The incredible, shrinking shelf life of healthcare technology strategy

The incredible, shrinking shelf life of healthcare technology strategy

A perfect storm of policy uncertainty, marketplace transformation, and technology evolution has made strategic planning increasingly difficult for CIOs.

08/10/17

Technology-led innovation in digital health: The law of inverse relationships

Technology-led innovation in digital health: The law of inverse relationships

Digital health solutions, especially those built on emerging technologies, face a conundrum of high investments and low returns in the near term. Crossing the chasm requires an understanding of key market factors.

07/28/17

AI in healthcare: The unevenly distributed future is here

AI in healthcare: The unevenly distributed future is here

There is a rapidly growing body of use cases for AI technologies in healthcare. Mainstream adoption may be a bit further along.

07/13/17

A major medical device maker's unique approach to data security

A major medical device maker's unique approach to data security

Medical devices have a unique set of challenges related to IT security. Here's how a major equipment manufacturer tackles device security in the era IoT-enabled healthcare IT.

06/20/17

What Quest Diagnostics’ new study tells us  about healthcare IT and value-based care

What Quest Diagnostics’ new study tells us about healthcare IT and value-based care

The shift towards value-based care is real, however the pace of change will depend on addressing several structural and technology challenges.

06/05/17

The NHS ransomware event and security challenges for the U.S healthcare system

The NHS ransomware event and security challenges for the U.S healthcare system

The malware attack on the U.K National Health System (NHS) draws attention to the need for urgent building code upgrades in healthcare data security. While short-term fixes may enable hospitals to recover their data and resume normal...

05/15/17

Is there a misalignment between healthcare enterprises and the tech community?

Is there a misalignment between healthcare enterprises and the tech community?

The flow of healthcare investment dollars towards transformative digital health solutions may be overstated.

04/27/17

How these three alternate payment models are driving healthcare IT

How these three alternate payment models are driving healthcare IT

APM’s are driving population health management and improvement in healthcare outcomes. Their success depends on key technology and data investments.

04/06/17

Social determinants: powering the next big leap for healthcare analytics

Social determinants: powering the next big leap for healthcare analytics

The next step toward reaching the holy grail of personalized care is harnessing social determinant data. Putting it into practice has its unique set of challenges.

03/23/17

How unlikely collaborations are changing the future of healthcare

How unlikely collaborations are changing the future of healthcare

In the healthcare sector’s pursuit of improved medical outcomes at lower costs, the only stakeholder yet to get fully involved is the patient. That’s changing now, and unlikely collaborations are emerging to serve the involved...

03/10/17

Unlocking the value in patient-generated health data

Unlocking the value in patient-generated health data

Harnessing data from a multitude of sources to develop a comprehensive view of patients to drive health outcomes could be coming of age. Here’s how one health system is approaching it.

02/28/17

Healthcare's new challenge: online reputation management

Healthcare's new challenge: online reputation management

Traditional measures of patient experience are inadequate in the emerging digital health marketplace. Providers must harness social media data and manage their online reputations. Here's how one health system did it.

02/10/17

Trump’s executive order on the ACA: early scenarios for healthcare tech firms

Trump’s executive order on the ACA: early scenarios for healthcare tech firms

The executive order signed last week is the first step toward dismantling the ACA. The order has significant implications for technology firms operating in certain markets.

01/25/17

How A.I. and blockchain are driving precision medicine in 2017

How A.I. and blockchain are driving precision medicine in 2017

Recent announcements by the ONC and the FDA for partnership programs on artificial intelligence and blockchain show us how these advanced technologies could transform healthcare, in everything from drug discovery to diagnosis and...

01/17/17

7 (plus 1) predictions for healthcare IT in 2017

7 (plus 1) predictions for healthcare IT in 2017

I review my predictions for 2016, and offer a set of predictions for 2017 (while duly acknowledging that some things are unpredictable).

12/19/16

What a Trump presidency could mean for healthcare IT

What a Trump presidency could mean for healthcare IT

A Trump presidency will almost certainly result in some dramatic policy changes in healthcare. However, these will have a limited impact on IT investments and infrastructure and could boost the flow of dollars to healthcare IT.

11/10/16

How technology and data shape digital marketing in healthcare in an on-demand era

How technology and data shape digital marketing in healthcare in an on-demand era

Aiming to attract and retain increasingly well-informed patients, health systems are using sophisticated data analytics to target people at the 'moment of healthcare need.'

11/07/16

IoT and healthcare IT security: from firefighting to building code upgrades

IoT and healthcare IT security: from firefighting to building code upgrades

The recent DDoS attacks on DNS provider Dyn have highlighted the need for healthcare to turn its focus from 'firefighting' to 'building code upgrades' when it comes to securing IT environments.

10/25/16

Unpacking new HHS guidelines on healthcare data in the cloud

Unpacking new HHS guidelines on healthcare data in the cloud

The new HHS guidelines recognize the growing importance of cloud computing in healthcare and are the right step in the bringing cloud service providers into the broader discussion on healthcare data security and privacy. However,...

10/17/16

A $280 billion healthcare problem ripe for technology innovation and predictive analytics

A $280 billion healthcare problem ripe for technology innovation and predictive analytics

Behavioral health is a complicated and expensive issue in U.S healthcare today. It's also a field that is underfunded and ripe for technology-led innovation.

09/27/16

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