Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants seek to advance healthcare interoperability and health data exchange

A group of large tech companies including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, and Oracle recently stated their commitment to advancing healthcare interoperability and health data exchange through artificial intelligence (AI) and the cloud. The joint statement coincided with the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference in Washington, DC. Blue Button 2.0 is a CMS initiative intended … Continue reading Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants seek to advance healthcare interoperability and health data exchange

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12 reasons why you should be worried about government’s national healthcare plans

Solidarity Research Institute has highlighted 12 of the biggest lingering concerns around the planned National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, pointing out some seemingly insurmountable challenges that are yet to be addressed in any capacity by the government.....more

Rebuilding Health Care as It Should Be: Personal, Equitable, and Accountable

Tom Lee:  This is Tom Lee from NEJM Catalyst, and we’re talking today with Griffin Myers, who is the Chief Medical Officer for Oak Street Health, an interesting start-up company that is doing great work and that has appeared in NEJM Catalyst multiple times. We’re going to be talking with Griffin about his work, that of his … Continue reading Rebuilding Health Care as It Should Be: Personal, Equitable, and Accountable

NHI will ‘lower healthcare costs, improve economy’

‘We have to keep on adding the masses of people. Get more people in, and you improve the economy,’ the health minister says. The rollout of government’s ambitious National Health Insurance (NHI) plan will guarantee the provision of quality healthcare for more than 60 percent of South Africans who can’t afford medical aid cover, Minister … Continue reading NHI will ‘lower healthcare costs, improve economy’

HOW TWO YEARS OF INSTAGRAM STORIES HAS ALTERED THE WAY WE LOVE, ACT AND PLAY

Millions of us have embraced the 'film it all' era of social media. But what at first felt like carefree fun has for many become an endless, anxious routine of 'brand maintenance' that makes us act in ways we don't like or recognise. After a late night epiphany, Olivia Ovenden looks at where we are … Continue reading HOW TWO YEARS OF INSTAGRAM STORIES HAS ALTERED THE WAY WE LOVE, ACT AND PLAY