DXC on Healthcare

News, trends and technology insights for the healthcare industry

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

by Michael Dahlweid, M.D., Ph.D. 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 […]

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 in 2020

By George Mathew, MD As we begin a new decade, 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 […]

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 […]

A brief glimpse into the future: 2020 healthcare trends

by Michael Dahlweid, M.D., Ph.D. In an industry that’s above all about improving health and well-being, the future of how we innovate, work and implement breakthrough technologies inevitably starts and finishes with a human-centric approach. Before I delve into what this means from a healthcare perspective, first let’s consider the broader trends that DXC Technology […]

Why a zero trust security model makes sense in healthcare

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

by Jonas Knudsen 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 […]

Patient-Centred Care: Creating a sustainable digital ecosystem

Pulse Series: As part of the 21st Century Series on Australian Healthcare, David Pare, CTO for DXC Healthcare and Life Sciences in Australia and New Zealand, will focus on news, start-ups and developments within the industry — what’s happening, what’s being done to drive innovation, and what’s new or newsworthy. The concept that healthcare is all […]

Your digital twin – can it improve the future you?

by David Pare 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 […]

Medical tourism highlights the importance of patient-centric care

by Mark Wren Progressive healthcare and life sciences companies are realizing they must respond to the needs of today’s digitally savvy patients, and they now see patient-driven care as an essential part of that effort. This trend is especially apparent — and important — in medical tourism, where organizations hope to target and attract patients […]