Opinion

Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

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Michael D. Robinson Vice President, Healthcare North America at VMware In the turmoil of one of the hardest years the healthcare industry has experienced, many healthcare organizations innovated nearly overnight, transforming bedside tablets into virtual care providers and parking garages into field hospitals. Through the… Read More »Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

How a Virtual Care Mindset Leads to Greater Patient Acceptance and Sustainable Telehealth Growth

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Sandeep Pulim, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Bluestream Health There’s no question that the demand for telehealth and virtual care has grown exponentially over the last twelve months. With that growth has come a fundamental shift in the attitude toward virtual care. No longer do… Read More »How a Virtual Care Mindset Leads to Greater Patient Acceptance and Sustainable Telehealth Growth

Next-Generation Cloud Storage: Enabling Collaboration & Analytics for Pharma Research

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Russ Kennedy, Chief Product Officer, Nasuni Pharmaceutical companies today are distributed, global organizations, with research centers, manufacturing facilities, and regulatory management hubs spread all over the globe. To develop new treatments and bring them to market, all of these different functions need to collaborate more… Read More »Next-Generation Cloud Storage: Enabling Collaboration & Analytics for Pharma Research

GSK’s Benlysta (belimumab) Receives CHMP’s Opinion Recommending its Approval for Active Lupus Nephritis

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Shots: EMA’s CHMP has adopted a positive opinion recommending the use of Benlysta (IV, SC) in combination with background immunosuppressive therapies for the treatment of adult patients with active LN The opinion is based on a P-III BLISS-LN study assessing Benlysta (IV,10 mg/kg) + standard… Read More »GSK’s Benlysta (belimumab) Receives CHMP’s Opinion Recommending its Approval for Active Lupus Nephritis

Antibody testing can improve efficiency in limited vaccine supply

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Given our current limited supply, the threat of variant spread, and availability of higher quality antibody test kits, policymakers ought to update their vaccine guidance for those who had Covid and incorporate recent research findings on immunity and vaccine efficacy.

Innovative, Non-Invasive Technologies Advanced Earlier Detection & Monitoring of Liver Disease

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Jon Gingrich, CEO, Echosens North America Leveraging technological advances to facilitate new ways of engaging patients and integrating non-invasive technology into a liver disease program not only serves to improve individual outcomes and reduce costs but also strengthens the financial performance of health systems and… Read More »Innovative, Non-Invasive Technologies Advanced Earlier Detection & Monitoring of Liver Disease

How to Optimize Your Healthcare Practice with Advanced Technology Solutions

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Terrence D. Sims, President of Strategic Growth and Marketing, Raintree Systems As COVID-19 continues to influence patient behaviors and causes providers to reevaluate how they operate their businesses, healthcare practices all around the world started looking for solutions that emphasize clinical efficiencies, elevate patient revenue… Read More »How to Optimize Your Healthcare Practice with Advanced Technology Solutions

3 Ways to Boost Patient Confidence with Real-Time Contactless Communication

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Ford Blakely, SVP & GM, Medallia Zingle Although the vaccine’s rollout is slowly underway, Covid cases worldwide are continuing to reach all-time highs as new mutations make the virus even more contagious than ever before. Not surprisingly, patients’ concerns about visiting their healthcare providers in… Read More »3 Ways to Boost Patient Confidence with Real-Time Contactless Communication

Best Practices to Ensure Telehealth Security and Protect Patient Data

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Paul Banco, CEO of etherFAX To support the sudden increase in test results and medical records being transmitted during the pandemic, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies implemented additional devices and remote connections into their networks. After the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) lifted penalties around telehealth… Read More »Best Practices to Ensure Telehealth Security and Protect Patient Data

Electronic Signatures Speed Care, Keep Providers in Compliance

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Stephan Herron, CEO/President of Scriptel Corporation While certain healthcare regulations—especially those around telehealth visits—have been relaxed during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the core compliance and regulatory environment remain intact, including rules around signatures. Many hospitals and health systems have set up temporary care facilities or… Read More »Electronic Signatures Speed Care, Keep Providers in Compliance

Escalating Cyberattacks on Healthcare Organizations Highlight Need for Security Interventions

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Michelle Drolet, CEO of Towerwall, Healthcare organizations have faced continual stress from heavy COVID-19 caseloads in 2020. Cyberattacks on their information networks also loomed as a serious threat, and the pressure to protect data is expected to grow this year, as more criminals target healthcare… Read More »Escalating Cyberattacks on Healthcare Organizations Highlight Need for Security Interventions

The Future of Remote Care Automation Begins with Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Uri Bettesh, CEO and Founder of Datos Health 2020 was undeniably the year that saw telehealth and remote care services come to the forefront of medical care. Many have hypothesized that, in the post-COVID world, remote care programs will be ubiquitous throughout hospitals and health systems. However, such a future is far from certain, as… Read More »The Future of Remote Care Automation Begins with Cardiac Rehabilitation

Virtual Care in the Post-COVID World: How to Prepare Your Healthcare Environment

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Nicole Muehlenhaus, Senior Product Manager, Ergotron As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated telehealth adoption, many patients and providers supported the remote-friendly technology. While the big spikes of usage may slow, adoption is still far ahead from where it was pre-pandemic, and we expect that to remain.… Read More »Virtual Care in the Post-COVID World: How to Prepare Your Healthcare Environment

Healthcare Metadata Management: 3 Critical Capabilities to Creating A Unified, Automated Approach

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Amnon Drori, CEO of Octopai The healthcare industry, like many others, has become a data driven industry collecting data from patients, doctors, labs, and payers that are all crucial to patient healthcare diagnosis and outcome. When it comes to research, data can be useful in… Read More »Healthcare Metadata Management: 3 Critical Capabilities to Creating A Unified, Automated Approach

Intelligent Automation of the Revenue Cycle: How an Integrated Platform Approach Yields Financial Results

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Sean Barrett, Senior Vice President, Product and Digital Transformation, R1 RCM Healthcare provider networks are experiencing enormous pressure to manage financial margins and invest in contactless patient experiences. With overall financial losses projected to exceed $323 billion as a result of COVID-19, a projected $200… Read More »Intelligent Automation of the Revenue Cycle: How an Integrated Platform Approach Yields Financial Results

Transitioning from Traditional to E-Fax: How Healthcare Communications are Transforming Post-COVID

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Michael Morgan, CEO of Updox The majority of industries have decreased or eliminated their use of the traditional fax machine over the past decade, including aviation, retail, and even finance. While the healthcare industry is at the forefront of disease research and treatment, however, it… Read More »Transitioning from Traditional to E-Fax: How Healthcare Communications are Transforming Post-COVID

Traditional RESTful APIs Will Not Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Interoperability Problems

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Brian Platz, Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of Fluree Interoperability is a big discussion in health care, with new regulations requiring interoperability for patient data. Most approaches follow the typical RESTful API approach that has become the standard method for data exchange. Yet Health Level Seven (HL7),… Read More »Traditional RESTful APIs Will Not Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Interoperability Problems

Transforming Care Delivery Through AI-Powered Predictive Surveillance

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John Langton, Ph.D. Director of Applied Data Science, Wolters Kluwer, Health Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems have pushed forward with innovative technology solutions with great expediency and proficiency. Healthcare organizations were quick to launch telehealth solutions and advance digital… Read More »Transforming Care Delivery Through AI-Powered Predictive Surveillance

Why A Patient-First Strategy for Specialty Rx Pharmacists Is Critical to Optimize Outcomes

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Dr. Brandon Salke, PHARM.D, Pharmacist-in-charge, Optime Care One of the biggest challenges for biopharmaceutical companies of rare and orphan disease patient populations is optimizing disease management in a way that enhances the patient journey and improves outcomes. As these companies seek innovative solution partners, a… Read More »Why A Patient-First Strategy for Specialty Rx Pharmacists Is Critical to Optimize Outcomes

Is Your Connected Community of Care Truly Making a Difference?

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Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) Connected Communities of Care Definition: An innovative method for effective population health management using social determinants of health. A way to streamline effective coordination between medical, government, and community-based organizations. We ask this type… Read More »Is Your Connected Community of Care Truly Making a Difference?

Gaps in Clinical Communication, Document Exchange Lead to Gaps in Care

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John Harrison, Chief Commercial Officer of Concord Technologies Communication problems and inadequate information flow are two of the most common root causes of medical errors. The potential for miscommunication and faulty exchange of information in healthcare is substantial.  Consider: patient information is dispersed among multiple… Read More »Gaps in Clinical Communication, Document Exchange Lead to Gaps in Care

How The Internet of Things (IoT) Can Be Used to Monitor The Elderly

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Ajay Rane, VP of Global Ecosystem Development, Sigfox Shelter-in-place orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic have exaggerated the social exclusion and loneliness of many elderly and vulnerable individuals, thereby increasing their chances of experiencing critical health complications. This trend—combined with societal shifts including reduced inter-generational… Read More »How The Internet of Things (IoT) Can Be Used to Monitor The Elderly

For Better Patient Care Coordination, We Need Seamless Digital Communications

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Catherine Thomas: Co-Founder and VP, Customer Engagement, careMESH  Peter Tippett MD, PhD: Founder and CEO, careMESH A recent Advisory Board briefing examined the annual Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Readmission penalties.  Of the 3,080 hospitals CMS evaluated, 83% received a penalty for payments to… Read More »For Better Patient Care Coordination, We Need Seamless Digital Communications

Worthy of further analysis

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A recent report by Deloitte projects that the artificial intelligence (AI) drug discovery market will grow 53% by 2025, citing the increased investment of  labs in AI as a way to boost research but also to collect, analyze, and produce real-time, accurate data. Of course,… Read More »Worthy of further analysis

Medical Device Design: 4 Ways Designers Can Create Medical Devices That Work for Everyone

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Stuart Karten, Founder/President, Karten Design Medical device design has been going through sweeping changes over the last decade.  Ten years ago, medical device companies weren’t concerned with delivering consumer-level design: Devices that are both attractive and intuitively easy to use by a wide variety of… Read More »Medical Device Design: 4 Ways Designers Can Create Medical Devices That Work for Everyone

Billions in Federal Provider Relief Funds Have Been Distributed. Now Come Auditing and Compliance.

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Anna E. Stevens, CPA, is the Partner-in-Charge of Health Care Services at Weaver, Of the $175 billion in federal Provider Relief Funds (PRF) allocated to healthcare providers, $125 billion has been accepted by hospitals and healthcare providers. The cash infusion was designed to cover costs… Read More »Billions in Federal Provider Relief Funds Have Been Distributed. Now Come Auditing and Compliance.

5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers

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Shanti Wilson, Consultant, Freed Associates  As if 2020 couldn’t be any more challenging for healthcare providers, new federal rules on interoperability and patient access, granting patients direct access to their healthcare data, begin taking effect this November and continue into 2022. These rules, while ultimately beneficial… Read More »5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers

Virtual Engagement During COVID Pushes Paradigm Shift for Physician Training and Patient Care

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Shalini Shah, MD is Vice-Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, and Enterprise Director of Pain Services, UC Irvine Health The dominant presence of COVID-19 has not meant the absence of cancer, ear infections, heart attacks, chronic pain, or other illnesses that… Read More »Virtual Engagement During COVID Pushes Paradigm Shift for Physician Training and Patient Care

Your Room is Ready: How to Recapture Health System Revenue by Solving “The Motel Problem”

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Rich Miller, Chief Strategy Officer of QGenda Healthcare leaders attempting to regain some of the revenue lost during the COVID-19 shutdowns now face a formidable challenge. The American Hospital Association estimates that U.S. hospitals and health systems lost $202.6 billion in just the four months… Read More »Your Room is Ready: How to Recapture Health System Revenue by Solving “The Motel Problem”

COVID-19: How Can Payers Prepare for Mandates and Support Pandemic Relief Efforts

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Elizabeth Bierbower, Former President of Humana’s Group & Specialty Division Healthcare can achieve optimum efficiency when patients are at the center of care. When patients have the necessary information to navigate their care journey, they will choose the path to high-quality care at the lowest… Read More »COVID-19: How Can Payers Prepare for Mandates and Support Pandemic Relief Efforts

Hospital Sustainability Demands that Revenue Integrity Move Front and Center

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Vasilios Nassiopoulos, VP of Platform Strategy and Innovation, Hayes Razor-thin operational margins coupled with substantial and ongoing losses related to COVID-19 are culminating in a perfect storm of bottom-line issues for U.S. hospitals and health systems. A study commissioned by the American Hospital Association (AHA) found that… Read More »Hospital Sustainability Demands that Revenue Integrity Move Front and Center

7 Best Practices for Third-Party Risk Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO of SecurityScorecard, The globalization of the pharmaceutical industry has forced pharma companies to outsource, increasing their reliance on third-party vendors and suppliers. As this supply chain grows in complexity, companies find themselves grappling with a growing amount of cyber risk.  A… Read More »7 Best Practices for Third-Party Risk Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

8 Ways Advanced Analytics Can Help You Decide If Telehealth Should Be Temporary or Permanent

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Prasad Dindigal, Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences, EXL. Over the past few months, primarily as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has gone from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” for healthcare providers. The surge of COVID-19 patients in the spring, coupled with “stay-at-home”… Read More »8 Ways Advanced Analytics Can Help You Decide If Telehealth Should Be Temporary or Permanent

Mobile Point-of-Care Ultrasound Is Now A Frontline Warrior in Pandemic

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Diku Mandavia, M.D., SVP, Chief Medical Officer at FUJIFILM Sonosite Health authorities need to prioritize delivery and the repurposing of mobile point-of-care ultrasound machines which have proven to be reliable, affordable, and effective in saving the lives of coronavirus patients.   Most Americans are familiar with… Read More »Mobile Point-of-Care Ultrasound Is Now A Frontline Warrior in Pandemic

4 Ways to Combat Hidden Costs Associated with Delayed Patient Care During COVID-19

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Matt Dickson, VP, Product, Strategy, and Communication Solutions at Stericycle COVID-19 terms such as quarantine, flatten the curve, social distance, and personal protective equipment (PPE) have dominated headlines in recent months, but what hasn’t been discussed in length are the hidden costs of COVID-19 as… Read More »4 Ways to Combat Hidden Costs Associated with Delayed Patient Care During COVID-19

5 Trends Driving The Future of Healthcare Real Estate in 2020 & Beyond

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed patient expectations for healthcare delivery, including offered services and health office operations. Although health systems have remained dynamic in adopting telehealth capabilities, their long-term capital, like real estate and supply chain management (SCM) protocols, have not adapted to match… Read More »5 Trends Driving The Future of Healthcare Real Estate in 2020 & Beyond

Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously

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Dr. Jacob Lazarovic M.D., IMCS Group As you read this, over 200,000 American deaths have been attributed to the virus. The influx of cases continues, while state and local economies are experiencing hardship, children are shuttered in their homes learning remotely, grown children are moving… Read More »Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously

Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis

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Victor Siclovan, Director of Medicaid Transformation Project at AVIA Living through a pandemic is stressful and anxiety-inducing. Stay-at-home measures are compounding this stress, resulting in social isolation and unprecedented economic hardship, including mass layoffs and loss of health coverage. Fully understanding the impact of these… Read More »Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis

Why International Expansion Must Remain a Priority for Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, MEDITECH

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What You Should Know: – How the top US acute EHR vendors, namely Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, and MEDITECH (+85% share of US acute market in terms of revenues), have progressed on international expansion. As highlighted below, there is a significant variance amongst the big four in terms of revenue and share of… Read More »Why International Expansion Must Remain a Priority for Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, MEDITECH

New Attacks, Regulations, and Stakes Call for New Security Strategies

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 Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Sectigo The amount of data generated by the healthcare industry is staggering—and constantly increasing.  Healthcare data encompasses the personal information of patients, doctors, nurses, and administrators. It includes diagnostic information, test results, ultrasound images, x-ray images, and of course insurance and… Read More »New Attacks, Regulations, and Stakes Call for New Security Strategies

Top 5 RCM Challenges for Healthcare Executives in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

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Brian Robertson, CEO at VisiQuate, There have been many memorable “where were you?” events since the 21st century began. But few can match the COVID-19 pandemic, at least from a healthcare perspective.  The effect on healthcare (and healthcare executives) has been particularly profound since our industry… Read More »Top 5 RCM Challenges for Healthcare Executives in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

COVID-19 Underscores Why Certain Aspects of the American Healthcare System Should Change Forever

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Irv Lichtenwald, President & CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation In the late 1940s, the United Kingdom was busily reassembling country and what remained of the empire in the aftermath of World War II. Among many revelations, the war had convinced Britain’s leaders of the need… Read More »COVID-19 Underscores Why Certain Aspects of the American Healthcare System Should Change Forever

Super-Spreading of COVID-19 Co-Infections Reveals a Deadly Diagnostics Gap

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Oliver Schacht, PhD, CEO of OpGen Secondary bacterial or fungal co-infections in COVID-19 patients have received inadequate attention from the public. For most, co-infections pose little to no risk according to reports that an estimated 8% of patients are found to experience this during hospital admission – a… Read More »Super-Spreading of COVID-19 Co-Infections Reveals a Deadly Diagnostics Gap

How ADT-Based E-Notifications Can Enable Better Safety for COVID-19 Patients

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Jay Desai, CEO & Co-Founder, PatientPing As COVID-19 continues to impact the country, providers across the continuum face new challenges delivering care and ensuring safety for their patients and themselves.  During this period, sharing real-time information about patients’ care encounters across provider types and care… Read More »How ADT-Based E-Notifications Can Enable Better Safety for COVID-19 Patients

Virtually or In-Person, Automation Improves The Healthcare Experience

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Muthu Alagappan, MD, Medical Director at Notable Health The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented shift in the way consumers view and access a variety of goods and services—and healthcare is no exception. Recent studies show that many patients, including vulnerable populations like those living with cancer, are delaying recommended care and… Read More »Virtually or In-Person, Automation Improves The Healthcare Experience

COVID-19 Infects Patient & Practitioner Demands, Unsettling the Future of Hospital Operations

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Eric Stone, Co-Founder & CEO at Velano Vascular Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the healthcare industry in the United States was in the midst of an intense refocusing on patient-centered care. This evolution was defined by a number of innovations, policies, and even federal reimbursement… Read More »COVID-19 Infects Patient & Practitioner Demands, Unsettling the Future of Hospital Operations

4 Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Establish Partnerships to Drive Innovation

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With public and private healthcare spending significantly outpacing that of other countries, U.S. hospitals face intense pressure to find new ways to capture greater value. More and more, organizations are finding that partnerships with existing vendors can help unlock next-level performance gains in a transformative… Read More »4 Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Establish Partnerships to Drive Innovation