analytics

Towards cognitive wellness of healthcare

Human mind is a wonderful system. It is fascinating to watch how it evolves from an innocent baby brain to an expert mind over years. It is interesting to see how it can dwell into twilight zone of confusion and ambiguity, yet strike the right balance in taking an effective decision. It is amazing to […]

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A cognitive opportunity for healthcare?

The healthcare industry is facing tremendous upheaval as a result of pressures from economic, societal and industry influences. Additionally, the digital age is producing a mass of healthcare data and traditional analytic methods are quite simply unable to exploit its full value. Finding a solution that can bridge the gap between the data quantity and […]

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Genomics medicine moves from a promise to reality

Market demand, consumerism and innovation are all driving the development of targeted therapies, meaning genomics are beginning to be recognised as an industry game-changer. But, with very few success stories and a lack of legal framework, is this approach to medicine likely to become a reality? If we accept that genomic medicine will be a […]

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Advances in Analytics Enables Value Based Care Models

A big question amongst healthcare pundits over the past few years has been are value based care models such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and the corresponding population health management strategies a passing fad or the future of healthcare? If the recent announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is any indication […]

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Mobility in Healthcare – Status Please!

We’ve been talking for a few years now about how mobility will transform healthcare. I think everyone would agree that mobile has changed how we engage in every aspect in our lives, including health, but there is a long way to go in transforming healthcare for three key reasons. First, think about the number of […]

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Optimize, Analyze, Engage: Drive new insights, new value and better outcomes

Data is becoming the world’s most valuable new natural resource, transforming industries and society at an unprecedented pace. This transformation is being fueled by the infusion of technology and intelligence into all products and processes, the proliferation of mobile devices and social media, and new expectations from digitally empowered individuals. Nowhere are these changes more […]

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MDM Supports Research, Care Coordination, and Health Information Exchange: A Winning Investment

Creating higher value from existing investments (people, process and technology) is always top of mind as the complex healthcare ecosystem tries to improve quality and reduce costs. Healthix, a New York State regional data exchange organization that serves the greater New York City area, the Bronx RHIO, and IBM have embraced this priority, as illustrated […]

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Triple Aim, Population Health and the Evolution of Clinical Pathways

Triple Aim. Health.  Quality.  Affordability.  Who can take issue with that?  Nobody.  For that reason, and … … because the care delivery community can increasingly offer more insight on outcomes from the analysis of both structured and unstructured data (read:  Big Data capabilities) within their patient population.  If all politics is local, so is healthcare. […]

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IBM Healthcare: enabling transformation

This are exciting times for the healthcare industry! From the exponential growth in data, to the tremendous opportunity that cloud, mobile and social technologies create, the rate of change in this industry is impacting all organizations – from the doctor’s office to the largest health systems. Data is fast becoming the world’s most valuable new […]

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Revisiting the wisdom of the cloud for life sciences

Current industry challenges along with disruptions from forces such as the mobile revolution; hyper-digitization and the social media explosion are creating a need for even greater innovation and agility in the life sciences industry. How can new technologies such as cloud play a fundamental role in helping the life sciences industry to become more collaborative, […]

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A C-Suite Perspective on The Top 3 Turn-Around Moves that Pharma Executives Should Consider for 2015: An interview with Jay Galeota, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer and President of Emerging Businesses of Merck &Co., Inc.

Preface: Will pharma ever reclaim the success that it once had nearly 25 years ago? Consider Merck in 1990. After overtaking IBM as Fortune’s overall “Most Admired Company” for four years in a row (on its way to seven  consecutive years with this honor), Merck’s reputation helped to secure an application to acceptance ratio for […]

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Healthcare in the Cloud

The changing face of the healthcare industry has been well documented with pressure on all sides from an aging population; escalating incidence of chronic disease as well as an expectation of better quality, value and outcomes. To complicate things further, regulations and compliance requirements are getting tighter and there is a global shortage of individuals […]

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