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The rapid transformation of healthcare

To deliver quality care, healthcare organizations have had to quickly respond to changes brought on by the pandemic. And many more changes are still to come

From research to record keeping, healthcare is changing faster than ever. We've seen a loosening of regulatory processes, for example, and changes in societal behavior that have forced the industry to adapt. The reason, of course, is the pandemic.

Healthcare isn't an industry used to abrupt change. In most cases, healthcare changes at a measured pace. But that's not because practitioners are stuck in their ways or that healthcare IT workers don't want to change. It's a combination of factors, including regulatory and financial concerns, that tends to make the process for approval of new technologies cumbersome.

Here are some must-read stories that offer a glimpse into the factors that have prompted and permitted recent changes in healthcare.

Modernize healthcare from edge to cloud

How HPC is driving breakthroughs in bioinformatics

Genetics research is booming, with breakthroughs coming at such a dramatic pace, it’s difficult to keep track of them. The genomes of millions of people are being sequenced around the world, giving researchers large amounts of data to sift through in search of links between genetics and disease. Here’s what you need to know.

The future of medicine: How technology will shape patient care and improve outcomes

Widespread technology adoption is changing how medicine works, from healthcare techniques to the patient user experience.

Healthcare Rx: How technology and IoT can help fix a broken system

Healthcare can't get by on bandage fixes anymore. This industry report explores how innovation across technology and IoT can help fix a broken system that we all depend on every day.

Redefine clinical experience from edge to cloud

How supercomputers are identifying COVID-19 therapeutics

Searching 30 terabytes of medical data and more than 150 billion records takes seconds for a high-end supercomputer. Nothing makes technology more relatable to the average person than showing its direct impact on their lives, and there is little question that the pandemic demonstrated the value of supercomputers in finding, developing, and getting vaccines out to the public in an emergency situation.

Telehealth: How virtual can medicine get?

The pandemic has accelerated the move to telehealth consultations. What was once a fringe practice for remote and rural patients, telehealth has moved straight to mainstream use as social distancing, contact, and gathering requirements forced practitioners to limit in-person patient visits. At the same time, it is motivating patients to be more proactive in addressing their health concerns.

Top 6 healthcare IT lessons from the pandemic

Caught up in the struggle to help patients survive the pandemic, healthcare IT learned critical ways to thrive beyond the crisis.

Healthcare cloud services. delivered where the data lives 

Advancing medicine with AI at the edge

Swarm learning techniques for decentralizing analysis and sharing insights can bring game-changing acceleration to the pace of discovery.

How the edge is reshaping healthcare

Edge computing and AI promise to make healthcare delivery cheaper, easier, and better for everyone. It couldn't happen at a better time. Changes to the delivery models and mechanisms that address how quickly and efficiently healthcare and the latest technologies make it to the treatment of people will lead to a better world.

Transforming healthcare at Texas Children's Hospital

The largest pediatric hospital in the U.S. is using the power of the cloud to innovate and improve patient care.

Cloud to the rescue: EHR as a service drives future of healthcare

Electronic health records in the cloud, provided as a service, can be the cure for the digital ills providers and patients suffer. It also brings new opportunities. Without a reliable, accessible, and universal way for medical records to move between providers and patients, there will be consistent roadblocks to the equitable and effective delivery of healthcare.

The cloud that comes to your IT operations as a service

The battle to secure healthcare data is taking place behind the scenes

Hospitals are at war, and the battles are fought across all healthcare data and devices. HIPAA can't win. Here's what can.

Why healthcare is such a juicy ransomware target

A lack of investment in security technologies has put healthcare organizations at the mercy of criminals. There's not much more to say: Healthcare IT spending has rarely focused on securing IT infrastructure, and when it has, the focus is most often on regulatory compliance issues. Hardening the healthcare target is critical in the era of ransomware.

EHRs prove invaluable in Israel vaccine campaign

Israel has proved to be the world standard in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign with more than 60 percent of the country's population already inoculated. By leveraging the information found in its HMOs' standardized EHR systems, Israel has demonstrated the effectiveness of EHR systems and what they can be used to accomplish when they are well designed and, most important, standards based, in a standard format.

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