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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Juliet Silver

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. Earlier this year, we announced the first class of Chief Strategists, who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive. Get to know each of our strategists as they share their unique insights […]

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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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Opportunity or Barrier: Adoption of Technology Aided Healthcare

Smartphone penetration has increased significantly over the last decade, with figures up to 81% in the U.S., as of 2016 (Lella, 2017). Additionally, the number of health apps on iOS and Android devices have more than doubled in the last 3 years, to over 325,000 as of 2017 (Pohl, 2017). As treatments have advanced for acute […]

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Patient Experience Must Become the Top Priority For Providers

Is healthcare shifting its focus to the patient and making emotional experience a priority? What to know Healthcare practitioners are developing two contradictory goals; improve the health of the population, while reducing costs. Organizations are presently struggling to remain above the profit margin because the healthcare system was designed and developed to increase revenue by […]

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Implementing Effective EDI Strategy

In today’s world implementing effective EDI strategy is very challenging. Every enterprise needs to have visibility, whether or not EDI transactions are in compliance with established the policies and procedures to effectively manage their businesses. With a high emphasis on compliance and accountability, every important step of the transaction lifecycle needs to be tracked, inspected, […]

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10 Challenges Facing Medical Device Cybersecurity

Connected medical devices promise value for patients and physicians, but the devices also present new cybersecurity exposures that could put patients and their information at risk. The ECRI Institute, known for evaluating medical device cybersecurity, has developed a list of 10 problems facing medical device cybersecurity. These 10 key issues have the potential to be […]

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Black Book Awards Perficient Highest Client Satisfaction

  Black Book Research recently recognized Perficient for the highest client satisfaction in Connected Health Solutions and Health Systems Integration. Perficient’s nationally recognized health sciences practice provides industry thought leadership, strategic consulting, and pragmatic technology solutions that help healthcare organizations transform and evolve with today’s consumer demands. Our integrated and innovative solutions help healthcare organizations […]

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Telehealth: Effects on Behavioral Health Services

Telehealth continues to change how physicians work together with their patients. Organizations are already expanding existing telehealth agendas while investing in telehealth technology. In the workplace, employers are constantly looking for effective ways to reduce healthcare costs, all while continuing to offer services and benefits to their employees. Telemedicine can potentially help this process in […]

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Observations and Reflections on HIMSS 2018

The HIMSS 2018 conference recently wrapped up and as usual, it was educational, informative and exhaustive. Around meetings and other obligations at HIMSS 2018, I walked the exhibit hall to catch up on the general state of the health IT market. The traditional health IT vendors enhanced their existing products and, in many cases, expanded […]

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#HIMSS18: Digital, Data and the Patient Experience

#HIMSS18 brought together 45,000+ professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology. After arriving on site, I witnessed thousands of healthcare professionals approaching the convention center and slowly trickling into the vendor hall. The convention hall featured 1,300+ companies and […]

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Google’s New Eye Artificial Intelligence Algorithm

Healthcare breakthroughs are happening on a daily occurrence in 2018. Dominant companies of business are developing new and advanced strategies for optimal patient care and diagnosis. Google has stepped into the light and released a new eye artificial intelligence algorithm, in the early stages of development, which can detect patient health problems. The new state […]

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Amazon Healthcare: Momentum to Renovate American Healthcare

Amazon came forward and announced it would begin to seek new ways to address and possibly reduce rising health care costs for its own employees. The initiatives are all part of a bigger strategy to improve the shopping experience for businesses and consumers. Amazon’s strategy is in the beginning stages of the process but is […]

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#HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassadors: Mission to Innovate

It’s time for the #HIMSS18 Annual Conference & Exhibition in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sands Expo and Convention Center March 5-9. The annual conference is the leading healthcare information extravaganza bringing together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. However, if you are unable to attend the conference […]

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Welcome to Chaos: Using the Agile Manifesto in Healthcare

In one of my previous blog posts, I discussed using the Cynefin framework for providing guidance in determining the type of healthcare project you will be managing and the best SDLC methodology to use for that project. The Cynefin framework defines four types of projects: Simple Complicated Complex Chaotic Chaotic projects are the rare project, […]

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4 Reasons to Attend HIMSS18 – First-Time Attendee Perspective

If you work in the healthcare field, attending the HIMSS18 Annual Conference & Exhibition at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas from March 5 to 9 is the right decision. If you haven’t been to the conference before, don’t be intimidated. Being a first-time attendee is not unheard of. 43% of the […]

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3 Ways to Use Human-Centered Design Strategy in Healthcare

Innovation in healthcare has become a trending topic in today’s world, with payers, providers, and patients expecting the same level of ease and access from their healthcare systems as they’ve come to expect across other essential services. With the technology driving efficiency in nearly every other aspect of our day-to-day lives, it is long overdue […]

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Will CVS-Aetna Provide a Prescription for Healthcare CX?

Mergers and acquisitions happen frequently in healthcare so the CVS-Aetna mega deal may not have been a shock to many in the healthcare industry. The $69 billion deal would combine the drugstore giant with one of the biggest health insurers in the United States. If approved by the companies’ boards and federal regulators this consolidation […]

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Janssen Gets Patient Support With The Unveiling Of Cancer.com

It’s been a long time in the making, but it’s finally completed. Janssen, a pharmaceutical company owned by Johnson & Johnson, just unveiled a new digital site, Cancer.com. The new site provides patients, caregivers, and loved ones with loads of content and resources. It even offers users the ability to customize and personalize the site […]

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Hospital at Home: An Effective Model for Acute Care Patients

Remote patient monitoring has been implemented over the last few years in select use cases with varied success based on the level of patient and provider team engagement. A new model that is gaining widespread adoption is Hospital at Home, developed by Bruce Leff, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins. Hospital at Home provides remote […]

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