Healthcare

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

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 […]

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 […]