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Mobilize the dots to realize the Big Picture in Healthcare

Remember those pictures in comic books where you would have a collection of dots with numbers and you would connect the right dots in sequence -- and lo and behold, there was a picture of your favorite movie or cartoon character. This is what I am reminded of when I read the article Mobility and its ecosystem, the keys to delivering personalized healthcare in the HP Industry Edge, Health & Life Sciences edition. This article details how various technologies and paradigms complement and augment mobility to lead us into the world of an improved end-to-end patient experience.

3 Critical Technologies for Healthcare: Cloud Computing, Analytics and Mobility

HP Industry Edge Health and Life Sciences Ezine

Health and life sciences organizations are looking for ways to step outside their comfort zone and respond to the new “Normal” of doing business in light of increasing costs, reform and regulations and more health-savvy patients. As HP’s Larry Schmidt says in a recent Industry Edge Health and Life Sciences ezine article, there are 3 technologies that offer transformational progression toward becoming “dynamic” including cloud computing, information management and analytics and mobile capabilities.

Six factors impacting healthcare transformation

HLS.jpgMost Health and Life Sciences (HLS) institutions are struggling to deliver quality care at an affordable price. Yet, primary focus of healthcare expenditures in the U.S. today center around “sick care” rather than on wellness. 


I recently read an article titled, “Six factors impacting industry transformation – from sick care to integrated health management,” by Harry Kim.  In it, Kim describes a “perfect storm” of 6 factors that are causing transformation of the healthcare industry.

Bringing Healthcare Systems Together via a Holistic Approach

Healthcare TechnologyBy now it is pretty obvious, even to the casual observer, that there is a sea of change in our healthcare system. ACA, HITECH, HIPAA, ICD-10 and a myriad of other mandates have dramatic ramifications that are significantly transforming the system as we have known it.


One result of these and other elements in this dramatic paradigm shift is that a variety of vehicles have been or are being developed to help bring all of the elements of healthcare together in a more systemic/holistic and interconnected way via integrated, web-based care management.

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