healthcare

Healthcare rallies for blockchain : Continuing the discussion

Revisiting my notebook and e-mails from the start of 2016, one thing that struck me was the virtual absence of the word blockchain. Fast forward to January 2017 and my in-box is dominated by e-mails on blockchain. I now ‘get’ blockchain and how it can benefit the industries that I’m passionate about – healthcare and […]

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How cognitive systems will shape the future of health and wellness

Technical innovations using cognitive systems are making an impact across a wide range of industries – from the first self-driving vehicle Olli to Hilton’s Watson-enable robot concierge Connie. And while these uses have the potential to simplify the way things work, there’s another area where the benefits of cognitive systems can make a far broader […]

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Better Engage with Patients and Partners Using Watson Health Core and the IBM Cloud

IBM Watson Health Core IBM Watson Health Core is a health data platform specifically designed to meet the needs of life science leaders, medical device companies, researchers and others in this complex, ever-evolving marketplace. Watson Health Core provides more than basic cloud infrastructure: It helps accelerate the consistency and velocity of innovation with a HIPAA-enabled, […]

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Power of cognitive computing in making people live healthier

By as soon as 2018, some 30 percent of healthcare systems will be relying on cognitive computing and running cognitive analytics against patient data and real-world evidence to personalize treatment (source). Both healthcare and life sciences industry are focused towards providing a healthier future to patients through care delivery and drugs. Healthcare and life sciences […]

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The Meaning of Cognitive Computing for Healthcare Industry? Cognitive Computing Q&A Series-Part 5; A Viewpoint from John Crawford, Healthcare Industry Leader, Europe, IBM

Q. Why should Healthcare Organisations read the IBV Study on Cognitive Computing? A. As a relatively new concept in the field of computing and informatics, the nature, value and potential benefit of Cognitive Computing for organisations involved in healthcare needs to be understood and incorporated into their plans.  This is as true for those involved in […]

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Managing to ICD-10 Implementation

Amidst all of the discussion surrounding ICD-10 implementation, much attention has been paid to the practical discussion surrounding the need for a more anatomical understanding of the diagnosis and/or procedure assignment and its impact on clinical documentation and the HIM coding community. CMS has posted the GEMs mapping for years now, and there has been an […]

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Lessons from the 2015 NHS Confederation Conference

Just a week after the city had welcomed the 3 Queens, Liverpool was extending a warm welcome to 3000 senior health and care executives for the 2015 NHS Confederation Conference. The IBM Healthcare team have had a presence at the Conference for several years now but this year we were delighted to be there in […]

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Collaborating beyond the healthcare enterprise

Demographic and lifestyle changes, increased competition and regulations, and shortages in resources, are changing the healthcare and life sciences industries. In addition, technologies, such as social, mobile, analytics, cloud, 3D printing and nanotechnology, are rapidly shifting the competitive landscape for healthcare and life sciences organizations. And experience with these technologies is increasing both the expectations […]

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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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On the set with healthcare data security…

Scene- after the Starbucks drive through you arrive at your office. It seems unusually quiet as you login to email. The sound of footsteps behind you causes you to turn around, but it’s too late. You are blinded before you see the face of your attacker…. If the year 2014 felt to you like a […]

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Entering the lion’s pride: the healthcare ecosytem

Demographic and lifestyle changes, increased competition and regulations, and shortages in resources, are changing the healthcare and life sciences industries. In addition, technologies, such as social, mobile, analytics, cloud, 3D printing and nanotechnology, are rapidly shifting the competitive landscape for healthcare and life sciences organizations. And experience with these technologies is increasing both the expectations […]

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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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