DXC on Healthcare

News, trends and technology insights for the healthcare industry

Blurring of the lines between payer and provider in a rapidly changing healthcare environment

by George Mathew MD, Rikin Patel and Paul Thompson Recent headlines have been full of news about major healthcare mergers and acquisitions, often involving newcomers to the industry, but also creating a convergence of traditional payer, provider and pharmaceutical benefit management companies. Here are some of the latest examples in the changing healthcare scene: CVS […]

The future of precision medicine is not genomics but digital health

by David Pare What does the term precision medicine mean to you? Typically, people think of precision medicine as being about genomics, but it goes well beyond molecular biology to encompass everything that moves us away from a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine. As far back as 1969, Enid Balint, formerly in charge of the training […]

Future-proofing digital capabilities in the next wave of healthcare innovation

by Kurt Verbrugge Healthcare has gone through tremendous change in recent years. These changes began with the implementation of electronic medical records and population-based analytics. Then came the growing emphasis on decision-support tools. The next flurry of focus and investment is expected to be on integrated care delivery to manage care across the patient journey. […]

Making the connection between personalized care and precision medicine

by Robert Wah, M.D. Over the past several weeks, my colleagues and I at DXC Technology have spoken about the landmark All of Us Research Program that will seek to gather samples from a million or more participants across a broad spectrum of the U.S. population. We’re very excited to be involved in this project, […]

Why security is key to advancing precision medicine goals through the All of Us research program

By Lynda Malik-Gagnon On May 6, 2018, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the All of Us Research Program, a unique longitudinal initiative that seeks to inject new data into population health efforts to advance research and health outcomes. The program aims to engage one million or more U.S. participants as partners to […]

Beyond analytics: How technology can support an end-to-end solution to the opioid crisis

By George Mathew, MD and Chris Wilson Federal authorities are pushing states to go further with their initiatives to address the opioid crisis. Along with efforts in Congress and by the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to address the crisis, […]

Less clinical, more personal: Putting the consumer at the center of healthcare

By Damon Auer There’s a troubling dichotomy at play across healthcare because what should be a highly personal service — caring for each healthcare consumer — is deeply impersonal. The problem begins with the dehumanizing institutional language that we’ve created around doctors, facilities and machines. It’s become this way to ensure that the delivered care […]

How healthcare organizations should address their evolving security challenges

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by George Mathew, MD, MBA and Rikin Patel Security threats affect all industries, but few are more vulnerable than healthcare, which is now a lucrative target for hackers. In 2017, the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services reported that 358 healthcare providers suffered a breach of 500+ records, affecting […]

FHIR puts actionable clinical decision support into hands of physicians

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 adoption and […]

How to tailor digital platform initiatives to serve French health priorities

by Cécile Mico With the prevalence of chronic diseases, population health management is a major concern across all western countries. Payers and providers seek to improve care, enhance outcomes and prevention strategies and reduce costs. In many parts of the world, this has led to the development of solutions aimed at collecting and aggregating data […]