Here’s How Telehealth Stands to Revolutionize Home Healthcare

It’s no understatement to say that telehealth has exploded in popularity over the last several months. Faced with the once-in-a-lifetime challenge of navigating a global pandemic, patients initially flocked to telehealth solution because it would allow them to access convenient, high-quality care without breaking social distancing or inadvertently stressing already-overburdened health care centers. According to [...]

By |2020-11-18T19:46:40+00:00November 18th, 2020|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 |2020-10-28T12:35:10+00:00October 28th, 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|

Private Equity: No Longer Tied to Middlemen?

Private equity has long been an industry reliant on middlemen. Investors source deals through networks of business connections, turning to investment bankers, brokers, attorneys, and business connections for introductions to high-potential companies and founders. This approach works well enough, albeit at cost; given that investors often have to compete at auctions to win a deal, [...]

By |2020-05-05T18:40:30+00:00April 5th, 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|

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|

Private Equity Is on the Brink of a Tech-Powered Transformation

When I started managing money in 1984 Chicago, people made a living out of yelling across the exchange floor. The room was perpetually in a state of frenzy; well-dressed professionals shouted instructions to colleagues poised over landlines and notepads, while runners darted in and out of the trading pits to ferry paper tickets between the [...]

By |2019-07-24T15:53:42+00:00July 24th, 2019|Blog|

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|

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|

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|