healthcare

Medical Confidence directory on IBM Cloud helps speed up Canadian healthcare

According to the Frasier Institute, waiting for treatment has become a defining characteristic of Canadian healthcare. In the 2018 report, “Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada”, specialist physicians surveyed report a median wait time of almost 20 weeks between referral from a general practitioner and receipt of treatment, more than twice […]

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Apoteca Natura teams with IBM to help users monitor health from anywhere

Staying on top of your health is often easier said than done. There are so many things to monitor and remember. Are you getting enough exercise and sleep? Are you drinking enough water? When do you need to take your medication? What were your latest blood test results? It’s not easy to balance managing your […]

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IDF Europe performs diabetes research with IBM data scientists

Diabetes is a chronic disease that, if not managed correctly, causes those living with it to become progressively ill and debilitated. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe, the prevalence of diabetes is increasing among all ages in Europe. WHO projects diabetes deaths will double between 2005 and 2030. Diabetes is usually incurable, but […]

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Mediktor uses AI supported by IBM Cloud to streamline triage of non-urgent medical cases

When you’re not feeling well, Googling your symptoms is not necessarily a good idea. There are so many sources of information online that contradict each other; how do you know which is right, if any? Reading about symptoms can make the most even-tempered person a hypochondriac. Business Insider reports that though people think that online […]

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MediStreams chooses IBM Cloud for healthcare provider billing solutions

Healthcare is likely the most difficult example of accounts receivable on the planet. In other industries, invoices go out, and either some or all the money for that invoice comes back and gets posted. Then you move on. In healthcare, you almost never receive the amount invoiced. For example, you go to the doctor and […]

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IOMED relies on IBM Cloud to put unstructured healthcare data to use

Hospitals generate enormous amounts of medical information. As much as 85 percent of it is unstructured, which means it can’t be analyzed or cross-referenced with other kinds of data, making it nearly impossible to use clinical data when conducting business analyses, which wastes enormous opportunities in terms of potential cost savings and efficiency gains. For […]

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What can cognitive computing do for you?

In February 2011, viewers watched with amazement as IBM Watson went against Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings, two of the sharpest and fastest thinking human beings at that time, and beat them handily at Jeopardy!. It is not just the speed at which Watson made the decisions that was impressive, but also that it used […]

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TeleClinic makes healthcare more efficient with IBM Cloud-based app

Imagine being on vacation in a foreign country when you begin having some unsettling medical symptoms. You don’t know the local language, so how would you be able to explain what is going on to a medical professional? If you have the TeleClinic app on your smart phone, it’s like having a doctor in your […]

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4 challenges of shared processes managed by blockchain

Blockchain is already disrupting industries and bringing trust to scenarios where it was previously complex to implement. Many of these solutions transfer data or assets between network members, but each scenario also represents a process between organizations. For example, the journey of a shipping container is made up of hundreds of requests, approvals and document transfers. For a letter of credit, the blockchain solution is a shared business process. The benefits of a solution […]

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CurrentCare offers the benefits of assisted living at home with Watson IoT

Forget cameras, microphones, and wearable devices. There’s a better way to monitor the well-being of loved ones who might need assistance. Instead of intruding on their privacy, their houses can check that they’re all right using passive sensors. Inspired by a number of energy monitoring projects, including one to reduce energy poverty for residents in […]

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Cognitive app eases the discomfort of measuring pain

As healthcare costs continue to rise, governments, healthcare providers and insurers must find more efficient ways to maintain quality and improve outcomes for patients. They’re moving away from traditional reliance on acute and primary care delivered by specialist physicians at hospitals and clinics toward a model in which patients and their families manage their conditions […]

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IBM Machine Learning comes to private cloud

Billions of transactions in banking, transportation, retail, insurance and other industries take place in the private cloud every day. For many enterprises, the z System mainframe is the home for all that data. For data scientists, it can be hard to keep up with all that activity and those vast swaths of data. So IBM […]

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