Healthcare

Building Trust Takes Many Pathways

I recently had the pleasure of providing the closing remarks at the event “Closing the Gaps:  Benefits of HIE for Care Coordination”- jointly hosted by Healthix, the largest public HIE in the US and IBM.  The topic focused on the need for richer, real-time, actionable data to support care coordination and analytics, with Laurel Pickering, […]

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Protect the Integrity of the Public Purse

Authored by: Doug Plaxton and Thomas Nisbet Security and threat concerns are particularly on top of the mind of departments for border control, public safety and national security.  Fraud is affecting all industries and segments of the market from social security benefit fraud, healthcare claims fraud and tax fraud to commercial banking, anti-money laundering and […]

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A C-Suite Perspective on Increasing the Velocity of Successful Transformation for Global Industries: An interview with Amy Schulman, Partner at Polaris Partners and Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School

Preface: As a number of Fortune 500 firms introduce “start-ups” within their own entities to transform their cultures into more innovative environments, what strategies might be deployed to accelerate successful change? This Q&A is part of a series inspired by Fortune’s Most Admired Company rankings.[1] The process includes interviewing executives and professors for their insights […]

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Innovative Business/IT Solutions: An interview with Clark Golestani, EVP and CIO, Merck

Preface:  Per IBM’s 2015 C-Suite study, “…CxOs believe technology and market factors are by far the biggest of the various external forces buffeting their organizations. CEOs put technology at the top of the list, as they have for the past four years. But now, for the first time ever, the other members of the C-suite […]

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Taking Care of Business, Mom, and Eventually Yourself

With the number of potential caregivers for every 80+ year old person (caregiver support ratio) projected to sharply decline to four-to-one by 2030 from seven-to-one in 2010, technical innovations, such as Internet of Things and cognitive computing, that mitigate such caregiver risks offer interesting business opportunities. For example, IDC forecasts that as many as 28 […]

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A C-Suite Perspective on Increasing the Velocity of Successful Transformation for Global Industries: Featuring an interview with Dr. Mara Prentiss, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University, on thoughts for transforming the E&U industry

Preface: While this sector has successfully exceeded their annual remits for decades, how might its C-Suite leaders avoid the challenges that many other once-successful entities have experienced? This Q&A is part of a series inspired by Fortune’s Most Admired Company rankings.*  The process includes interviewing executives and professors for their insights on the specific attributes […]

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Tapping the Untapped Medical Knowledge

“Knowledge is a precious social asset” ~Haruki Murakami Knowledge is indeed a precious social asset. Unfortunately this asset is often trapped within minds of individual experts and storage, such as books or digital media. As a result, this asset is often have high depreciation value. Even if it is available, it is difficult to use […]

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Enabling the Path from CIO to CEO: Three Reminders as You Meet & Greet at HIMSS 2016

  If you’re a senior IT executive about to connect with old and new friends in Las Vegas, how about adding your personal career aspiration to your upcoming attendance goals? Given findings referenced on Korn Ferry Institute’s CIO to CEO: Barriers and Success Factors, “… Evidence is now emerging that the top CIOs are moving […]

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A C-Suite Perspective on Increasing the Velocity of Successful Transformation for Global Industries: An interview with Professor Sandra J. Sucher of the Harvard Business School

Preface: With 2015’s record-breaking $2 trillion in M&A deals,[1] many transformations have included the accompanying announcements of layoffs for “business optimization” reasons. However, should downsizings always be inevitable for transformations or are there other strategic levers that C-Suite executives should consider? Importantly, how might these levers be used to ensure long-term success beyond the next […]

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Why cognitive computing is exciting the Healthcare Industry? Cognitive Computing Q&A Series-Part 3 ; A viewpoint from Paul Richards, Executive Partner, IBM Healthcare

As Cognitive Computing continues to make headlines globally and be a focus of many industries we continue our look at its potential impacts in the Healthcare industry, we present the third part of our Q&A series of interviews following the release of the IBV paper: “A booster shot for health and wellness: Your cognitive future in […]

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The elephant in the room: care management

As one of my colleagues says, IBM has always been known to take on the gnarliest problems. From tabulating social security to putting a man on the moon to playing chess and Jeopardy, the resume is extensive. The current issue in my line of sight is: what do we do with the current global health […]

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Cognitive Computing in Healthcare: Q&A Series – Part 2 ; A viewpoint from Matthew Howard, IBM Watson Health

As Cognitive Computing continues to make headlines globally and be a focus of many industries we continue our look at its potential impacts in the Healthcare industry. Here we present the second part of our Q&A series of interviews following the release of the IBV paper: “A booster shot for health and wellness: Your cognitive […]

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