Digital transformation in healthcare: A cure for the industry?

2021-02-19T15:12:24-07:00By |

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new challenges to the already ailing healthcare industry. However, technologies such as Microsoft Power Apps hold the key to solving many of its problems, so I’d like to explore how digital transformation in healthcare has the potential to be the powerful pick-me-up healthcare needs.    First of all, though, a little background. Let’s take a look at the charts.   Recent history and prognosis Even before the pandemic, the healthcare industry was running on fumes. Healthcare costs have been steadily increasing, with quality care becoming less affordable and accessible for many patients.   These strains have been felt by healthcare professionals, too. According to 2020 research from Medscape, as much as 42% of physicians reported being burned out. And the industry has also been drowning in a rising [...]

Terra: Microsoft and Verily’s Collaboration

2021-01-28T12:59:03-07:00By |

Everything is better together, even cloud-based data storage. Recently, Microsoft announced that it would contribute cloud-based storage data and computing power to Terra. Terra is a software project powering industry and academic research, allowing them to collaborate on large-scale health information analysis. Collaboration between industry and academia is crucial to furthering innovative and developing life-saving solutions. The life sciences company, operating under the umbrella of Google parent company Alphabet, Verily, co-created Terra. Verily has been using it for the past three years, partnering with the Broad Institute, a nonprofit health research institution brought about by Harvard and the Massachusetts [...]

Trending 2021— A Digital Healthcare Ecosystem

2021-01-28T13:01:57-07:00By |

Trends serve as a guiding light for the healthcare industry, indicating the industry's direction and highlight the technologies reshaping it. Trends help industry leaders get a better sense of what their patients need and help patients better understand what type of care is available for them. As we enter a new year, The Bauen Group wanted to take time to highlight the predicted digital healthcare trends, report on the healthcare technology ecosystem, and reflect on how far we have come. 2021 Transformative Trends in Healthcare There is no question that the coronavirus pandemic has brought unimaginable changes to how [...]

How COVID-19 vaccine uses temperature sensors to keep it safe

2021-01-28T13:23:21-07:00By |

While scientists and pharmaceutical companies celebrate the achievement of developing a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine, they know other considerable challenges such as distribution and storage are on the horizon. The hurdle is to distribute millions of doses of vaccines while keeping the quantity extremely cold. To solve this problem, they got an assist from technology that has been transforming the foodservice industry for years. As it happens with restaurants, breweries, or food transportation, temperature-monitoring technology in small hot and cold sensors helps companies such as Pfizer and Moderna ensure a safe journey from the factory to the pharmacy. The [...]

Data Sharing in the Healthcare Industry— An Overview

2020-08-24T14:36:58-06:00By |

Data sharing in the healthcare industry can transform patient care, health institution infrastructure, and help solve global health threats. But even though the benefits greatly outweigh the negative implications, the implementation of a connected and collaborative healthcare ecosystem is highly complex. It is necessary to explore both the benefits and challenges to successfully uncover a path forward for disease management, pandemic prevention, and a comprehensive healthcare system. Opening Closed Doors by Sharing Health Data Health data sharing allows us to gain insight that’s life-saving, cost-effective, and impactful. It is about using data effectively and transforming it into a useful resource. [...]

Exploring Cyberattacks in Healthcare: What’s the Risk?

2020-08-12T05:53:29-06:00By |

Patient care goes beyond a hospital stay or clinic visit. Healthcare institutions are responsible for protecting the patient’s personally identifiable information and protected health information (PHI). This information is increasingly valuable to cybercriminals, and the healthcare industry's growing use of connected devices and equipment makes it more accessible than ever before. Cyberattacks in healthcare pose critical security concerns, and it is up to industry leaders to set the standard as digital transformation continues to unfold. Attacks on Healthcare Infrastructure Just This Year Leaders in the healthcare industry are using advanced technology to develop solutions to complex problems in all aspects [...]

5 Steps for Choosing the Best Healthcare Software Companies

2020-08-16T16:10:45-06:00By |

Choosing to undergo digital transformation is no easy feat, especially in the complex healthcare industry. But finding the development company that is right for your business can make all the difference. Let us uncover the steps that will help you choose the best provider for your custom healthcare software development. 1. Investigate the State of the Healthcare Industry Before you dive into building a brand-new custom software solution, it is vital to understand the industry's state and where your business stands in the current environment. Healthcare costs are increasing, making it challenging to receive affordable and accessible care. To [...]

Microsoft and the Age of Privacy Protection in Healthcare Data

2020-06-11T13:00:21-06:00By |

Digital transformation is fueling revolutionary medical breakthroughs and facilitating an enhanced level of patient care. The transformation is forever changing how we conduct pertinent medical studies, build comprehensive patient care plans, and fight global pandemics, much like COVID-19. Yet, it seems as though someone is always on the other side, ready to leverage innovation for their sinister agenda. Although we like to think the best of everyone, protecting patient and practitioner health data remains the top priority. Healthcare Industry: A New Reality At the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, healthcare providers had to make a sudden shift. A push [...]

Bauen’s New Custom Healthcare Solution Saves Millions

2020-05-29T11:33:30-06:00By |

The amount of data generated today is staggering. The International Data Corp expects the worldwide volume of data generated annually to grow from 33 zettabytes in 2018 to 175ZB in 2025, which is a Compounded Annual Growth Rate of 61 percent. Keep in mind; one zettabyte equals 1 billion gigabytes. That is a large amount of information. In the healthcare industry alone, experts estimated the value of the global Healthcare Analytics Market at USD 14 billion in 2019, and forecast it to reach USD 50.5 billion by 2024, which is a projected CAGR of 28.3 percent. Healthcare organizations find [...]

How Microsoft Is Powering the Rise of Telemedicine

2020-05-24T08:40:05-06:00By |

The world, as we know it, has changed forever. The novel coronavirus continues to push, pull, twist, and transform what we have always done into something unfamiliar. Although change can be uncomfortable and uncertain, we can take comfort in knowing it is not always a bad thing, especially when talking about Telemedicine. The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating innovation and digital transformation across various industries, including, and especially healthcare. The pandemic is pushing telemedicine to the front of the line, making it easier for patients to get the care they need. The Rise of Telemedicine Amidst A Global Pandemic Telemedicine [...]

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