Platforms on the Rise, or ‘Health 2.0 solutions that have already changed the world’ Medical service providers have traditionally acted locally, and there is good reason to believe that even in digitally connected times, in the majority of markets, local doctors will continue to treat local patients. But that doesn’t mean that there is no room for medical service provision to act on an international scale - both in primary care and in specialised medical service provision.
The Digital Health Silk Road Project China has emerged as a major player in digitization of state and society, and this is also becoming true for digital health. Innovative companies like the Chinese healthcare AI specialist Huiyihuiying gather knowledge from all over the world, apply it to the Chinese market and at the same time follow an international agenda e.g. the Chinese “Belt & Road” initiative.
Predictive Precision Digital Public Health Article around redefining public health towards a new concept of predictive precision digital public health, including gamification components and behavioural incentives.
Decision Support for the Under-Served Populations with sub-optimal access to medical care can be found all around the world. The SMARThealth program, an Australia-India partnership, is leveraging digital tools to provide decision support for screening and treatment of chronically ill patients in rural areas across various countries of the Asia-Pac region.
The Digital Healthcare Factory Around the world, there are many ‘Silicon Valleys’ for digital health innovation. But when it comes to digitally enhanced healthcare providers, the density is probably highest in Israel. HIMSS Insights takes a look at the latest digital strategy of Sheba Medical Center that puts a special focus on dealing with big data, and artificial intelligence. And we visit Maccabi Healthcare Services, a provider that has spearheaded both research and implementation of digital health solutions for years.
The Nerds Behind Global Digital Health Innovation Digitally integrating healthcare requires standards. This is true for individual healthcare systems as well as for those who want to cross borders with their services. HL7 has evolved from a successful, but largely unknown organisation, specialising in making hospital IT systems communicate with each other, to producing a global reference for digital healthcare interoperability. How did that happen? We’ll interview an executive of HL7 International on the role of standards in global healthcare innovation.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence will massively influence the way healthcare is executed in the years to come. This is true for diagnostics, for medical therapy, and for population health management. This issue of Insights will address numerous tough and exciting questions around regulation, the algorithm black box, and what does it all mean for care delivery?
Healthcare digitization is still often perceived as being an endeavour on the level of the individual healthcare system or nation state. While there is some truth in that, it is equally obvious that a global digital health market is evolving, with vast opportunities for IT companies, healthcare providers, med-tech, pharma giants and even charities who are courageous enough to think big. In this edition of the HIMSS Insights eBook, we give these global eHealth champions a platform. Download your copy of the eBook for free today to access the most insightful content and news.
Paper health information presents significant challenges to large hospital environments. Due to the clinical risks that having a predominantly paper health record causes, Mater decided to take action to address the challenges of paper health records, which also resulted in significant increases in efficiency and cost reduction, all pre-dating the commencement of an EMR implementation. HIMSS Asia Pacific speaks with Sallyanne Wissmann, Director Information Management, Mater Health Services, Brisbane, ahead of her presentation at HIMSS AsiaPac18.
RADM (Dr) Tang Kong Choong, Chief of the SAF Medical Corps, gave an update on the recent developments at the organisation and some lessons learnt behind the implementation of the third generation EMR system.