The healthcare industry is changing – fast. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 30% of Medicare payments need to shift from volume-based to value-based care reimbursement models by 2016, and 50% by 2018. Healthcare providers still have a lot of work to do to successfully make this transition.
The 2015 HIMSS Leadership Survey found that while 41% of healthcare leaders think big data analytics is a number one priority for their organization, a surprising 81% still have basic questions around the quantity and type of data they should be collecting and how to actually turn that data into insight.
That’s not especially good news considering healthcare data continues to grow at 48% per year through 2020 from clinical applications, Internet-enabled medical devices, wearables, and remote patient monitoring. With questions on how to manage all of the data being generated today, how will healthcare providers collect, secure, and share the next big wave of information to come? (more…)
Jeremy Burton is the Chief Marketing Officer of Dell, directly responsible for the global marketing structure, strategy, and all aspects of Dell’s enterprise marketing efforts including brand, communications, digital and field & channel marketing. In addition to his marketing responsibilities, Burton leads Corporate Development where is responsible for M&A and venture capital investment activity. He is based at Dell’s offices in Santa Clara, California.
Prediction season is nearly upon us. It’s that time of year where companies start looking ahead and reflecting on lessons of the past. Let’s start by looking back at my 2015 predictions.
Wearables continued to generate a lot of hype, but in my view, there’s still a long way to go before they have a meaningful impact on anybody’s life – including my own.
While it turns out the Apple Watch was the must-have tech gadget for Apple fanatics, it “is still probably not for you,” as the New York Times puts it. Why? Well, I’ve come to discover that the killer app for the Apple Watch is in fact… the clock! I use my Apple Watch when I’m coaching the kids’ soccer to figure out when time is up… but that’s about it. And the downside? Now when a call comes in, my MacBook, iPad, iPhone… and now my watch all light up with that familiar samba tune. (more…)
As Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence this month, many people are reminded that it is a truly remarkable feat for a young nation to have achieved so much in such a short time. Not many would have expected this once sleepy fishing village to transform into the global financial hub and economic powerhouse we see today.
The country now leads in network readiness, ease of doing business, healthcare and communication systems. Its strong growing GDP belies a small country just 714.3 square kilometers (roughly half the size of Los Angeles) with limited natural resources, epitomizing an ideal city-state maintaining the balance between competitiveness and continued growth.
Looking at this “Little Red Dot,” I tend to compare it with businesses today that are often struggling with a similar dilemma of limited and shrinking resources. (more…)
Alok is the Senior Director of EMC Education Services, where he architects EMC education initiatives, including the industry-leading EMC Proven Professional program, EMC’s Academic Alliance, and “Information Storage and Management” one of the leading textbooks on storage technologies. He provides vision and leadership to a team of highly talented experts that develops world-class technical education on cloud, big data, and storage technologies. Previously, he built and led a highly successful team of EMC presales engineers in Asia Pacific/Japan and also served as a Systems Manager, Storage Manager, and a backup/restore/disaster recovery consultant working with some of the world’s largest data centers and IT installations. He holds dual Masters degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology and the University of Sagar.
Big data analytics enable the most important business asset: information. Every business regardless of industry must plan to create a big data analytics function. It takes data-based decision making to a whole new level, helping drive efficiency, quality, and growth. Technology, platforms, and tools are evolving very rapidly, revealing a bigger issue: finding expertise and talent. (more…)
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