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 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 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
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)
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)
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)
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
According to a report released to Congress, the Government Acc... (more)
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
These systems and technologies are based on students' and employees' skills,
competencies and portfolios as well as the... (more)
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
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"
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.
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)
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)