Srinivas Attili

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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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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IBM Healthcare Wins Blockchain Health IT Ideation Challenge

What is Blockchain and why is it the latest buzzword in Healthcare? The famous 1993 cartoon by Peter Stein in The New Yorker sums up the trust limitation that is inherent in online commerce: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” 23 years later, the world is still working to overcome this limitation with […]

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From Meaningful Use to Measurable Use

I always wondered the impact of ‘meaningful’ in Meaningful Use (MU) of EHR program, which is created by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. Prior to 2009, EHR’s were primarily used as tools documentation and coding for insurance claims processing. The Meaningful part of the MU program meant […]

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The coming wave of High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) and Private Exchanges

Parties can’t last forever, employer sponsored defined health benefit soiree is about to end –The coming wave of High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) and Private Exchanges Remember when people got pensions from their employers? Well that party is over. Employer sponsored defined benefit for healthcare is likely following suit. If history is any lesson to […]

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IBM/Apple Partnership – What it means for health and healthcare

A watershed moment – Two foes from the early personal-computer wars become friends in the Mobile era. IBM and Apple announced a landmark global strategic partnership on July 16th, to unlock the full potential of mobility in the enterprise. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said on stage with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook that this is likely […]

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Dual Eligibles – Who are they and What’s the opportunity?

Who are they? Dual Eligibles are individuals who are eligible to receive benefits from Medicare (federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older) and Medicaid (state managed health insurance program for low-income individuals and families). Medicaid covers Medicare deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments, effectively providing full health care coverage for this population. Why […]

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New ACA Enrollment Numbers – What Do They Mean?

Despite rollout hurdles with healthcare.gov and several state exchanges, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday, May 1st that 8,019,763 people selected health-insurance plans on the state and federal insurance exchanges through the middle of April, exceeding projections. 28% of the 8 million people enrolled are the young and invincible (18 to 34 […]

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Data is the new natural resource

As our CEO, Ginni Rometty stated in IBM’s 2013 annual report – “Data is becoming a new natural resource. It promises to be for the 21st century what steam power was for the 18th, electricity for the 19th and hydrocarbons for the 20th” The statistics are mind-boggling –  2.5 billion gigabytes of data generated every […]

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ACA Non Compliant Plans, Reinsurance Program – Changes and Impacts

As commented in my blog post from 2/21 (https://ibm.biz/BdRKah), the Obama Administration announced more changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The discussion below provides context, highlights some key changes and discusses potential impacts on insurers and customers ACA Non Compliant Plans Background In November 2013, President Obama issued a new directive — health insurance […]

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From Risk Selection to Risk Management- Insurer’s business model shift

This week marks a major milestone for enrollments in plans offered on the healthcare exchanges – they crossed 4 million. The number is expected to increase further before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate April 1 deadline. (The ACA mandates every individual in the country to have insurance by April 1 or face a fine […]

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Recent Affordable Care Act (ACA) Changes and Impacts

Over the past three months, the executive branch issued several directives driving changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The following discussion gives the background/context, the change and the potential impacts to consumers and insurers for some key ACA changes. The Change on November 14th 2013 Background/context – Before the ACA, individual policies had higher […]

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