What Pandemic Cyberattacks Taught Us About Security in Healthcare

For all that the Covid-19 pandemic has been an exhausting and extensive trial of the U.S. health system, it has also given the sector a once-in-a-generation chance to advance itself beyond all expectations. When faced with the challenges and burdens of a public health emergency, care providers and research organizations embraced innovative solutions, setting the [...]

By |2021-03-01T14:58:07+00:00March 1st, 2021|Blog|

What Will the Increase in Telehealth Mean for HIPAA?

Telehealth services are on the rise -- and with them, concerns over patient privacy. There is no doubt that telemedicine has played an invaluable role in keeping Americans safe and healthy over the last year. Virtual health platforms gave anxious patients when they might have added pressure to already-overloaded hospital facilities or avoided care altogether. [...]

By |2021-01-14T22:34:18+00:00January 14th, 2021|Blog|

Social Informatics: A New Tool for Healthcare?

The medical community has been aware of the role that social factors play in determining health outcomes for years -- but evidence of the fact has never been quite so abundantly clear.  Even a cursory glance over COVID-19 data reveals an inarguable link between infection rates, fatalities, and social determinants of health such as poverty, [...]

By |2021-01-14T22:27:36+00:00October 28th, 2020|Blog|

Here’s What COVID-19 Tells Us About the Healthcare Real Estate Industry

How could the pressures of a global pandemic shape America’s healthcare real estate market?  In the months since COVID-19’s arrival, healthcare providers have found themselves under an unprecedented amount of pressure. Resources have been stretched thin; care facilities are tracking their capacity numbers with growing concern. In the face of a global pandemic, those in [...]

By |2020-09-29T20:19:09+00:00September 29th, 2020|Blog|

Will COVID-19 Influence Healthcare Facility Design?

Perspective narrows when you’re investing in healthcare during a global pandemic. Most of us are wrestling with immediate questions: how can we help patients with COVID-19 now? How do we protect first-line responders and providers now? Which solutions can we implement to lessen the burden the crisis poses now? The list goes on.  But there’s [...]

By |2020-07-29T20:21:25+00:00July 29th, 2020|Blog|

Optimizing Provider Performance Means Supporting Organizational Culture

It’s ironic that in a profession dedicated to taking care of patients, organizational support for healthcare providers too often falls by the wayside.  These days, you can’t flip through a business magazine without coming across a headline -- or six -- extolling the importance of organizational culture. Management experts spend countless hours debating leadership tactics; [...]

By |2020-07-29T20:12:23+00:00July 29th, 2020|Blog|

Here’s How Healthcare Organizations Can Make the Most from Analytics

If a health organization doesn’t understand how to sift through the data it collects, even a massive trove of information will effectively become useless.  The healthcare industry is a font of information. This is by necessity; patient care needs, record-keeping mandates, and compliance requirements alike demand the almost-perpetual generation of data. Care organizations accumulate mountains [...]

By |2020-05-28T16:07:53+00:00May 28th, 2020|Blog|

Considering the Potential for Growth in the Healthcare Real Estate Market

Will medical real estate become a promising new investment frontier for healthcare investors? All factors considered, the answer would appear to be yes. There is little question that the healthcare sector is well-primed for expansion -- and that provider organizations will need space to grow when it does.    One recent report from Deloitte projected [...]

By |2020-03-13T21:59:22+00:00March 13th, 2020|Blog|

What Can Private Equity Do for Home Healthcare?

In recent years, private equity firms have risen to the forefront of the conversation around healthcare innovation and, in the process, firmly established themselves as drivers for change.    Their growing interest in guiding healthcare into the future speaks clearly through their increasing investments. In 2018, the number of global private equity-backed healthcare deals saw [...]

By |2020-02-24T17:56:17+00:00February 24th, 2020|Blog|

What the Cerner/AWS Deal Means for Healthcare Tech

Will America’s tech giants be instrumental in carrying the healthcare sector into a technology-powered future? If we take recent industry developments as indicators, the answer appears to be a resounding yes.   In early December of last year, the healthcare information services provider Cerner announced its intent to collaborate with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The [...]

By |2020-01-22T19:55:37+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog|