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Health information technology: the population health engine

Written by Watson Health | Value-Based Care, Webinar

View this webinar replay to hear Dr. William Kassler, Deputy Chief Health Officer at IBM Watson Health engage Dr. David Nash, Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health and Dr. Anil Jain, Chief Health Informatics Officer on health IT's role in managing a population. ...read more

Three challenges cardiology practices face in a value-based world

Written by Watson Health | Imaging, Value-Based Care

As the healthcare industry transitions to value-based payment models, cardiology care providers, like other providers, are faced with a directive to reduce costs while meeting or exceeding quality metrics. ...read more

Value-Based Care: the anchor of population health

Written by Watson Health | Value-Based Care, Webinar

View this webinar replay to hear from Dr. David Nash, dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health, on key trends for 2018 and how systems can position themselves for success in this new environment. ...read more

Improving care delivery with timely data

Written by Watson Health | Value-Based Care

Kowsilliya Ramnaresh, PhD, Assistant Vice President, Practice Transformation at Health Quest Medical Practice, shares valuable insights on the steps the organization has taken to speed its transition to value-based care. ...read more

The role of imaging in patient satisfaction

Written by Watson Health | Imaging

  Where Are We Today? Imagine this scenario: At 2 a.m., a community hospital receives a patient with a head injury related to a motor vehicle accident. The hospital performs a CT scan on the patient, but does not have a neuroradiologist available and needs specialty advice. Following the potential patient transfer protocol, the ED ...read more

Helping Montgomery County Juvenile Court improve efficiencies and outcomes

Written by Watson Health | Care Management, Case Study, Government...

Located in Dayton, Ohio, the Juvenile Court is a division of the Montgomery County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas. In addition to two judges and nine magistrates, the court employs bailiffs, court reporters, judicial technicians and a large administrative staff. The court receives almost 16,000 referrals a year.  They serve 120 youth per week in ...read more

When do outcomes-based contracts make sense? The payer perspective

Written by Watson Health | Article, Value-Based Care

In this opinion brief, Truven Health shares the US payer perspective on outcomes-based contracts — what it will take to make these innovative contracts meaningful, sustainable and scalable. ...read more

Pharmacists drive better outcomes

Written by Watson Health | Article, Value-Based Care

In this article from Population Health News, Tina Moen, PharmD, Deputy Chief Health Officer at IBM Watson Health, discusses the role that pharmacists can play in delivering value-based care. ...read more

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

Written by Watson Health | Value-Based Care

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

IBM Explorys offerings for life sciences: cohort analysis

Written by Watson Health | Life Sciences, Video

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

Where pharmacy fits into your population health strategy

Written by Watson Health | Value-Based Care, Webinar

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? ...read more

Watson for Drug Discovery identifies proteins associated with cardiovascular disease

Written by Watson Health | Drug Discovery, Life Sciences

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 ...read more