December 11, 2020
The year 2020 pushed the notoriously slow healthcare industry to innovate at record speed. Need and collaboration were at the heart of these advancements, according to a panel at Cleveland Clinic and HIMSS’ Patient Experience series.
COVID-19 shook healthcare systems and put digital in the forefront. Providence's health system in Washington became the first system to treat a COVID-19 positive...
November 10, 2020
Laura Cooley, senior director of education and outreach at the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, has seen how the patient experience is being transformed by technology firsthand.
When she went to schedule her annual women’s health exam, she found a digital platform that could help her find a clinician that fit her needs, took her insurance, and had the calendar dates she wanted. It also...
November 4, 2020
While new digital tools are sprouting up all over the medical map, cardiology continues to be an area of breakneck innovation. However, adoption rates among providers in the field are not always equal.
A new review out of the Cleveland Clinic, published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, zeroed in on the electrophysiology space and looked at both the opportunities for digital and...
Credit: InHealth and Olympus endoscopy app
October 9, 2020
NHSX DRIVES FORWARD DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTH CARE
With the aim of creating an environment for innovation to flourish, NHSX has created the Digital Technology Assessment Criteria for health and social care, beta (DTAC).
NHSX will use this criteria to support and assess stakeholders across the ecosystem, forming a baseline assessment criteria that validates the suitability and function of...
January 24, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here.
It’s no secret that artificial intelligence and virtual technologies are quickly changing the patient experience. Today, provider organizations are grappling with questions about the best ways to integrate these tools into the practice.
“Historically, we focused on human innovations in healthcare to really drive patient...
December 31, 2019
This year provider organizations continued their dive into digital. Big names in the provider space including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ascension and Brigham and Women’s Hospital made major deals with well-known tech companies. We’ve also seen new technologies catching on in the provider space, notably voice.
Another major trend is the use of telemedicine. While the technology is...
October 21, 2019
Cleveland Clinic is teaming up with American Well to launch a joint venture dubbed The Clinic, a telehealth service that specializes in comprehensive and high-acuity care. The idea is to merge the health system’s care services with the telehealth company’s technology.
Users of the new system will be able to access Cleveland Clinic physicians and specialists through the American Well technology...
June 24, 2019
Ask any provider organization what is at the center of healthcare and you’re bound to hear, "It’s the patient." But in reality, there is often a gap between new innovations and that patient experience.
“They always say our innovation is driven by patients or patients are put at the heart, at the center of what we do. But when you take a closer look and at it sometimes what you see is these are...
June 20, 2019
Providence St. Joseph health spinout Xealth, which aims to create a prescribing infrastructure for digital health apps, has raised $3 million in new funding, an add-on that brings its previously announced Series A up to $14 million and the company’s total funding to $22.5 million.
The three new investors in the round are all health systems who will be using the app with their doctors and patients...
May 30, 2019
It’s little exaggeration to say that the healthcare industry has been transformed by new technologies. Automation, big data analysis, consumer-facing digital tools and more are steadily becoming the norm in daily care, and by and large come with promises of better outcomes and lower costs.
But not every new technology that’s made it to the big show has been a home run, however, and just about...