By Dr. Albert Villarin – Over the last decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) has entered our daily lives in the form of home automation, with sensors being added to fire alarms, door locks, and thermostats. For early adopters, IoT was an exciting reality.
By John Halamka – I look forward to healthcare system that combines electronic tools, patients/families, and navigation by a team captain to all the right resources. It’s not just a dream, it is beginning to happen today.
By William Hersh – The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality is an unheralded government agency that performs a great deal of healthcare-related research out of proportion to its small size. Just browsing through the AHRQ web site makes it clear that agency does a great breadth of work for its annual $400 million budget.
By Alex Tate – The use of mobile technology has expanded significantly, and according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index, by 2016 there will be 10 billion mobile devices in use worldwide. With the introduction of 3G and 4G, advances in technology have impacted and transformed service delivery and changed the way consumers access information and conduct transactions.
What will healthcare look like in the future? There are a lot of people and a lot of ideas on the subject but it seems to be clear we are in for a big change. Here are a few interesting views.
By Steve Fanning – Between diminishing reimbursements and the transition to value-based care, healthcare providers face ever-increasing pressure to reduce healthcare delivery costs. In this environment it’s become critical that operations be managed more efficiently in order to protect margins, on top of adhering to their mission of delivering quality care that supports optimal health outcomes.
Quality in Healthcare – ISO 9001:2008, the Gold Standard ISO 9001:2008 is the international standard for quality management in over 160 countries for manufacturing and services including Healthcare. Although ISO...
Transforming Healthcare: Emerging Business Models KPMG's recently released report, Transforming Healthcare: Emerging Business Models, reviews the results and findings of a survey of over 200 senior executives at leading U.S. healthcare...
10 Strategies for Improving Quality in Care and Reducing Costs The Institute of Medicine (IOM) describes themselves as an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased...
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