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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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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...

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Healthcare IT: reading the tea leaves, part 2

Another go at predicting how emerging technical capabilities will affect healthcare services.

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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.

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Sensitivity: Important for bedside manner and algorithmic diagnostics

Deep learning algorithms hold huge potential for healthcare diagnostics, but they’re not a silver bullet. As adoption of these tools increases, it’s crucial that healthcare professionals and decision makers consider algorithmic...

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Healthcare IT: reading the tea leaves

What does the near-term future of healthcare IT and business in general look like? Here are 5 predictions...

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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.

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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.

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Hospital collaborative makes advances in AI-based healthcare

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can speed up healthcare research, but data scientists need turnkey tools such as NVIDIA DGX Station to be more efficient.

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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

When iOS 11.3 arrives, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might actually succeed....

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Debunking the robodoc: the pivotal role of human-machine collaboration in the future of diagnostics

AI-based diagnostic technologies will likely play a major role in the future of healthcare — but this doesn’t mean that physicians and diagnosticians need to fear for their jobs.

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12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, these dozen disruptive technologies and trends will begin driving how business gets done at forward-thinking organizations this year.

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The 3 principles of modernization success

How GE Healthcare is dealing with modernization will be instructive as you chart your own modernization path forward.

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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.

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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.

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