Posts Tagged with innovation

by adgrooms on October 24, 2019

It is no secret that the United States healthcare system is the most expensive in the world. We spend approximately $10,000 per person annually. While about 27.5 million people don't have healthcare in the U.S., waste has reached astronomical levels. The aging population is going to put an increasing strain on the ...

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by adgrooms on October 22, 2019

We recently looked at how blockchain can benefit healthcare. From EHRs to the pharmaceutical supply chain, blockchain could have a profound impact in the coming years. It could advance interoperability, give patients ownership of their health information, and significantly reduce fraud, reducing costs and improving patient outcomes throughout the healthcare industry. But how does blockchain ...

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by adgrooms on October 17, 2019

Blockchain has had a lot of hype in the last several years, most notably as the technology behind the cryptocurrency bitcoin. While cryptocurrency has its supporters and detractors, blockchain is recognized as a secure transactional system that could have uses beyond finance. Healthcare is now exploring the possibilities of applying blockchain. The excitement over the potential of ...

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by adgrooms on August 27, 2019

We live in a culture that values disruptive innovation - from smartphones to electric cars. At this moment, someone is working on the next revolutionary idea that will theoretically change everyone's lives for the better. While radical changes may work well in the industrial setting, healthcare has a responsibility to patients that requires a more nuanced approach. With the need for process ...

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by adgrooms on August 13, 2019

Healthcare providers are typically driven to continually improve. Frontline workers deal daily with the consequences of inefficiencies and waste in the system. Personally, my family members in Healthcare are always talking about "if we just did it this way then everything would run a lot better." Why not let them make those improvements? Some institutions do. One process that does this is a ...

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