Healthcare

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

Patient-Centered Care: Creating a sustainable digital ecosystem

The concept that healthcare is all about the patient isn’t new. Indeed, we’ve been talking about this for a decade or more now, but as an industry we haven’t yet cracked it. Globally, healthcare organisations, vendors and analysts are joining the conversation, with pockets of breakthrough developments, but nothing at scale. In Australia and New […]

Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan work-a-thon update: October 2019

Collaboration with Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan and DXC's London Innovation Center.

In a groundbreaking initiative with Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan and The Scott-Morgan Foundation, DXC Technology and world-class partners are helping Peter use the most advanced robotics and AI to turn him into what he calls the “world’s very first full Cyborg.” This initiative demonstrates the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve and transform the quality of life […]

Your digital twin – can it improve the future you?

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The digital twin may seem like science fiction but it’s now an alternative method of predicting possible issues through real-time or near real-time replicas of objects, locations or people. This powerful digital tool is gaining ground in healthcare for predicting outcomes to a medical intervention and providing insight on treatment options. The concept of a […]

Medical tourism highlights the importance of patient-centric care

by Mark Wren Progressive healthcare and life sciences companies are realizing they must respond to the needs of today’s digitally savvy patients, and they now see patient-driven care as an essential part of that effort. This trend is especially apparent — and important — in medical tourism, where organizations hope to target and attract patients […]

Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan work-a-thon update: September 2019

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In a groundbreaking initiative with Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan and The Scott-Morgan Foundation, DXC Technology and world-class partners are helping Peter use the most advanced robotics and AI to turn him into what he calls the “world’s very first full Cyborg.” This initiative demonstrates the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve and transform the quality […]

What’s happening to my data? Trust and patient loyalty

The relationship between healthcare provider and patient has been upended. Digitization and an increasingly engaged patient have created new expectations, and traditional providers have been caught short. While healthcare providers have been focused on outcomes, patients are demanding convenience. According to a 2019 Healthcare Consumer Trends Report, 80 percent of patients said they would switch providers […]

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

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 formal consent or […]

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

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 2010) From a legislative point […]