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Fitbit in Digital Health

Some really interesting discussion on the future for provider and payer portals and apps, from the perspective of Bobby Bouthillette from Fitbit Health Solutions, arose during this week’s Connected Health conference. Consumer demand for health and wellness options creates huge opportunity for consumer brands like Fitbit. They can bridge the gap between traditional healthcare players […]

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Could Healthcare Become a Leading Vertical in Voice Apps?

In light of the Connected Health Conference in Boston this week, there has been increased talk around what’s around the corner in healthcare technology. Today an article published by HealthcareIT News came across my desk that considers how voice apps are more suited to the healthcare industry than any other. Voice apps are already infiltrating […]

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The Path to Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

There is a lot of excitement about Artificial Intelligence. The excitement is certainly warranted based on the potential that these solutions can offer. In an industry that has massive amounts of data and is very dependent on the data to both run efficiently and, more importantly, delivery high quality patient care any technology which can […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Wave Three of Healthcare Consumer Engagement

At Gartner IT Expo, Jeff Cribbs, VP, Analyst, Gartner, gave a session on the third wave of healthcare consumer engagement. Harness a new wave of practices and technology to deliver consumer engagement for your healthcare organization: Consumer access and control of health data will fundamentally change the health data economy. In wave three, digital becomes […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Healthcare Payers Practical Digital Strategy

This year at Gartner IT Expo, Mandi Bishop, Senior Director and Analyst at Gartner, discussed the (mostly) hype-free plan to digital strategy.  She was very focused on a pragmatic approach.  Digital strategy to her is about optimization 2017 and 2018 was about “learning how to pedal”  2019 is about optimizing the motion.  Your digital business […]

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Will Digital Healthcare Technology Disrupt Independent Physicians

Why fear change? Change is good and has developed the world into what it is today. Change partners with adaptation, to promote a new way of doing things. However, is change in the healthcare industry putting independent physicians at risk? With the increased usage of digital healthcare technology, will the independent physician still be able […]

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Winter ’19 Brings Exciting Changes to Salesforce Health Cloud

We Predict Very Happy Health Cloud Users Salesforce is at it again! The Winter ’19 release is full of amazing new features and enhancements sure to delight any Health Cloud user. At least three times per year, Salesforce has a major release of new and updated functionality. Be sure to check out the Winter ’19 […]

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Driving Patient Engagement at Dignity Health with Sitecore

It is exciting to see the breadth and depth of Perficient’s Digital Health capabilities making a difference in the market with Dignity Health and Sitecore. We all know that creating and delivering excellent end-to-end web experiences for patients is a key goal for healthcare, but you only have a shot of getting there with an […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [Oct. 2018]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, […]

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Data Integration: Taming the Beast of Healthcare

Healthcare providers need to create useful, not to mention required, reports and they need to perform complicated analysis. To do that effectively requires bringing disparate information from multiple operating systems together. The goal… find opportunities to improve patient care and lower operating costs. To accomplish this, operational data has to be extracted and integrated. Integrating […]

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5 Key Factors to Influence Your Healthcare Website Redesign

When redesigning your public facing website whether you are a healthcare provider or payer, there are a number of key factors to consider on where to focus your efforts to ensure you’re giving consumers-patients-members the best digital experience. As it only takes about 0.05 seconds[1] for users to form an opinion about your website that determines whether […]

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Artificial Intelligence Expedites Clinical Trial Matching

There is a growing challenge for clinicians in oncology. As new clinical trial studies emerge and medical literature is published, it is nearly impossible to stay on top of all the latest cancer care data due to the proliferation of new information, and it is increasingly more difficult to align a patient’s unique factors to […]

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing

In the realm of healthcare, artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing continue to gain momentum, and they have the potential to revolutionize healthcare. In fact, Forrester predicts that 70% of enterprises are anticipated to implement AI in 2018. Furthermore, 25% of enterprises are predicted to supplement point-and-click analytics with conversational interfaces. This growth means that […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [Sept. 2018]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, […]

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The Promise of the Next Generation of Digital Health

By 2022, we predict 25% of healthcare consumer interactions will be digitally executed outside of a traditional care setting; while the remaining 75% will gravitate to digitally coordinate real-time health systems. Digital Health is coming of age, bringing with it new capabilities for healthcare interactions and care delivery for consumers, patients and members, and the […]

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How the IoT will Impact Healthcare

Let’s be honest, when it comes to our health we all want prompt and personal care. As a patient, we want the cost to be low, and the feeling of empowerment to be prevalent throughout the experience. Our world is becoming increasingly connected through the development of technology. With these extensive levels of connectivity, the […]

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Information Governance – Essential Ingredient for Business Value

In my last blog, you may recall that we were discussing the value and the need for Standards and Templates for ensuring a consistent and efficient use of the Data Lake, both in its population (supplying) and in its retrieval (consuming) of information. To achieve this level of consistency and efficiency, as well as reliability, […]

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Visualization Tools Help Put Data to Work

Researchers with the U.S. Army claim that clinical data visualization is a key component in the usage and delivery of EHRs because it: Presents data in a pleasing, easy-to-understand manner Makes digesting and sharing data faster and simpler Reduces the time needed to interpret and understand data points Increases the user’s ability to see trends […]

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Cloud Migration Considerations in Healthcare

In my previous blogs I discussed a variety of non-traditional technology delivery methods including outsourcing and utilization of cloud-based service offerings. My last blog focused on the cloud and that, while healthcare is historically slower than most industries to implement newer technical trends, cloud services in one form or another are used by most providers […]

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Mastering Customer-Patient Experiences Across Healthcare Websites

Adopting customer-patient centricity across your digital platforms can take shape in various forms and it’s essential to achieve in today’s world, but yet many healthcare provider websites are still organization-centric. Making the shift can be hard on knowing where to begin and the blue-sky approach of keeping the customer-patient individual at the forefront through a […]

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