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  1. 1. 7/17/2018 Blog - John Kang WebMD https://sites.google.com/site/johnkangwebmd/blog 1/6 John Kang WebMD Home About An experienced investor and businessman Blog How Amorphous Alloys Aid The Industrial Sector How Much Are Healthcare Data Sold On The Black Market? How Technology Is Changing Surgical Care The Benefits Of Die Casting In The Metals Industry Contact Sitemap Social Links Blog Search this site Subscribe to posts The Benefits Of Die Casting In The Metals Industry posted Jul 6, 2018, 3:37 AM by John Kang WebMD [ updated Jul 6, 2018, 3:38 AM ] Die casting is an efficient, economical, and ultimately company- and customer-friendly process of replacing assembly parts that are usually produced via different manufacturing processes. Because die casting allows for a solid, basic part that just requires add-ons, it eliminates more complex and oft-expensive machining and assembly. Image source: vintagetoysillustrated.com Aside from offering companies great savings for labor and costs, the process likewise offers product designs, trims, and parts with a greater aesthetic value to complement a wide range of shapes and components. Die casting requires high rates of production, offering complex shapes that essentially don’t entail machining. The resulting products are of greater quality, produced with thinner walls and offering more room for the injection of plastic moldings than that required by other casting methods. Also, the process is cost-efficient, allowing for a great number of identical castings before any tooling becomes required.
  2. 2. 7/17/2018 Blog - John Kang WebMD https://sites.google.com/site/johnkangwebmd/blog 2/6 Die casting permits the creation of various surface and texture types, often smoother than other casting methods such as sand casting and permanent mold. They can also be easily plated or finished with zinc. Finally, die-cast products are monolithic, and its alloys are highly resistant to corrosion. Die castings come in one solid body, not consisting on separate fastened or welded parts, thus adding to their durability and strength. Image source: abdiecasting.com John Kang served as the president of Medical Manager Corporation until WebMD acquired it in 2000. He is the current chairman of LM Group Holdings, Inc. To know more about John’s professional endeavors, check out this page. How Amorphous Alloys Aid The Industrial Sector posted Jun 3, 2018, 8:38 AM by John Kang WebMD [ updated Jun 3, 2018, 8:38 AM ] Amorphous alloys refer to any metastable material that doesn’t have the long-range order of conventional metals. This means they do not have any grain boundary, crystal segregation, nor defect. More importantly, they lack any specific atomic configuration.
  3. 3. 7/17/2018 Blog - John Kang WebMD https://sites.google.com/site/johnkangwebmd/blog 3/6 Image source: mdpi.com These alloys are part of the umbrella term “glassy metal” or metallic glass. They are non-crystalline and don’t have the arrangement of atoms of normal glasses like the ones used for windows. Hence the term “amorphous,” without a clearly defined shape or form. Amorphous alloys are highly important in modern manufacturing and many resulting infrastructure as they are good conductors of electricity. They likewise display higher resistance to corrosion and wear and offer great tensile fatigue strength when compared to crystalline alloys. Some ways amorphous alloys are produced are through physical vapor deposition, solid-state reaction, or rapid cooling or quenching. Again, because of their amorphous nature, these alloys have exceptional magnetic, mechanical, and electromechanical properties, key to cutting-edge applications in the industrial sector. Image source: gearpatrol.com The most popular use of amorphous alloys nowadays is in Liquidmetal and Vitreloy, key products in the creation of mobile phone covers and watches and other protective coatings. Amorphous metals, in general, are widely used for industrial machinery in heavy industry, from boiler tubes to petroleum drill pipes. John Kangwas the president of Medical Manager Corporation, a company acquired by WebMD in 2000. After his tenure with the healthcare IT company, he
  4. 4. 7/17/2018 Blog - John Kang WebMD https://sites.google.com/site/johnkangwebmd/blog 4/6 focused on research and investing in commercializing amorphous alloys. For more info on Mr. Kang’s work, visit this page. How Much Are Healthcare Data Sold On The Black Market? posted May 3, 2018, 4:01 AM by John Kang WebMD [ updated May 3, 2018, 4:01 AM ] When cybercriminals steal healthcare information from medical facilities or insurance companies, the data makes its way to the deep web in the underground economy. Those who do buy these information can commit acts of fraud. How much are stolen data worth and how do criminals use these information? Image source: scmagazine.com The most commonly sold item in terms of electronic healthcare records is the insurance ID. Selling for as little as $1 per ID, this gives criminals the ability to receive medical care and order prescription drugs like oxytocin or Ambien. There are also comprehensive profiles that sell for $5 at the minimum. This includes a patient’s name, Social Security number, address, date of last medical visit, appointment dates, health insurance ID numbers, and so on. Some databases even sell other personal documents like scans of driver’s license as part of the bundle. Of course, this also raises the price of the item. One of the most expensive items sold related to electronic healthcare data are farmed identities. By using information such as social security number, date of birth, educational and employment records, health and car insurance, and other forms of identification such as passports and licenses, people can create new identities. The minimum price of this item runs for about $1,000.
  5. 5. 7/17/2018 Blog - John Kang WebMD https://sites.google.com/site/johnkangwebmd/blog 5/6 Image source: techcrunch.com John Kang was the president of Medical Manager Corporation, a company acquired by WebMD in 2000. As an investor in established companies as well as startups, Mr. Kang has raised capital through private and public markets to enable companies to execute their business plans. For similar discussions, subscribe to this blog. How Technology Is Changing Surgical Care posted Apr 11, 2018, 9:32 PM by John Kang WebMD [ updated Apr 11, 2018, 9:33 PM ] Technology has led to massive advancements in medicine, but how has it specifically changed surgery? Early on, technology has revolutionized the tools and methods for sanitizing instruments before surgical procedures, converting surgery from a “risky art” to a dramatically life- changing field with proper sanitation and higher survival rates. Image source: Pixabay.com Now, beyond proper disinfection and greater knowledge of antibodies and blood types, surgical care advancements involve computing technology: computers can now
  6. 6. 7/17/2018 Blog - John Kang WebMD https://sites.google.com/site/johnkangwebmd/blog 6/6 Sign in | Recent Site Activity | Report Abuse | Print Page | Powered By Google Sites calculate risk factors in specific operations and robotics (monitoring devices and scanners, for instance) can aid the surgeon in executing exact and precise operations. A massive step for surgery, for example, was in April 2016 when cancer surgeon Shafi Ahmed performed an operation using a virtual reality (VR) camera at the Royal London Hospital. Today, everyone could participate in the operation in real-time through a website and a VR app. Medical students, journalists, or worried relatives can follow through 360-degree cameras as the surgeon removes a cancerous tissue from a patient. Surgery has also become minimally invasive, improving human health or disease diagnosis with as small incisions and excisions as possible. Fiber optic threads have brought brighter light into the deepest recesses of the body, and later, tiny computer chip cameras started to transmit images back out. Image source: Pixabay.com Finally, there’s 3-D printing and simulations that prove useful in pre-operative planning and education. Complicated and risky surgeries need careful planning, so these technologies greatly assist in performing surgical practice and learning methods. John Kang is the former president of Medical Manager Corporation, a company acquired by WebMD in 2000. At present, John is the chairman of California-based LM Group Holdings, Inc., where he is responsible for overall strategy and oversees the company’s portfolio companies. More articles like this here. 1-4 of 4

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