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Healthcare Fundraising in the Digital Age

Non-profit hospitals are increasingly dependent on grassroots based fundraising to help meet their research and patient care goals. Digital fundraising is essential to a successful overall fundraising strategy in 2019. But the touchpoints of a digital fundraising strategy are very different from typical donor relations. As a non-profit healthcare organization, it is essential for development […]

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A Holistic View and Digital Experience for your Healthcare Events

Healthcare providers often have a comprehensive calendar of events they host and sponsor to support patients, the local community and medical professionals. However, raising awareness of these events and having a consistent digital experience that aligns with the rest of the digital footprint can be challenging to achieve. Many event tools offer limited customizations that […]

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[Guide] Top 5 Digital Health Trends for Providers – The Challenge

This blog series highlights the top five digital health trends for providers. This post looks at the challenges providers face. Healthcare continues to face fundamental disruption as the industry navigates an uncertain path toward value and outcome-based care. Achieving the goals of these models requires the adoption of novel processes, tools, and technologies, all of […]

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The Challenge of False-Positive Test Results: Digital Health

Envision an organization that is a recognized leader in digital, broadly defined. It has mobile, web, and a social presence that is second to none. The organization has been conducting virtual consults for seven years. It was a pioneer in tele-dermatology. Its revenue cycle management team is so effective that it sells it as a […]

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The Challenge of Shiny Object Syndrome: Digital Health Innovation

Healthcare professionals are deeply personally committed to better experiences, journeys, and outcomes for their patients, members, and consumers. Physicians at the forefront of their domains, with access and input to life-changing discoveries, are keen to put new tools to work today, not tomorrow. The same is true of nurses, engineers, data scientists, and myriad talented […]

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The Challenge of Fractured Governance: Digital Health Innovation

Once upon a time, it was simple. The IT department took care of technology implementations and kept the trains (emails) running. Marketing had a distinct set of tools, operating within relatively clear parameters. Clinical applications operated in their own silos, and that was just fine. Operational and workflow systems had their own idiosyncrasies. Imperfect, but […]

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Bridging the Cultural and Operational Divide in Digital Health

People, Process, and Technology Most healthcare organizations today are undergoing some form of digital transformation. For some, the emphasis is on tactical efforts. Others are focused on the execution of a much broader digital health strategy, of which innovation plays a critical role. Regardless of the approach, transformation efforts involve some element of people, processes […]

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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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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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The Importance of a Digital Strategy for Women’s Health Services

The strategy for women’s health and well-being has been widely discussed at global and domestic levels for many years. With life expectancy remaining higher for women than it has for men, a shift towards prevention and wellness, the rapid adoption of digital technologies improving accessing to a wealth of healthcare information and services at the […]

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The Digital Revolution in Healthcare: 5 Trends in Action

It’s no secret that technology has the grand potential to completely revolutionize how we approach healthcare. Actually, transforming the healthcare industry is much more challenging. Below are just a few of the top digital transformations that are taking a stronghold in healthcare. How is your organization preparing to handle these trends? Artificial Intelligence (AI) and […]

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APIs in Healthcare: Adapt to a Value-Based Model

CHALLENGES ADAPTING TO A CHANGING BUSINESS MODEL Healthcare is undergoing a shift from a fee-for-servicebased payment model to a value-based-care payment model in which the government provides incentives and penalties based on quality metrics. With the value-based care model, healthcare providers and health plans have shared accountabilities when it comes to managing the health of the individuals and populations they […]

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APIs in Healthcare: Ease Integration

CHALLENGES INTEGRATION SYSTEMS AND MANUAL PROCESSES With many disparate systems and data format requirements, integration can pose a huge challenge for healthcare organizations. This can be a deterrent in adopting new systems or integrating existing systems. Lack of integration leads to slow manual processes that cost the business money through resource inefficiency.  Beyond the difficulty around integration […]

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APIs in Healthcare: Increase the Value of Health Data

CHALLENGES MAKING MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF DATA MEANINGFUL  Healthcare data requires high security – but that can also lead to difficulty in sharing information when needed. Interoperability of healthcare data requires a modernized infrastructure to enhance communication and access. With restrictive formats like EDI and HL7, along with the unstructured data generated by wearables and devices, providers and health plans have […]

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APIs in Healthcare: Deliver Better Patient and Member Experiences

CHALLENGES CREATING SEAMLESS MEMBER JOURNEYS As focus on digital continues to grow, organizations across industry must provide an omni-channel experience to remain competitive. For healthcare, an omni-channel experience also requires an agile response to patient and member needs in real-time. With the proliferation of the Internet of Things, it has become easier to use smart phones, smart watches, […]

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APIs in Healthcare: Digitally Engage Patients and Members

CHALLENGES ENGAGING DIGITALLY According to a Commonwealth Fund study, the average patient in the United States only visits the doctor four times a year. This limited frequency makes it critical for both healthcare provider organizations and health plans to engage with patients outside the traditional care setting in order to help them maintain their health and wellness. Digital technologies […]

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