Healthcare

AI technology boosts service for health insurance customers

Did you know that three out of four New Zealanders don’t have private health insurance? Our mission here at nib is to help our fellow Kiwis gain insurance coverage by using digital technologies like AI to disrupt the New Zealand health insurance market. nib is the second-largest health insurance company in New Zealand—with more than […]

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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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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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Advancing medical imaging research with deep learning

With the rise of connected healthcare, medical data is proliferating at an exponential rate. Sources such as electronic health record (EHR) systems, clinical trials, genetic sequencing, research studies and radiologic imaging all generate useful data, but the sheer volume has the potential to overwhelm physicians hoping to better serve their patients. Recent gains in computing […]

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Improving health care with connected analytics technology

At ZSL, a global technology integrator and solution provider with 20 years of experience, we’ve observed two trends that are transforming healthcare today: data analytics and connected health. Most healthcare firms have collected volumes of data from varied sources. We often help them with data integration, transmission, security and analysis to make sense of it. […]

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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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How Watson technology can help with addiction care

I’d like to share a story about an innovative solution my company, Dimensions Recovery Centers, is developing in collaboration with IBM Watson Health. Using Watson Care Manager, which is a cloud-based solution, our project is the first to apply artificial intelligence (AI) powered analytics to treating people caught up in the growing addiction epidemic. Now […]

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Healthy aging with help from high-tech AI and IoT

People are living longer, driving the percentage of those over 65 to unprecedented highs. Today, 8.5 percent of people worldwide are aged 65 and over; this will double to nearly 17 percent by 2050. With this coming age wave, there will not be enough resources to continue with current caregiving models. Higher costs and a […]

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Embracing AI to help doctors develop communities of care

Some years ago I had an experience that many people can identify with. I needed to see my primary care doctor for an issue I considered urgent but didn’t want to wait three to four weeks to get an appointment. The way I see it — you can remain part of the problem or try […]

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