This piece was coauthored with Thomas Hiney. The modern workplace is in the midst of a massive transformation. An estimated forty-four percent of employees are currently working from home, and a recent survey reported that employers expect the number of full-time workers who remain at home permanently to triple that of pre-pandemic figures. The implications
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While the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us all the fragility of life, the disease also has indisputably revealed shortcomings in our U.S. health system. Our frontline healthcare providers, though an extraordinary testament to resiliency, are greatly in need of a better, more streamlined health information technology infrastructure to care for all patients, today and tomorrow.
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The University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) is considered to be Europe’s first fully digitised hospital. By introducing a closed-loop medication process, UKE reduced the deviation rate in medication administration from 21.5% to 0.7%[1]. Cambridge University Hospital reported a similar story: automatic warning systems prevented 850 cases of severe allergic side effects per year. Sixteen percent of
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Bogi Eliasen is director of health at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies. This blog post was co-written with Rolf Hoenger, area head at Roche Pharma Latin America, and Rifat Atun, professor of global health systems at Harvard University. Movimiento Salud 2030 is a bold initiative which was launched in 2020 in nine countries simultaneously.
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The big reveal happened last week when NHSX launched its Digital Technology Assessment Criteria, complete with an NHS styled catchy acronym “DTAC”. After almost two painful years of wrangling between various government health technology quangos, this was the result. I can forgive most people for trying to work out what’s changed and why this was
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The rumors about Amazon’s entry into the virtual primary care space have been swirling for a while. Reports had indicated that Amazon had quietly filed paperwork to offer virtual and in-person care in several states.  Now, Amazon has now gone full-bore, as it were, and has confirmed that the services will be available nationwide starting
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How constraints and a sense of urgency can advance innovation The development of PennOpen Pass, a symptom tracker and exposure alert system, offers a lesson on how challenging factors can focus the mind, enabling development of new tools that meet communities’ needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant population health challenges to communities across the
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Government bodies have organized vaccination drives from the days of paper, pen and file folders. Nations across the globe have successfully run vaccination programs on a large scale. In countries such as India, with the second-largest population, a vaccination campaign to eradicate polio was delivered at specified centers and going door-to-door. India was declared officially
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Western Sussex Hospitals has signed a 10-year deal with System C to deliver a new strategic patient management and theatres system. The contract provides a single patient management system that will run across the trust’s Worthing, St Richard’s and Southlands hospital sites, aligning them with their Brighton and Haywards Heath hospitals, which already use System
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Former deputy chief executive of NHS England, Matthew Swindells, has taken on an advisor role for Written Medicine. Written Medicine allows healthcare professionals to provide medication information in a patient’s preferred language. Swindells, who has also previously acted as senior policy advisor to the health secretary and national director of operations and information at NHS
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a ruling in the Federal Register on April 19, adjusting the identifications of medical software in classification regulations to exclude functions that no longer fall under the scope of the agency’s regulatory authority. The ruling is effective immediately from the date of publication. Background: medical software and
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