Healthcare Transformation

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On August 10, Dell announced a strategic alliance with ikaSystems.  Dell will deliver business process outsourcing and software as a service hosted solutions on the ikaSystems healthcare payer platform.  The partnership creates new opportunities for both the services vendor with a struggling technology solution and a historically smaller, technology vendor currently building its market position.


The NHS IT debaucle continues to perplex.  It’s almost ten years since the launch of England’s National Programme for IT (NPfIT)  and over that period taxpayers have invested more than £11 billion (yes billion, not million) – equivalent to some US$18 billion using the current rate of exchange.  Recent changes have limited the scope of the project and it is now subject to stringent rules imposed by the Cabinet Office’s Efficiency and Reform Group.  New NHS in

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'Broad Spectrum' Mobile Health

By Sash Mukherjee

Mobile health has a very broad definition, especially in the Asia/Pacific. From point-of-care devices used to access and enter data, to SMS appointment reminders, there are multiple areas that mobility assists in healthcare service. It has a role in providing essential medical help in remote and underserved areas, as well as in home monitoring the chronically ill in urban areas. The IDC Asia/Pacific CIO Summit, held in Singapore on the 28 - 29 July 2011 showcased two such varied solutions, differing vastly

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