Tag Archives: Challenges

The democratisation of healthcare – opportunities and challenges

Much has been discussed about how the explosion of healthcare data can lead to better health insights and outcomes for more people, given the access to cheaper computing power and growth of artificial intelligence technologies to process huge amounts of data. However, the reality is that the current sources of data are fragmented and unstructured,… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lessons On Tackling Chronic Mental Health Challenges On Campuses; Food Injustice Is Major Reason Behind Illness In Poor Communities

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others. Los Angeles Times: There’s A Loneliness Crisis On College Campuses According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, the increase in utilization rates for counseling centers across the country over the last five years has greatly outpaced the increase in student enrollment, and as… Read More »

How the cloud will address healthcare’s procurement challenges

The supply chain has been an increasingly important driving force in the healthcare industry’s transformation. During the past decade, the focus on automating supply chain processes has enabled the industry to significantly reduce waste and save billions annually. In today’s era of declining reimbursements and rising costs, it’s imperative that healthcare continues to make the… Read More »

Most hospitals sharing data, but challenges remain, ONC says

Brief Published Dec. 20, 2018 Dive Brief: A majority of hospitals used more than one electronic method to routinely exchange patient care summaries with external organizations in 2017 — 78% to send records and 61% to receive them, a new Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT analysis shows.  Hospitals typically used health information… Read More »

Midterm election boosts Medicaid expansion, but challenges remain

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Medicaid — which has been a political football between Washington and state capitols during the past decade — scored big in Tuesday’s election. Following the vote, nearly 500,000 uninsured adults in five states are poised to gain Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, advocates estimate. Three deep-red… Read More »