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HDM COVERstories

May 2023 COVERstory

Join HDM as we take a deep dive into recent healthcare innovations and their potential to shape the future.

From the Editor:

The healthcare industry is more open to change and innovation than ever before. Providers demonstrated the capability to revamp the airplane in flight during the COVID pandemic, rapidly tweaking care delivery patterns and adopting technology to support virtual care. In many ways, that ability to change has also cemented the belief that the industry can’t just go back to “business as usual.” Change is essentially inevitable. 


Other forces are making inevitable the need to adopt innovations. Clinicians are burning out and leaving the healthcare workforce – they flat out need help. Margins are under pressure, and technology can help drive efficiency to reduce cost. And care improvement is at the top of everyone’s minds. 


But adoption of innovation has never been a “snap your fingers” event in healthcare. Capabilities such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing and virtual care/remote patient monitoring appear exciting, but also raise questions about their use. The fervor surrounding ChatGPT has prompted calls for guardrails for the use of AI in healthcare. Our series of articles look at emerging technologies, how healthcare organizations are using them, and the divergence in opinions surrounding how best to proceed. 

  • Fred Bazzoli, Editor in Chief

Key Takeaways

As you dive into this COVERstory, we hope you find it becomes a reference helping you: 

  • 1. Deeper understand the innovations that are shaping the future of health and care. 
  • 2. Place within context the hype vs. the hopeful reality these innovations present us.
  • 3. Learn from those who are on the cutting edge of innovating, and those who are on the cutting edge of making a real difference.
  • 4. Apply the future today with more clarity and purpose in your strategy and planning. 


The urgency to innovate in healthcare

Of the many lessons of the COVID pandemic, healthcare organizations learned that they could change the course. Many are looking to innovate around technology to improve care and operations... Read the article 


The metaverse - new reality beckons, but how far out?

Expectations are high for the use of the virtual worlds and experiences in healthcare, but much work and fine-tuning lies ahead... Read the article

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Computing to take a giant leap with quantum approaches

The technology is still new, but rapid increases in computing capacity offer hope that it can support research, population health, and drug and treatment discovery... Read the article

AI - with great potential comes great responsibility

As researchers continue to find applicability for artificial intelligence in healthcare, many say they want to know more before ceding away too much control to the technology... Read the article

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ChatGPT: A lot of hype, but tantalizing potential

HIMSS23 was abuzz with discussion of generative AI, but much work lies ahead in fine-tuning its use for healthcare and finding appropriate uses for it while it continues to mature... Read the article

The pizza paradox: Unraveling the complexity of digital innovation in healthcare

These provider modernization efforts struggle because they’re not always clearly defined to solve critical problems that individual organizations face... Read the article