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 […]

The possibilities of AI: A journey into the future of healthcare

by David Pare Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning have become entrenched in the professional world. AI-style capabilities are being embraced and developed globally (over 26 countries/regions have or are working on a national AI strategy) for many different purposes — from ethics, policies and education to security, technology and industry, the scope […]

Why digital players are forcing change in the healthcare industry

By Rikin Patel Digital players are shaking up the care management sector, leaving traditional players struggling to compete at least on some levels. According to Kaufman Hall’s 2019 State of Consumerism in Healthcare report, hospital and health system executives feel their industry is being threatened by new entrants that are offering consumer-friendly health services. The […]

Real-world evidence and its role in healthcare and life sciences

by Dr. Richard Swafford, Senior Principal Industry Strategist Data is integral to what the life sciences industry does. To establish and run clinical trials, companies depend on data about the disease state, the molecule they are working with, similar products on the market and, most crucially, the patient. Aside from advancing clinical trial recruitment, access […]

Digital healthcare: Improving outcomes through cloud-based insight

by Mutaz Shegewi Digital transformation in healthcare can no longer be ignored when seeking to improve outcomes. The convergence of “3rd Platform” technologies (big data and analytics, cloud, mobility and social) with innovation accelerators, such as artificial intelligence and the internet of things, continues to impact the industry landscape daily and bring new opportunities and […]

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 […]

Reimagining patient centricity and healthcare practitioner engagement for 2020

by Satish Pandelenghat and Manjunath Shanabag The relationship between the life sciences industry and healthcare practitioners has changed dramatically in recent years. It wasn’t that long ago that sales reps visited each practice to provide information about new products. That changed in the late 1990s and early 2000s as information became more digital. Now what […]

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 […]

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 […]