Healthcare

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

Tapping into medical knowledge through an ambient user interface

by Jonas Knudsen Medical knowledge has been expanding exponentially. The doubling time — or the pace at which knowledge expands — was estimated at 7 years in 1980, 3.5 years in 2010, and a projected 73 days by 2020, according to a 2011 study in Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. The dilemma for […]

How will 5G change patient engagement?

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Few things have fueled the hype curve more in recent years than the coming widespread availability of 5G transmission speeds on mobile devices. Many other telecommunications trends have been evolutionary, but I sense that 5G is seen by many as revolutionary. The healthcare industry could be a major beneficiary of this extra speed, given the […]

An Australian perspective on HIMSS 2019

Pulse Series: As part of the 21st Century Series on Australian Healthcare, David Pare, CTO for DXC Healthcare and Life Sciences in Australia and New Zealand, will focus on news, start-ups and developments within the industry — what’s happening, what’s being done to drive innovation, and what’s new or newsworthy. Despite the 15 years I […]

HIMSS 2019 showcased the transformation of healthcare and the rise of the technology giants

by Damon Auer The jury is in. Artificial intelligence and the consumerization of care are here to stay. In the week before the 2019 HIMSS meeting, I wrote a blog predicting what trends and technologies we could expect to see at the big show. The conference itself didn’t disappoint and just about everything I predicted […]

How the HIMSS EMRAM model helps advance healthcare through digital maturity

by April Armitage, Chris Clark and Tracy McClelland There is a growing push, globally, to improve the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) and other digital technologies in hospitals. With more and more evidence that digitally advanced hospitals provide a safer environment and improved outcomes for patients, the advantages of digital maturity are compelling. Indeed, […]

Quantum computing will change everyday life for the better

Quantum computing is the next holy grail of computer science and engineering, promising to change everyday life for the better. Today’s smartphones have the same computing power as a military computer 50 years ago that was the size of an entire room. Yet despite the phenomenal strides we have made in technology and computing, there […]

Six ways the patient data explosion is turning healthcare inside-out

A new era of patient-driven healthcare is underway. With unprecedented access to genetic data and the availability of new technology such as implants and wearables, patients are becoming increasingly proactive in their healthcare. The rise of such 21st century digital citizens is driving new and innovative care management and digitization. As digital citizens help usher […]

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 […]