Healthcare

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

The rise of technology-driven physician burnout

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It used to be such a simple life — a small, independent primary care practice (SIP) in the suburbs with a loyal patient following and the flexibility that comes with running one’s own business. Plenty of time to spend with patients, and needing only the basics for record-keeping and prescribing. Then things started to change. […]

Salud conectada: ¿por qué es tan importante la movilidad para el médico?

Los expertos en tecnología a menudo hablan de los beneficios de la movilidad en la atención médica, pero para comprender por qué resulta tan importante y cómo se puede mejorar el servicio sanitario prestado a los pacientes, es vital conocer su punto de vista. Como médico, mi visión de la movilidad está influenciada por mis […]

The intersection evidence, eminence and eloquence based healthcare leadership

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I’m a complete sucker for a great sales pitch. Part of that is because I spent most of my life pitching. Another part is that I spend dozens of hours a month speaking in front of groups of skeptical business leaders and graduate students. I know how a strong presentation style can occasionally overcome less […]

Tackling mobility’s integration and risk management challenges in healthcare

by Dr. Shainal Nathoo Providing mobility to busy clinicians is increasingly recognized as an essential part of delivering care to patients. There are, however, issues regarding development, integration and security that need to be overcome. Consideration must be given to the user interface. If it isn’t intuitive and user friendly, adoption will be lower, and […]

Real-world evidence and its role in healthcare and life sciences

by Dr. Richard Swafford, Senior Principal Industry Strategist Data is integral to what the life sciences industry does. To establish and run clinical trials, companies depend on data about the disease state, the molecule they are working with, similar products on the market and, most crucially, the patient. Aside from advancing clinical trial recruitment, access […]

Does mobility stack up? Weighing ROI against overall healthcare outcomes

by Dr. Shainal Nathoo and Marcus Cowley There is growing evidence that mobility brings significant benefits to clinicians. However, some of the common sticking points with any new technology are cost and choosing the right solution for the organization. Let’s start by assessing the financial factors or return on investment (ROI) and what approach to […]

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

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by Dr. Shainal Nathoo 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 […]

What is quantum computing and what could it mean for the healthcare industry?

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One of the longest hype curves in technology history — without products even being deployed — is that of quantum computing. After decades of research, many feel that viable and reliable quantum products may not be to market for another ten years. For those who have heard the term but are sketchy on what quantum […]

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 […]