Healthcare Industry Insights

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. […]

Life Sciences

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 […]

Healthcare Industry Insights

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 […]

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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A C-Suite Perspective: Q&A with Greg Griesemer, VP of Human Resources at G&W Labs

Preface: Will healthcare firms ever reclaim the talent recruitment success that they once had nearly 30 years ago? Consider Merck in 1990. Merck’s reputation has helped it to secure an application to acceptance ratio for its sales rep positions of 70:1, compared to Harvard Business School’s 13:1 ratio for its student body class of 1990. […]

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Building a common language: why we need a periodic table for technology-supported ageing

No matter where we live, most of us, as individuals, believe in quality of life. We believe in dignity and care. We believe in independence that can be enabled in a variety of ways. Especially when it relates to the process of ageing brought on by global demographic shifts that touch people in such personal […]

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Healthcare Rallies for Blockchain: Q&A with Srinivas Attili

This is the second article in the Q&A series where we discuss the findings reported in the IBMs Executive Report on Blockchain in Healthcare. Here we hear from Srinivas Attili (Vice President & Partner, Application Innovation Consulting, US Public Sector & Healthcare) who leads IBM’s Application Services Go-To-Market practice for Public Sector including State and […]

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Population Health-The imperfect conversation

To be such a prevalent subject, population health is such a diverse reality. When confronted with the subject you should ask qualifying questions to be sure which population is being referenced. Most often the person who is discussing it has their own definition that fits the point they are making. Ask someone from a payer, […]

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Join IBM Watson Health at HIMSS17

Each day, leaders, advocates and influencers in health make powerful progress toward a healthier future. In an industry riddled with complexity and uncertainty, these professionals still face significant headwinds on their path to progress. At IBM, we see the opportunity in the exponential growth in health care data— from medical records, clinical research, sensors and […]

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Healthcare Rallies for Blockchain: Q&A with Dr. Nicky Hekster

In this new Q&A series we discuss the findings reported in the IBMs Executive Report on Blockchain in Healthcare. The IBM Institute for Business Value’s (IBV) latest study on how blockchain is applicable to the healthcare industry, surveyed 200 healthcare executives in 16 countries, who shared that surprisingly 16% of healthcare institutions – ‘Trailblazers’ – […]

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Today’s Healthcare Challenges and How Blockchain Can Help Solve Them – Join IBM for a HIMSS17 Breakfast Briefing

In Aug 2016, team from IBM Healthcare won the blockchain health IT ideation challenge: “Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge” sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). IBM’s winning paper describes the potential impact that blockchain can have on the key healthcare […]

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