Healthcare

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Unpacking the Promise — and Reality — of 5G

This is the piece of the puzzle that will improve transformative technologies like AI, IoT and autonomous vehicles.

Emerging technologies typically attract a lot of hype about how they will change everything. Sometimes the hype gets ahead of a technology’s real potential. In the case of 5G broadband, however, it’s arguable that the transformational benefits of this next-generation broadband wireless technology are actually under lauded. This may be due, in large part, to its […]

How to End Global Complacency About Epidemics

Business as usual is not enough to fight epidemics. We must light a fire under the private sector to do more.

Nipah virus, Lassa virus, Chikungunya virus, and MERS-CoV – these viruses are unfamiliar to most, yet they cause some of the most serious global infectious disease threats we face. New viruses like Bourbon virus and Heartland virus are just emerging in humans, and some, like Mengla virus patiently wait for an opportunity to move from […]

The Customer Experience Accelerator You Can’t Afford to Ignore

From retail to healthcare and insurance, the Internet of Things is personalizing interactions to a level we are just beginning to imagine.

If you’re not considering the Internet of Things as an important component in your customer experience (CX) toolkit, you’d better rethink your CX strategy – and fast. Why? Because CX is hard to do. We’re falling quite short, and we cannot afford to overlook anything that could provide an advantage – particularly one as significant […]

Raising the Stakes for Healthcare Logistics

With growing demand for global, temperature-sensitive healthcare shipments, organizations must develop more robust supply chain solutions.

According to Grand View Research, the global biologics market is expected to reach nearly $400 billion by 2025, a growth rate of almost 4 percent. A steady rise in specialized drugs and sophisticated therapies allowing patients to live longer, healthier lives is driving this change. Such trends are also raising the stakes in how high-cost, […]

Designing Cities to Combat Loneliness

How architects and planners can build a better mental health landscape.

Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think it’s a personal mental health issue, the collective social impact is an epidemic. You may also underestimate the effects of loneliness. The health impact of chronic social isolation is as bad as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Loneliness is a global issue. Roughly 500,000 Japanese […]