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The Future of Hospital Operations Looks like "Air Traffic Control" By Mohan Giridharadas Explosion of data volumes. Interoperability of systems. Large servers in the sky that can analyze enormous amounts of data, compute complex algorithms in real time, and communicate in microseconds. Mobile communication through devices that patients, providers and staff all carry all the time. What does this all mean for hospital operations? Based on working with dozens of hospitals and conversations with 100+ others, we think the near future of hospital operations is quite exciting. Call it what you will - "Hospital 2.0," "No Waiting Rooms," "Hospital Operations Center" - the basic building blocks to enable the future of hospital operations are already here. Today, two major shifts are putting pressure on hospitals to rethink how they deliver care: (a) increased demand for care fr... (more)

Wearable Medical Devices | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #WearableTech

Wearable Medical Devices to Drive Global Wireless Health Market till 2023 Recent estimations show that an astounding 1.8 million people across the world will be using wireless remote monitoring devices by 2017. Many of these users will be those suffering from chronic diseases. To put that into perspective, consider this: about 75% of all healthcare expenditure worldwide is spent on patients suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, and Alzheimer's, and cardiovascular problems. Grappling with these issues, the healthcare industry has attempted to increase the integration of technology into medical services, and the wireless health market is expected to benefit from this. Transparency Market Research's report, titled ‘Wireless Health Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015-2023,' says that wearable medical device... (more)

Enabling Trust for Healthcare IT Security | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Security

Enabling patient-doctor trust goes a long way in a provider's ability to provide care. Trust is also critical for enabling network connections that are safe, to help secure health networks. The healthcare industry is scrambling to shore up defenses as cyberattacks and breaches increase. The rapid adoption of electronic health records/electronic medical records (EHR/EMR) has created an attractive opportunity for cyber criminals. Ponemon Research recently reported that breach costs are $363 for each stolen healthcare record, and that is the highest across all vertical markets. Health organizations are tasked with the difficult job of protecting both the core HIS network and departmental systems. This is particularly true in multidisciplinary practices which are comprised of clinics and multi-location healthcare facilities. Typically, cyber security in healthcare built... (more)

Making Healthcare the Way It Should Be | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #Cloud #BigData #MachineLearning

Making Healthcare the Way It Should Be By Sanjeev Agrawal, president and CMO, LeanTaaS Healthcare Interoperability continues to be one of healthcare IT's biggest trends in 2016 as the industry sees momentous forward movement. In fact, interoperability is not a new trend. It has been an important mission (and a challenge) for healthcare administrators for decades, but the past couple of years have been game-changing. First, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants interoperability to be a common feature in all EHRs by 2024 so that patient data can be shared across systems to provide better care at a lower cost. Since the 2009 passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), a $30 billion initiative to accelerate EHR adoption, more than 433,000 professionals (95 percent of eligible hospitals and 60 percent... (more)

Middleware Solutions | @CloudExpo #DataCenter #BigData #M2M #IoT #API

While there has been much ado about interoperability, there are still no real solutions, same as last year and the year before that. The large EHR vendors who continue to dominate the market still maintain that interoperability is all but solved, still can't connect EHRs across the continuum causing frustration by providers and a disservice to patients. The ONC pays lip service to the problem, but that is about it. It is time for the healthcare industry to consider alternatives like middleware which has been proven in other industries such as finance, retail and hospitality. The lack of EHR interoperability continues to pose a serious threat to healthcare initiatives, according to a recent report published by the American Hospital Association (AHA). The report discusses the various aspects of the healthcare industry and care delivery that are negatively impacted by ... (more)

Wearable Medical Devices | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #WearableTech

The global wireless health market by products encompasses ECG monitors, insulin monitors, neuromonitors such as EEG and EMG devices. This research report analyzes this market on the basis of its market segments, major geographies, and current market trends. Recent estimates show that an astounding 1.8 million people across the world will be using wireless remote monitoring devices by 2017. Many of these users will be those suffering from chronic diseases. To put that into perspective, consider this: about 75% of all healthcare expenditure worldwide is spent on patients suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, and Alzheimer’s, and cardiovascular problems. Grappling with these issues, the healthcare industry has attempted to increase the integration of technology into medical services, and the wireless health market is expected to benefit from this. ... (more)

Does the US Technology Gap Push Med Errors into the Third Leading Cause of Death? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Recent reports from the GAO indicate the US government is falling behind the technology gap, effecting everything from nuclear weaponry preparedness to an increase in medical errors that have pushed them to become the third leading cause of US deaths. We have IT solutions to solve problems such as healthcare IT interoperability, but for a variety of reasons, ranging from economic to political, nothing is done. Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio show joke contest, "Can You Top This" except that increasingly the joke is on us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks to needless deaths from medical errors, many of which are caused by preventable interoperability communication errors. According to a report released to Congress, the Government Acc... (more)

New ePortfolio, Skills and Competency Management Solutions

Personal Branding on Ulitzer Standards, tools and techniques for competency and skills based learning content personalisation are beginning to emerge - which is just as well because they can help organisations perform better in the increasingly competitive global labour marketplace and world economy. This is the message that Giunti Labs will outline at this year's Online Educa conference and exhibition, being held in Berlin from 2nd to 4th December. According to Giunti Labs' CEO, Fabrizio Cardinali, who will give a presentation at the Online Educa conference, leading organisations are now reshaping their learning departments, re-tooling them towards systems and technologies that empower higher degrees of learning personalisation and customisation. These systems and technologies are based on students' and employees' skills, competencies and portfolios as well as the... (more)

Accelerate Mobile Application Development within Healthcare

Slide Deck from Gene Dragotta and Sachin Agarwal's Cloud Expo Presentation: A Peek into the Future of Mobile-Enabled Health Care While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers. The opportunities inherent in mobile technology are dramatically changing the way healthcare business gets done. Healthcare provider professionals are adopting mobile devices and tablets as an alternative to desktops/laptops and using mobile applications to augment gaps in existing patient management s... (more)

Have You Upgraded to #WearableTech? | @ThingsExpo #IoT #DigitalTransformation

Have You Upgraded Your Body to Version 2.0? The increasing popularity of the Internet of Things necessitates that our physical and cognitive relationship with wearable technology will change rapidly in the near future. This advent means logging has become a thing of the past. Before, it was on us to track our own data, but now that data is automatically available. What does this mean for mHealth and the "connected" body? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Lisa Calkins, CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Consulting, will discuss the impact of wearables, IoT and predictive analytics on health and the consumer. At the end of this presentation, the audience will have a new perspective on health and the Internet of Things. Speaker Bio Lisa Calkins is the CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Consulting. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in software consulting. Before Amadeu... (more)

Amazon, Salesforce.com, Google Continue to Lead the Cloudsphere

Early Bird at Cloud Expo Cloud computing continues to gain steam, and it has been some time since we first asked, who is gaining your mind share? As previously noted in the 4Q09 article, this list is a subjective impression of Cloud Service Providers (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) on the cloud computing radar. As usual, large technology companies like AT&T, Dell, EMC, HP, Microsoft, Unisys, and others where cloud computing is a small part of their overall offering portfolio have been excluded. So here is my list of the Top 25 Cloud Services Providers gaining mind share in the first quarter of 2010. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), andVirtual Private Cloud (VPC) Salesforce.com / Sales Cloud 2 (CRM), Service Cloud 2 (Support), Force.com (Development Platform), Chatter (Collaboration) Google Apps (AppEngine) Citrix – XenServer (Vir... (more)