life sciences

The Enormous Potential of AI for Pharmaceutical

The adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in research-intensive organizations has essentially seen linear growth in recent years. Pharmaceutical, CRO, university and healthcare organizations are beginning to shift away from theoretical plans to genuine practical applications of machine intelligence. But what problems are these institutions trying to solve? Dr. Lester Russell, Associate Partner, Clinical Digital Innovation […]

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The future of disease management – the opportunities and challenges of digital interventions

Today’s industries are being disrupted by software-driven innovations, as evidenced by Amazon’s impact in retail markets, Netflix’s success over traditional cable providers, and the upheaval in hospitality industry from online marketplaces such as Airbnb. It is hence no surprise that the healthcare industry is seeing a surge in the development of software driven products to […]

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Saving money and lives with blockchain for coldchain breaks

Healthcare is a leader in blockchain exploration, mindshare and adoption worldwide. IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 205 life sciences executives in 18 countries and first movers found provenance and traceability to be a key advantage area for blockchain solutions. This is a reason we are focussed on vaccination cold chain breaks as a key […]

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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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The lifetime of a drug: a blockchain-enabled history

The past couple of years has seen an increasing interest in using blockchain in healthcare. With its ability to capture a lifetime’s history of an asset – be it an individual’s health records or tracking of a drug throughout the supply chain – blockchains have the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and risk […]

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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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A new era of personalized healthcare

Advancements in medical science and technology continue to reduce the time and cost of genomics sequencing, bridging the gap between research and clinical decision support. If your IT infrastructure cannot meet your analytical and data demands – or worse, is slowing research and collaboration and minimizing your ability to take the most informed decisions – […]

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Decoding Blockchain for Life Sciences

Blockchain, at its core, is simply a distributed ledger to record transactions having the following set of characteristics – distributed verification, digital signatures, immutability, time-stamped transactions, consortium networks and smart contracts. Quite a few of the above characteristics lend itself to use in Life Sciences industry either through health records being controlled by individuals and […]

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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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How life sciences industry is using advanced technologies to transform drug safety?

Protecting the patient’s well-being is a key responsibility for the life sciences industries. Companies must act quickly to evaluate, assess and report adverse events, and identify new and serious safety signals. This process, pharmacovigilance, is heavily dependent on human-beings.  With the volume of adverse events increasing annually by 10%;  additional channels (such as electronic medical […]

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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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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 […]

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