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Look for recently published MarketScapes on Payer Business Intelligence (BI) services. These reports profile the most competitive consulting firms in the market. These firms demonstrate internal software development capabilities that synthesize their intellectual property into reusable software tools within standard consulting offerings - hybrid offerings. Such offerings leverage consulting resources and IP more effectively for clients, and they create a defensible advantage for the consulting firms that can build them economically.

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On July 29, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced its decision to award a multibillion-dollar contract to replace the existing worldwide electronic health record (EHR) system to software firm Cerner Corp. and its partners in the bid, Leidos and Accenture. Cerner and its partners competed for the contract against two rival finalist consortiums: one representing Epic Systems, along with IBM, and another representing Allscripts Inc., in collaboration with CSC and HP. In advance of the award, Epic and IBM were widely believed to be the likely winners and both the award to Cerner's consortium and the overall size of the contract came as a surprise to many in the industry watching the contracting process. IDC Health Insights expects that the impact of this award will be significant because it will end a period of open-ended and premium pricing for EHR that to date has been largely driven by government incentives but which in the future will be driven by calculations of business value and return on investment (ROI).

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    Jonas Knudsen says:
    HI, Yes I do. At least in western Europe, there is a growing trend to apply IoT technologies as the main infrastructure to handle compliance with traceability regulations. That is, for smart pharmacy, drugs, instrument tracking from sterile services department (SSD) to the operation rooms and back etc. That also adreesses the need for automation,…
    5 months ago
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    guy weiss says:
    Jonas, don' you think that the architecture adopted to address traceability regulation could easily be replaced by IOT solutions. Main drivers: less implementation costs, no packaging line performance decrease, no additional cost for aggregation, and of course interconnexion with smart phone app.
    5 months ago

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