What's the newest, biggest challenge in health IT? It's the same old problem – getting new ideas to move quickly down the healthcare industry's long runway for technological innovation, according to a survey of 122 health tech company founders, executives and investors.
Hilton Head, S.C.-based Cavulus, which has been in business for 10 years, uses predictive modeling and data analytics tools to help health insurance companies grow membership, primarily in the Medicare Advantage market.
Australian researchers recently published an analysis that found a feature in the spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel has created errors in about 20% of genetics papers published in leading scientific journals such as Nature and Science.
Leading consulting firms and a growing list of niche advisers are competing aggressively to help major insurers use big data to identify high-risk patients and manage their costs.
Some consulting firms pitching insurers are emphasizing their unique ability to identify customers who won't cost very much.
A breach at Banner Health has left cybersecurity experts wondering if the healthcare industry, which in the past few years has been hit mercilessly with cyberattacks and ransomware threats, now has another weak spot—the point-of-sale system.
The challenges to achieving semantic interoperability transcend the technical, as there are cultural, social, policy and economic barriers to data sharing.
We asked readers to vote for up to 10 innovations. These are the 25 that garnered the most votes, including storefront healthcare, bionic limbs and primary-care access.
Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, Cambia Health Solutions CEO Mark Ganz and AHIP CEO Marilynn Tavenner say consumerism, teamwork and value will transform healthcare payment.
Virginia Mason Health System CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan, Jefferson College of Population Health Dean Dr. David Nash and Women's Hospital CEO Christina Ryan say the healthcare jobs of the future will be shaped by the demands of quality and safety, work-life balance and managing population health.
ONC head Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Castlight Health CEO Dr. Giovanni Colella and Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove hold out hope that innovation can overcome hurdles like poor interoperability and the limits of clinical science to make healthcare better and less expensive for patients and consumers.
The great inversion of medicine, with its roots just starting to take hold now, will have been fully achieved over the next few decades.