Healthcare Industry Insights

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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Protective Layers – Cybersecurity for Healthcare

Layered defense is key to a successful Cybersecurity Strategy in Healthcare which starts with endpoint management. The number of internet connected (IoT) devices is exploding. In a healthcare setting, these “endpoint” devices not only provide significant new opportunities for improving patient care, but also present serious risks for increased attack surfaces for hackers. In the […]

Security

Healthcare Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

Do you know where your healthcare system is vulnerable?  As new technology and innovation continue to emerge in healthcare, vulnerabilities aren’t falling behind and pop up everywhere.  So, what can you do? To protect your organizations, first of all, you need to be aware of the most vulnerable areas of the healthcare system’s cybersecurity. Here are my top five recommendations on […]

2018 Cybersecurity Trends in Healthcare

Daily new cybersecurity threats are emerging in Healthcare, but there are also encouraging mitigation trends to deal with these threats. Here are five Cybersecurity trends emerging in 2018. 1. Ransomware attacks via connected devices will be more severe Today, hackers target medical and IoT devices that provide, transmit, and access confidential data because they can […]

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The lifetime of a drug: a blockchain-enabled history

The past couple of years has seen an increasing interest in using blockchain in healthcare. With its ability to capture a lifetime’s history of an asset – be it an individual’s health records or tracking of a drug throughout the supply chain – blockchains have the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and risk […]

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Join IBM Watson Health at HIMSS 2018

Across the industry, forward-thinking organizations are developing solutions and other new competencies and using them to reduce costs, improve quality and deliver value. How? By partnering with unfamiliar allies, focusing on customer service and marketing, and integrating information across their ecosystems to help inform decision making with data. To compete with the challenges that comes […]

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Why automation isn’t just about cost savings: Two reminders for your upcoming pilgrimage to HIMSS18

If you’re a CIO about to run through the gauntlet of conferences and exhibit booths at HIMSS18, here are two key reminders when it comes to this year’s focus on Automation: Reminder #1:  Reconsider the assumption that Automation is just about cost take-outs As one pharma CIO shared with me, an IT department’s efforts are […]

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Cognitive Innovation in Healthcare & Life Sciences

Cognitive computing is disrupting the healthcare and life sciences industry in an unprecedented fashion. Healthcare executives understand the potential of cognitive technology in accelerating innovation and how it can enable enhanced patient care, advanced discoveries and better decisions for providers around the world. Cognitive systems with their ability to understand, reason, learn, and interact, can […]

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IBM Security at HIMSS18

At HIMSS 2018 (March 5-9), more than 45,000 Healthcare IT professionals will again flock to Las Vegas for the largest summit on innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology. With the number of headlines about data breaches involving healthcare organizations, and ever evolving security threats growing each year, cybersecurity […]

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Making the Switch from McKinsey to Healthcare’s Premier Firms: A C-Suite Career Q&A with Katherine Bach Kalin

Preface:  Despite the allure that venture capital and private equity have for Harvard Business School (HBS) graduates, a larger percentage (23%) of the Class of 2017 still pursued consulting. In this C-Suite Career Q&A, Katherine Bach Kalin, Harvard Business School Class of 1990, shares her personal career journey with some of the premier consulting and […]

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Can Technology Cure Loneliness Among Older Adults?

Loneliness is more than a state of mind — it’s an emerging risk factor that has staggering implications for personal, economic and societal wellbeing. The toll of loneliness on the world’s rapidly growing aging population is particularly acute, with former US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy raising the alarm on the far-reaching impacts and the […]

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A new era of personalized healthcare

Advancements in medical science and technology continue to reduce the time and cost of genomics sequencing, bridging the gap between research and clinical decision support. If your IT infrastructure cannot meet your analytical and data demands – or worse, is slowing research and collaboration and minimizing your ability to take the most informed decisions – […]

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Decoding Blockchain for Life Sciences

Blockchain, at its core, is simply a distributed ledger to record transactions having the following set of characteristics – distributed verification, digital signatures, immutability, time-stamped transactions, consortium networks and smart contracts. Quite a few of the above characteristics lend itself to use in Life Sciences industry either through health records being controlled by individuals and […]

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On the Road Again: How Self-Driving Vehicles Will Help Older Adults Stay Connected with Friends, Family and Their Community

According to the recent IBV study, Loneliness and the aging population: How businesses and government can address a looming crisis, loss of mobility and limited transportation options can lead to significant physical and social isolation for older adults. And as the report points out, loneliness and isolation can have a devastating impact on physical and […]

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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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