Saturday, January 23, 2021

Opinion: Is digital transformation a reality in healthcare?

Digital transformation can sometimes seem like the emperor’s new clothes. It’s the thing that everyone is doing and everyone is interested in yet sometimes hard to define and to quantify. In healthcare this is not that different to any other industry. The dialogue on digital transformation in many other sectors focussed on the...

Nightware receives breakthrough designation for its PTSD nightmare therapy technology

Oftentimes individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder experience severe nightmares where they relive horrible experiences from their past over and over again. These kinds of nightmare disorders have been linked to increased rates of suicide, as well as physical and mental health risks for conditions like heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and depression. Minneapolis, Minnesota-based NightWare...

Genmed appoints Ruth Billen as finance director

Ruth Billen, the new finance director at Genmed
March 7, 2019 – Genmed, a specialist provider of vendor neutral managed services to the NHS, today announces the appointment of Ruth Billen as finance director. She will be responsible for ensuring that Genmed’s financial controls are robust, the business is ready to scale and the appropriate internal and IT...

Trump Administration reverses course, supports decision to strike down ACA

In a reversal that could threaten health coverage for more than 20 million Americans, lawyers for the Trump Administration have come out in support of a previous ruling by a Texas federal judge that struck down the the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional. In December, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that individual mandate to...

Opinion: Innovation in healthcare is impossible when it’s not patient driven

During the period I developed and subsequently managed a portal for managers of care homes for the elderly, zorgbeheer.com, I posted an organigram that I had used at my own care home since around the year 2000. Instead of a hierarchical structure, it represents a flat circular one, with the patient in the middle and management...

Why Facebook could be asking for your blood in the not-so-distant future

Social media giant Facebook is planning to launch a feature meant to allow U.S. healthcare organizations to request blood donations in areas where there are shortages, according to a report from Business Insider. The tool – which is expected to roll out in the Spring – is an expansion of a blood donation request...

Bury Council Chooses Zylpha’s Land Registry Integration For Its Property Team

Bury Town Hall
Bury Council has chosen Zylpha’s widely acclaimed Land Registry integration for LexisNexis Visualfiles. The integration streamlines the process by which Visualfiles users can access the Land Registry portal, saving a significant amount of time and resource. The borough has also taken Zylpha’s PDF Mail solution. This adds...

How Texas Tech health built an app for alternative payment models

How Texas Tech health built an app for alternative payment models
Working in healthcare and technology for over a decade and a half, one thing I’ve noticed is that innovation is slowed and often nixed because we look at how an incremental achievement fits into the current mega-sized health I.T. environment. I’ve experienced numerous times where operations, clinical or administrative personnel bring up problems that...

CAR-T therapies face logistical bottleneck as market set to see major growth

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Amid all the excitement around CAR-T cell therapies, some experts are concerned that a coming wave of new products on the market may overwhelm the medical centers that administer them. Because of this, they said, manufacturers need to streamline the processes that centers and physicians must undergo when giving them to patients. To illustrate,...
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