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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Modernizing technology in the cognitive era

How can you cope with the exponential growth of data, while your time-to-insight grows more challenging? Hospitals, genome centers, medical research centers and other healthcare institutions all are dealing with this common challenge of new—and mostly unstructured– data sources that continue to emerge, expanding the data ecosystem, making it harder to manage, store and analyze […]

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