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Do doctors fear AI? Not the hundreds I work with around the world

Headlines abound about doctors cowering from AI. The reality: not so much. I’m a physician, and don’t think that’s a realistic concern. Rather, I envision a future in which AI-enabled insights help health and medical experts deliver patient-centered, personalized, value-based care. The future is here. For those of us at IBM, we are augmenting experts’ […]

Does your quality performance measurement give you the full picture? It may be time to expand your metrics.

Atlanta-based DeKalb Medical knew there were still areas of operational and clinical performance that could be improved — they just needed help pinpointing opportunities.

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Insights and Innovations: Top 10 Value-Based Care Posts of 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we’ve compiled the top 10 most popular value-based care posts for the year on Watson Health Perspectives, based on reader interest.

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Using an EHR for Population Health: What’s missing?

Building the right IT infrastructure is often the first step in developing population health management programs. While EHRs can provide a basic foundation, to truly understand the whole patient and the whole population, organizations must supplement their EHRs with the right IT solutions.

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IBM Explorys Offerings for Life Sciences: Cohort Analysis

Near-real time data access provides integrated views of the patient journey and clinical practice, enabling life sciences organizations to gain deep insights.

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A Hospital’s Data-Driven Journey from Struggle to Success

View this webinar replay to hear from Ellen Hargett, Executive Director at DeKalb Quality Institute on how DeKalb achieved a dramatic reduction in complications, despite extreme resource limitations.

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Are you able to assess the impact of an employee health program when data is stored in multiple, diverse systems? Whirlpool did.

Comprehensive analytics enabled Whirlpool to look at the outcomes of an employee health program from a number of angles and organize results to support decisions about the future of the program.

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Four ways to help your employees find their best-fit benefit plan and potentially reduce out-of-pocket expenses

As open enrollment periods are coming to an end, it may be a good time to evaluate how you can help your employees make better, more personalized decisions about their healthcare coverage to get the best-fit plans for their situations next year.

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Where Pharmacy Fits Into Your Population Health Strategy

Population health management is a complex and diverse challenge which, like individual patient care, is best managed by interdisciplinary teams each bringing a unique perspective and expertise. Does pharmacy have a seat at the table in your population health strategy?

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Watson for Drug Discovery Identifies Proteins Associated with Cardiovascular Disease

Heart attack and stroke are 2 of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Identifying the proteins involved in each of them is the beginning of a journey to understanding how these diseases develop. In a novel experiment presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions on November 12, 2017, and published in a supplement […]

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Insights brief: Advancing outcomes-based contracting

In this brief, we share insights on challenges in managing outcomes-based contracts (OBCs) with health plans today and solutions to address these challenges, based on our conversations with more than a dozen life sciences companies.

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Leveraging Data and Analytics to Achieve MACRA Peer Performance Benchmarks

IBM Watson Health’s Senior Program Director, Clinical Quality Research, Donna Daniel, PhD, explores the role that data and analytics will play in achieving MACRA peer performance benchmarks.

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50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals Study: Illuminating Leadership Excellence

Now in its 19th year, the just-released 2018 Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study recognizes heart care providers that have achieved outstanding performance on a balance scorecard comprising clinical, operational and financial metrics.

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