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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 | Government, Stories

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 | Data, Employer, Health plan...

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 | Analytics, Government, Provider

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 | Analytics, Data, Provider...

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

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 | Artificial intelligence, Life Sciences

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 | Analytics, Artificial intelligence, Data...

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

Finding new ways to impact lives: social programs in the cognitive era

Written by Watson Health | Artificial intelligence, Government

Cognitive computing refers to systems that can learn at scale, reason with purpose and interact with humans naturally. These systems are designed to combine human intelligence with a range of artificial intelligence capabilities such as machine learning, natural language processing, and image analysis. This powerful combination amplifies the impact of what humans and machines can ...read more

Connecting medical imaging with patient history through cognitive computing

Written by Watson Health | Analytics, Artificial intelligence, Imaging

Radiologists spend just one third of their time on image interpretation. For the majority of the day they are either supervising studies, performing image-guided procedures, teaching, in meetings, consulting with physicians, or directly caring for patients. Their work day is dynamic and full of interruptions, making effectiveness in the reading room an ongoing challenge. Being efficient ...read more

Identifying the right patients and saving valuable time

Written by Watson Health | Data, Provider

In this video, Rob Zimmerman, MD, Assistant Medical Director at Excela Health Medical Group shares how Excela uses IBM Watson Health tools to identify and contact patients with care gaps, and discusses the success the organization has achieved in bringing patients in for an office visit or preventative testing. ...read more

Predictive analytics in value-based healthcare: Forecasting risk, utilization, and outcomes

Written by Watson Health | Analytics, Data, Provider

With the use of big data, it’s possible to build models around predicting future events and outcomes, utilization, and overall risk. In this whitepaper, learn more about predictive models in healthcare practice, next generation analytics in cognitive and deep learning, and how to implement predictive models into clinical workflow. ...read more