Paul Dommel

Social Programs Beyond Digital

We recently completed our International Social Sector Forum (ISSF) in Berlin, Germany.  Social Programs clients from around the world shared the best practices and challenges they face in delivering results. It was a great opportunity to exchange ideas and approaches in a penalty-free environment. It is important to us as well.  It helps us to […]

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Social Workers, Technology, and Transformation

As a critical supplier of technology to health and social program leaders around the world, it helps me to remember who we work for.  Beneficiaries, departments, community organizations, legislators, and taxpayers  — to name a few.  On that list are social workers, the front line workers that make things happen. Social workers change lives. They […]

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The Opiate Crisis – Can Tech Help?

The War on Drugs rages on. It is more intense than ever and it’s global. It affects every economic group, people of all ages, rural and urban areas, and we’re losing. In 2014 overdose deaths in the US were 4 times what they were in 2002. Overdoses now exceed car crashes as the largest cause […]

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Social Service Programs are Turning to Mobile

Thirty years after FEDEX delivery people began carrying handhelds and nearly a decade after the release of the first iPhone, more social service agencies are launching pilots and almost all are considering mobile. None too soon. In the US alone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2012 there were nearly 1 million social […]

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Cognitive Technology Will Strengthen Social Programs

Government health and social programs are typically the largest item in government budgets.  They are complex, fragmented services that bewilder recipients and policy makers, alike.  Cognitive technology can help. It can make routine information gathering easier and help to coordinate programs and services that are too often disjointed.  It can help to streamline operations and […]

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Granny Pods, Postmen, and Long-term Care

Government budgets are challenged by rapidly aging populations. Healthcare costs are rising and assisted living facilities are springing up around the world. In many cases, residents pay for these out of a lifetime of savings. In other cases, taxpayers cover a substantial portion of the costs. Challenges for the elderly, their families, and government budgets […]

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Social Programs, Technology, and a Platform for Families

Streamlined business models and robust technology are used by every industry to better connect with customers and to create amazing new products and services. At this heart of this revolution is the ability to manage vast amounts of structured and unstructured data. The goals of an economically vital, working population are important objectives of every […]

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Data Driven Health & Social Programs: Results to Citizens and the Economy

Government Health and Social Programs are increasingly using data to reduce costs, improve economies, and strengthen results.  Historically, data has been used to count people served, services utilized, expenditures made.  However, today data is increasingly being used to make better decisions — and make them faster. Manchester, England is using social network analysis to better […]

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Deployable Technology for the Future of Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are transforming in order to lower costs, improve outcomes and increase access. Our Government and Military clients around the world are both the largest drivers and the largest beneficiaries of these changes. These clients are payers, providers, patients, and regulators. Aging populations and huge increases in chronic diseases consume ever greater portions of […]

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125 Billion Reasons to Consider Counter Fraud Solutions

The Federal government spent $125 billion on fraudulent and inappropriate payments in 2014.  The US General Accountability Office (GAO), who wrote the report, also noted that last year’s total was $19 billion higher than 2013.   Ironically, at about the same time that the GAO report was released, the US Federal government hit the debt ceiling […]

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Integrated Care Technology Will Contain Health Costs and Improve Results

Healthcare costs weigh heavily on governments around the world.  Aging populations and huge increases in chronic diseases consume ever greater portions of national, regional, and local budgets.  According to the World Health Organization, by 2050, four times as many people over the age of 60 will need help caring for themselves than is the case […]

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Veterans Administration to Use Watson to Strengthen Healthcare

Last month IBM launched a pilot of our Watson system with the US Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The VHA provides healthcare to 8 million veterans – adults from about 20 years of age to over 100. The VHA acquired the system to evaluate how Watson can improve the quality of care to those vets. IBM […]

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