Healthcare Transformation

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Last week, I had the pleasure to attend the 2011 Wipro Analyst event in Rome. As we know, healthcare IT has been one of the fastest growing markets during last years, but Indian IT majors have been slower in tapping the opportunities it has offered. Times are evolving, and, as the market matures and looks for rationalization and costs reductions, companies as Wipro are developing  a more industry specific approach.

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The highly collaborative and mobile nature of clinical teams makes the strategic investment in clinical mobility solutions essential to meet the intense demands being placed on healthcare providers today.  Many of the same drivers of health reform – the need to improved access, quality of care, patient safety, and clinician efficiency to treat more patients cost effectively – are setting in motion the second wave of clinical mobility. 

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  It has been just over four months since I joined IDC Health Insights team as a Research Director. After a brief hiatus working for a software vendor I returned to what I enjoy most being an analyst. Having spent nearly 15 years as an analyst in the healthcare industry my transition at IDC Health Insights was minimal. I am being given the opportunity to conduct research on the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model(s) that are emerging.  I was struck this summer as I was profiling large integr

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Collaboration and Security: A Critical Balance

By Sash Mukherjee

A recent healthcare records breach at the Sutter Medical Foundation in California, USA has been widely reported ( The desktop computer theft from the healthcare organization is said to have potentially exposed personal records of about 4 million patients visiting the organization since 1995. Ironically the theft of the machine containing unencrypted data occurred in the midst of an encryption roll-out. 

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