DXC on Healthcare

News, trends and technology insights for the healthcare industry

Disrupting the healthcare status quo with digital engagement

By Rikin Patel Disruption is occurring across industries — from retail to entertainment, travel and healthcare. How each industry, as well as each organization, responds to disruptive influences will determine its success. Several disruptive technologies have the potential to reinvent, or at least reinvigorate, the way industries operate. Among these are: devices and sensors and […]

21st century healthcare organisations

The VitalSign Series: Why have an English doctor from the United Kingdom and a Canadian technologist from Australia come together to write a blog series? Because healthcare and technology are equally complex, and it’s challenging enough to stay at the forefront of one industry in this rapidly evolving digital era — let alone two. In […]

How changing healthcare pathways upend operating models, culture and information exchange

By Gurdip Singh Globally, healthcare is undergoing a fundamental, multi-factorial change that is shaking up traditional operating models, culture and behavior across the health continuum. From developed markets to developing markets, the patient has become more complex. There’s a rise in chronic, life-threatening conditions, as well as more awareness of conditions not previously widely known, […]

Tackling the challenge of fragmented data in French healthcare

By Cécile Mico, Head of Business Development, Healthcare, DXC Technology, France; and Vincent Planat, Healthcare Architect and Technologist, DXC Technology, France Healthcare organizations face significant challenges as they tackle rising instances of chronic disease, a growing elderly population with comorbidities, and the urgent need to reduce costs. One way to reduce costs is to move […]

Behind the façade: Bringing interoperability and agility to legacy systems

By Chris Royle FHIRworks Series: The barriers for sharing documentation and data in healthcare are breaking down, helped by standardization, digital technologies and collaboration. In this blog series Chris Royle, Interoperability Specialist for DXC Healthcare, will focus on the use of HL7 FHIR in the real-world, and how it can be used to drive further […]

Putting patients at the center of the delivery model: Electronic Health Records 2.0

By Bodo Ebens Imagine a technology solution that allows all healthcare stakeholders to collaborate, all clinical data to be gathered and shared at the point of care (POC), and all medical services to be delivered anywhere, aligned with evidence-based care programs and strategic business goals. How does this compare with your current situation? According to […]

How artificial intelligence is transforming healthcare

by David Pare Pulse Series: This is the third of my monthly blogs on news, start-ups and developments in the healthcare industry, part of the 21st Century Series on Australian Healthcare. What better place to start the digital health journey than with the often poorly understood subject of artificial intelligence (AI). Analysts at International Data Corporation […]

Healthcare and the innovation cycle — possibly the biggest challenge?

by Ben Bridgewater, M.D. Over 25-plus years spent in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) surgery, academic medicine fields and more recently at DXC Technology, the world-leading independent, cross-industry, end-to-end IT services company, I am becoming increasingly interested in differing approaches to research and innovation. As I look into this, I am starting to […]

Battling the opioid epidemic with knowledge, commitment and advanced analytics

By George Mathew, MD and Rikin Patel The opioid epidemic in the United States is causing devastation. It is claiming lives, with a reported 20,145 deaths per year due to synthetic opioids other than Methadone (vs. 64,000 deaths per year from overdoses from all causes) by end of 2016. It is creating stress and strain […]

Will they or won’t they? What state Medicaid organizations need to do to address funding uncertainty

By George Mathew, MD and Rikin Patel There are probably few topics more newsworthy than Medicaid. It seems that every other day, lawmakers propose legislation that will affect how Medicaid is funded, managed and accessed. In this environment, state Medicaid commissioners must address some pressing challenges related to funding, managing a complex patient population, and […]