The latest insights from our Pixel Health portfolio of companies.

HIMSS21: The Change is Now

Las Vegas is set to roll out the silicon carpet for HIMSS21, the healthcare technology party of the year. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has selected “Be The Change” as the theme for this year’s conference.  We asked our Pixel Health team going to HIMSS 2021 to expand on what this year’s conference,…

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M&A Due Diligence: Technology is Not an Afterthought

It’s a given in this day and age that technology is the root of a lot of how Healthcare gets done. You’ll often hear doctors say “we are run by the IT department.” In many instances, that’s true.   So why are the IT experts the last people invited to the party when evaluating a…

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Security Patching: Think About That Old Pair of Socks

Every time I get in a conversation about server patching, I think about my grandmother. My grandfather was a plumber, didn’t make a whole lot of money, and was “pretty hard” on his clothing. She was forever darning his socks, repairing the holes that would mysteriously appear almost on a weekly basis. Her thriftiness and…

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Healthcare M&A: Improving Your Odds

If we’re to believe the pundits, 2021 looks to be a rebound year for merger and acquisition activity in the healthcare industry. And not a moment too soon. COVID-19 hit the Mergers & Acquisition business big time in 2020. According to Bain and Company, overall healthcare disclosed deal value decreased by a whopping 37%  (-$339B)…

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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…

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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 specialties…

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A View of Post-COVID Healthcare IT

The pandemic-spurred triple threat of increased demand, decreased access, and mandatory distancing, put digital transformation into overdrive. ChannelProNetwork spoke extensively with Pixel Health Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Mike Machulsky and Nectar Strategic Consulting President Barbara Casey to gauge the state of Healthcare IT in the post-COVID era. Read the article

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To Outsource or Not Outsource…that is the question

“Do what you do best and outsource the rest,” says Peter Drucker, one of the great management consultants of the 20th century. But it’s not always so simple. When it comes to deciding whether a medical practice should maintain its own IT staff, I often answer with a quote of my own:  “It’s complicated.”  …

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How Blockchain addresses Interoperability: Healthcare’s Major Pain Point

Blockchain and Healthcare’s Interoperability Problem Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize healthcare IT   In healthcare, blockchain can lead to better care, improved transparency, and added protection for all trusted parties  Estonia: A golden model of blockchain  Pain point: Interoperability  Data management is one of the most pressing issues in the healthcare sector and the biggest barrier to true interoperability. The problems are many:  Data Location  Data Format: There…

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The Times They Are A Changin’

While technology is often the catalyst for change, we need to recognize that it is only one of the many tools and influences built into the human aspect of delivering healthcare.   The healthcare sector is not moving fast enough to embrace cloud computing, AI, big data, and new technologies and processes to improve outcomes…

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