Healthcare Industry Insights

Modernizing technology in the cognitive era

How can you cope with the exponential growth of data, while your time-to-insight grows more challenging? Hospitals, genome centers, medical research centers and other healthcare institutions all are dealing with this common challenge of new—and mostly unstructured– data sources that continue to emerge, expanding the data ecosystem, making it harder to manage, store and analyze […]

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Accelerating Research with AI & Watson for Drug Discovery

Every day, researchers are challenged to find new drug targets faster than ever before. At IBM Watson Health, discovery and innovation is part of our DNA and we are here to help you with your next scientific breakthrough. IBM Watson for Drug Discovery has the ability to synthesize massive public and private datasets in both […]

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Part 4: Building a common language for technology-supported ageing: Roles

The Periodic Table of Technology-Supported Ageing prioritizes “Self” as the central character. Yet the individual represented is surrounded and supported by a dynamic network of others that may change over time. Understanding these secondary and tertiary players, what they do, how they contribute and what they represent to “Self” is critical to the definition of […]

Re-imagining Each Dollar of an IT Budget to Maximize Business Performance

Preface: In this Q&A, Hemant Kumar, SVP and CIO of G&W Laboratories, shares his perspectives on how changing one’s mindset can help overcome perceived resource requirements and drive high-business performance. Q.  While three percent of a Fortune 500 Big Pharma’s revenue stream might be sufficient to help keep the lights on and to support Business-IT […]

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What is the role of CEOs as they transform their organizations through the complexity of digital reinvention for growth?

A C-Suite interview with Dr. Ram Charan, co-author of “Execution”, which was a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller and spent more than 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and Jay Galeota, President of G&W Laboratories and the former Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer at Merck and Co., Inc. Preface:  According to the World Economic Forum, […]

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Transforming Canadian Healthcare with Cognitive

Earlier this year, British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, launched Innovation Boulevard, the region’s first of its kind health technology accelerator, focused exclusively on the commercialization of medical technology. Supported through a partnership with IBM, this collaborative cluster of health technology companies, academic research labs, and health practitioners is creating new and powerful solutions to tackle […]

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Identifying API Use Cases in Healthcare and Life Sciences

APIs enable organizations to share data and applications using easily accessible standards and platforms. They are more than basic tools for application developers and data scientists. They represent a new form of business model innovation, bringing together disparate functionality to create completely new customer experiences. What’s more, they redefine the nature of partnerships, allowing companies […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Security Hygiene for Health Care: Avoid being the Next Ransomware Victim

More so than in any other industry, the recent WannaCry attack has caused healthcare organizations to re-think current processes for keeping systems current and secure. The fact remains that Microsoft patched the very vulnerabilities that WannaCry exploited over three months ago, yet many organizations are still struggling to find and patch relevant computers and systems. […]

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How life sciences industry is using advanced technologies to transform drug safety?

Protecting the patient’s well-being is a key responsibility for the life sciences industries. Companies must act quickly to evaluate, assess and report adverse events, and identify new and serious safety signals. This process, pharmacovigilance, is heavily dependent on human-beings.  With the volume of adverse events increasing annually by 10%;  additional channels (such as electronic medical […]

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Part 3: Building a common language for technology-supported ageing: The Tenets

The Periodic Table dictates that Self, the user, is the one and only starting point for technology-supported aging solutions. Tenets then, act as guide rails to remind and assure relevance and intent is always in the best interest of Self and that solutions are designed with these fundamental principles in place. The Tenets are the […]

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A 21st century challenge: Loneliness in the aging population

A recent study by the IBM Institute for Business Value and the IBM Accessibility team found that for the aging population, loneliness is more than a state of mind – it is an emerging risk factor that has implications for personal, economic and societal well-being. Loneliness in older adults is typically triggered by some form […]

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Helping Cancer’s Forgotten Victims

Cancer in developing nations has largely gone unnoticed and unaddressed. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 500,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa died of cancer last year – which exceeds the death toll from malaria globally. Despite this need, only about 10% of people with cancer receive access to treatment and pain relief in […]

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Bio-IT World 2017: IBM Aspera Speeds Life Sciences Collaboration and Innovation

“Aspera is the industry standard for the transport and management of large data files produced by life sciences,” according to Sifei He, cloud product director at Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), one of the leading genomics research institutes in the world. This year’s Bio-IT World Conference is being held May 23-25 in Boston and Aspera, an […]

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Building a Security Immune System for Healthcare

With the increasing complexity of cyberattacks, a focus on intrusion prevention and detection is not enough to stay ahead of “the bad guys”. Regardless of the total number of attempted attacks or incidents, it takes only one successful compromise for an organization to end up as front page news and facing millions of dollars in […]

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Part 2: Building a common language for technology-supported ageing: why we started with “Self”

The Periodic Table for Ageing Technologies is designed to remind us what is elemental and fundamental to the humans at the center of any work that aims to solve for the needs of ageing individuals. Think of it as a playbook for what one might call ‘organizational emotional intelligence’. We need that level of understanding […]

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