National Health IT week 2018: 3 trends that will drive the future of technology in healthcare

National Health IT week 2018: 3 trends that will drive the future of technology in healthcare

It is National Health IT week. Three significant technology trends will drive healthcare’s digital transformation.

10/10/18

Digital health investments: between a rock and a ‘kill zone’

Digital health investments: between a rock and a ‘kill zone’

Even with high levels of VC funding, startups can face a number of “kill zones” where innovators can be put out of business simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Digital health startups need a “moat.”

10/03/18

Why big tech firms are going after the primary care experience

Why big tech firms are going after the primary care experience

Think Amazon Prime for healthcare (without a return policy). However, it’s complicated.

09/11/18

What my backyard squirrel taught me about technical debt

What my backyard squirrel taught me about technical debt

The squirrel is a metaphor for technical debt that gobbles up the vast majority of healthcare IT budgets today.

08/15/18

Digital transformation and the law of small numbers

Digital transformation and the law of small numbers

Recent studies indicate a slowdown in the shift to value-based care and a struggle to reap the benefits of digital transformation. The answer may lie in understanding the law of small numbers.

07/25/18

No dilemma for innovators in healthcare

No dilemma for innovators in healthcare

Despite the slow pace of adoption for new technology-enabled solutions, there is an unprecedented opportunity today in healthcare’s digital transformation today. Innovators need to operate with an abundance mindset.

06/14/18

Digital health’s last mile problem

Digital health’s last mile problem

The digital health landscape suffers from a highly fragmented ecosystem of point solutions and a surfeit of big technology firms with no real solutions to deploy with speed and scale. However, there are a few ways to address the...

05/18/18

How blockchain can address the two biggest challenges in healthcare IT

How blockchain can address the two biggest challenges in healthcare IT

The potential for blockchain to improve healthcare operating efficiencies is significant. The recent spate of blockchain initiatives in healthcare has to demonstrate tangible benefits before we can see significant change in adoption...

04/27/18

Who ‘owns’ the healthcare consumer of the future?

Who ‘owns’ the healthcare consumer of the future?

How the ongoing M&A scramble and the frantic pace of digitalization of healthcare are reshaping traditional relationships between healthcare consumers and providers.

04/16/18

Up, down or out? Perspectives on artificial intelligence in health care today

Up, down or out? Perspectives on artificial intelligence in health care today

There are several high-value applications for artificial intelligence in health care. Challenges with underlying data sources and new ethical concerns have emerged as significant factors driving adoption.

03/23/18

3 takeaways from HIMSSanity in Las Vegas

3 takeaways from HIMSSanity in Las Vegas

Another annual ritual of networking, hyperbole and celebration comes to a close for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The bottom line is that health care IT remains an exciting place to be.

03/12/18

Amazon in healthcare: disruption in motion or a nothing-burger?

Amazon in healthcare: disruption in motion or a nothing-burger?

Amazon’s announcement needs to be seen in the light of fundamental changes underway in how health care is purchased and delivered and the one thing it may have going for itself.

02/05/18

Apple and the democratization of patient health records

Apple and the democratization of patient health records

Apple’s new announcement last week is not just about their entry into the EHR market. It’s the beginning of the democratization of personal health records.

01/29/18

4 predictions for health care IT 2018: steady as she goes

4 predictions for health care IT 2018: steady as she goes

In a year marked by extreme policy uncertainty, we saw steady progress in the growth of digital health and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence. Structural shifts in the market will be the wildcard for 2018.

12/11/17

With digital health apps, we can't always get what we want

With digital health apps, we can't always get what we want

There are some 318,500 mobile health applications available to download. However very few are gaining traction. Why is healthcare unable to grow adoption rates as fast as other sectors?

11/15/17

Out with the E, in with the C: the new battleground for digital health

Out with the E, in with the C: the new battleground for digital health

Healthcare IT needs a new buzzword every year, and it seems like we’ve found one for 2018 that indicates a shift in the battleground for technology providers.

10/24/17

Digital health solutions: Forget the AI-washing. ROI is king.

Digital health solutions: Forget the AI-washing. ROI is king.

The digital health landscape is in the early stages of maturity. Solution providers need to align with what healthcare executives are focused on, and not get distracted by shiny new slogans.

09/29/17

It’s a B2B world for digital health startups: Here's how it works

It’s a B2B world for digital health startups: Here's how it works

VC-funded digital health startups have pivoted from B2C to B2B models. They have to adapt to important structural and organizational aspects of healthcare B2B tech business.

09/06/17

What the FDA’s new pre-certification program means for digital health and medical device industries

What the FDA’s new pre-certification program means for digital health and medical device industries

The recently announced FDA pre-cert program is likely to expand the market for innovative new digital health solutions while also providing a boost for traditional medical device companies. However, there are likely to be some...

08/28/17

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

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