Healthcare

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

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

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, […]

Why a zero trust security model makes sense in healthcare

by Rikin Patel There has been a long-held assumption that data security threats originate from nefarious external forces seeking to steal an organization’s most sensitive data. Traditional security models were therefore designed with this view in mind and on the mistaken belief that everything within the internal network is trustworthy. But there is evidence that […]

Making the leap to rich data sharing in healthcare through digital transformation

by Jonas Knudsen Data-driven digital transformation opens opportunities for healthcare providers, policy makers and patients to move toward personalized healthcare by collecting and sharing new kinds of data. The next wave of productivity gains will not come simply from the delivery of information and messages from one place to another, but from the cross-linked aggregation […]

Patient-Driven Care: Creating a sustainable digital ecosystem

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. The concept that healthcare is all […]

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

Collaboration with Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan and DXC's London Innovation Center.

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 of life […]

Your digital twin – can it improve the future you?

by David Pare The digital twin may seem like science fiction but it’s now an alternative method of predicting possible issues through real-time or near real-time replicas of objects, locations or people. This powerful digital tool is gaining ground in healthcare for predicting outcomes to a medical intervention and providing insight on treatment options. The […]

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 […]