Healthcare

Notes from the G20: Healthy Nations, Sustainable Economies

Using innovation and technology to drive health equity and better outcomes for all Author: Dr Terry Sweeney, Managing Director, IBM Watson Health I was delighted to be invited by the Right Honourable Lord Cunningham (UK House of Lords) to speak at the G20 Health and Development Partnership in Japan last week. I want to congratulate […]

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AI holds promise for glaucoma, a leading global cause of blindness

 Author: Bhavna Antony, IBM Research Scientist Australia Many eye diseases that cause irreversible blindness are ones that develop slowly, showing little to no sign of vision threat until it is too late. Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are the leading and second leading cause of blindness worldwide, respectively. They currently affect 350 million individuals across the […]

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Meet our Forbes ‘annual ’30 Under 30’ honoree

Using innovation and technology to drive health equity and better outcomes for all Author: Dr Terry Sweeney, Managing Director, IBM Watson Health I was delighted to be invited by the Right Honourable Lord Cunningham (UK House of Lords) to speak at the G20 Health and Development Partnership in Japan last week. I want to congratulate […]

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Maintaining CIA to keep healthcare security threats at bay

Author: Stephen Burmester, Industry Security Advisor, IBM Australia Imagine that your healthcare organisation just went on bypass due to a cyberattack. For those unfamiliar with the term, bypass is when a health care facility is unable to provide services for one reason or another. When an emergency room parking bay area is literally full of […]

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iTui app gives vulnerable children a new voice

Written by: Dr Maneesh Deva, Waitemata District Health Board It can be challenging for anyone to talk to their doctor about their situation and their feelings – even more so when it’s a child talking to a ‘grown-up’. As a pediatrician, being able to draw out young patients to talk openly about their lives is […]

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What happens when we all live to 100?

Written by: Priscilla Rogers, IBM Senior Manager – Cognitive Health & Life Sciences Research What happens when we all live to 100? A centenary of life was once a rare privilege, with just 120 Australians reaching 100 only 40 years ago[1]. Today we have more than 3,000 centenarians[2] and this is estimated to increase to […]

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Enabling Iconic Figures in Australia’s Treatment of Cancer

Written by Terry Sweeney, IBM Watson Health, Asia Pacific One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime[1]. That’s the latest alarming cancer statistic from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Its findings show a sharp increase in incidence from previous reports. It’s our nation’s leading cause of death, and has […]

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Chronic Disease – Are we blind to the problem?

Written by Dr Joanna Batstone, Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research Blindness. Simply the word evokes a fear in many of us. In fact, blindness is the second most feared medical condition among Australians, after cancer. It steals your independence. It significantly impacts your capacity to work. And it increases your reliance on support […]

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AI meets Bondi – An IBMer’s personal story

Written by Andrea Acton, External Relations Specialist, IBM Did you know that melanoma is the most common cancer among young people aged between 20 and 39, killing more young Australians than any other cancer? That farmers are 60 percent more likely to die from skin cancer than the general population?  Or that Australia is deemed […]

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Bondi Skin checks help train Watson

Written by Dr Joanna Batstone, Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research This month, IBM has been running a melanoma awareness campaign including an event at Australia’s famous Bondi Beach in Sydney – not just as a public education service – but a campaign to bring us one step closer to beating skin cancer. More […]

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Detecting Cancer Early

Written by Adrian Bowling, CEO and Founder of MoleMap Kiwis and Aussies love the outdoors, especially in the summer sunshine, but with that comes the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. With melanoma, the most life-threatening, early diagnosis is critical to improving survival rates. The work I’m doing with IBM Research to improve […]

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