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Here, you’ll find insightful, informative blogs covering everything from artificial intelligence to UX design.

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Healthcare IT Consulting and Strategy

The future of healthcare AI applications in safe decision-making

All across the medical landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) is being implemented to leverage data-driven decision-making to improve efficiencies at scale. Artificial intelligence applications in healthcare leverage complex algorithms to streamline, automate, and optimize key operational processes. The result is a more seamless care environment that links medical researchers, doctors, and laboratory clinicians to machine learning (ML) capabilities, driving more efficient decision-making.
AI holds the processing power to dramatically improve the way doctors evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients across community health settings.
Healthcare expenditure on artificial intelligence is projected to grow 40% in 2023, from $4.4 billion in 2022 to over $6.2 billion, according to Omdia Forecasts. Over 96% of healthcare organizations surveyed across 2022 reported feeling confident or very confident about AI’s ability to deliver better medical outcomes and business results for providers.

Healthcare IT Consulting and Strategy

Understanding the use of customized HIPAA-compliant software for healthcare

In 2022, more than 590 healthcare organizations experienced a data breach at an average cost of $4.35 million per event. Data breaches in 12 healthcare organizations resulted in the loss of one million records, and a further 13 data breaches exposed between 500,000 and one million records. Most data losses were caused by cyber attacks against health insurance plans, with additional attacks coming via business associates, healthcare clearinghouses, and providers.
Healthcare organizations are being targeted daily by international hacking groups to steal valuable personal health record (PHR) data to be sold for profit on the dark web and other illicit marketplaces. In response, insurance providers have mandated that healthcare operators incorporate third-party risk management, robust cyber security protocols, and data governance best practices.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in 1996 and has become the most significant legislation governing patient privacy and the use, transmission, and storage of personal health information (PHI). Healthcare organizations and third-party vendors are working zealously to deliver HIPAA-compliant software applications to reduce the opportunity for cyber criminals to access organizational data.

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Beware, hackers are launching automated attacks on healthcare organizations

On December 8, 2022, the US Office of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Information Security’s Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) released a detailed brief titled ‘Automation and Hacking: Potential Impacts on Healthcare.’ According to the HC3, healthcare organizations face substantial automated threats involving social engineering operations, phishing, spear phishing attempts, credential stuffing, brute force attacks, and many other new forms of artificial intelligence-generated malware.
Malicious threat actors have leveraged automation to launch attacks with global reach at scale. Hackers use automation at scale to identify personal information, financial data, medical research, and corporate data
At least 590 provider organizations have reported personal health information (PHI) data breaches to the HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) since the start of 2022. The losses impacted 48.6 million individual records—up from just 40 million in 2021.

Healthcare IT Consulting and Strategy

Safeguard sensitive enterprise healthcare data with risk management

Data breaches, ransomware events, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against critical healthcare infrastructure have become one of the most critical risk management topics today.
Criminal organizations target healthcare organizations in pursuit of lucrative payouts. While many healthcare enterprises are finally beginning to prioritize cyber security best practices, such as the zero-trust framework (see infographic 1), much more needs to bed one to safeguard organizations against cybercrime.

Healthcare IT Consulting and Strategy

Artificial intelligence to drive automation-led efficiencies of scale in healthcare

Is the use of artificial intelligence(AI) in healthcare key to overcoming inefficiencies of scale seen across the healthcare service delivery landscape today? As health providers make investments in digital transformation, the adoption of AI-enabled automation is becoming widespread, bringing incremental improvements that promise a competitive advantage.
Digital transformation in the healthcare sector is challenging due to the myriad stakeholders involved, reluctance to move on from antiquated systems, and the perceived resource drain.
It is no secret that healthcare service providers are struggling with staff burnout, skills shortages, and attrition, making it extremely difficult to maintain business as usual and deliver patients the quality of care their organizations are known for. To maximize clinical outcomes, executive leaders must make intelligent decisions about resource allocation, staffing needs, discharge planning, and managing inpatient capacities.

Healthcare IT Consulting and Strategy

How does custom software development shape digital transformation in healthcare?

Digital transformation has pervaded almost every facet of our lives. This monumental transformation occurs at the confluence of two explosive trends: the rise of internet-based computing applications and the expansive construction of high-speed digital infrastructure.
With a projected market value of $11.9 trillion by 2022, the global healthcare industry is one of the biggest beneficiaries of digital transformation. The sector comprises various institutions, from hospitals, clinics, and assisted living facilities to healthcare insurance companies and pharmaceuticals. By market breakdown, healthcare services remain in the lead as the top-performing segment, with nearly $2.9 trillion in global annual sales.
The voracious uptake of digital technologies in medical practices has been spurred by the demand for prompt and precise patient care over the years. According to research,nine out of 10 US patients opt for healthcare providers who prioritize ease of care access, patient privacy, data security, and individualized care.

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How to choose the best healthcare technology partner and succeed

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global healthcare system struggled to meet patient demands while remaining compliant with COVID-19 safety protocols.
The result was a perfect storm of opportunity, finally making digital transformation a front-of-mind priority for executive decision-makers. Healthcare technology investment expanded, driving the growth of virtual healthcare services, massive cloud adoption, and the rise of new organizational approaches such as citizen development.
Overnight, new services such as telemedicine platforms, digital health applications, mobile patient portals, and remote care consultations became the new normal. Not long after,  the healthcare industry was rocked by massive data breaches, with losses of personal health information leading to massive, unprecedented compliance fines.

Healthcare IT Consulting and Strategy

Agile methodology in healthcare: Understand the benefits and the challenges

In today’s fast-paced world, the healthcare industry faces increasing pressure to adapt, innovate, and deliver high-quality patient care efficiently. To meet these challenges head-on, many healthcare organizations are embracing digital transformation projects through different development methodologies.
Till recently, agile methods like rapid prototyping and test-and-learn with customers, did not seem to gel with the highly regulated processes of healthcare.