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Sidestepping pitfalls in the search for technology innovation

A very successful private equity investor once shared with delegates of a packed conference that he spends more time on the road than he does in his office. The reason, he said, is that he wants to see firsthand the types of companies in which his firm is considering investing. Not only that, but he would go to exotic lands during the worst times (weather-wise) of the year. Monsoons would hit the coasts, earthquakes would shake cities, and snowstorms would cripple roads and airports.

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The journey to technology intensity: From seeking IT investment to inspiring it

My friend's organization was spending upwards of 3% of its revenue on IT. The corresponding figure for its peers is approximately 1.8% to 2.3%. So, does that mean my friend’s business has got its math all wrong?

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Remaking healthcare: A modern prescription

There's a saying on Wall Street that two emotions drive investors into the market: fear and greed. But there's only one element that keeps investors on the sidelines: uncertainty. Once uncertainty is removed and investors can see signs that the market is headed one direction or another, things heat up.

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As insurers prepare for healthcare reform, are private exchanges in their blind spots?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is going to have a profound effect on all aspects of life, particularly for the nearly 50 million Americans who will now be part of the healthcare system.

The plan aims to make comprehensive healthcare more accessible and affordable to all Americans. The more that both individuals and companies know about how this transformation will affect them, the better they'll be able to position themselves to take advantage of all its intended benefits. Indeed, fully implementing such a sweeping policy change is going to be the biggest challenge.

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ICD-10 is inevitable but so are its benefits

The US presidential campaign is in full swing and we've entered the final stretch leading up to election day. The economy is a central topic with taxes front and center. Regardless of which side you're on, each candidate has his own plan for reforming the tax code to alleviate the burden on the middle class and jump-start the economy.

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Sharing the Innovation Spirit with AstraZeneca

Being a global service provider with a domain appreciation, we service clients across continents and verticals. We are accustomed to working with enterprises from across verticals that subscribe to various ideologies.

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ICD-10 is inevitable but so are its benefits

The US presidential campaign is in full swing and we've entered the final stretch leading up to election day. The economy is a central topic with taxes front and center. Regardless of which side you're on, each candidate has his own plan for reforming the tax code to alleviate the burden on the middle class and jump-start the economy.

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Infosys edge

It's a world of growing complexity and changing dynamics. And, I often find many vexing challenges, that businesses face, stem from the fact that they must, on the one hand, add on new capabilities to adapt to change, and on the other rationalize these add-ons in the interests of organizational efficiency and operational simplicity.

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A challenge. A cause. A commitment.

Who can disagree - when work is a passion, every day is a joy? For some it's all about the fun at work, for others breaking a record, creating something new perhaps, or making a difference. It's a little bit of all of this that drives me.

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It's time for a new way of thinking about Public Services

Government organizations have an undeserved reputation of working on less challenging business issues and being technology laggards. Yet many US Government agencies support missions which are highly complex and directly impacted by the effects of globalization, growing and aging populations, global threats and the recent US economic issues.

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Why bioinformatics matters more than ever

Charles Dickens' epic line "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." aptly describes the current state of the life sciences space. On the one hand, there are exciting possibilities brought about by the convergence of biological sciences and information technology - leading scientists to proclaim this as the century of bioinformatics.

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Technology Will Save Lives - But Will It Cost Too Much?

Despite huge government spending on medicare and medicaid, initiating affordable healthcare reform remains elusive in the US. Though finding a new cure or treatment marks a sense of achievement subsidizing such treatment continues to be a cause for concern. Is altruism in healthcare worth the trouble? Find out.

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How about a pill with your name on it?

Personalized medicine is gaining credence thanks to progress registered in genetics and rapid genome sequencing. Though it may ring in enormous benefits to patients and improve the healthcare system, it is costly and requires high level of operational transparency. Learn how personalized treatment differs from traditional medicine.

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Compliance - The carrot or the stick?

There is a tremendous opportunity for IT firms in helping healthcare companies meet with their compliance requirements. However, many enterprises are tackling the issue in a reactive way rather than a proactive way. Infosys endeavors to reduce the cost of compliance so that hospitals can find out sooner rather than later whether they are functioning properly. And IT is doing its part to help the healthcare industry operate more efficiently.

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Is technology part of the health care solution -or part of the problem?

Today's healthcare systems have numerous compliance requirements and also need to streamline administrative costs. IT helps in providing a solution that is visible in every link of the healthcare chain. In U.S. hospital treatments are tracked closely, and reimbursements are doled out based on performance. The trillion dollar question on the minds of healthcare practitioners is, "How do we keep paying for all of this?"

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