Healthcare Consumerism: The Future Sci-fi Didn’t Prepare Us For

In the last 40 years, fictional projections of the future of healthcare have ranged from unimaginable technological advances to downright barbaric solutions (and at times a combination of both). We’re still light years away from anything as advanced as a tricorder a la Star Trek but we’re ankle deep in the science of mind controlled…

Going Beyond the Technology

You learn a lot by watching. Nectar’s Director of Client Services, Teresa DeLappe, did a lot of observing and learning during the 15 years she spent working across the healthcare continuum at Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in Seattle, Washington.  She was fascinated by the growing technology dependence of healthcare organizations yet at the same time,…

The Digital Transformational Project Manager

Why is it that the words “digital transformation” and “failure” are so often tied together in the same sentence? Why did McKinsey come out with a report that said 70% of digital transformation projects are bound to fail? A recent Forbes article put the number at 84%. Digital transformation can be an exhausting, seemingly never-ending…

Healthcare Innovation: We Need Leadership to Keep it Going

The pandemic was good for something. COVID-19 prompted expanded government reimbursement and the lifting of some regulations, resulting in an enormous amount of money flowing into digital health applications and start-ups. According to the Digital Health Funding report from venture capital firm Rock Health, COVID-19 “created what felt like a fast forward button for digital…

Enterprise Imaging. The silos are coming down.

PACS is so turn of the century. When we used to talk about Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), it tended to be a very siloed discussion. The conversation centered around medical imaging technology used for storing, retrieving, presenting, and sharing images, but Cardiology had their own and Pathology, Radiology, the ED, and other surgical…