AHIP 2016 was held last week in Las Vegas, NV at the Wynn hotel & casino. It was an excellent turnout from an attendee audience perspective-solid representation across payer and provider organizations as well as business and IT participation from departmental manager to CEO-and vendor community support. Read More.
McKesson Shares Ideas With Independent Pharmacies to Deliver Better Patient Outcomes and Grow Their Businesses
McKesson Corporation kicked off
McKesson ideaShare 2016, an interactive forum for independent pharmacists from across the U.S. to collaborate and gain ideas for expanding their business, driving profits, and delivering better patient outcomes. The annual conference and exhibition provides attendees with access to industry thought leaders, pharmacy programs and solutions, continuing education courses, and networking events all focused on providing pharmacy owners with insights on how to thrive in today's market and ensure they are set up for future success. Read More.
Change Healthcare & Softheon made the Top 5!
Taking a look at the data management vendor market, Shaman Akhtar, senior advisor with Naperville, Ill.-based healthcare consulting firm Impact Advisors, foresees a strong demand for legacy data management expertise. In 2015, the mergers and acquisition activity grew by 22 percent and nearly 1,420 hospitals were still using a legacy electronic medical record (EMR) that the vendor no longer supported, Akhtar says.
"From these numbers, we can safely assume, that for the next three to five years as organizations get ready to implement new EMRs and as these mergers get executed, the industry will demand expertise in the legacy data management area," he says. Read More.
NTT DATA Asks " Can the Government Learn from Uber?"
Part of today's rapid technology transformation involves private se
ctor innovators disrupting traditional business models, even in areas that are traditionally the responsibility of government. Bigbelly is transforming the public waste and recycling space by using technology to enable smart waste and recycling management through street-tough, solar-powered stations that deliver real-time data to a web-based dashboard. Uber has not only changed how we hail a cab, it's competing directly with city bus systems through its uberPOOL group. Government entities can-and should-learn from the private industry. They will need to more aggressively apply technology to transform themselves to better meet the growing expectations of constituents for digital interaction with their government. Read More.