Articles by author: Joel Pennington

Increased Billing Disputes from No Surprises Act Set a Foundation Resolutions Between Insurers and Providers

If you’re unfamiliar with the No Surprises Act, you’re probably not a hospital or insurance provider. As the Act came into effect at the beginning of 2022, patients have reaped significant cost savings with more transparent billing for medical services. But according to Chief Healthcare Executive, “hospitals and doctors say key provisions of the law […]

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Consumers Want More Grocery Store Prepared Meals. How Should Grocers Adapt?
December 6, 2022

The consumer dollar has spoken: the best thing since sliced bread is sliced turkey. A new FMI report, the FMI Power of Foodservice at Retail, seems to show that deli-prepared food purchases are up 9.3% compared to 2019 numbers and up 2.4% year-over-year in unit sales. It’s clear that consumer appetite for grocery store prepared […]

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Robotics in Early Learning Can Be Essential in How Students React to STEM Literacy
December 6, 2022

Early learning robotics can be essential in how students react to STEM literacy and with large gaps In STEM achievement persisting across the U.S., access to technological resources can make a significant impact. K-12 education was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the disruption could be mitigated by introducing the latest and innovative technology into […]

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The European Space Agency Lunar Launch Programs and Service Initiatives to Watch in 2023
December 6, 2022

The European Space Agency is making strides in its efforts to commercialize space, with a focus on sustained exploration. What are they doing to achieve this? According to the ESA, it all starts with service initiatives. A recent panel discussion at the Space Tech Expo in Bremen, Germany revealed that the ESA is growing its […]

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The Changing Face of Middle Management: Breaking New Ground
October 6, 2021

On this episode of Breaking New Ground, Host Joel Pennington talked with Radha Mistry, a digital native who spends her time intuiting what our future, both digital and physical, will look like. She also leads the foresight practice at Autodesk and teaches as part-time faculty on the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program at The New School […]

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Breaking New Ground: How Will BIM Advance American Sustainability?
July 6, 2021

While BIM (building information modeling) began in the U.S., it’s Europe leading the charge in championing it. Breaking New Ground host Joel Pennington invited two leading BIM evangelists from Europe currently leading the BIM adoption movement in the U.S. to discuss their efforts. Salla Eckhardt is a BIM industry game-changer and an open innovation […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Reality and the Digital VR Metaverse
June 4, 2021

What is the digital metaverse, and what role will this play for our society as we become more and more integrated with the technology we use every day? On this episode of the Breaking New Ground podcast, host Joel Pennington has brought in two guests – Samuel Arsenault-Brassard and Johan Hanegraaf – to answer […]

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