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Balancing patient security with healthcare innovation | TECH(talk)

Healthcare organizations are one of the most targeted verticals when it comes to cyberattacks. While those organizations must work to secure patients' sensitive data, it can also be helpful to analyze that data to improve patient...

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3 practices Industrial IoT can learn from digital health and the Internet of Medical Things

The human-centric focus of healthcare has given digital health developers a different perspective on how they deploy IoT technology. Industrial developers can learn from these practices – patient first, the Quadruple Aim and the Nudge...

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MHBE proves the value of mobile for health insurance customers

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange worked around strict industry regulations to create a scalable online marketplace for customers to sign up, check their benefits and compare health insurance plans.

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Digital health innovation: Addressing the two-canoe problem

How leading health systems are balancing their immediate priorities with investments for a digital future in a value-based care era.

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Merck proves 3D printing's transformative power

Merck's core IT infrastructure team took the lead in helping the business innovate by exploring the transformative power of 3D printing.

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How Amazon, Walgreens and Walmart are changing the landscape for online patient experience

A slew of consumer health apps from non-traditional players have hit the market lately. Traditional healthcare providers are also stepping up to meet consumer needs and preferences.

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How augmented reality boosts training and productivity

Augmented reality is gaining ground as a way to improve employee training, boost field worker productivity and optimize operational performance.

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Healthcare data’s moment of lift

The unlocking of patient data is leading us to a future when health care will be a vastly improved experience with superior outcomes. However, there will be guard rails around consumer access to personal health records.

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Health insurer shifts ERP to the cloud to transform financial operations

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is reducing legacy complexity by migrating to cloud-based ERP, while experimenting with RPA to help prepare staff for the changes ahead. 

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SBPASC transforms claims processing nationwide

Service Benefit Plan Administration Service Corp. has introduced 10 services in a sweeping transformation that has reduced temporary staffing, increased membership engagement and reduced manual tasks.

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Advanced analytics gives health benefit company competitive edge

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee drills into data to help its partners better tackle budget pressures and member care by getting insights faster.

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8 technologies that will disrupt business in 2020

From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, these eight disruptive technologies and trends will begin driving how business gets done at forward-thinking organizations in the years to come.

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The new innovation model: monetizing healthcare data

Healthcare enterprises are launching programs to monetize patient medical data by offering access to researchers and innovators. How these initiatives can benefit all stakeholders (or leave out some).

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Kaiser Permanente reduces patient mortality with predictive analytics

The managed care consortium's Advance Alert Monitor early warning system uses predictive analytics to identify patients at risk of deterioration within the next 12 hours.

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Digital front doors – the new battleground for the healthcare consumer’s attention

There is a huge opportunity now for the likes of CVS-Aetna and Walgreens to disrupt the status quo and win over disaffected healthcare consumers. Healthcare providers need a new approach to the primary care experience.

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Why AI/ML is top of mind with corporate executives

From around every corner, from behind every door and through every window our lives are being disrupted by artificial intelligence with embedded machine learning. The escalation and widespread global availability of AI/ML solutions in...

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What is FHIR? The eventual answer to healthcare interoperability

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a healthcare-specific standards framework for the same kind of RESTful APIs that underlie most internet commerce.

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Identifying high-risk patients with predictive analytics

NorthShore University HealthSystem's emergency departments leverage data and predictive analytics to help it determine which chest pain patients should be admitted for observation and which patients can be sent home.

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