a roadmap for achieving quantified outcomes for their value-management office.

Service Catalogs: Blueprint for the Future of Value Management (2020)

http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.20972.59525

Abstract — This paper aims to present a unique approach to implementing a project-management-office service catalog for organizations focused on continuous value delivery. Business information executives and officers must validate investment decisions and demonstrate value achieved. The process of gaining additional organizational and cross-functional executive buy-in is especially difficult when team members, leaders, and executives don’t understand what services the organization’s project-management office provides. The traditional project-management office—centered around processes and templates—is being transformed into a new-age, value-management office that’s hyper-focused on the value realized. Innovators understand and appreciate that if the services the project-management office provides are vague, business partners won’t consume them. The act of creating a service catalog allows for a tailored or agile approach to delivery. This model accepts that not all projects are created equal. More specifically, leveraging a value-management service catalog refocuses the organization. Core capabilities are provided through the catalog, and investments in these areas are doubled down. Alternatively, capabilities that fall outside the core capabilities of the value-management office are evaluated for outsourcing. This shifts the traditional project-management office from a cost center to a value center and makes services offered transparent to downstream consumers.

Value Management as an Organizational Capability (2020)

http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.34402.56002

Abstract — This paper aims to present a practical approach to institutionalizing business value realization as an organizational capability. Business and technology executives are under continuous pressure to justify investments and validate business outcomes. When executives are asked to explain the value generated by their team, department, or company, only then do they realize they lack the in-house expertise to produce the level of quantifiable outcomes expected. Progressive leaders know that the process of discovering, realizing, and optimizing value is an essential organizational capability. This paper presents a practitioner approach offering multiple value management frameworks to assist executives in making informed decisions when building a value-management office. Traditional project-management offices maintain project-management standards, establish best practices, define common languages, develop a resource-management view, and create and maintain project artifacts and tools. Unfortunately, the heavy burden of these core project-management office activities results in no time for strategic planning. The value-management office oversees the execution of all the company’s strategic programs. The company’s hyper-focus on connecting strategy to execution ensures the value maximization of its strategic initiatives.

Applying Six Sigma to Quantify Outcomes in Portfolio Delivery (2020)

http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.11880.49924

Abstract — This paper aims to present a practical approach to applying principles of Six Sigma to statistically control portfolio delivery within a program-management office. Portfolio executives are continuously charged with transforming a low-performing team into a high-performance team. Often, the methods of transformation are based on experience, and these imprecise methods frequently produce inconsistent results. The transformation from a low-performing team to a high-performing team can be accelerated by using a quantified methodology to define, measure, analyze, improve, and control desired outcomes. This paper presents a practitioner approach to maximizing the organizational outputs from an agile program-management office by leveraging statistics and mathematical principles to tighten process variance. By applying a fit-for-purpose approach to corporate and operational excellence, portfolio executives can dial in and remediate the root causes of portfolio inefficiencies for maximum agility and value realization.

An e-Government Interoperability Framework to Reduce Waste, Fraud, and Abuse (2017)

http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.18000.51209

Abstract — The aim of this paper is to present a practical approach for separate entities to share information within the United States through an e-Government Interoperability Framework. Waste, fraud, and abuse have increased year-over-year in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Interoperability frameworks based on a foundation of digital ledger technologies have the potential to connect disparate information systems. This paper presents an Interoperability Framework to connect the public and private sector together, with minimal impact to legacy federal, state, and private information systems. The Interoperability Framework is a distributed (no central operator), heterogeneous (connects systems on any platform), and secure (authenticity, integrity, and non-repudiation of exchanged data) approach to an inter-organizational data exchange framework without changing the ownership or location of data.

Co-Creation of Trust for Healthcare: The Cryptocitizen Framework for Interoperability with Blockchain (2016)

http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.1545.4963

Abstract — The aim of this paper is to integrate the concept of co-creation of trust for healthcare and propose applications of block-chain to positively impact aspects of healthcare interoperability. The focus of the paper is on blockchain health ecosystems and the patient-centric interactions that underpin the co-creation of trust, balancing the pluralistic morality of identity. The co-creation of trust for healthcare framework is divided into four concepts applied to healthcare based on the under-lying theoretical foundation – blockchain is a database and technology that facilitates an exchange of value within a trust-less network, without intermediaries. These conceptualized propositions suggest that co-creation of trust ecosystems have a direct positive impact on patient satisfaction, fraud, healthcare outcomes, and reduce the security risks associated with interoperability. This paper contributes to the literature on co-creation of trust within healthcare ecosystems leveraging blockchain.

Micro-Identities Improve Healthcare Interoperability with Blockchain: Deterministic Methods for Connecting Patient Data to Uniform Patient Identifiers (2016)

http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.3118.3605

Abstract — The aim of this paper is to present solutions to the ongoing concerns about healthcare interoperability within the United States. Technological changes threaten to improve healthcare. Provider to provider data transfers within a trustless ecosystem is possible by leveraging blockchain technologies. Blockchain has the potential to enable healthcare interoperability alignment to address identity, confidentiality, integrity of data and accessibility. This paper presents a hybrid model, integrating HL7 FHIR, interoperability standards describing data formats and elements, as well as an Application Programming Interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records using blockchain technologies for better patient access to health information. This research expands traditional identity matching strategies to formulate a new solution for healthcare entities to match patient identities. This paper contributes to the literature on the potential for blockchain technologies, as it relates to improving patient care continuum, thus, empowering patient self-sovereignty.

Over 150 Published Articles

Nichol, Peter B. (2020). How to hire a data science leader. https://datasciencecio.com/how-to-hire-a-data-science-leader/

Nichol, Peter B. (2020). Building a world-class data-science team. https://datasciencecio.com/building-a-world-class-data-science-team/

Nichol, Peter B. (2020). How CIOs lead to achieve game-changing outcomes. https://datasciencecio.com/quantifying-the-value-of-your-enterprise-data-science-initiative/

Nichol, Peter B. (2020). Measuring the value of data quality. https://datasciencecio.com/measuring-the-value-of-data-quality/

Nichol, Peter B. (2020). Quantifying the value of your enterprise data-management initiative. https://datasciencecio.com/quantifying-the-value-of-your-enterprise-data-science-initiative/

Nichol, Peter B. (2020). RPA base camp for tool selection and planning. https://datasciencecio.com/rpa-base-camp-for-tool-selection-and-planning/

Nichol, Peter B. (2020). The CIO quest to keep AI human. https://datasciencecio.com/the-cio-quest-to-keep-ai-human/

Nichol, Peter B. (2019). Applying cognitive science to champion data-management adoption. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3509969/applying-cognitive-science-to-champion-data-management-adoption.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2019). Assembling the right resources for the office of the chief data officer. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3488513/assembling-the-right-resources-for-the-office-of-the-chief-data-officer.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2019). Design success into the office of the CDO. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3509456/design-success-into-the-office-of-the-cdo.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2019). Designing an artificial intelligence center of excellence for disciplined transformation. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3452583/designing-an-artificial-intelligence-center-of-excellence-for-disciplined-transformation.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2019). First, define “good” to scale your organization. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3448545/first-define-good-to-scale-your-organization.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2019). How analytics help justify the role of the CIO. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3454256/how-analytics-help-justify-the-role-of-the-cio.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2019). Take the training wheels off your vendor-management office. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3481438/take-the-training-wheels-off-your-vendor-management-office.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2019). Why RPA is a CIO priority. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3481665/why-rpa-is-a-cio-priority.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). 3 BRM tools for evolution not revolution. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3249244/3-brm-tools-for-evolution-not-revolution.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). GDPR: Are you ready for the new face of data privacy? Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3256153/gdpr-are-you-ready-for-the-new-face-of-data-privacy.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). How to navigate the maze of business roadmaps. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3252846/how-to-navigate-the-maze-of-business-roadmaps.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). Leading organizational change with strategic alignment. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3257609/leading-organizational-change-with-strategic-alignment.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). New strategies for growth with product management. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from InsiderPro website: https://www.idginsiderpro.com/article/3252038/new-strategies-for-growth-with-product-management.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). Portfolio velocity: the new measure of business value realized. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3267466/portfolio-velocity-the-new-measure-of-business-value-realized.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). Pushing the envelope of your digital strategy. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3255946/pushing-the-envelope-of-your-digital-strategy.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). Redefine the future of your organization with a competency framework. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3254697/redefine-the-future-of-your-organization-with-a-competency-framework.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). The capabilities and roles of world-class, master data management. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3258822/the-capabilities-and-roles-of-world-class-master-data-management.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). Unmasking the BRM’s role in enterprise architecture. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3258791/unmasking-the-brm-s-role-in-enterprise-architecture.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). Why enterprise architecture maximizes organizational value. Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3253335/why-enterprise-architecture-maximizes-organizational-value.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). Do you have a data strategy to achieve better organizational analytics? Retrieved December 29, 2019, from CIO website: https://www.cio.com/article/3260785/do-you-have-a-data-strategy-to-achieve-better-organizational-analytics.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). Why high-performance business relationship managers embrace learning intelligence. Retrieved January 28, 2018, from https://www.cio.com/article/3246005/leadership-management/why-high-performance-business-relationship-managers-embrace-learning-intelligence.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). BRMs: the CIO’s new change agent. Retrieved January 28, 2018, from https://www.cio.com/article/3246627/cio-role/brms-the-cio-s-new-change-agent.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). Why project managers are vital to BRM success. Retrieved January 28, 2018, from https://www.cio.com/article/3247648/project-management/why-project-managers-are-vital-to-brm-success.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). Architecting innovation-driven BRM success. Retrieved January 28, 2018, from https://www.cio.com/article/3249092/it-strategy/architecting-innovation-driven-brm-success.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). How BRMs can tap into the value of business architecture. Retrieved January 28, 2018, from https://www.cio.com/article/3250687/it-strategy/how-brms-can-tap-into-the-value-of-business-architecture.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2018). A process model for measuring relationships with COBIT. Retrieved January 28, 2018, from https://www.cio.com/article/3250678/it-strategy/a-process-model-for-measuring-relationships-with-cobit.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Funding your startup with the ICO and token crowdsales explosion. Retrieved January 28, 2018, from https://www.cio.com/article/3195063/it-strategy/funding-your-startup-with-the-ico-and-token-crowdsales-explosion.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Are you participating in the ICO excitement of cryptocurrency funded development? Retrieved January 28, 2018, from https://www.cio.com/article/3195109/it-strategy/are-you-participating-in-the-ico-excitement-of-cryptocurrency-funded-development.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Breaking down artificial intelligence to form a starting point for adoption. Retrieved January 28, 2018, from https://www.cio.com/article/3215664/artificial-intelligence/breaking-down-artificial-intelligence-to-form-a-starting-point-for-adoption.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). 3 secrets that successful CIOs use when hiring for digital. Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3193995/hiring/3-secrets-that-successful-cios-use-when-hiring-for-digital.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Adaptive intelligence for improved human-robot interactions with patients. Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3191058/artificial-intelligence/adaptive-intelligence-for-improved-human-robot-interactions-with-patients.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). How can machine learning create features in human-understandable ways? Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3191614/artificial-intelligence/how-can-machine-learning-create-features-in-human-understandable-ways.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Supercharge healthcare with artificial intelligence. Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3191593/artificial-intelligence/supercharge-healthcare-with-artificial-intelligence.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Sync for Genes ignites genomics on FHIR | CIO. Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3183547/health/sync-for-genes-ignites-genomics-on-fhir.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). What do cognitive science and swarm intelligence have in common? Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3193568/artificial-intelligence/what-do-cognitive-science-and-swarm-intelligence-have-in-common.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). When will science create ethical robots? Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3191613/artificial-intelligence/when-will-science-create-ethical-robots.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Why blockchain, ICOs and tokenization will transform your personal data. Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3195066/healthcare/why-blockchain-icos-and-tokenization-will-transform-your-personal-data.html

Nichol, P. B. (2017). Why is stigmergy a good platform for swarm intelligence? Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3193073/artificial-intelligence/why-is-stigmergy-a-good-platform-for-swarm-intelligence.html

Nichol, P. B. (2017). Why neural networks and deep learning hold the secret to your health. Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3191612/health/why-neural-networks-and-deep-learning-hold-the-secret-to-your-health.html

Nichol, P. B. (2017). Why swarm intelligence enhances business and Bitcoin. Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3192068/artificial-intelligence/why-swarm-intelligence-enhances-business-and-bitcoin.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Drone certification: how to earn your wings. Retrieved March 15, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3176441/consumer-electronics/drone-certification-how-to-earn-your-wings.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Recharge your knowledge of the modern data warehouse. Retrieved March 15, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3176947/data-warehousing/recharge-your-knowledge-of-the-modern-data-warehouse.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). A look at India’s biometric ID system: digital APIs for a connected world. Retrieved March 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3172345/apis/a-look-at-indias-biometric-id-system-digital-apis-for-a-connected-world.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). An IPFS addressable storage model for healthcare with blockchain. Retrieved March 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3171132/innovation/an-ipfs-addressable-storage-model-for-healthcare-with-blockchain.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Biometrics: why play with the next wave of emerging technologies. Retrieved March 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3171800/biometrics/biometrics-why-play-with-the-next-wave-of-emerging-technologies.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). From medical records to Merkle trees with IPFS. Retrieved March 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3174193/healthcare/from-medical-records-to-merkle-trees-with-ipfs.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Healthcare VR innovations are healing patients. Retrieved March 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3164537/virtual-reality/healthcare-vr-innovations-are-healing-patients.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). The dabbawala approach to healthcare delivery. Retrieved March 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3164929/healthcare/the-dabbawala-approach-to-healthcare-delivery.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). The permanent web for healthcare with IPFS and blockchain. Retrieved March 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3174144/innovation/the-permanent-web-for-healthcare-with-ipfs-and-blockchain.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). The quiet revolution: the internet of data structures with IPFS. Retrieved March 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3176189/innovation/the-quiet-revolution-the-internet-of-data-structures-with-ipfs.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). How CIO’s prepare for tomorrow’s healthcare data breaches. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3152861/security/how-cios-prepare-for-tomorrows-healthcare-data-breaches.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Darwinian insights on innovation and competition. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3152826/innovation/darwinian-insights-on-innovation-and-competition.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Hacking the future of health at Yale. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3161844/innovation/hacking-the-future-of-health-at-yale.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Top 3 practical innovations from Yale healthcare hackathon. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3161886/innovation/top-3-practical-innovations-from-yale-healthcare-hackathon.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Microservice ecosystems for healthcare. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3159071/innovation/microservice-ecosystems-for-healthcare.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Monolithic vs. microservice architectures for innovation. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3163169/it-industry/monolithic-vs-microservice-architectures-for-innovation.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2017). Reactive healthcare microservices unleash business scale. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3163177/innovation/reactive-healthcare-microservices-unleash-business-scale.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Innovation and emergent strategies for competitive advantage. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3150731/innovation/innovation-and-emergent-strategies-for-competitive-advantage.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Decide if you’re a hedgehog or a fox. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.cio.com/article/3151060/leadership-management/decide-if-youre-a-hedgehog-or-a-fox.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). IBM blockchain in healthcare rallies for patients. Retrieved December 21, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3151429/innovation/ibm-blockchain-in-healthcare-rallies-for-patients.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). 21st Century Cures Act’s impact on healthcare interoperability. Retrieved December 21, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3148800/healthcare/21st-century-cures-act-and-the-impact-to-healthcare-interoperability.html

Nichol, Peter  B. (2016). Innovation’s duel: how to time the launch of innovative ideas. Retrieved December 21, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3149735/innovation/innovations-duel-how-to-time-the-launch-of-innovative-ideas.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Top 3 blockchain-based healthcare companies to watch in 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3148847/health/top-3-blockchain-based-healthcare-companies-to-watch-in-2017.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). New CIO paradigms for cybersecurity and prevention. Retrieved November 27, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3143077/security/new-cio-paradigms-for-cybersecurity-and-prevention.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Teleradiology platforms: the business case for blockchain. Retrieved November 27, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3142422/innovation/teleradiology-platforms-the-business-case-for-blockchain.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Maybe we can use analytics to create new intelligence. Predictive Modeling News, Volume 9 (Issue 10), 4. https://datasciencecio.com/maybe-can-use-analytics-create-new-intelligence/

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Reinforcing healthcare delivery with a supply-chain management perspective. Retrieved November 20, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3130756/healthcare/reinforcing-healthcare-delivery-with-a-supply-chain-management-perspective.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). The healthcare intelligence revolution: supply-chain management for healthcare. Retrieved October 17, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3130728/healthcare/the-healthcare-intelligence-revolution-supply-chain-management-for-healthcare.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Synergies of supply chain management for healthcare. Retrieved October 17, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3130726/healthcare/synergies-of-supply-chain-management-for-healthcare.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Platform ecosystems: a new strategy for generating profit. Retrieved November 20, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3139401/internet-of-things/platform-ecosystems-a-new-strategy-for-generating-profit.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Healthcare’s blue ocean strategy for blockchain. Retrieved November 20, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3133884/healthcare/healthcare-s-blue-ocean-strategy-for-blockchain.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Authoritative misinformation: blockchain and the humor of bad predictions. Retrieved November 20, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3135374/innovation/authoritative-misinformation-blockchain-and-the-humor-of-bad-predictions.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Thought Leaders’ Corner: What are the implications of Aetna pulling out of all but four states’ public Exchanges, in addition to the UnitedHealth and Humana withdrawals. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 18), 4.

Nichol, Peter B.(2016). Platform economy: new platform ecosystems and the value of co-creation. Retrieved November 20, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3138015/internet-of-things/platform-economy-new-platform-ecosystems-and-the-value-of-co-creation.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Five Questions Boards Should Ask About Health Insurance Exchange Sustainability. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 18), 1-3.

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Thought Leaders’ Corner: What does the future hold for small businesses in the public and private Exchange markets. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 12), 2.

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Thought Leaders’ Corner: Will recent or future startup health plans targeting the individual market have much of an impact in the public and private Exchanges. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 14), 2.

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Thought Leaders’ Corner: What are your thoughts on why private Exchange enrollment overall
has not met the expectations of a number of industry analysts. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 8), 1.

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Thought Leaders’ Corner: “In what ways should Exchange marketing strategies for commercial plans participating in both public and private Exchanges be similar or different. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 6), 3.

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). What trends or issues come to mind, going forward, after the conclusion of public Exchange open enrollment for this season. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 4), 4.

Nichol, Peter (2016). Section D: Case Studies: Personalization of Big Data Analytics: Personal Genome Sequencing In The Big Data Analytics: For, Of and By the Data Analytics Leaders and Influencers, (pp. 191-199).

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Healthcare Decision Support Tools: Consumers’ Rational Approach (Part 2). Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 3), 1-2.

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Healthcare Decision Support Tools: Consumers’ Rational Approach (Part 1). Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 1), 2-3.

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Healthcare Decision Support Tools: Consumers’ Rational Approach. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 2), 2.

Nichol, Peter (2016). Section D: Case Studies: Personalization of Big Data Analytics: Personal Genome Sequencing In The Big Data Analytics: For, Of and By the Data Analytics Leaders and Influencers, (pp. 191-199).

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Healthcare Decision Support Tools: Consumers’ Rational Approach. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 2), 2.

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Healthcare Decision Support Tools: Consumers’ Rational Approach (Part 1). Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 4 (Issue 1), 2-3.

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Blockchain applications for healthcare | CIO. Retrieved July 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3042603/innovation/blockchain-applications-for-healthcare.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Blockchain collaboration defines the fabric for healthcare 2.0 | CIO. Retrieved July 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3050664/healthcare/blockchain-collaboration-defines-the-fabric-for-healthcare-20.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Blockchain health record bank replaces EHRs and EMRs | CIO. Retrieved July 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3051735/healthcare/blockchain-health-record-bank-replaces-ehrs-and-emrs.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Blockchain is not Bitcoin: Why unfamiliarity is slowing healthcare adoption. Retrieved July 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3052264/innovation/blockchain-is-not-bitcoin-why-unfamiliarity-is-slowing-healthcare-adoption.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Design thinking for healthcare. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3063152/healthcare/design-thinking-for-healthcare.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Discovering top-line growth through innovation. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3038876/leadership-management/discovering-top-line-growth-through-innovation.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Disintermediation and intermediation beyond theory. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3058882/innovation/disintermediation-and-intermediation-beyond-theory.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Exploring the seduction of decentralized prediction markets to improve health. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3076212/leadership-management/exploring-the-seduction-of-decentralized-prediction-markets-to-improve-health.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Getting started with IBM Blockchain and exploring the wonder of Legos. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3098918/innovation/getting-started-with-ibm-blockchain-and-exploring-the-wonder-of-legos.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Healthcare colored with blockchain’s open-source foundation. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3096036/innovation/healthcare-colored-with-blockchains-open-source-foundation.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Healthcare tailored with precision medicine. Retrieved July 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3041938/healthcare/healthcare-tailored-with-precision-medicine.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Highlights from the W3C blockchain workshop at MIT. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3090143/security/highlights-from-the-w3c-blockchain-workshop-at-mit.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). How CIOs explain blockchain to their CFO. Retrieved July 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3072470/healthcare/how-cios-explain-blockchain-to-their-cfo.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). How medical robots will change healthcare. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3043172/innovation/how-medical-robots-will-change-healthcarerhealth-get-familiar-with-it.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). How tech is reshaping work values and goals. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3088946/consumer-electronics/how-tech-is-reshaping-work-values-and-goals.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). How the sharing economy is shaping the future of work in healthcare. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3088713/internet-of-things/future-of-work-for-healthcare.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). How to monetize healthcare using blockchain | CIO. Retrieved July 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3042158/health/how-to-monetize-healthcare-using-blockchain.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). mHealth and telehealth flight for inclusion. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3077514/healthcare/mhealth-and-telehealth-flight-for-inclusion.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Microsoft’s blockchain project Bletchley offers services to access off chain data. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3097605/innovation/microsofts-blockchain-project-bletchley-offers-services-to-access-off-chain-data.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Microsoft’s Ethereum Blockchain as a Service accelerates mobile development. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3097444/innovation/microsofts-ethereum-blockchain-as-a-service-accelerates-mobile-development.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). MIT adds twist to healthcare sustainability. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3039179/health/mit-adds-twist-to-healthcare-sustainability.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). MIT hosts the W3C blockchain interoperability workshop. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3089459/consumer-electronics/mit-hosts-the-w3c-blockchain-interoperability-workshop.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Person-centric healthcare amplified by blockchain. Retrieved July 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3041641/health/person-centric-healthcare-amplified-by-blockchain.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Robotic process automation for healthcare. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3083924/innovation/robotic-process-automation-for-healthcare.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Telehealth and the levers that will move the healthcare industry. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3077867/healthcare/telehealth-and-the-levers-that-will-move-the-healthcare-industry.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). The art and science of digital crystal ball predictions. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3046073/innovation/the-art-and-science-of-digital-crystal-ball-predictions.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). The future of sports predicts the future of healthcare. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3038875/health/the-future-of-sports-predicts-the-future-of-healthcare.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). The new gig economy: Shared and collaborative. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3075278/leadership-management/the-new-gig-economy-shared-and-collaborative.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Universities must build innovators in new ways. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3093437/cio-role/universities-must-build-innovators-in-new-ways.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Why experts are slowing the emergence of digital health. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3031236/leadership-management/why-experts-are-slowing-the-emergence-of-digital-health.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Blockchain gives music lessons to healthcare. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3043597/healthcare/blockchain-gives-music-lessons-to-healthcare.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Blockchain’s fungibility in a platform economy. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3051114/innovation/blockchains-fungibility-in-a-platform-economy.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Design thinking enlightened with mimicry. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3073499/innovation/design-thinking-enlightened-with-mimicry.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). 2016 digital consumer trends. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3078172/consumer-electronics/2016-digital-consumer-trends.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). CIOs step inside the mind of a security hacker. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3079226/security/cios-step-inside-the-mind-of-a-security-hacker.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Censorship and healthcare’s redactable blockchain trapdoor. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3122846/internet/censorship-and-healthcares-redactable-blockchain-trapdoor.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Connecting patient data solving healthcare interoperability and the ONC Blockchain Challenge. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3109325/health/connecting-patient-data-solving-healthcare-interoperability-and-the-onc-blockchain-challenge.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Healthcare interoperability research propositions of the ONC blockchain challenge. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3106500/health/healthcare-interoperability-research-propositions-of-the-onc-blockchain-challenge.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). How to prepare your healthcare practice for the conversation on payment reform. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3105807/healthcare/how-to-prepare-your-healthcare-practice-for-the-conversation-on-payment-reform.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). If I only had 5 minutes to explain blockchain. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3112773/it-industry/if-i-only-had-5-minutes-to-explain-blockchain.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Interactive and zero-knowledge proofs for better patient interactions with blockchain technology. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3112198/leadership-management/interactive-and-zero-knowledge-proofs-for-better-patient-interactions-with-blockchain-technology.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). National ONC Blockchain Challenge explores micro-identities to improve healthcare interoperability. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3107004/health/national-onc-blockchain-challenge-explores-micro-identities-to-improve-healthcare-interoperability.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). ONC blockchain challenge and the birth of the cryptocitizen for healthcare. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3106125/health/onc-blockchain-challenge-and-the-birth-of-the-cryptocitizen-for-healthcare.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Physician compensation model shifts. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3105638/healthcare/physician-compensation-model-shifts.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). State channels linked to blockchains will solve the scalability problem for healthcare. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3112849/healthcare/state-channels-linked-to-blockchains-will-solve-the-scalability-problem-for-healthcare.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). The business case for telepharmacy. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3096987/healthcare/the-business-case-for-telepharmacy.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2016). Why Accenture broke the blockchain with IBM’s help. Retrieved October 11, 2016, from http://www.cio.com/article/3122807/financial-it/why-accenture-broke-the-blockchain-with-ibms-help.html

Nichol, Peter B. (2015). Thought Leaders’ Corner: Does the adequacy of narrow networks continue to be more of an issue in public or private Exchanges, compared to non-Exchange health plan offerings?. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 3(Issue 15), 1, 11.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). The wellness trend: quality into engagement. Retrieved November 15, 2015, from http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/the-wellness-trend-quality-into-engagement.html

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). Will public exchanges capture greater enrollees not eligible for subsidies this open enrollment season (OE 2016). Retrieved November 15, 2015, from http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/will-public-exchanges-capture-greater-enrollees-not-eligible-for-subsidies-this-open-enrollment-season-oe-2016.html

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). Thought Leaders’ Corner: What’s your gut reaction to King v Burwell ruling? What happens next? What challenges will Exchanges face now? Health Insurance Marketplace News, 3(7), 6.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). Thought Leaders’ Corner: Have health plans improved their Exchange narrow network offerings and issues for 2015. Health Insurance Marketplace News, 3(1), 6.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). Thought Leaders’ Corner: How will significantly increasing pharmacy costs impact health plan offerings in public and private Exchanges? Health Insurance Marketplace News, 3(6), 8.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). Thought Leaders’ Corner: What are your final thoughts and observations on the 2015 public exchange open enrollment, now that it is closed. Health Insurance Marketplace News, 3(3), 9.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). Thought Leaders’ Corner: Will the “Cadillac tax” spur a major shift by large employers into private Exchanges? Health Insurance Marketplace News, 3(4), 7.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). Thought Leaders’ Corner: Will private Exchange activity ultimately gravitate toward mostly single-carrier Exchanges? Or towards multi-carrier Exchanges? Or will both models remain prevalent? Health Insurance Marketplace News, 3(5), 7.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). Thought Leaders’ Corner: What is the overall state of state-run Exchanges, compared to the federally facilitated Marketplace, in regard to capabilities and capacity for ongoing enrollment and operations? Health Insurance Marketplace News, 3(9), 7.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). Thought Leaders’ Corner: How wedded are private Exchanges and defined contributions for premiums? Do you see much of one occurring without the other? Health Insurance Marketplace News, 3(8), 8.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). Thought Leaders’ Corner: Will public Exchanges capture a materially higher number of enrollees who aren’t eligible for subsidies this open enrollment season? Health Insurance Marketplace News, 3(11), 1.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). The Wellness Trend: Quality into Engagement. Health Insurance Marketplace News, 3(12), 1-2.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2015). Thought Leaders’ Corner: Do public and private Exchanges share any major obstacles or challenges going into 2016?. Health Insurance Marketplace News, 3(13), 2.

Nichol, Peter B. (2015). Blockchain Technology: The Solution for Healthcare Interoperability. Retrieved July 11, 2016, from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/blockchain-technology-solution-healthcare-peter-b-nichol

Nichol, Peter B. (2014). Value for State-Based Exchanges to Adopt a Mobile Enrollment Strategy. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 2(Issue 12), 1, 11.

Nichol, Peter. B. (2014). Catching Up With Peter B. Nichol. Health Insurance Marketplace News, 2(3), 12.

Nichol, Peter B. (2014). Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange Rise Part 1. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 2(Issue 7), 1, 5-7.

Nichol, Peter B. (2014). Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange Rise Part 2. Health Insurance Marketplace News, Volume 2(Issue 8), 1-5.

 
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Peter is a technology executive with 19 years of experience, dedicated to driving innovation, digital transformation, leadership, and data in business. He helps organizations connect strategy to execution to maximize company performance. He has been recognized for Digital Innovation by CIO 100, MIT Sloan, Computerworld, and the Project Management Institute. As Managing Director at OROCA Innovations, Peter leads the CXO advisory services practice, driving digital strategies. Peter was honored as an MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalist in 2015 and is a regular contributor to CIO.com on innovation. Peter has led businesses through complex changes, including the adoption of data-first approaches for portfolio management, lean six sigma for operational excellence, departmental transformations, process improvements, maximizing team performance, designing new IT operating models, digitizing platforms, leading large-scale mission-critical technology deployments, product management, agile methodologies, and building high-performance teams. As Chief Information Officer, Peter was responsible for Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange’s (HIX) industry-leading digital platform transforming consumerism and retail oriented services for the health insurance industry. Peter championed the Connecticut marketplace digital implementation with a transformational cloud-based SaaS platform and mobile application recognized as a 2014 PMI Project of the Year Award finalist, CIO 100, and awards for best digital services, API, and platform. He also received a lifetime achievement award for leadership and digital transformation, honored as a 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Peter is the author of Learning Intelligence: Expand Thinking. Absorb Alternative. Unlock Possibilities (2017), which Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Triggers, calls "a must-read for any leader wanting to compete in the innovation-powered landscape of today." Peter also authored The Power of Blockchain for Healthcare: How Blockchain Will Ignite The Future of Healthcare (2017), the first book to explore the vast opportunities for blockchain to transform the patient experience. Peter has a B.S. in C.I.S from Bentley University and an MBA from Quinnipiac University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He earned his PMP® in 2001 and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Masters in Business Relationship Management (MBRM) and Certified Scrum Master. As a Commercial Rated Aviation Pilot and Master Scuba Diver, Peter understands first hand, how to anticipate change and lead boldly.