DXC on Healthcare

News, trends and technology insights for the healthcare industry

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 […]

Niche blockchain players emerging in healthcare

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 each month 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. In my last blog, I […]

Seeking alternative treatments to tackle the opioid crisis

By George Mathew, MD Efforts to address the opioid crisis are manyfold. Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), grant programs, the use of waiver programs, and the implementation of initiatives similar to patient-centered medical homes are all being used by states with varying degrees of success. These programs are, however, just the tip of the iceberg […]

Why healthcare does not need blockchain

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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 each month 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. There has been a lot […]

HIMSS18 Survivor Kit Part 4 – The write stuff: Getting your hands on the best swag

From pens to stuffed toys, the conference is awash with giveaways that are memorable and practical. Keep your eye out for innovative swag, and don’t forget to stay hydrated! (Don’t forget to stop by DXC booth 1617 for some swag and chance to win a Fitbit!) We asked #HIMSS18 ambassadors for their #1 tip for […]