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Deploying digital capabilities in healthcare: Do more with what you’ve got

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. Years of underinvestment in healthcare IT […]

Beyond the clinical silo: Delivering complete data to providers

by Jonas Knudsen, Frans Martens, April Armitage For the past 15 years, the electronic health record (EHR) has been the cornerstone of digital hospitals and a primary repository for clinical data. The strategy for most healthcare providers has been to integrate as much data as possible into the EHR so that clinicians need to work […]

Poor data can sabotage AI initiatives in healthcare

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) already are having a major impact on healthcare in numerous ways. Here are some headlines on AI and healthcare from just one recent Google search: How AI and machine learning are transforming clinical decision support The Potential of AI in the Healthcare Supply Chain One-Third of Orgs use […]

What causes physician burnout, and how can it be prevented?

by Michael Dahlweid, M.D., Ph.D. Physician burnout is very real and a troubling problem for healthcare, with studies finding that at least 50 percent of U.S. physicians struggle with burnout. An increased workload and less time to see patients are big contributors, but clerical burden is playing an increasing role in professional dissatisfaction. Most clinicians […]

Healthcare-life sciences convergence accelerates patient-centered care

by Mark Wren It wasn’t long ago that healthcare and pharmaceuticals were treated as separate industries and the crossover – when it happened – was just in terms of how clinicians used drugs and devices. But today those lines are blurring. Technically savvy patients, the pressure to improve outcomes while lowering costs, and the rapid […]

Getting the experts’ perspectives on healthcare in 2020

By George Mathew, MD As we begin a new decade, let’s take a moment to consider where priorities will – and should – lie in the years to come. One of the biggest themes of the past few years has been patient-centered care. This will continue to grow and expand as healthcare organizations, providers and […]

Why price transparency in healthcare is complex and contentious

by Paul Thompson Transparency in healthcare is a hot and complex topic. Increasing efforts to create a more open healthcare system and gain meaningful cost transparency have been attracting attention from the president and the U.S. Congress. On November 15, 2019, President Trump signed an executive order on price transparency in healthcare, with the objective […]

A brief glimpse into the future: 2020 healthcare trends

by Michael Dahlweid, M.D., Ph.D. In an industry that’s above all about improving health and well-being, the future of how we innovate, work and implement breakthrough technologies inevitably starts and finishes with a human-centric approach. Before I delve into what this means from a healthcare perspective, first let’s consider the broader trends that DXC Technology […]

Understanding the potential, challenges and use cases for real-world evidence

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by Jared Kimble Efforts to properly understand and deploy real-world evidence (RWE) are under way across the life sciences industry. Regulatory authorities and companies are assessing how best to make use of RWE and how to deal with some of the challenges that arise when managing large amounts of dispersed data. During the Drug Information […]

2020 Tech Trend: Self-sovereign identity makes data shared in an ecosystem more valuable

As organizations focus on data-driven business models to remain competitive, they will increasingly seek to collaborate with partners and exchange data. Data shared in an ecosystem is more valuable than data locked in a silo because it leads to new innovations and customer experiences. This trend is playing out in many industries including transportation, logistics, […]