Healthcare Transformation CommunityBlockchain in Health IT Interoperability<div><p><a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">IDC Health Insights Perspective: <em>Blockchain in Health IT Interoperability</em></a> explores the potential for blockchain in health IT interoperability as an emerging healthcare provider vertical use case. As healthcare begins to explore the application of blockchain technology, it still faces an entrenched challenge to bridge disparate systems through…</p></div>Mutaz ShegewiMon, 16 Jul 2018 11:12:58 -0400, JPMorgan, Berkshire again exemplify the new economics that highlight health plan disintermediation<div><p>As IDC Health Insights predicted in August 2017 (<a href=""><u>Digital Transformation and New Economics Highlight Payer Disintermediation</u></a>), we anticipated more deals and vertical integration. CVS announced its intention to buy December, and this week Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced a partnership to cut health-care costs and…</p></div>Jeff RivkinTue, 30 Jan 2018 15:53:08 -0500 Proposed Acquisition of Aetna by CVS, IDC Health Insights' Perspective<div><p>Will the proposed acquisition of Aetna by CVS create a profound disruption to the healthcare industry seems to be the question of the day. The conjectures are far a field and as varied as the number of authors. The healthcare industry has witnessed consolidation for at least a decade and while the Aetna proposed acquisition is the largest it will…</p></div>Cynthia BurghardMon, 11 Dec 2017 13:33:32 -0500 Contract Management 2.0 for Payers<div><p><span style="font-size: 14px;">The day-to-day management of fee-for-value (FFV) transactions is virtually 100% manual, with critical calculation of value-based payments performed by spreadsheet or custom programming in SAS or SQL. As the number and breadth of value-based relationships grow, the industry's administrative burden worsens. Important FFV calculations and financial…</span></p></div>Jeff RivkinFri, 08 Dec 2017 11:16:05 -0500 Way for U.S. Healthcare to Think Digital and Get Digital Done<div><p>Digital technologies are changing organizations far and wide. IDC forecasts worldwide spending on digital transformation (DX) across all industries to expand at a CAGR of 17.9% through 2021 to more than $2.1 trillion. This is creating a global landscape with new technologies, players, ecosystems, and ways of doing business for organizations of…</p></div>Mutaz ShegewiThu, 19 Oct 2017 11:09:00 -0400 of Care - The New Healthcare Currency<div><p>For years I have searched and not found financial modeling tools to help healthcare providers evaluate the financial viability of the terms of at-risk contracts and understand the financial impact of the dual reimbursement models. As the level of risk rises in provider organization I worry that too many organizations are blindly accepting clinical…</p></div>Cynthia BurghardThu, 10 Aug 2017 12:05:33 -0400 of sucessful DX: Czech Hospital experience in Cloud and Machine Learning<div><p>Czech General University Hospital is already using cloud technology and machine learning, as well as deploying chatbots. In a typically conservative industry, such an example of digital transformation is a true anomaly. We sat down with the hospital's CIO Vlastimil Cerny to discuss why and how this change took place. This is the first in our…</p></div>Jan AlexaMon, 07 Aug 2017 09:01:17 -0400 Transforming Patient Engagement to Patient Winning Strategies<div><p>Patient engagement technologies can help digitally transform healthcare provider organizations to impact on outcomes, value, and consumerism along the continuum of care. As U.S. healthcare shifts to a more value-based and consumer driven model, providers must adapt to the opportunities (and challenges) of the changing landscape through digital…</p></div>Mutaz ShegewiTue, 25 Jul 2017 19:13:22 -0400 Provider Investment Plans for Robotics - Are We Witnessing the Beginnings of a Rise of the Robots?<div><p>Robotics leapt to the forefront of organizational priorities for technology investments at U.S. hospitals in 2017, followed by cloud and mobility. Hospitals are actively investing into purchasing and deploying robots as a main technology priority, this is being driven by a need to impact the value chain of their business operations.</p> <p>Robots show a…</p></div>Mutaz ShegewiThu, 20 Jul 2017 11:53:46 -0400 Learning in Healthcare - Innovators Emerging<div><p>The initial introduction of machine learning in healthcare was slow to catch on as healthcare organizations struggled to gain the expertise to understand the relevant data, create algorithms, and consume the applications across their organizations. Embedding machine learning in applications is allowing  the democratization of the technology. IDC…</p></div>Cynthia BurghardFri, 14 Jul 2017 09:59:44 -0400