DXC on Healthcare

News, trends and technology insights for the healthcare industry

Tapping into medical knowledge through an ambient user interface

by Jonas Knudsen Medical knowledge has been expanding exponentially. The doubling time — or the pace at which knowledge expands — was estimated at 7 years in 1980, 3.5 years in 2010, and a projected 73 days by 2020, according to a 2011 study in Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. The dilemma for […]

An Australian perspective on HIMSS 2019

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 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. Despite the 15 years I […]

HIMSS 2019 showcased the transformation of healthcare and the rise of the technology giants

by Damon Auer The jury is in. Artificial intelligence and the consumerization of care are here to stay. In the week before the 2019 HIMSS meeting, I wrote a blog predicting what trends and technologies we could expect to see at the big show. The conference itself didn’t disappoint and just about everything I predicted […]

How the HIMSS EMRAM model helps advance healthcare through digital maturity

by April Armitage, Chris Clark and Tracy McClelland There is a growing push, globally, to improve the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) and other digital technologies in hospitals. With more and more evidence that digitally advanced hospitals provide a safer environment and improved outcomes for patients, the advantages of digital maturity are compelling. Indeed, […]

What’ll be hot at HIMSS19? Some predictions

by Damon Auer Each year the HIMSS Annual Conference serves as a showcase for some of the most buzzed about, cutting-edge trends and technologies across the healthcare industry. Ahead of the conference, which starts February 11 in Orlando, Florida, I thought it would be fun to consider some of the biggest and latest trends and […]

The patient as a customer: Using IoT to deliver new models of care

by David Pare There’s so much talk across healthcare about electronic medical records (EMRs). For many, it seems to be the answer to every question, solving all problems of healthcare. At a recent Health Information Technology WA (Western Australia) conference in Perth, for example, three plenary speakers on the main stage were touting its benefits. […]

Will digital connectivity and smart homes become a social determinant of health?

by George Mathew, MD There’s a lot of talk about digital connectivity and its role in healthcare. Patient engagement platforms, for example, are designed to encourage consumers to use devices to track their health and participate in their own care to improve outcomes. And smart homes could help patients with disabilities or illnesses manage more […]

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 […]