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Cloud Computing in Healthcare

Posted by: Dr.Vikram Venkateswaran | April 20, 2011

A lot of buzz has been created over the last couple of years on the implications of cloud computing on business. Many industries have aggressively pursued cloud strategies and some of them are yielding phenomenal results. Most research firms say that Cloud is something that will shape the future of technology in days to come.

Accountable Care Organization (ACO): The New Paradigm in Providing Healthcare

Posted by: Dr.Vikram Venkateswaran | November 18, 2010

Though the buzz in the Healthcare Industry in the United States is around ‘meaningful use’ as a provision under the HITECH Act, most Healthcare providers are grappling with another situation – how to provide adequate care while keeping costs under check? Often in my experience I have seen that Healthcare costs have been driven up by treatments and procedures that were not really necessary but were followed more out of process. This always led to increase in overheads and reduced margins for the providers. Accountable care is a system by which there is an increased emphasis on efficiency and mapping costs to results.