While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased the number of Americans with access to health insurance, U.S. employers and employees continue to struggle with rising health care costs and changing workforce demands. Recent Aon research shows that 20% of health care consumers cite high health care costs as the major reason they have either declined health care coverage, stopped taking medications, or avoided care altogether. If the U.S. health care system is to succeed, stakeholders across the health ecosystem must influence change in each market—employer, individual, and government (Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare).
While each part of the three-legged stool is important, this paper focuses on five strategies Aon believes will strengthen the employer-based system—a system that provides health care coverage to well over half of Americans (61%, or 177 million).
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a nationally recognized fully integrated academic medical center and health system, is dedicated to improving patient care and advancing medical research. However, its aging, legacy infrastructure had to be modernized in order to meet the demands of its ecosystem.
Wake Forest chose market-leading EMC converged infrastructure from VCE in order to simplify IT operations and drive business efficiency. VCE Vblock® Systems built on EMC XtremIO all-flash storage enabled significant improvements in application infrastructure performance and agility, delivering an overall 30 percent performance improvement to end-users.
Read this white paper to find out more about how EMC converged solutions from VCE helped Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center modernize its business.
ABI Research’s Securing Medical Devices Technology Analysis Report analyzes the current risks posed by medical devices, noting various security issues, potential vulnerabilities, and the threat landscape. It reviews implementation mechanisms and efforts in medical device cybersecurity and safety. The final section looks at how the healthcare ecosystem is responding to the issues and the vendors driving change.
In this white paper we demonstrate why CFOs must focus their attention on advancing along three distinct strategic tiers:
1) Optimizing the health system’s fiscal health. Even if it’s already good it needs to be even better to weather inevitable industry changes.
2) Thinking outside the walls of the health system by optimizing the ecosystem of providers, the system of care, and physician loyalty.
3) Optimizing the patient experience: harness the health system to deliver what patients value most.
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Mar 26, 2018
Digital transformation has changed the face of business across the globe. New digital technologies—
specifically, mobile devices—are opening new avenues for companies to engage their prospects and
manage their operations with greater effectiveness and efficiency.
However, in the healthcare space, the response to these technological innovations has been reserved.
While it’s undeniable that digital transformation could bring great change to the healthcare space just as
it has in other industries, obstacles like regulatory compliance and rigid systems of record discourage the
adoption of new tools and technology.
This has led to frustration from all sides of the healthcare ecosystem. Many people are accustomed to
using intuitive digital applications in their everyday lives, so when healthcare applications deliver archaic
user experiences, everyone is left wanting more. Patients and members want applications that enable
them to manage their health more easily. Providers want to provide new
Published By: ePharma
Published Date: Jan 08, 2018
Digital Health solutions are still mostly driven by marketing departments, whether they be novel devices that alter the way we treat rare diseases or commonplace wearable bands that track our activity....With added information and innovative ways to improve health and access to care, marketing can now truly utilize innovative strategies to touch all the key players in the health ecosystem.
There are three key areas to explore:
1. Consumer Awareness
2. B2B Becoming B2C
3. Legal Aspects
The digitization of data has empowered both healthcare providers and patients to improve how, when and where healthcare is administered, giving patients greater control over their personal health and well-being.
The key to success lies in the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time. And a crucial enabler of improved communications is the ability to transfer data across like and disparate systems through mobile technology. This was the topic at a recent focus group Comcast Business held at HIMSS14 that included healthcare IT professionals from six leading healthcare providers. The participants shared the following insights on how advancements in data mobility can engage the entire healthcare ecosystem and help improve patient outcomes. Download this white paper to learn more.
Enabling information mobility and security is critical to the evolution of healthcare
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations are rapidly moving to a digital care ecosystem, putting incredible pressure on the network. The solution is an SDN solution built for the specific needs of healthcare. Read the ZK Research now for 4 key capabilities SDN offers
Read about the paradigm shift that must occur across the healthcare ecosystem to support a sustainable approach to improving and integrating care across multiple stakeholders and providing high-quality, proactive care of patients. Learn how SAP software can help provide an event-based, integrated solution.
Health care organizations face a variety of security challenges—from the growing presence of online personal data to new methods of accessing and transferring medical information. Protecting sensitive data requires more vigilance than ever.
Learn how your IT security peers are responding to threats from mobile and cloud technologies to address these open systems in this latest SANS survey:New Threats Drive Improved Practices: State of Cybersecurity in Health Care Organizations. Inside you’ll see all the results—revealing better awareness of risks with improved commitment of resources and support.
Download now to learn more about how leading health care organizations:
Assess information ecosystems — to understand gaps in infrastructure
Establish data-centric security controls — focusing on information, not just infrastructure
Manage identities — tying data controls closely with identity and access management
Invest in incident response — documenting and maintaining a formal response p
The healthcare payer ecosystem in the United States has changed dramatically over the last decade and is expected to evolve at an even faster pace over the next few years. Many world-class companies involved in healthcare payment processing are finding themselves constrained by their existing information technology infrastructure. The silos that they built around business-to-business (B2B) processing are constraining them, making it difficult to achieve governmental mandates and (more importantly) increase processing efficiency and competitive advantage. Gone are the days of a small set of data following static and simple standards traded between a limited set of organizations.
Gone are the days where the rules for when data is valid versus invalid can expressed in a paragraph or two. Gone are the days when information about a healthcare payment was almost entirely about the "who," "when," and "how much."