What Healthcare Can Learn From The Apple Watch

Today, our healthcare system is making a drastic change from providing care as a service for the sick, to empowering and engaging people as partners and owners of their health and well-being. Take last month’s Apple news as an example. A device that was originally created for a seamless consumer technology experience now allows users […]

Covid Epi Weekly: Harrowing Holidays

It’s hard to imagine a worse confluence. Cases are surging in much of the US. People are tired of the limitations the virus is imposing. Economic harm is real, painful, and persistent. And White House communications have continued to mislead, divide, and deny. Bottom line (almost) up front: there IS one thing that can stop […]

The Future of Healthcare is Here: CMS Launches Largest-Ever Multi-Payer Initiative

The US government did something monumental today. As an extension to the Affordable Care Act, they have put into place a new initiative that enables our doctors and health care teams to have the freedom to administer care in a way they think will deliver the best outcomes to you and me! You ask why […]

A healthy outlook on Blockchain

In this article on The Blockchain in Healthcare, Andy Gaudette, SVP, HMS provides a clear overview of how Blockchain is vital to providing access and visibility into healthcare data to the patient — the most important entity of all. “If all my data were stored in a blockchain, that is securely distributed among many computers, and I was the […]

Is the power of health technology outpacing laws and regulations?

On behalf of Philips I recently wrote a letter to Andrus Ansip, European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission. In this letter I share some of the shifts we believe are necessary to help moving towards a connected care needed to ensure a sustainable, patient-centered healthcare system. I thought it […]

RESOLVING THE EHR TECHNOLOGY BLAME GAME

The value-based care initiative ushered a fundamental push for healthcare providers to satisfy requirements for meaningful use incentives and HIT vendors’ to offer software focused on the interoperability of health information. At that point in time, pitfalls around the actual usability of EHRs were tolerated. Still, years later, a fragmented EHR and HIT system has […]

Addressing the Rise and Fall of Health Care Consumerism Through Technology

Accompanied by the high-deductible health plans and cost sharing models, consumerism has been steadily on the rise in the healthcare industry. Hospitals that are able to successfully handle these challenges may be in a better position to stay financially viable in a period when competitive pricing and patient satisfaction can make or break a hospital’s […]

3D Bioprinting: Eradicating Transplantation Waiting Lists And Testing Drugs On Living Tissues

3D bioprinting might be the response for worldwide organ shortages, as well as to the increasing reluctance to test new cosmetic, chemical, and pharmaceutical products on animals. Do you believe that organs grown in laboratories only exist in sci-fi screenwriters’ heads? Do you think that 3D printing is only used for manufacturing phone cases and […]

Navigating The Outcome Economy For Pharma

In 2015, the World Economic Forum published a report based on a year-long research project that examined the historical impact of the digital revolution that had already disrupted industries such as media and retail, and how disruption would continue and extend to other industries as data and AI-driven technologies become ubiquitous. The report discussed the […]

Consumers Are The Future Of Healthcare

Late last month, the annual Internet Trends report was released by Mary Meeker of KPCB. For many, including myself, it is considered essential reading. This meticulously prepared deck is a trove of valuable data for anyone participating in the digital economy—which, in 2018, is virtually everyone. It does a phenomenal job of distilling rapidly evolving consumer behaviors […]