Guiding Principles for Health IT

While I don’t have the skillset or mentality of a project manager, I wholeheartedly agree with a key PM credo: the need for a guiding principles statement for information technology projects big and small. Almost everyone in healthcare has strong opinions about the EHR that they use. Under any circumstances, whatever one thinks about the […]

Consumer Thinking in Healthcare

The leisure industry is driven by consumers and by lifestyle; they base decisionsnot on clinical safety, but on reviews and feedback from social media andconsumer testing. Consumer tech and health tech move at very different paces. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, quite a lot of thenarrative was around health and wellness devices. Eventually, we could start sending people public health messages via consumertech. Events like the Consumer Electronics Show will start to showcase more healthtech, and HIMSS and other big health tech events will probably start toshowcase more consumer tech. The only logical conclusion is to use consumer tech in the patients’ home orplace of work. I believe KLAS is becoming a facilitator of conversations between the medicaland consumer tech industries, and can create a space in which thoseecosystems can combine and work together for mutual benefit. Source: HealthsystemCIO

Look beyond the EHR

Hospitals and health systems must look beyond EHR data for complete patient stories. Most hospitals have only their electronic health records and infrequent payer reports to support their data needs. Consider all the ordinary clinical activity happening outside the hospital system, such as unaffiliated specialist, urgent care and emergency department visits, each generating valuable data […]

The Digital Day of a Physician

As each day passes, patients and physicians are increasingly relying on technology to enable better care and decision-making. With 65% of physicians spending at least one to four hours a day on a device, we wanted to get some insights into how they leverage digital tools in their day-to-day lives. On the flip side, the […]

The Need for a National Health Record

Providers struggle with the current segmented, “Unmanaged” care system, and patients are overburdened and stressed having to know what is relevant to their current medical needs and remembering to share all of the pertinent details with each provider. Given the time-constraints and pressures that physician groups face on a daily basis, they are rarely able […]

Top 6 use cases of data science in healthcare

Below are some of the major use cases where data science is making a big difference in the healthcare industry. Drug discovery Wearables Diagnostics Public health Reduced healthcare costs Optimal staffing Data science can leverage various sets of structured and unstructured biomedical data obtained from numerous tests, treatment results, case studies, social media etc. Data […]

The rise and rise of medtech in Asia

Cut through the noise and we find that Asia is on the rise in medtech just as it is in other industries-indeed, Asia today already represents 23 percent of the global market. To take the pulse of where Asia medtech stands today, and to understand its challenges, opportunities, and priorities, we surveyed 160 APAC presidents […]

Key Metrics to Measure Performance of Your Healthcare App

As a result more and more healthcare providers and payers are leveraging mobile apps to connect with consumers-patients-members to make their services more accessible and efficient. You may have a patient or member portal app with secure access to medical records, communicating with physicians, managing health benefits, healthcare costs, and more. General information apps are […]

Healthcare Migration to the Cloud

Implementation of cloud delivery services in healthcare lagged the overall IT industry for many years but recent surveys show accelerating movement in that direction. In addition to the SaaS model for application access we are also seeing more and more healthcare organizations migrating databases, legacy applications, and services like disaster recovery provisioning to the cloud. […]

The Digital Revolution in Healthcare: 5 Trends in Action

It’s no secret that technology has the grand potential to completely revolutionize how we approach healthcare. Actually, transforming the healthcare industry is much more challenging. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Telemedicine Mobility and Cloud Access Wearables and IoT Patient Empowerment While these trends have been in the works for years, they are continuing to […]