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Analytics and AI can improve healthcare benefits decisions

Most of us are aware that advanced analytics and AI can help doctors diagnose disease and treat patients better. An area of decision support that’s been neglected, however, is healthcare benefits. This is unfortunate because benefits decisions can have serious financial and wellness consequences for every employer and its employees. Indeed, a typical family of […]

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Air Canada flies high with boost from digital technology

When we ask our customers, “What makes Air Canada a great airline?” we hear that we’re reliable, consistent and trustworthy. We also hear that we have a great fleet and a wonderful staff, and that we really know our business. And because we really know our business, customers trust us. We love the fact that […]

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Analytics and AI boost innovation for agriculture

Teaming up to create industry impact How much time, resources and money could farming industries save if they knew when and where the risk of pests was the highest and could take preventative methods before crop damage occurs? This is the kind of industry challenge we’re trying to tackle at the Hartree Centre, through our […]

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How AI transformed ABB customer support in just 90 days

When most manufacturers think of using IT solutions to support their business, they generally focus on augmenting their physical assets, or upgrading their inventory or supply chain management systems. ABB is different. With our unified, cross-industry ABB Ability™ digital offering, ABB is transforming into a data-driven manufacturer. We want to use data to drive all […]

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Unlocking the value of healthcare data with IBM technology

Garbage in, garbage out. It may be an old saying, but it’s as true today in healthcare data management as ever. Bad data generates erroneous conclusions We’ve always generated a lot of data in the healthcare industry. In hospital systems, every department produces its own patient data, and, until recently, we weren’t looking at that […]

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Improving hospital bed management with AI

My company, Glintt, based in Portugal, is an IT solutions integrator with deep healthcare expertise. We regularly develop solutions that can reduce healthcare costs, increase efficiencies and improve the patient experience. Working with IBM, we recently developed WiseWard, a solution that helps achieve these goals using predictive analytics. The solution helps streamline hospital bed assignment […]

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Big data technology helps prove value of new medicines

I love solving puzzles. I think that’s why my career has continually focused on some aspect of research. I love finding answers, but the process is exciting, too. Sometimes our clients come to us at SmartAnalyst with a vague but intriguing challenge. My job is to help them refine their questions and find the answers […]

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AI and cloud technology help fight opioid addiction

Fighting the opioid epidemic is my mission. More than 115 Americans die each day from opioid overdose. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—which includes prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids—is a serious crisis in the United States and beyond, affecting public health, societal well-being and economic welfare. According to the U.S. Centers for […]

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AI brings next-gen solutions to solve today’s real problems

We’re all familiar with Hollywood’s sensational portrayal of artificial intelligence as machines taking over the world. But AI today is about practical solutions to real problems in many industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, finance and even ocean powerboat racing. That’s why, five years ago, we at DataSkill bet the company on AI. We did it because […]

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