Brexit Follow-up

It’s been almost a year since the Conservative Party’s shiny double-decker eye-candy took its victory lap, dangling the juicy slogan “let’s fund our NHS instead.” The dust has settled, maybe a little. So, what’s changed? In our latest study, we asked more than 100 top executives and leaders among NHS trusts about the pressures they are feeling as a result …

Patient Referrals and Self Scheduling

In most areas of business, the highest compliment, and greatest thanks a company can receive is a referral. That being the case, we used the Research Cloud to reach out and ask physicians and practice managers what factors are most important when determining where to refer patients. There were 1,348 respondents that gave their feedback, out of which, 74% were …

Big Mega HIT Purchasing Results

*Full Insights publishing 05/08/17 Similar to a kid in a candy store, providers count their coins and flock to the Healthcare IT market place. They have strict budgets, and must decide each year which technologies need to be purchased in order to compete. Over the last three years, we have reached out to see which technologies providers will be investing …

Data vs. Information

  What’s the difference between data and information? Industry insiders vow this is no play on semantics. They say patient data could and should be transformed into information. Think of how the internet tracks and mines data about a user’s preferences and likes. For example, if you visit a retailer site often, maybe Amazon or Nordstrom – suddenly you receive …

The Real MVPs

  Graduate schools for medicine are selective (no brainer). The typical path to an M.D. usually involves several years’ worth of investment and might look like this: 4 years as a biology major at Johns Hopkins 3 years as medical student at Emory School of Medicine 4 years (on average) of residency and internship 3+ years for specialization Physicians are …

Biometric Madness

Healthcare IT is becoming a sci-fi reality show. Introducing the biometrics explosion. To tackle a host of viruses (patient information breaches, data mix-up, fraud) biometrics offers visible solutions. Identifying patients at the get-go can solve problems…before they happen. Medical professionals report that error-prone mechanisms are far too common.   Biometrics evaluates physical markers in order to identify a patient. Common …

Population Healthier 

It’s no secret that an aging population of baby boomers and a mass exodus of retiring workers will overwhelm the healthcare field. Current figures suggest the healthcare system eats about 14 percent of the American economy’s plate. They say healthcare IT is a reactive industry–so how does a continually disruptive sector manage the trifecta of care, quality, and cost? The Evolution of Population Health Management   The popularity of PHM ceases to wane ever …