Newsletter | January 2, 2020

01.02.20 -- 6 Challenges Tech Has Brought To Healthcare (And How To Avoid Them)

Featured Articles
Comparison Is The New Key To Excellence: What Health Plans Can Do Boost Enrollments
Guest Column | By Abhinav Shashank, Innovaccer

After the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, insurers had to cut down on the ‘cherry-picking’ of members and not provide insurance to just low-risk individuals. To some extent, the scope for earning high-profit margins had decreased for health insurance companies. This rule created an imperative for them to look for ways to curb expenses in other ways.

2020 Trends, Predictions, And Promising Applications For Technology And Healthcare
Guest Column | By Greg Horne, SAS

We see the most promising applications in healthcare when real-time decision making using simple data sets can relieve the burden on the caregiver and drive better outcomes for patients. For example, alarm fatigue in hospitals — both clinically and operationally — is a cause of lost productivity and decreased patient safety. AI technology can be applied to a smart pump to only sound an alarm when there is a critical need for intervention and to initiate an escalation process if there is no response.

6 Challenges Tech Has Brought To Healthcare (And How To Avoid Them)
Guest Column | By Kayla Matthews, Productivity Bytes

Technology has changed the way industry professionals approach the idea of healthcare. While many of these innovations are positive — facilitating patient care and ensuring traditional treatments are more effective — they also present some unique challenges. Why? Because this technology is something the industry has never seen before.

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