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The five W's and an H of Microservices in Healthcare

Posted by Tech Team on Jan 31, 2018

1. What are Microservices?

Microservices is almost a philosophy, as it is used to develop applications not piece by piece but by building all the pieces simultaneously by different teams. It is a special implementation approach for service-oriented architectures (SOA) used to build flexible, independently deployable software systems. Shortening the time to market, but also allowing for the system to be constantly improved and in theory much more scalable. 

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Topics: healthcare, Microservices, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Alternatives to Traditional Insurance:  Aligning the Accrual of Benefits

Posted by David Schoch on Jun 2, 2016

The healthcare delivery system is undergoing tremendous change because of pressures to increase access, reduce costs and improve outcomes.  New and innovative approaches to how care is being delivered are emerging and the shift to population health, along with an emphasis in engaging patients in self-management activities, are all contributing to the transformation of healthcare in the United States.

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Topics: Healthcare Payer, healthcare, Provider, Health Insurance

11 Patient-Centered Digital Health Trends in 2016

Posted by Digital Health Team on Apr 14, 2016

Today’s healthcare leaders are faced with challenges in managing the financial health of their organizations; especially in response to the expansion of quality reporting, meaningful use and other penalties.  They are looking for ways to improve the health of their patients, and condition-specific populations, at a reasonable cost.  Increasingly they hear about the importance of patient-centeredness and the most effective of these leaders are recognizing the connection to digital health tools.

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Topics: mHealth, Healthcare Payer, digital health, healthcare, Provider, Apps, Mobile Technology

Exchanges 3.0? How health insurance marketplaces are evolving

Posted by David Schoch on Mar 11, 2016

Consumers are buying health insurance in new ways these days, while still turning to in-person help for making a choice — even in the age of the online economy.

The end of January brought the end of open enrollment for the third year of the exchanges, a key part of the Affordable Care Act. It’s been a rocky trip for all involved, especially consumers, many of whom were digital-savvy purchasers of all kinds of goods and services before the ACA.

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Topics: Tech, Healthcare Payer, healthcare, Health Plans, Health Insurance

User Driven Design: Three Steps to Breakthrough Digital Health Care Solutions

Posted by Tech Team on Dec 30, 2015

Kent Lawson is the Health Care Practice Lead at IA Collaborative, a preferred partner company.

Together with IA Collaborative we offer our clients in the digital health space a full service solution development process, from research, design and deployment of applications to consultancy and domain specific problem solving.

Throughout the year we will invite our trusted partners to guest blog to introduce new perspectives and angles on digital health.

The key to innovation—any innovation—is seizing latent opportunities and solving real problems for real users. At IA Collaborative, we call it user driven design.

User driven design includes three course of action and reaction, all focused on taking insight to action:

  1. Design Research- Researching real users and key stakeholders, in-context.

  2. The Journey- Understanding the current journey of any user or any product, the gaps that exist today, and most importantly the potential to fill or capitalize on those gaps.

  3. Design & Develop- Designing and developing the ideal future state, collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, including all key stakeholders.

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Topics: healthcare

EHRs as the “Operating Systems” of Healthcare?

Posted by Slobodan Radosavljevic on Dec 11, 2015

As of March 2015, 779 health IT vendors supplied certified EHR products to 490,575 health care professionals participating in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs and/or ONC REC Program. 30 of them are big players, primary, and 749 supply secondary EHRs to participating health care professionals. Surprisingly, market share hasn’t changed much in 10 years - so what does that mean to the EHR systems? Are we at the tipping point of disruption?

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Topics: Health IT, digital health, healthcare, EHR