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|0 Comments

Private Equity Funding Has Reached An All-Time High. What Now?

Private equity fundraising has soared to never-before-seen heights in recent years. According to statistics gathered by the financial research firm Pitchbook Data, PE firms in the United States managed to shatter fundraising records in 2019; as of November, buyout funds had raised over $246 billion for the year. This achievement continues a recent pattern of [...]

By |2019-12-19T18:12:06+00:00December 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

We Need to Prioritize Cybersecurity in 2020

Technology has sparked incredible advances in healthcare -- but it hasn’t done so without risk. Cybersecurity has long been a hot-button issue for the healthcare sector. For many provider organizations, a major security breach constitutes a worst-case scenario, posing a significant threat to operations, patient trust, and confidential information alike.    Moreover, those in the [...]

By |2019-12-19T18:01:53+00:00December 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

What the Microsoft/Humana Deal Tells Us About the Healthcare Market

Will Microsoft design the blueprints for the future of digitally-facilitated healthcare? The answer seems likely -- but for once, the tech company won’t be able to accomplish its lofty goals alone.    At the close of October, Microsoft and the health insurance giant Humana forged a strategic partnership. Over the next seven years, the partners [...]

By |2019-12-11T18:21:02+00:00December 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Here’s How Blockchain Can Revolutionize Telemedicine

Could blockchain offer the boost telemedicine needs to reach its potential? Over the past several decades, digitally-facilitated medicine has made significant inroads into mainstream medicine, expanding access to care, improving health outcomes, and lowering costs for patients and providers alike -- and yet, adoption is far lower than it should be. According to one study [...]

By |2019-12-02T13:20:05+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Reading the Room: Tips for Identifying High-Potential Private Equity Investments

When it comes to private equity investing, financial success hinges on an investor’s ability to weigh the potential for gains against the odds of failure in every prospective buyout. A well-placed and carefully-timed private equity transaction can produce a considerable return; however, choosing a business to pour trust and resources into is rarely easy. In [...]

By |2019-03-25T18:43:27+00:00March 25th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Where Will Healthcare-Oriented Investments Center in 2019?

Health care private equity was a standout star in 2018's investment sector, and its place at the head of the pack is likely to continue into the new year. Investors have reason to be optimistic; healthcare-centered investments underwent a boom last year. According to statistics from Bain & Company, the total disclosed deal value reached [...]

By |2019-02-06T17:28:44+00:00February 6th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Are Providers Having a Crisis of Confidence with Medical Tech?

Machines are wholly indispensable in today's technology-powered medical landscape. Patients and providers alike trust in the value and security of medical devices. Our trust seems almost necessary; after all, medical technology supports hospital staffers during every minute of every day. The machines they access store vital patient data, facilitate channels of communication, and provide real-time [...]

By |2019-01-08T22:28:18+00:00January 8th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Blockchain Possibilities Extend Beyond EHR Security

When it comes to conversations about the potential benefits of blockchain, most people tend to veer towards two topics: bitcoin and cybersecurity. For those of us in the healthcare sector, however, the technology’s value goes far beyond the asking price of the latest cryptocurrency or the ability to create a near-unbreakable encryption wall. Instead, advances [...]

By |2019-11-26T21:24:13+00:00November 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

What Are the Risk and Rewards of EHRs?

Twenty years ago, the vast majority of physician practices and hospitals seemed to run on paper. Paper records, paper forms, paper notes covered in illegible physician scrawl — few parts of the hardcopy system were ever particularly efficient or helpful. When Electronic Health Records (EHRs) entered the administrative mainstream in the mid-2000s, they revolutionized the [...]

By |2018-11-26T17:00:21+00:00November 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments