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How Can Health System Leaders Collaborate Efficiently When Adopting New Tech?

During a recent virtual panel discussion, health system executives discussed what it should ideally look like when health system leaders come together to launch a digital project. They stressed it is vital to assemble a diversified decision-making team and that leaders should prioritize addressing the organization’s challenges and opportunities rather than being captivated by flashy new products.

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4 Reasons Hospitals’ Tech Investments Can Go Awry

Avia CEO Linda Finkel has had many conversations with health systems executives about why their technology initiatives haven’t gone as planned in the past. Based on these experiences, she has noticed four main reasons hospitals don’t see the results for which they were hoping — including not exercising enough scrutiny during the vendor selection process and failure to think about capability at scale.

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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

HIMSS, AVIA role out new platform to promote ‘next generation’ technologies

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and AVIA have co-developed what they describe as a new platform to promote the adoption and use of “next generation” technologies among healthcare providers. The platform, called HX360, aims to include all types of technologies that could help with some of healthcare’s more vexing challenges, said DR. Roy […]