healthcare

By Curt Wiedenhoefer and others

Smarter surgical recoveries with wearable technologies

When we entered the field of orthopedic medicine 20 or so years ago, a total knee device sold for $15,000. Today it’s $3,000. Implants are now essentially commodity items. They’re all FDA approved, and patients generally see good results. However, with today’s shift to value-based healthcare, including programs such as Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement […]

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Improving eye surgeons’ workflow with IoT technology

Eye surgery triumphs and challenges The odds are good that someone you know has had eye surgery – particularly cataract surgery. In fact, more than two million cataract surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year. Not only is it one of the most frequently performed surgical surgeries performed today, it’s also one of the […]

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How one hospital gains productivity with high-tech AI

At the Centre Hospitalier Chrétien (CHC), we are committed to putting patients first. Quality of care and patient safety are our top priorities. And we care for many patients. In our hospital and clinics, we have more than 1,000 beds for acute care patients, 30 beds for psychiatric care and 675 beds for retired residents. […]

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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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How to help clients crawl, walk, then run with high-tech AI

As companies tap into the power of artificial intelligence, there’s often an impulse to run from the very beginning. There’s a mistaken belief that AI can solve everything. For this reason, we call our company Darwin Ecosystem because we look to the crawl, walk and run model—taking a tiered approach to help ensure transformation success. […]

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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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