DXC on Healthcare

News, trends and technology insights for the healthcare industry

Digital healthcare: Improving outcomes through cloud-based insight

by Mutaz Shegewi Digital transformation in healthcare can no longer be ignored when seeking to improve outcomes. The convergence of “3rd Platform” technologies (big data and analytics, cloud, mobility and social) with innovation accelerators, such as artificial intelligence and the internet of things, continues to impact the industry landscape daily and bring new opportunities and […]

Connected healthcare: Why mobility matters to the clinician

Doctor Using Cell Phone in Hallway

Technology experts will often talk about the benefits of mobility in healthcare, but to understand why mobility matters and how it might improve both workflow and clinical benefits for patients, it’s vital to get a user’s perspective. As a clinician, my view of mobility is influenced by my own experiences in different medical settings. Clinicians […]

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

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. Unfortunately, the reality […]

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

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 easily by using tools […]

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

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 value with significant reductions in healthcare expenditures. The majority […]

Digital healthcare transformation starts with accepting your legacy

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 in the last […]

FHIR agility: HL7 is dead, long live HL7!

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 we will focus on the use of HL7 FHIR in the real-world, and how it can be used to drive further adoption and innovation in Healthcare. This is the third blog in […]

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

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 Health, a large pharmaceutical benefit manager, is purchasing Aetna, […]

The future of precision medicine is not genomics but digital health

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 and research course […]