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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Accelerating Research with AI & Watson for Drug Discovery

Every day, researchers are challenged to find new drug targets faster than ever before. At IBM Watson Health, discovery and innovation is part of our DNA and we are here to help you with your next scientific breakthrough. IBM Watson for Drug Discovery has the ability to synthesize massive public and private datasets in both […]

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Part 4: Building a common language for technology-supported ageing: Roles

The Periodic Table of Technology-Supported Ageing prioritizes “Self” as the central character. Yet the individual represented is surrounded and supported by a dynamic network of others that may change over time. Understanding these secondary and tertiary players, what they do, how they contribute and what they represent to “Self” is critical to the definition of […]

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What is the role of CEOs as they transform their organizations through the complexity of digital reinvention for growth?

A C-Suite interview with Dr. Ram Charan, co-author of “Execution”, which was a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller and spent more than 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and Jay Galeota, President of G&W Laboratories and the former Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer at Merck and Co., Inc. Preface:  According to the World Economic Forum, […]

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Transforming Canadian Healthcare with Cognitive

Earlier this year, British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, launched Innovation Boulevard, the region’s first of its kind health technology accelerator, focused exclusively on the commercialization of medical technology. Supported through a partnership with IBM, this collaborative cluster of health technology companies, academic research labs, and health practitioners is creating new and powerful solutions to tackle […]

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Pharma Engagement Strategy with Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs)

Engaging Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) effectively requires a reconsideration of the traditional commercial model. The traditional commercial model based on reach & frequency and patient metrics is inadequate. Embracing a more account-centric model is necessary to adapt to the growing influence of IDNs. Some examples of approaches emerging throughout the industry are: Hybrid Sales Forces […]

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Identifying API Use Cases in Healthcare and Life Sciences

APIs enable organizations to share data and applications using easily accessible standards and platforms. They are more than basic tools for application developers and data scientists. They represent a new form of business model innovation, bringing together disparate functionality to create completely new customer experiences. What’s more, they redefine the nature of partnerships, allowing companies […]

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Pharma Engagement Strategy: Embedding in Clinical Pathways

Clinical pathways are formalized processes of care designed to reduce treatment variability. They can also be referred to as integrated care pathways (ICPs) or care maps. While every medical case is unique, payers and providers are attempting to standardize treatment since unnecessary variation is a major source of growing costs. These formalized processes may take […]

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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. […]

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Patient Support Services (HUB) on Cloud to Enhance Outcomes

The rapid shift towards personalized medicine and value-based care highlights rising focus on the value of patient outcomes. Pharma organizations are under constant pressure to manufacture drugs that can deliver the desired outcomes. Recent contracts with payers emphasize that cost of drugs will be reimbursed only if patients responds positively to the treatment and when […]

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