For years, healthcare remained an industry that did everything on paper. Faxes, files and clipboards ruled that day and created a manual way for doctors to check on patients and for hospitals to ensure that insurance forms got filled out.
Then, seemingly overnight, healthcare went digital.
In fact, the Affordable Care Act, along with federal regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) law, not only forced doctors and hospitals to think about technology, but provided the impetus for the industry to move to the cloud.
In a special report for our readers, Enterprise Cloud News looks at how healthcare has changed over the last decade, and provides some clues to how cloud, along with the Internet of Things (IoT), is changing this market for good.
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A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.