Tag: healthcare


Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare: Separating Reality From Hype

March 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

It’s impossible to read about the future of healthcare without encountering two pixilated vowels that, together, represent the hopes and fears of an industry seeking more intelligent solutions. Though the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around since 1956, […]

Data Security, Information Management

Most healthcare organizations have suffered data breaches, survey shows

March 12, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

While healthcare organizations spent more on information technology from 2016 to 2017, the number of cyberattacks also increased, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute. The healthcare organizations surveyed experienced an average of 16 cyberattacks each in 2017, […]


Healthcare’s Artificial Intelligence Market May Hit $6 Billion

March 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

The move to population health and a greater acceptance of machines to help deliver medical care to patients will help turn artificial intelligence into a $6 billion market within three years, according to a new analysis. Accenture says healthcare’s artificial […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

Why Artificial Intelligence Could Fail Healthcare Providers in 2018

February 28, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds tremendous potential to transform care delivery by automating, augmenting and amplifying human labor in repetitive cognitive tasks. Just like any tool, however, it can be leveraged with improper or incomplete strategies and create more harm than […]


Experts: Opioid Problem Difficult but Solvable

February 26, 2018

Via: MedPageToday

WASHINGTON — Healthcare professionals can improve patient screening for opioid abuse and better identify patients with opioid use disorder, experts said here Friday, recognizing that these efforts will be difficult. Speaking to a few dozen journalists at a day-long National […]


Amazon looks to supply chain as possible entry point for healthcare

February 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

(Bloomberg)— may have big ambitions to shake up healthcare, but it appears to be starting small. The Internet giant is angling to become the go-to source for basic medical supplies such as latex gloves, bandages and sutures. While that’s not […]


How we can fix our broken health-care system

February 14, 2018


What’s past is prologue. These words from William Shakespeare are on my mind as I conclude nearly 20 years of working in the nation’s dynamic health-care sector – both with the biotech company Celgene and as a board member for […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

CDC: Flu hospitalizations highest on record

February 5, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

This year’s flu season is shaping to become the worst in recent years, causing a record number of hospitalizations across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal officials don’t think the flu has peaked yet, […]


Survey finds most physicians don’t think value-based payment models are the answer to healthcare woes

February 1, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

Most doctors don’t think that value-based payment models are the solution to cut healthcare costs and improve quality of care, according to a new survey. The survey by Leavitt Partners found that physicians, employers and healthcare consumers all agree that […]


In Real Estate It Is Location, In Healthcare It Is Compliance

January 17, 2018

Via: Forbes

Pointing out that hospital supply chain management (SCM) practice has left a lot to be desired is about as insightful as suggesting that President Trump reconsider the urgency of his tweets. Amidst declining reimbursements, readmission penalties and a steady stream […]


Hospitals, Doctors Brace For Loss Of Children’s Health Funds

January 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

Providers of medical care are once again bracing for the loss of federal funding under the Children’s Health Insurance Program with the Republican-led Congress still unable to come up with a plan to fund it beyond March of this year. […]


CDC quietly postpones nuclear war prep briefing to focus on the flu epidemic instead

January 15, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

The nationwide flu epidemic has led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to postpone its planned briefing on preparation for nuclear war and replace the topic with how healthcare officials can respond to severe influenza. The previously scheduled briefing […]


What are the best foods for weight loss?

January 15, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Research by scientists has revealed that some foods may have an impact on appetite. These could be beneficial for weight loss when incorporated into a healthful diet and lifestyle. Read on to learn more about seven foods that may be […]

Data Security, Information Management

Saving Lives Starts with Protecting Our Hospitals

January 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Healthcare organizations and the patients they serve have to step up to ensure that medical records and devices are secured from hackers. According to Symantec, only 6% of the IT budget allotted in hospitals is devoted to cybersecurity. Therefore, it […]


The Bogus Arguments That The Government Uses To Support Quack Medicine

January 8, 2018

Via: Forbes

Chairman Mao would be delighted, if he were alive to see it. He has now got the U.S. government buying into arguments that he used to hoodwink his own people, decades ago. Never mind that the arguments are all bogus. […]