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Pharma
356
AI-powered cybersecurity systems will not be replacing humans, but empowering them in order to survive the sophisticated and increasingly intelligent attacks. In order to get the most out of AI in cybersecurity, the pharma industry needs to...
Cold Chain
1,910

Jun 28, 2018

Cold Chain Logistics in Pharma

Harjotsingh Chance Senior Executive, Life Sciences- Business Solutions Group

The main ingredients for maintaining a cold chain are effective digital communication and data collection. The complete integration of the entire supply chain processes, linking them to the data supporting regulatory needs and quality considerations...
Healthy
188

Jun 27, 2018

How Healthy are you?

Partha Marella Senior Vice President

People perceive their health condition to be good or normal, unless there is an episode of care or they have a chronic ailment. In a literal and in perceived sense, a normal person is one who is physically and mentally healthy. 
However,...
Virtual Assistant
445
Virtual assistants provide personalized aid by answering day-to-day queries about specific conditions and medications, providing instructions, and making recommendations based on customers’ data. The consumers are also well connected by integrating...
Emerging Startups
301
In the recent past, a number of healthcare blockchain start-ups have emerged. These start-ups have found themselves a place in  the healthcare space; for instance, PokitDok and Patientory which focus  on the EMR space and Gem which focuses...
All Script
453

Jun 11, 2018

Allscripts' acquisition of HealthGrid

Himanshukumar Singh Global Engagement Manager

The blog examines the following aspects of Allscripts’ acquisition of HealthGrid:
What does this deal mean to Allscripts and how it is going to foster Allscripts’ market position in healthcare industry? How this deal would impact Allscripts’...
Tech Giants
172

Jun 11, 2018

Tech Giants Foray into Healthcare Space

Manmanth Kumar Senior Management Trainee

Healthcare spending is projected to rise by 5.3 percent in 2018. The healthcare spending, according to the CMS, was $3.5 B in 2017. Moreover, CMS projections indicate that the average yearly increase in spending will be around 5.5% and that the...
5G
1,475
Telecom is going through a digital revolution in terms of technology, business models, ecosystem, services , and 5G is set to revolutionize industries. 5G presents a huge opportunity for the digitalization of economies and modernization of all...
LSH
387
Healthcare, as an industry, has always been relatively resistant to disruptive changes, bogged down as it is by regulatory barriers and its own limited comfort with the latest innovations in technology. This has rendered healthcare a laggard in...
Artificial Intelligence
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The greatest change AI will bring in healthcare is enabling clinicians to make sense of the mind-boggling amount of patient data being generated every day. Establishing concrete patterns between diverse data points will empower doctors to make...
Partner Enabled Innovation in Healthcare
1,307

Oct 25, 2017

Partner Enabled Innovation in Healthcare

Partha Marella Senior Vice President

Healthcare, today, demands a system that can efficiently cure or manage multiple comorbidities in an individual, find novel ways of optimizing cost of care including self-help, remote patient engagement or home care. To top it all, the new...
Voice Interaction
941

Sep 29, 2017

Voice Interactions – A Channel to Better Health Outcomes

Rohit Sethi Sr. Director - Digital Health & Marketing Platform

Global tech leaders have already invested heavily in Voice technology, with a slew of products designed to assist in daily life activities. Amazon with Alexa, Apple with Siri, Microsoft with Cortana, and Google with Google Assistant, are among the...
Disaster Recovery
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A robust disaster recovery solution is critical to healthcare. Business-IT collaboration and a sound investment in the correct IT service provider can enable a quick and effective response. 
healthcare
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In the last two decades, the world has witnessed a huge amount of technological advancements emerge.
Patient Recruitment & Retention Strategy
257
Considering the different phases in a clinical trial, there is a need for subjects to be enrolled according to the eligibility criteria defined in the study protocol.
We need Deep Data, not Big Data
238
In an article titled, “How big data can revolutionize pharmaceutical R&D”, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that applying big-data strateg
The rise of services augmented by AI
362

Dec 01, 2017

The rise of services augmented by AI

Dhinesh Muthuvel Global Engagement Manager

The AI scene has picked up pace over the last few years with recent developments in areas such as Deep learning, Text Analytics and Natural language Generation which has already been embraced by leading tech companies in the world, impacting...
Virtual Assistant
445
Virtual assistants provide personalized aid by answering day-to-day queries about specific conditions and medications, providing instructions, and making recommendations based on customers’ data. The consumers are also well connected by integrating...

Healthcare Transition
Shrikanth Shetty - Executive Vice President & North America Head – Life Sciences & Healthcare | July 23, 2018
416 Views

A significant section of the American population suffers from high blood pressure. Most of the adults suffering from the disease continue to receive “passive care.” What they desire from healthcare today is patient-centricity. Coping with a chronic disease is simpler when stakeholders in the healthcare landscape act as active partners and enablers. Adopting new-age technology is key to transition from illness management to wellness management.

 


Pharmacy Benefits Manager: A game changer in next-generation healthcare
Shantanu Baruah - Vice President | July 20, 2018
329 Views

Prescription medicine prices are rising alarmingly, adding to the steep climb in healthcare costs worldwide. What is causing this increase? What impact does it have on pharma companies, medicine distributors, patients, hospitals and caregivers, health payers, service partners, and others? 


Voice Interactions – A Channel to Better Health Outcomes, Part 2: For HCPs
Holger Semsch - Director & Head EU LSH Consulting | July 3, 2018
247 Views

As value-based healthcare gradually replaces the traditional fee-for-service model, enhanced patient health outcomes will inevitably help HCPs. A study from 2016 unearthed that physicians spend nearly 50% of their time in office on paperwork.
 When patients come in for a consultation, they are required to answer an exhaustive list of questions about their medical history, administrative, or legal documentation, such as consent forms or proof of awareness. Voice-enabled devices can contribute extensively by providing instant answers to questions on drug compositions, possible side effects, and allergies, thereby enhancing the clinical outcome and improving patient-provider interactions. 
The recent Alexa Diabetes Challenge featured about 100 participants from across the world leveraging health pattern intelligence from various voice-enabled devices to make personalized recommendations and provide constant lifestyle coaching and monitoring. 
Whenever a patient is onboarded to a voice-supported patient engagement platform, it ultimately means that there is at least one HCP leveraging the same to digitalize a care plan. Once patients accept ‘Dr. Alexa’ as the administrator of their disease-related to-do list, it simply feels natural that the HCP is interacting with the same avatar while adjusting care plans during practice visits.


Artificial Intelligence Transcends Pharma Cybersecurity
Ashwini R - Senior Management Trainee, Life Sciences- Business Solutions Group | June 29, 2018
356 Views

AI-powered cybersecurity systems will not be replacing humans, but empowering them in order to survive the sophisticated and increasingly intelligent attacks. In order to get the most out of AI in cybersecurity, the pharma industry needs to recognize what machines/devices do best and what people do best.


Cold Chain Logistics in Pharma
Harjotsingh Chance - Senior Executive, Life Sciences- Business Solutions Group | June 28, 2018
1910 Views

The main ingredients for maintaining a cold chain are effective digital communication and data collection. The complete integration of the entire supply chain processes, linking them to the data supporting regulatory needs and quality considerations, as well as automating complex patient reimbursement processing is an absolute requirement. This is where a software service provider can have an integral role to play.


How Healthy are you?
Partha Marella - Senior Vice President | June 27, 2018
188 Views

People perceive their health condition to be good or normal, unless there is an episode of care or they have a chronic ailment. In a literal and in perceived sense, a normal person is one who is physically and mentally healthy. 
However, a recent study published by Royal Philips (Future Health Index)1 highlights the fact that there is a huge gap between how patients perceive health versus how doctors or physicians view them. Per this report, when quizzed, 84% of respondents felt they were in good health-condition, whereas only 53% of medical professionals felt that the general public was in good health. 
This chasm of healthiness index can potentially lead to irreparable bodily harm, comorbidities and in extreme cases, loss of life. While this is a gargantuan issue, our healthcare industry is grappling with issues of rising costs and trying to find effective means to honour the promise of CARE, one that is evidence based and patient centric. Connected Healthcare seems to bring a solution to both these problems, and what’s better, it looks simple!  


Role of Virtual assistants in patient support
Satwik Addepalli - Senior Management Trainee, Life Sciences- Business Solutions Group | June 27, 2018
445 Views

Virtual assistants provide personalized aid by answering day-to-day queries about specific conditions and medications, providing instructions, and making recommendations based on customers’ data. The consumers are also well connected by integrating their calendars for reminders on appointments, medication refills, checkup dates, etc. VAs can also help procure drugs through online pharmacies based on the patients’ prescriptions. V
As uses are not just limited to responsive data but also help in proactively tracking of symptoms and medications, and subsequently assisting in condition-based maintenance. These interactions will provide patients with the most personalized and accurate information and help adhere to better treatment, eventually providing a long-term benefit. These interactions also enhance the patients’ experience as they give an essence of individual attention and not just standardized care.


Emerging Startups showcase potential Use Cases of Blockchain in Healthcare
Manmanth Kumar - Senior Management Trainee – Healthcare Sales Support | June 21, 2018
301 Views

In the recent past, a number of healthcare blockchain start-ups have emerged. These start-ups have found themselves a place in  the healthcare space; for instance, PokitDok and Patientory which focus  on the EMR space and Gem which focuses on reimbursement. There are also blockchain start-ups that provide solutions that cut across verticals like Guardtime for security and Chronicled for supply chain management (SCM) and IoT. Apart from the traditional solutions mentioned above, companies like Curisium not only provide blockchain-based alternatives to existing solutions, but also provide innovative solutions like patient-level, value-based reimbursement and smart contracts (SCs).
Cutting-edge blockchain-based solutions like patient level contracts, SCs, EHR and Big Data platforms are innovative and transformative solutions that can revolutionize healthcare IT.


Allscripts' acquisition of HealthGrid
Himanshukumar Singh - Global Engagement Manager – Healthcare Sales Support | June 11, 2018
453 Views

The blog examines the following aspects of Allscripts’ acquisition of HealthGrid:

  • What does this deal mean to Allscripts and how it is going to foster Allscripts’ market position in healthcare industry?
  • How this deal would impact Allscripts’ business and current offerings?
  • Impact of the deal on healthcare industry and its cascading effect on customers

Tech Giants Foray into Healthcare Space
Manmanth Kumar - Senior Management Trainee – Healthcare Sales Support | June 11, 2018
172 Views

Healthcare spending is projected to rise by 5.3 percent in 2018. The healthcare spending, according to the CMS, was $3.5 B in 2017. Moreover, CMS projections indicate that the average yearly increase in spending will be around 5.5% and that the total spending would contribute close to 20% of the GDP by 2026. 
This spending has to be curtailed and there is a need to implement cutting-edge technology to drive down cost, improve efficiency, and serve patients better. This is one of the main reasons tech giants are looking at entering this space. This argument is not without substance. Recently, there have been a number of activities which suggest that tech giants like Alphabet, Amazon, and Apple are focusing on the healthcare space.