DXC on Healthcare

News, trends and technology insights for the healthcare industry

Deploying digital capabilities in healthcare: Do more with what you’ve got

Years of underinvestment in healthcare IT have taken their toll on both the public and private sectors in Australia and New Zealand. In a 2020 report, the New Zealand Ministry of Health estimated that, over the next 10 years, a NZ$2.3 billion investment in health IT at district health boards would be required to address […]

Beyond the clinical silo: Delivering complete data to providers

For the past 15 years, the electronic health record (EHR) has been the cornerstone of digital hospitals and a primary repository for clinical data. The strategy for most healthcare providers has been to integrate as much data as possible into the EHR so that clinicians need to work with only “one single source of truth” […]

What causes physician burnout, and how can it be prevented?

Physician burnout is very real and a troubling problem for healthcare, with studies finding that at least 50 percent of U.S. physicians struggle with burnout. An increased workload and less time to see patients are big contributors, but clerical burden is playing an increasing role in professional dissatisfaction. Most clinicians feel that the administrative tasks […]

Healthcare-life sciences convergence accelerates patient-centered care

by Mark Wren It wasn’t long ago that healthcare and pharmaceuticals were treated as separate industries and the crossover – when it happened – was just in terms of how clinicians used drugs and devices. But today those lines are blurring. Technically savvy patients, the pressure to improve outcomes while lowering costs, and the rapid […]

Getting the experts’ perspectives on healthcare

By George Mathew, MD Let’s take a moment to consider where priorities will – and should – lie in the years to come. One of the biggest themes of the past few years has been patient-centered care. This will continue to grow and expand as healthcare organizations, providers and payers, patient groups, technology companies, and […]

Why price transparency in healthcare is complex and contentious

by Paul Thompson Transparency in healthcare is a hot and complex topic. Increasing efforts to create a more open healthcare system and gain meaningful cost transparency have been attracting attention from the president and the U.S. Congress. On November 15, 2019, President Trump signed an executive order on price transparency in healthcare, with the objective […]

Why a zero trust security model makes sense in healthcare

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by Rikin Patel There has been a long-held assumption that data security threats originate from nefarious external forces seeking to steal an organization’s most sensitive data. Traditional security models were therefore designed with this view in mind and on the mistaken belief that everything within the internal network is trustworthy. But there is evidence that […]

Making the leap to rich data sharing in healthcare through digital transformation

Data-driven digital transformation opens opportunities for healthcare providers, policy makers and patients to move toward personalized healthcare by collecting and sharing new kinds of data. The next wave of productivity gains will not come simply from the delivery of information and messages from one place to another, but from the cross-linked aggregation of a more […]

Patient-Centered Care: Creating a sustainable digital ecosystem

The concept that healthcare is all about the patient isn’t new. Indeed, we’ve been talking about this for a decade or more now, but as an industry we haven’t yet cracked it. Globally, healthcare organisations, vendors and analysts are joining the conversation, with pockets of breakthrough developments, but nothing at scale. In Australia and New […]

Your digital twin – can it improve the future you?

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The digital twin may seem like science fiction but it’s now an alternative method of predicting possible issues through real-time or near real-time replicas of objects, locations or people. This powerful digital tool is gaining ground in healthcare for predicting outcomes to a medical intervention and providing insight on treatment options. The concept of a […]