healthcare_analytics

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 […]

Continue reading

A game changer for life sciences

Cognitive computing for life sciences can be a game changer. Here’s why. Over the last few weeks the papers have been filled with stories about computers beating the very best in the world at the very hardest board game in the world. Now I don’t profess to be knowledgeable about this ancient strategy game or […]

Continue reading

The Role of Analytics in Healthcare. Bringing the Watson Health Flavor

Health professionals are asking “How can we use data more effectively?” – The answer is pretty simple: To give them insights to support better outcomes for patients. The available data for healthcare is growing through the introduction of more electronic systems to support the business of healthcare such as EMR’s and EHR’s. Hence, in the […]

Continue reading

Cognitive Computing in Healthcare: Q&A Series – Part 1; A viewpoint from June Thomson , IBM Healthcare Leader, UK

In the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems, the healthcare industry is at the forefront. Already, cognitive systems help enable enhanced patient care, advanced discoveries and better decisions for providers around the world. This Q&A is part of a series of interviews following […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Innovating in the age of ecosystems

Persistent disruptive forces in life sciences are threatening traditional business models over the medium to long term. New technologies are driving radical disruption, value chains are fragmenting and industries are converging. While high rates of return and strong performance may have masked these forces in the past, today they need to be recognized and addressed […]

Continue reading

Join the Conversation on ‘Population Health Management’: #futurecare Tweet Chat

Organizations and individuals around the globe are taking fast-paced steps to transform the way healthcare is provided. With technology such as analytics, mobile and cloud making positive in-roads into the healthcare business, it is prudent to implement these to improve quality of care, reduce costs, engage patients and standardize care process. So what does ‘Population […]

Continue reading

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. […]

Continue reading

The evolving promise of genomic medicine and the implications for the healthcare ecosystem

Over the past few months IBM colleagues from across the globe have been collating their thinking on the topic of genomic medicine. Insights have been gathered from business and technology strategists in IBM Healthcare, IBM Life Sciences, IBM Research, IBM Watson as well as our clients and partners. The background to this activity is our belief that, […]

Continue reading

Data is the new natural resource

As our CEO, Ginni Rometty stated in IBM’s 2013 annual report – “Data is becoming a new natural resource. It promises to be for the 21st century what steam power was for the 18th, electricity for the 19th and hydrocarbons for the 20th” The statistics are mind-boggling –  2.5 billion gigabytes of data generated every […]

Continue reading

With all the buzz, information management foundation was still key at HIMSS14

Where else but HIMSS are you going to get 30 thousand or more individuals all in one place talking about using information technology to transform healthcare? It always amazes me how much is going on at this conference every year with thousands of vendors showcasing solutions to solve various IT and business challenges.  Leaders from […]

Continue reading