supply chain management

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7 Thoughts on the Importance and Future of Blockchain in RCM

Kelly Gooch and Akanksha Jayanthi | Becker's Health IT & CIO Review | December 30, 2016

Blockchain is being put forward as a new means to potentially help solve interoperability challenges in healthcare. Blockchain technology is a permanent log of online transactions or exchanges. It emerged in 2009 as the foundation for trading the digital currency bitcoin. The entire log is duplicated across a network of computers. Users interactions on the network can add to the record of transactions...

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Amazon, PwC join campaign to bring open-source EMR to Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria

Jessica Kim Cohen | Becker's Health IT and CIO Review | October 17, 2017

The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved, a public-private partnership founded in 2008, launched the NHIT Care Campaign to bring healthcare resources to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The two-phase campaign, rolled out with guidance from PwC and other supporting partners, aims to provide emergency medical response tools, supply chain management and technology infrastructure to Puerto Rico's 20 Federally Qualified Health Centers and 85 affiliated health centers.

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Is Blockchain Just Another Buzzword or Can It Transform Healthcare?

Tamara StClaire, PhD, MBA | HIMSS17 | January 30, 2017

If you follow technology in healthcare, you have likely heard of blockchain. But even if you are aware of the platform, it may not have truly hit your radar as possibly having near term impact. In fact Gartner puts blockchain at the peak of inflated expectations – speculating it will be another 5 to 10 years before it reaches mainstream adoption. However, there are a number of stakeholders that are working to defy Gartner’s predictions by putting blockchain into commercial use within the year...

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mHealth Solutions Market Worth 90.49 Billion USD by 2022

Press Release | MarketsandMarkets | August 3, 2017

According to a new market research "mHealth Solutions Market by Connected Devices (Blood Pressure Monitor, Glucose Meter, Peak Flow Meter) Apps (Weight Loss, Woman Health, Personal Health Record, & Medication) Services (Diagnostic, Remote Monitoring, Consultation) - Global Forecasts to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Global mHealth Solutions Market is expected to reach USD 90.49 Billion by 2022 from USD 21.17 Billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 33.7%...

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Open Source and the Software Supply Chain

Grasping the nuances of hardware supply chains and their management is straightforward—you essentially are tracking moving boxes. Managing something as esoteric as resources for building software with a variety of contributions made by the open source community is more amorphic. When thinking about open source platforms and supply chains, I thought of the supply chain as a single process, taking existing open source components and producing a single result, namely a product. Since then, I’ve begun to realize that supply chain management defines much of the open source ecosystems today. That is, those who know how to manage and influence the supply chain have a competitive advantage over those who don’t do it as well, or even grasp what it is...