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Why big tech firms are going after the primary care experience

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

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3 ways artificial intelligence is changing the healthcare industry

Artificial intelligence-powered technologies are driving meaningful change across the entire patient journey.

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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.

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How health care orgs are addressing AI challenges

Health care companies are embracing artificial intelligence for everything from drug research to diagnostics, but challenges centered around privacy, data and the AI ‘black box’ remain.

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How IT is helping to create a culture of consumerism in healthcare

CIO Jonathan Shoemaker explains how Allina Health is turning patients into customers using technology and tools regularly used by retailers.

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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.

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The healthcare industry is complex – here’s why that’s an opportunity for data-driven healthcare marketers

Marketers capable of creatively leveraging data to tackle traditional “barriers” to success will not only to move more units but empower customers to meet shared goals and improve patient outcomes.

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8 technologies driving health care M&As

Forty-eight percent of respondents to a West Monroe survey cited using technology to disrupt incumbents as one of their top drivers for making health care acquisitions. Here’s a look at what they’re buying.

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CIO Spotlight: Joe Filippoli, Tabula Rasa HealthCare

With a non-traditional start to his career via the United States Navy, Joe Filippoli eventually found his true calling in healthcare IT.

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How to jumpstart digital transformation in healthcare

The medical industry can be insular, but IT leaders in healthcare who are willing to make tough calls can catalyze a sustainable reform of how they work with providers and internal customers.

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How IT can reshape patient care

Struggling to provide a 360-degree view of patients? Learn how an API strategy can help.

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CIO Leadership Live with Douglas Blackwell, CIO at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey | Ep 12

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Douglas Blackwell, senior vice president and CIO at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, about digital transformation in the healthcare industry, including voice enablement...

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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.

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Healthcare IT: reading the tea leaves, part 3

This is the last installment on my three-part series of predictions in the healthcare IT space, but it’s not ending due to a lack of trends to be analyzed. In fact, there are so many divergent and intersecting technological trends in...

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Healthcare goes mobile: how consumer devices are changing the future of care

Today, the most ubiquitous devices in our homes and offices are finding a new place in the healthcare arena. Consumer devices – like smartphones, tablets and VR headsets – are transforming care by making it easier, more affordable,...

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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...

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Why healthcare marketing needs more STEM talent

In the digital age, sophisticated data analytics are an essential part of healthcare marketing. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough analytical talent to go around.

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Lessons learned from an EHR implementation (and my wife)

While IT implementation challenges may seem similar across industries, it often takes a deeper dive into a profession’s nuances and specific constraints to fully understand potential barriers to success. I was reminded of this...

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