Healthcare

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

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 […]

It’s 2:00 a.m.; are your medical devices secured?

by Rikin Patel Most of us have become a lot more risk-averse when it comes to cyber crime. The WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017 caused massive upheaval, affecting more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries and at extraordinary cost — with some estimates putting the cost in the billions. Healthcare organizations breathed a sigh […]

FHIR agility: HL7 is dead, long live HL7!

by Chris Royle FHIRworks Series: The barriers for sharing documentation and data in healthcare are breaking down, helped by standardization, digital technologies and collaboration. In this blog series Chris Royle, Interoperability Specialist for DXC Healthcare, will focus on the use of HL7 FHIR in the real-world, and how it can be used to drive further adoption and […]

Cómo afecta la diferencia cultural a los servicios de salud

La asistencia sanitaria es complicada y el cuidado de la salud en diferentes entornos culturales, aún más. Los proveedores de tecnología sanitaria viven obsesionados por las economías de escala que afectan a la prestación de sus servicios: ¿cuántos de sus servicios resistirán su expansión a mercados internacionales? Está de más señalar que cuanto mayor es […]

Shifting from a focus on data to outcomes through cloud-based digital health platforms

by Mutaz Shegewi, Research Director, Provider IT Transformation Strategies, IDC Health Insights Healthcare is in the dawn of a new digital era where new challenges give rise to new opportunities. Patients are changing, business models are emerging and technologies must answer to the call. The call is to empower healthcare stakeholders to engage more effectively […]

How Mergers & Acquisitions disrupt healthcare technology

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Disruption is often cited as something positive today, but when it comes to the disruption of healthcare technology caused by mergers and acquisitions, it can be downright frustrating. Even the best technology can be paralyzed by corporate culture, so consider what happens when you’re trying to merge the corporate and technological cultures of two or even […]

Blurring of the lines between payer and provider in a rapidly changing healthcare environment

by George Mathew MD, Rikin Patel and Paul Thompson Recent headlines have been full of news about major healthcare mergers and acquisitions, often involving newcomers to the industry, but also creating a convergence of traditional payer, provider and pharmaceutical benefit management companies. Here are some of the latest examples in the changing healthcare scene: CVS […]

Is natural language processing a healthcare game changer?

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How comfortable would you feel if your entire health profile was based on text that could fit into a field in a form filled out at a healthcare provider ? All the in-person consultations during doctors’ appointments, images, emails, voice recordings are documented but unable to be integrated into your full medical storyline. The frightening […]

The future of precision medicine is not genomics but digital health

by David Pare What does the term precision medicine mean to you? Typically, people think of precision medicine as being about genomics, but it goes well beyond molecular biology to encompass everything that moves us away from a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine. As far back as 1969, Enid Balint, formerly in charge of the training […]

Future-proofing digital capabilities in the next wave of healthcare innovation

by Kurt Verbrugge Healthcare has gone through tremendous change in recent years. These changes began with the implementation of electronic medical records and population-based analytics. Then came the growing emphasis on decision-support tools. The next flurry of focus and investment is expected to be on integrated care delivery to manage care across the patient journey. […]