DXC on Healthcare

News, trends and technology insights for the healthcare industry

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 […]

Key tactics in a successful digital healthcare strategy

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By Rikin Patel The healthcare industry is striving to meet the needs of today’s digital consumer with a patient-driven care approach. But most healthcare organizations lag well behind other industries when it comes to using digital channels to connect to their audience. To further their digital journey and embrace a truly patient-centric approach to care, […]

The importance of data ethics in healthcare IT

by Jonas Knudsen Over the past few years, Facebook has been in several media storms concerning the way user data is processed. The problem is not that Facebook has stored and aggregated huge amounts of data. The problem is how the company has used and, especially, shared the data in its ecosystem — sometimes without […]

The journey to interoperability: A healthcare industry-wide transformation

by Jeff Strand, Business Architect The journey to interoperability between payer and provider systems in healthcare has been bolstered by several key pieces of legislation. These create the conditions to support aspects of healthcare interoperability and, collectively, allow the transition from segregated, monolithic, proprietary solutions toward more accessible, interoperable, modular solutions. HITECH Meaningful Use (July […]

The possibilities of AI: A journey into the future of healthcare

by David Pare Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning have become entrenched in the professional world. AI-style capabilities are being embraced and developed globally (over 26 countries/regions have or are working on a national AI strategy) for many different purposes — from ethics, policies and education to security, technology and industry, the scope […]

Why digital players are forcing change in the healthcare industry

By Rikin Patel Digital players are shaking up the care management sector, leaving traditional players struggling to compete at least on some levels. According to Kaufman Hall’s 2019 State of Consumerism in Healthcare report, hospital and health system executives feel their industry is being threatened by new entrants that are offering consumer-friendly health services. The […]

Why is robotic process automation disappointing healthcare organizations?

by Michael Brouthers All healthcare organizations — on both the provider and payer side — struggle with three operational imperatives: maximizing revenues and operating margins, improving clinical outcomes, and optimizing administrative efficiency. The success or failure of these efforts directly determines the success or failure of the business. As a result, leadership is always on […]

Tackling mobility’s integration and risk management challenges in healthcare

by Dr. Shainal Nathoo Providing mobility to busy clinicians is increasingly recognized as an essential part of delivering care to patients. There are, however, issues regarding development, integration and security that need to be overcome. Consideration must be given to the user interface. If it isn’t intuitive and user friendly, adoption will be lower, and […]

Real-world evidence and its role in healthcare and life sciences

by Dr. Richard Swafford, Senior Principal Industry Strategist Data is integral to what the life sciences industry does. To establish and run clinical trials, companies depend on data about the disease state, the molecule they are working with, similar products on the market and, most crucially, the patient. Aside from advancing clinical trial recruitment, access […]

Does mobility stack up? Weighing ROI against overall healthcare outcomes

by Dr. Shainal Nathoo and Marcus Cowley There is growing evidence that mobility brings significant benefits to clinicians. However, some of the common sticking points with any new technology are cost and choosing the right solution for the organization. Let’s start by assessing the financial factors or return on investment (ROI) and what approach to […]