Healthcare at a Convergence Point: Moving Forward

Over the past several months we have shared with you some of the insights, observations and expert commentary captured during our Cognizant Executive Vision Summit which focused on the convergence of industry, technology and policy in healthcare. As outdated fee-for-service models are replaced with value-driven alternatives; as we find new ways to digitally engage with […]

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There’s Nothing Small About the Rise of Microservices

Sometimes, big things come in small packages, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to developing with microservices. Microservices architecture is a distinctive approach to software development that – according to IDC, at least – will account for 80% of application development on cloud platforms by the year 2021. In another recent survey, more […]

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The Ill-Fated Campaign for Digital and AI Disarmament

In 1939, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In it, he outlined and explained the emergence of an incredible new technology that he felt had the power to change the world, in good ways and bad. The technology was nuclear power, which was then just emerging from academic laboratories in Europe. […]

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Amazon Partners Up to Disrupt Healthcare

While health insurance industry stock prices have recovered following the announcement that Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway plan to deliver quality healthcare at lower costs, industry thinking should still be shaken up by the potential potency of this venture to disrupt healthcare. As we’ve previously noted, we think that a “healthcare on-demand” consumer-to-business (C2B) […]

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A Panel Discussion on Digital Health

Digital health applies a combination of information and communications technologies to aid in the identification and resolution of patient health problems and challenges. Today’s payer and provider organizations are placing increasing emphasis on their digital health initiatives, with a plethora of varying approaches and opinions. To provide clarity around this growing trend, Cognizant assembled a […]

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Digital Without Purpose Will Fail

According to industry estimates, roughly 80% of digital initiatives ultimately fail. The reasons for these failures-to-launch abound: a risk-fearing culture, the paralysis of shifting regulations, the bog of legacy systems, and the list goes on. Nothing, however, will kill a digital transformation effort more assuredly than the failure to define a purpose. Simply put, without […]

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Customer Experience and the Future of Innovation

As we continue to highlight the valuable insights shared by thought leaders at the Cognizant Executive Vision Summit, we look at the presentation delivered by George Blankenship, former executive with Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc. The architect of Apple’s brand-building strategy and the man who redefined the car-buying experience at Tesla, Blankenship spoke […]

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The Shift to Value in Healthcare A Discussion with Mike Leavitt, Founder, General Partner of Leavitt Partners

During the recent Cognizant Executive Vision Summit, I had the privilege to lead an interactive session on the future of healthcare with highly respected thought leader, Mike Leavitt. C-suite executives from health plans and provider organizations across the country were treated to a valuable perspective delivered by someone who can see the big picture of […]

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MACRA: Mapping a Path to Sustainable Value-Based Care

Given the flux in the healthcare industry and regulatory shifts from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), it’s difficult to envision what the industry will look like in three to five years. Based on our visioning studies, however, we’re confident that value-based care will be the industry’s organizing principle. We’re also convinced that the […]

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