Healthcare

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

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 […]

Reimagining care: How digital can transform healthcare and improve efficiencies

by Vincent Planat, DXC and Antoine Denis, Microsoft For those in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, there’s much to celebrate about the future of healthcare: We’re living longer, scientists are constantly discovering new pathologies — leading to new treatments and cures — and technology is creating new pathways to address the […]

How medical scribes reduce healthcare workflow burnout

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It used to look so easy on television. Dr. Welby would hand over some cryptic notes to his trusted nurse/office assistant Consuelo Lopez to put into a color-coded manila folder among the record room’s many file stacks. Fast forward to 2018, when laws require the physician to enter notes into an electronic health record (EHR) […]

How will healthcare data deliver on its promise?

by Jonas Knudsen One morning in August 2012, I entered my office in the hospital and turned on my PC. As a university hospital chief information officer (CIO) responsible for all mental health hospitals in the region of Southern Denmark, I was tasked with not only keeping the lights green on our digital infrastructure, but […]

The key to optimizing payers’ analytics investments? Data integrity and harmonization

by George Mathew MD, Rikin Patel and Paul Thompson When the McKinsey Global Institute came out with its 2011 report, “Big Data: The next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity,” it predicted that if U.S. healthcare could use big data analytics to drive efficiency it could capture more than  $300 billion per year in new […]

2019 IT trend: Enterprises will adopt next-generation platforms to make the most of IoT data

As enterprises transition their physical world to a digital one, smart things become a driving force. Enterprises will implement next-generation platforms in 2019 that analyze large quantities of industry-specific data from the internet of things (IoT). Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are finding novel correlations between data previously thought to be independent, enabling […]

Healthcare survey finds abundance of medical device security overconfidence

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When facing a determined adversary, it’s one thing to be confident, it’s quite another to be overconfident. But that’s what a new survey of healthcare IT professionals and biomedical engineers found: an overabundance of confidence when it comes to connected medical device security. According to the 2018 Zingbox Second Annual Connected Medical Device Survey, respondents believe […]

In che modo la cultura influenza l’erogazione dell’assistenza sanitaria

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L’assistenza sanitaria è complicata, e lo è ancora di più nelle diverse culture. I fornitori di tecnologie sanitarie sono ossessionati dalle economie di scala globali che influenzano il loro settore: quante caratteristiche e componenti dei loro prodotti sono compatibili con i sistemi dei mercati internazionali a quali vendono? Inutile dire che maggiore è la localizzazione […]

Digital healthcare transformation starts with accepting your legacy

by Jonas Knudsen The digital world across all industries is buzzing about digital transformation and how it will change and shape our future. I love the term and have high hopes for the future. On Google Trends, there is an increase in the search interest for the terms “digital transformation” by a factor of 10 […]

Comment la culture affecte les soins de santé

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La santé est un sujet complexe. Il l’est encore plus quand on l’aborde sous l’angle multiculturel. Les fournisseurs de technologies de santé sont hantés par les économies d’échelle : combien de lignes de code et de composants de leurs produits sont compatibles avec les systèmes des marchés nationaux qu’ils ciblent ? Inutile de dire que […]