Healthcare

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

How the HIMSS EMRAM model helps advance healthcare through digital maturity

by April Armitage, Chris Clark and Tracy McClelland There is a growing push, globally, to improve the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) and other digital technologies in hospitals. With more and more evidence that digitally advanced hospitals provide a safer environment and improved outcomes for patients, the advantages of digital maturity are compelling. Indeed, […]

Quantum computing will change everyday life for the better

Quantum computing is the next holy grail of computer science and engineering, promising to change everyday life for the better. Today’s smartphones have the same computing power as a military computer 50 years ago that was the size of an entire room. Yet despite the phenomenal strides we have made in technology and computing, there […]

Six ways the patient data explosion is turning healthcare inside-out

A new era of patient-driven healthcare is underway. With unprecedented access to genetic data and the availability of new technology such as implants and wearables, patients are becoming increasingly proactive in their healthcare. The rise of such 21st century digital citizens is driving new and innovative care management and digitization. As digital citizens help usher […]

What’ll be hot at HIMSS19? Some predictions

by Damon Auer Each year the HIMSS Annual Conference serves as a showcase for some of the most buzzed about, cutting-edge trends and technologies across the healthcare industry. Ahead of the conference, which starts February 11 in Orlando, Florida, I thought it would be fun to consider some of the biggest and latest trends and […]

Data science and social good: Fighting opioid addiction

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This is the second part of a two-part series that explores connections between advanced analytics and corporate responsibility. Recently, two student researchers from the global DXC Internship Program harnessed an innovative analytics solution to unearth insights into the U.S. opioid crisis. The goal was to begin creating a framework for better understanding addiction risks. Comments […]

Study: Hospitals dramatically increase ad spend following data breaches

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Determining the actual cost of a data breach is difficult and often leads to heated discussions in security circles. How do you determine how many customers who left (following a breach) wouldn’t have left anyway? Perhaps they already were upset with the organization for some other reason. How do you know if a sales decline […]

How “Nudge Theory” is changing engagement

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What is now called “nudge theory” isn’t totally new. The first wind-up alarm clock, for example, was a rudimentary technology nudging humans to do something they wouldn’t necessarily do on their own. It just wasn’t until much later that nudge theory became “branded” — thanks to Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein writing their book Nudge, which […]

Data science and social good: Stronger communities, better healthcare

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This is the first part of a two-part series that explores connections between advanced analytics and corporate responsibility. If businesses can use analytics to calculate millions of credit scores, predict churn rates and accurately project sales growth, then shouldn’t data science also have the potential to help us address societal challenges with facts and insights? […]

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

by David Pare 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. […]

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

by George Mathew, MD 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 […]