DXC on Healthcare

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In the 21st Century Medicine Will Be Different, and This Time It’s Personal

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A couple of years ago, I received this Tweet: Can Smartphones Become The New Stethoscopes? Expert Insights Into The Future Of #mHealth Since then, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen healthcare marketing people use the stethoscope as visual shorthand. Along with handsome people in medical uniforms, art directors clearly believe that […]

Breaking Down the Barriers Between Apps, Self-Diagnosis and the Physician

A growing number of consumers are embracing health apps, but questions remain about the use of such apps, particularly in relation to the conversation between patients and their physicians. In my most recent blog, I spoke about how an app might help patients communicate with their doctors in an evidential way. I also discussed how […]

Progressing the Conversation: How Apps Might Provide the Patient’s Experiential Evidence

When patients visit their doctors and are put on a course of treatment, they might recall being on that medication at some previous time and either not feeling terribly well when taking it or the medication having less than stellar efficacy. But how do they communicate that to their physicians in a compelling and evidential […]

Physician Engagement: Moving the Conversation to a Partnership

The concept of patient engagement is much touted, and certainly engaging with patients to help them change their behavior is an important element in improving health outcomes. But what about physician engagement? By Clive Flashman, Global Head of Mobility for Healthcare and Life Sciences, DXC Very little is ever said about changing physicians’ behavior, since […]

Population Health: A Real World View

In an era of escalating costs and increasing customer expectations, healthcare systems are struggling to supply ever-increasing demands for high-quality, patient-facing health and social care. By Professor Ben Bridgewater, Senior Principle Industry Strategist, Healthcare, DXC, and former cardiac surgeon The challenges are clear. And, to a large extent, so are the solutions. These include: changing productivity […]

Staying Connected: Leveraging Data Across the Healthcare Enterprise

Population health has become one of the key priorities across healthcare. The question, therefore, is: How do you enable open access to data across entire healthcare systems to drive better insights and outcomes? By Pritam Potnis, Senior Product Advisor, Healthcare, DXC From a data supply chain point of view, this has presented a massive challenge. […]

Gaining Context: How the Patient Journey Must Be Self-Driven

In its Five-Year Forward View released in October 2014, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) announced its intention to help people manage their own health. In keeping with this, the NHS has launched various self-care programs and has begun measure how effective these are through a patient activation measure (PAM). By Clive Flashman, Global Head […]

Predictive Analytics in Healthcare: A Doctor’s View

By and large, most healthcare systems are awash with data but short on insights. The advent of big data and analytics approaches is making it easier for organisations and individuals to use existing data to improve outcomes for individual patients, for the organisations themselves and for the wider health economy. As a cardiac surgeon, I […]

Connecting the Health Ecosystem: A Doctor’s View

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These days we all get a great digital experience from banking, transport and retail. But we get a completely different — and often substandard — experience when receiving or delivering health care. As doctors, we know that the digital experience we deliver to our patients is not always what they expect. We also know that, […]

Tracking the Patient Journey – From Engaged to Empowered to Activated

Patient engagement is the cornerstone of value-based care, and increasingly we’re seeing patients becoming – and more importantly wanting to become – more engaged in their own healthcare. But to encourage patients to take greater control over their healthcare and interact more effectively with their clinicians, they need to move from being engaged to empowered […]