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Developing Connected Healthcare Systems and Accelerating Digital Transformation

2021 09 Sep

With urban populations increasing worldwide and technology making smart cities a reality, there is a great potential of improving healthcare services by expanding them beyond the hospital walls. Both immediate health emergencies, such as COVID-19, and long-term strategies can be addressed with new, tech-driven solutions supported by enhanced community... Read more

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2021 05 Jul

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Consumerism in Healthcare – Current Status, Benefits and Challenges

2020 12 Nov

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed healthcare to move towards consumerism. This change is being driven by patients who are quickly turning into consumers. Where will this trend lead? Is it time for hospitals and consumers to work together to utilise digital technology in healthcare and to improve healthcare access across all groups of society? How... Read more

Cross-Border Management of COVID-19 Lab Results

2020 27 Oct

Two digital initiatives are being tested aimed at facilitating cross-border handling of COVID-19-realted lab results for travellers and governments.   You might also like: (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)? COVID-19 ‘Immunity Passports’ through ethical lens   International travel and tourism are among... Read more

Clinicians and AI: Finding New Roles

2020 29 Sep

Applications of artificial intelligence in medicine (AIM) continue to increase, including diagnosis generation, treatment selection, disease stratification and healthcare management. This trend has sparked concerns over AI being poised to replace many of today's medical professionals.   You might also like: Will robots take your... Read more

The Impact of Digital Technology on Healthcare

2020 20 Feb

Digital technology has become an integral part of healthcare and is all set to revolutionise the practice of medicine. Digital technology has greatly improved operational efficiency with respect to standards of medical care. The transformation has significantly enhanced the overall experience of both healthcare professionals and patients. Some... Read more

Cybersecurity: Key Best Practices for Protecting Health Data

2019 19 Nov

With digital technology now widely used in healthcare, from doctor appointment scheduling apps to telehealth systems, risks of patient data being hacked have increased immensely. As such, the concept of "patient wellbeing" has evolved to include data privacy and protection.   This change is not surprising considering that, given recent high-profile cyberattacks –notably... Read more