Healthcare

News, trends and technology insights for the healthcare and life sciences industries

Medical tourism highlights the importance of patient-centric care

by Mark Wren Progressive healthcare and life sciences companies are realizing they must respond to the needs of today’s digitally savvy patients, and they now see patient-driven care as an essential part of that effort. This trend is especially apparent — and important — in medical tourism, where organizations hope to target and attract patients […]

Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan work-a-thon update: September 2019

In a groundbreaking initiative with Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan and The Scott-Morgan Foundation, DXC Technology and world-class partners are helping Peter use the most advanced robotics and AI to turn him into what he calls the “world’s very first full Cyborg.” This initiative demonstrates the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve and transform the quality […]

Targeting the vulnerable: Cyberattacks on healthcare IoT devices

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Connected devices are revolutionizing healthcare, allowing providers to examine patients remotely, to gather vital-sign data through wearables in real time, and to advance medical research by collectively generating massive data sets. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry’s embrace of the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it a main target of cybercriminals. In a recent global survey […]

Key tactics in a successful digital healthcare strategy

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By Rikin Patel The healthcare industry is striving to meet the needs of today’s digital consumer with a patient-driven care approach. But most healthcare organizations lag well behind other industries when it comes to using digital channels to connect to their audience. To further their digital journey and embrace a truly patient-centric approach to care, […]

The importance of data ethics in healthcare IT

by Jonas Knudsen Over the past few years, Facebook has been in several media storms concerning the way user data is processed. The problem is not that Facebook has stored and aggregated huge amounts of data. The problem is how the company has used and, especially, shared the data in its ecosystem — sometimes without […]

Why real-world evidence is a game changer for life sciences in the age of value-based care

by Jared Kimble Value-based care is quickly becoming integral to the life sciences industry as the entire healthcare sector undergoes increased convergence. What that demands for pharmaceutical companies is better insight into the fair market value their products bring, or potentially will bring, to maximize all the benefits of those products. From a commercial viewpoint, […]

The journey to interoperability: A healthcare industry-wide transformation

by Jeff Strand, Business Architect The journey to interoperability between payer and provider systems in healthcare has been bolstered by several key pieces of legislation. These create the conditions to support aspects of healthcare interoperability and, collectively, allow the transition from segregated, monolithic, proprietary solutions toward more accessible, interoperable, modular solutions. HITECH Meaningful Use (July […]

The possibilities of AI: A journey into the future of healthcare

by David Pare Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning have become entrenched in the professional world. AI-style capabilities are being embraced and developed globally (over 26 countries/regions have or are working on a national AI strategy) for many different purposes — from ethics, policies and education to security, technology and industry, the scope […]

Why digital players are forcing change in the healthcare industry

By Rikin Patel Digital players are shaking up the care management sector, leaving traditional players struggling to compete at least on some levels. According to Kaufman Hall’s 2019 State of Consumerism in Healthcare report, hospital and health system executives feel their industry is being threatened by new entrants that are offering consumer-friendly health services. The […]

Why is robotic process automation disappointing healthcare organizations?

by Michael Brouthers All healthcare organizations — on both the provider and payer side — struggle with three operational imperatives: maximizing revenues and operating margins, improving clinical outcomes, and optimizing administrative efficiency. The success or failure of these efforts directly determines the success or failure of the business. As a result, leadership is always on […]