While the air transportation and energy sectors are undergoing dramatic shifts, it's healthcare that will experience the most sweeping changes from the IoT revolution. With connected things continuously exchanging and analyzing data in real time, healthcare will shift from a reactive to a... read more
State and local government agencies saw the number of bids and RFPs for improved medical equipment grow 21 percent in 2016, more than any other contracting area, fueled by high health care costs and an aging boomer population.
Think about how urban transportation strategy would change if citizens could travel by laptop or mobile device to a doctor visit.
Current health IT systems aren't equipped to adequately manage population health, prompting researchers to call on health leaders to close those gaps by expanding data collection efforts. To do this, healthcare leaders must embrace new data sources that integrate behavioral and social factors... read more
Nadia Morris, head of innovation at the AT&T Connected Health Foundry in Houston, Texas gave a session titled "Connecting smart hospitals with care at home," at this year's TMForum Innovation InFocus conference. She highlighted problems in the healthcare industry, spoke of how new... read more
The health care industry is a prime target for innovation, and improvements are being made in a wide range of areas. There are new payment models, disease management programs, flexible care models and technology-driven cost reductions.
On Thursday, the White House announced more than $300 million in funding, through partnerships, for tech innovations that will help Americans live in smart cities, improve healthcare, and even make it to Mars-while also addressing what increased automation could mean for job security.
From the initial 911 call to the emergency response that follows, emergency dispatching is a well-choreographed process designed to ensure that each incident has the attention and equipment needed for saving lives. But even with constant practice and training, emergency response amounts to an... read more
Wearable devices, mobility and analytics are shifting the way people move through the health system. Who will be the next Amazon of health care? That's the question posed by PwC in a report that explored how the health care industry is innovating to meet the demands of the digital consumer, or... read more
Can asking people "How are you?" after a disaster make a city more resilient? It just might. The strong connection between urban planning, city resilience, and mental health may surprise some. Even before disaster strikes, many cities already have mental health preparations in place.