Digital Health Entrepreneurs Share Innovation Challenges

Disruption and convergence are widely touted terms among digital health advocates who view some of the technologies coming to market as a way to improve healthcare delivery, boost adherence and make communication easier. But the flipside is that entrepreneurs positioning themselves as disruptors or who have developed technology that straddle a couple of industries can […]

Mobile Health – Connecting Patients, Providers and Payers

As healthcare providers take on more responsibility and risk for patient populations, engaging patients when they are not under a physician’s care is becoming increasingly important. And since more Americans than ever own and spend time on mobile devices, many providers are investing in healthcare delivery innovations that leverage mobile technology. Source: infographic   Learn […]

Logistics Firms Set to Invest in Last Mile Technology

The growth in ecommerce has brought big business to the logistics industry and will continue to do so between now and 2018, with 92% of logistics companies seeing it as their biggest area for growth over the next four years, according to new independent research commissioned by Barclays’ Transport & Logistics and Retail sector teams. […]

The Need for Healthcare Automation

The Challenge According to CMS, the annual U.S. spend on healthcare is nearly three trillion dollars (more than 17 percent of GDP), and yet the World Health Organization ranks our healthcare system below almost every other industrialized nation in the world. Despite all the money being spent, there is still pervasive inefficiency and frustration, with […]

To Stay Competitive, Retailers Need to Close the Omnichannel Gap

Majority of retailers fall below consumer shopping expectations, face barriers to embracing retail innovation. Findings from a recent retail industry benchmarking report gauging retailer readiness in implementing new retail technologies, suggests that the majority of retailers are struggling to implement technologies now regularly expected by consumers – which further prevents them from exploring future retail […]

How Utilities Can Embrace Solar Energy

There has never been a greater threat to the utility industry than solar energy. It allows for the transfer of power-generating assets from the utility to consumers, stretches the grid by making homes both demand sources and power suppliers, and may even allow consumers to cut ties to the grid altogether. One key component challenging […]

Introducing NexJ Data Governance

NexJ Systems, a provider of cloud-based software delivering enterprise solutions to the financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries, today announced that it has enriched the data auditing, monitoring, and provisioning capabilities of its software suite through the use of NexJ Data Governance. NexJ Data Governance will help financial services and insurance firms better manage and […]

96 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Not Ready to Optimize EHR

Big Data, cloud computing, mobile health and social media are enabling opportunities to optimize electronic health records for improved care coordination. And providers said they are poised to spend big on those technologies in 2015 with sky-high hopes for cost savings in the billions of dollars — but there is one little hitch. Whereas many […]

PointNurse Virtual Care Studio Pilot

PointNurse, a new consumer healthcare startup company, has announced a live pilot of its consumer oriented tele-health app and marketplace. The pilot is scheduled to run in select cities around North America on November 8-9th, 2014. PointNurse leverages curated healthcare video and articles to drive consumers to contextually relevant providers in its tele-health marketplace. Consumers […]

UnitedHealth’s Latest Blow To Fee-For-Service Medicine: 6 Percent Off Doctor Costs

As the Affordable Care Act, government and private insurers push doctors and hospitals away from fee-for-service medicine, the nation’s largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) says it’s seeing more results. The health insurance giant, which is shifting tens of billions of dollars toward linking doctor pay to efficiency and quality, said in a new report that […]