Healthcare

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

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 […]

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 […]