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Deploying digital capabilities in healthcare: Do more with what you’ve got

Years of underinvestment in healthcare IT have taken their toll on both the public and private sectors in Australia and New Zealand. In a 2020 report, the New Zealand Ministry of Health estimated that, over the next 10 years, a NZ$2.3 billion investment in health IT at district health boards would be required to address […]

Beyond the clinical silo: Delivering complete data to providers

For the past 15 years, the electronic health record (EHR) has been the cornerstone of digital hospitals and a primary repository for clinical data. The strategy for most healthcare providers has been to integrate as much data as possible into the EHR so that clinicians need to work with only “one single source of truth” […]

How rapid change is driving better healthcare

As the world reimagines the ways healthcare is delivered, supported and managed, these are the trends taking on a new sense of urgency: centering care around the patient, supporting healthcare workers and driving greater transparency across the ecosystem. In recent years, efforts to improve the patient experience and engage patients in their own care have been slowly building […]

What causes physician burnout, and how can it be prevented?

Physician burnout is very real and a troubling problem for healthcare, with studies finding that at least 50 percent of U.S. physicians struggle with burnout. An increased workload and less time to see patients are big contributors, but clerical burden is playing an increasing role in professional dissatisfaction. Most clinicians feel that the administrative tasks […]

Healthcare-life sciences convergence accelerates patient-centered care

by Mark Wren It wasn’t long ago that healthcare and pharmaceuticals were treated as separate industries and the crossover – when it happened – was just in terms of how clinicians used drugs and devices. But today those lines are blurring. Technically savvy patients, the pressure to improve outcomes while lowering costs, and the rapid […]

Getting the experts’ perspectives on healthcare

Let’s take a moment to consider where priorities will – and should – lie in the years to come. One of the biggest themes of the past few years has been patient-centered care. This will continue to grow and expand as healthcare organizations, providers and payers, patient groups, technology companies, and government agencies seek to […]

The prescription for telemedicine success

By providing convenience and affordability, telemedicine is becoming an increasingly accepted platform among physicians and patients for moving beyond the walls of the doctor’s office to deliver improved health outcomes. In general, telemedicine can be defined as the remote delivery of healthcare using a mobile phone or tablet for internet access, in order to call […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]