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HEALTHCARE BLOCKCHAIN IS POISED TO TRANSFORM PATIENT CARE

Healthcare blockchain technology has the potential to transform patient care, observed Bill Frist, a heart and lung transplant surgeon, former Senate majority leader, and chairman of the executive council of the health service investment firm Cressey & Company. Â

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SMART PATIENT ROOMS: HOW CONNECTED HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY HELPS DOCTORS AND PATIENTS THRIVE

The patient experience in healthcare is going digital — and so are hospital rooms. From using digital signage and smart TVs to better engage and educate patients, to retrieving lab results via the (EHR), hospitals are using technology to create a connected healthcare system in what we call “smart patient rooms.”

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INVESTMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY DRIVING HEALTH INITIATIVES

Technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have been penetrating all spheres of healthcare services and can help hospitals improve healthcare management, drive better patient outcomes, reduce costs, and much more.

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INFUSING TECHNOLOGY INTO CLINICAL DECISION MAKING!

In healthcare, patients’ data is scattered across multiple systems and not well integrated. As a result, there is poor visibility into hospital performance and, hence, difficult to foretell future demand and resource availability. Medical practitioners make critical operational decisions everyday based on gut feelings. Â

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What Healthcare CIOs are scouting for to Improve Efficiency?

Health technology firms are constantly trying to figure out what exactly CIOs are concerned with when it comes to bringing efficiency in hospitals. A recent survey reveals that CIOs still find the usage of Electronic Health Records (EHR) a challenge and are looking for ways to improvise this at present.

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Are Patients Convinced that Medical Information Sharing Improves Care Quality?

Through mandates and incentives, the government has successfully led healthcare organizations to digitize their operations and save every medical record electronically. But has this move benefitted patients in the way anticipated?

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