Telehealth is ready to take center stage. Telehealth is in the fight against opioid use disorder. But are consumers and healthcare providers ready to start giving and receiving care via their computers and smartphones, and are private health plans ready to pay for it? Based on recent media reports tracking sentiment toward the technology, telehealth is definitely on an upward trend
By using the Watson Health suite of population health management solutions to consolidate disparate data from across practices and departments, Health Quest was able to identify gaps in care, track individual touch points, and refine its process of care to improve system-wide population health.
By: Dr. Uli Brödl, Vice President, Medical and Regulatory Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. The healthcare industry is undergoing significant changes due to the vast amounts of disparate data being generated. There is a huge need for transformative healthcare solutions where healthcare researchers, providers, and patients have access to a 360-degree view of health data. […]
As medicine moves forward—making advances in prevention, detection, care delivery and more—cancer marches on, killing nearly 2 million Europeans every year. As one would expect, the reasons are as complex as cancer itself and one of the most significant reasons is variability in care. Here, we explore some of the reasons behind the variation and how AI may be able to help.
This past October, the U.S. passed a package of bills focused on confronting the nation’s opioid epidemic. Collectively known as the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, the legislation contains a number of legal and regulatory tweaks designed to make addiction treatment more accessible. Among them is a new focus on telehealth, which will make […]
At the HIMSS19 conference and exhibition (Feb 11-15 in Orlando, FL), Watson Health will introduce new capabilities using artificial intelligence, data visualization and conversational technologies to help you modernize your infrastructure for advanced analytics, collaborate with your providers and engage consumers in better health management.
Data is proliferating and EHRs are a key source of data. Fewer doctors are practicing oncology, cancer is spreading, and more care is needed. Clinical research keeps growing.
Watson Health helps to support the mission of California's Valued Trust by providing the underlying analytic architecture needed to understand what’s driving cost and trend in various regions.
From IBM Research: How Tiny Fingernail Sensors and AI Can Help Clinicians to Monitor Health and Disease Progression
Grip strength is a useful metric in a surprisingly broad set of health issues. It has been associated with the effectiveness of medication in individuals with Parkinson's disease, the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics, the state of an individual’s cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality in geriatrics.
Combining real world evidence with artificial intelligence may improve visibility of treatment options for oncologists
With an impending shortage of oncologists, an exponentially growing body of literature, and a steady stream of new cancer cases, it’s no surprise that one study found significant cancer health disparities in the US.