DXC on Healthcare

News, trends and technology insights for the healthcare industry

Reimagining care: How digital can transform healthcare and improve efficiencies

by Vincent Planat, DXC and Antoine Denis, Microsoft For those in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, there’s much to celebrate about the future of healthcare: We’re living longer, scientists are constantly discovering new pathologies — leading to new treatments and cures — and technology is creating new pathways to address the […]

How will healthcare data deliver on its promise?

by Jonas Knudsen One morning in August 2012, I entered my office in the hospital and turned on my PC. As a university hospital chief information officer (CIO) responsible for all mental health hospitals in the region of Southern Denmark, I was tasked with not only keeping the lights green on our digital infrastructure, but […]

The key to optimizing payers’ analytics investments? Data integrity and harmonization

by George Mathew MD, Rikin Patel and Paul Thompson When the McKinsey Global Institute came out with its 2011 report, “Big Data: The next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity,” it predicted that if U.S. healthcare could use big data analytics to drive efficiency it could capture more than  $300 billion per year in new […]

Digital healthcare transformation starts with accepting your legacy

by Jonas Knudsen The digital world across all industries is buzzing about digital transformation and how it will change and shape our future. I love the term and have high hopes for the future. On Google Trends, there is an increase in the search interest for the terms “digital transformation” by a factor of 10 […]

It’s 2:00 a.m.; are your medical devices secured?

by Rikin Patel Most of us have become a lot more risk-averse when it comes to cyber crime. The WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017 caused massive upheaval, affecting more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries and at extraordinary cost — with some estimates putting the cost in the billions. Healthcare organizations breathed a sigh […]

FHIR agility: HL7 is dead, long live HL7!

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 […]

Shifting from a focus on data to outcomes through cloud-based digital health platforms

by Mutaz Shegewi, Research Director, Provider IT Transformation Strategies, IDC Health Insights Healthcare is in the dawn of a new digital era where new challenges give rise to new opportunities. Patients are changing, business models are emerging and technologies must answer to the call. The call is to empower healthcare stakeholders to engage more effectively […]

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. […]