Healthcare Industry Insights

The future of disease management – the opportunities and challenges of digital interventions

Today’s industries are being disrupted by software-driven innovations, as evidenced by Amazon’s impact in retail markets, Netflix’s success over traditional cable providers, and the upheaval in hospitality industry from online marketplaces such as Airbnb. It is hence no surprise that the healthcare industry is seeing a surge in the development of software driven products to […]

Healthcare Industry Insights

Advance precision medicine with trusted data and AI solutions

Advancing precision medicine to improve diagnoses and treatments relies largely on big data coming from many sources and instruments in volumes that we have never seen before. This exploding growth of data, represented by very large files and many complex data types, pose enormous challenges for researchers that are trying to make sense of all […]

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Working together, with you, to transform this industry

IBM, with Watson Health, brings an unprecedented combination of resources and technologies to the healthcare industry. We are creating the path from today to the future to help our clients fully realize potential opportunities and maximize the return of their IT investments. Discover how IBM can help you transform your enterprise. Join us at HIMSS19 […]

The future of disease management – the opportunities and challenges of digital interventions

Today’s industries are being disrupted by software-driven innovations, as evidenced by Amazon’s impact in retail markets, Netflix’s success over traditional cable providers, and the upheaval in hospitality industry from online marketplaces such as Airbnb. It is hence no surprise that the healthcare industry is seeing a surge in the development of software driven products to […]

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Advance precision medicine with trusted data and AI solutions

Advancing precision medicine to improve diagnoses and treatments relies largely on big data coming from many sources and instruments in volumes that we have never seen before. This exploding growth of data, represented by very large files and many complex data types, pose enormous challenges for researchers that are trying to make sense of all […]

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Predictive Modeling for Pharma Marketers: The Personalization Prescription

There’s massive opportunity in the $1,200 billion world of pharmaceutical marketing, and substantive shifts are underway as big data increases scope and narrows focus. Pharma marketers now face the challenge of combining high-level, abstract knowledge with personalized recommendations tailored to patient and health care provider (HCP) needs. Existing sales strategies and current categorization methods are […]

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Working together, with you, to transform this industry

IBM, with Watson Health, brings an unprecedented combination of resources and technologies to the healthcare industry. We are creating the path from today to the future to help our clients fully realize potential opportunities and maximize the return of their IT investments. Discover how IBM can help you transform your enterprise. Join us at HIMSS19 […]

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People are at the Heart of Patient-Level Clinical Data

Pharmaceutical companies recognize the value of patient-level clinical data, and thanks to a combination of evolving technology and emerging legislation, there’s more data available than ever: Over 86 percent of physicians now use some form of electronic medical record (EMR) or electronic health record (EHR) system, according to the CDC. But the sheer influx of […]

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Digitization, Digital Transformation and Digital Reinvention: What’s Happening in Healthcare?

If you are a ‘trekkie’, you will know that a ‘medical tricorder’ is a device used in the Star Trek franchise to collect bodily information and help diagnose diseases. What you might not know is that the X Prize Foundation, an innovation organization and a facilitator of exponential change, recently announced the winning team in […]

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Blockchain vs FHIR: a showdown for healthcare integration?

Global healthcare interoperability has been an ongoing challenge. Health data is much more complex than many other data sets and communities of practice exist within different areas of health care which have disparate standards for recording data. Blockchain solutions have the potential to help in a portion of interoperability use cases. In the wake of […]

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Making data-driven research an essential part of your DNA

The completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 led to an expansion of research on the contributions of genomics in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The rapid growth of genomics data compels hospitals, medical centers, research institutions, and pharmaceuticals R&D centers to deal with large files, many files, and complex data types. While genomics […]

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Provider registries are a clear blockchain win

We started our discussion on blockchain use cases for healthcare with an exploration of cold chain breaks, a clear place where blockchain has significant health outcome and cost reduction values.  In this blog, the second use case we’d like to explore is that of provider registries. Healthcare rallies for blockchains: Keeping patients at the center […]

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Three Healthcare Security Investments You Can’t Do Without

It is almost a cliché to point out that no one is 100% protected from cyber attacks, even with an unlimited budget. Cybersecurity challenges evolve incredibly quickly with new vulnerabilities, a new generation of better-funded hackers and an increasing number of zero-day attacks. The healthcare industry has been especially targeted by the hacker community, given […]

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Saving money and lives with blockchain for coldchain breaks

Healthcare is a leader in blockchain exploration, mindshare and adoption worldwide. IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 205 life sciences executives in 18 countries and first movers found provenance and traceability to be a key advantage area for blockchain solutions. This is a reason we are focussed on vaccination cold chain breaks as a key […]

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Getting Your Data Ready for Precision Medicine

Data is flowing out of every instrument – faster and bigger each day – creating massive quantities of data that needs to be captured, stored, cleaned, analyzed and archived. How can we: Solve this BIG data issue to avoid a situation that data preparation is becoming a bottleneck? Deploy comprehensive compute capabilities that support rapidly […]

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