Karin Ratchinsky

Karin Ratchinsky is director of healthcare strategy at Level 3 Communications. She blogs at Beyond Bandwidth.

By Karin Ratchinsky 05:09 pm January 08, 2016
According to MarketsandMarkets, the global adoption for cloud services in healthcare will grow from $3.73 billion in 2015 to nearly $9.5 billion by 2020. Importantly, test driving cloud today will form an essential foundation for the future of healthcare delivery.
By Karin Ratchinsky 07:20 am November 18, 2015
Big Data has unbridled potential to transform the healthcare industry in ways that promise more proactive, more informed and more efficient care.
By Karin Ratchinsky 12:59 pm November 05, 2015
These predictions highlight the multitude of transformational innovations that will help us get to much needed efficiencies through proactive personalized care, intelligence driven protocols, machine to machine learning and scaling to deliver care outside provider settings.
By Karin Ratchinsky 11:04 am February 17, 2015
"Credit monitoring for a breach of your identity data, medical or not, is like handing out umbrellas in a tornado." This is a fitting analogy, as healthcare is amidst a converging storm of cyber security; four forces fairly unique to other industries seem to plague the healthcare ecosystem at a confluence.
By Karin Ratchinsky 10:24 am January 15, 2015
What will remain constant in 2015 is change. Healthcare is in the middle of a major evolution toward digital, personalized medicine and the empowered patient. Karin Ratchinsky offers her top five trends for 2015 in health IT.
By Karin Ratchinsky 12:48 pm March 25, 2014
With each form of transport there are benefits and costs, and just as you weigh options when making travel plans, healthcare organizations need to do the same to determine what connectivity type is the right fit.
By Karin Ratchinsky 12:36 pm January 16, 2014
Implementing, institutionalizing and fully leveraging the EMR is a massive undertaking, and with it comes a host of other implications, five of which will drive the following major trends in 2014.
By Karin Ratchinsky 12:42 pm November 12, 2013
How can healthcare payers and providers, including Healthcare.gov, position themselves to come out on top as players scramble to be digitally relevant?
By Karin Ratchinsky 02:00 pm April 23, 2013
Africa has 433 million cell phone subscriptions and only 12 million landlines. Africans have enthusiastically adopted mobile technology because it is accessible, scalable, cost effective and available. By not investing in cloud solutions, today’s healthcare providers are theoretically building the landlines of Africa.

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