Another year is winding down and a new one lies just around the corner. What changes will 2019 bring to your workplace? Experts predict that new technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to be big drivers of change in the new year. The growth of the gig economy and increasing reliance on freelancers will have a significant impact on staffing, while physical workplaces will become more flexible than ever, thanks to a range of co-working, shared space and work from home options.
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From the smallest private practice to the largest hospital groups, today’s healthcare providers all struggle with time management. Juggling patient care, record-keeping, office administration and human resources can seem like a Herculean task when there aren’t enough hours in the day. Thank goodness for advances in office technology and digital health tools that help save […]
Healthcare technology is one of today’s most rapidly changing industries, driven in large part by a wave of bold, brash startups. New technologies, new ways of using existing technologies, and innovating partnerships between the healthcare, business and technology sectors are changing the industry landscape at lightning speed.
Who is leading the charge? Here are 10 healthtech startups to watch if you want to stay on top of the latest trends.
For a front-line, first-person view of the latest trends and issues in the health tech field, there is no better source than the doctors who are researching, developing, testing and working with new technologies every day. If you want to know what’s happening at the intersection of medicine, technology, and social media, we’ve got 10 top digital-savvy to follow on Twitter who will keep you in the know.
1. A Virtual Assistant
Every business owner needs an assistant, even if you’re not only the CEO, but also the sole employee. Priced to fit any budget and now packed with useful features that go beyond checking the weather and playing your favourite songs, today’s virtual assistants offer real value and utility. Apple’s newly-released HomePod works with your other Apple gadgets to set reminders and calendar appointments, read and send messages, and even answer calls that come in to your iPhone. For Android users and those who rely on Google’s suite of business services, Google Home is a seamless addition to your tech tools. For sheer utility, ease of use and breadth of options, the Amazon Echo is still the category leader. Alexa, the voice of the Echo, is ubiquitous in many homes and offices, and is now accessible through a suite of Echo-enabled devices from a variety of manufacturers.
For years we’ve been hearing that the paperless office is just around the corner. The paperless dream includes lower costs, less waste and a greener environmental footprint, but for many medical practices, the reality is very different. The reality includes a mountain of paper and thick paper files, filled with intake forms, referrals, test requisitions, clinical notes and more.
The most effective marketing programs do more than educate; they resonate with the public, eliciting an emotional response that isn’t easily forgotten. With deeply personal subjects often of life or death significance, healthcare marketing campaigns are often particularly powerful. Hospital groups, pharmaceutical companies and charitable causes are increasingly pushing the boundaries to create creative, compelling campaigns which create a lasting impression. Using the right social media channels to deliver the message directly to their target audience is what makes the best campaigns so successful.
The experts agree; we are in the midst of a healthcare revolution. Change is happening at an unprecedented pace, driven largely by remarkable advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The new year is finally here! If one of your resolutions for 2018 is to stay on top of the latest healthcare technology and health IT trends, we’re here to help. Add these 10 blogs to your “must follow” list in the new year to track the pulse of the digital health industry.