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“Connected health” designed for health

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Cognitive Computing, Life Sciences

Over the years, the life sciences industry has been investing in capturing and analyzing patient health information. Specifically, companies have been creating digital health applications with the goal of improving treatment and care. ...read more


7 population health management strategies that reduce risk in performance-based contracts

Written by Maria Balderas, PhD | Blog Post, Value-Based Care

As healthcare providers transition to value-based care models, PHM plays a critical role in financial risk arrangements with public and private payers. ...read more


Discover “Discovery”

Written by Louisa Roberts | Blog Post, Drug Discovery, Life Sciences

I have worked with various flavors of Watson in the last 4 years, and it has taught me a lot about the need to understand bias, both in data and the interpretation of it.  In the spirit of transparency, I will be honest about my own bias – my favorite Watson Health product is Watson ...read more


What it takes to win with bundled payments

Written by Maria Balderas, PhD | Blog Post, Value-Based Care

To succeed with these bundled payments requires winning over physicians, coordinating post-discharge care and keeping close tabs on post-acute care providers. ...read more


How to select the right risk as your organization takes on value-based payments

Written by Maria Balderas, PhD | Blog Post, Value-Based Care

Organizations armed with their options can select the kind of risk that is best suited for their operational models and pick the right supporting health IT tools. ...read more


ISPOR 2018 was speaking our language

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Life Sciences

“We’re all patients,” noted Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, a panelist in the first plenary session that kicked off ISPOR 2018, a 5-day conference devoted to health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) in Baltimore at the end of May. ...read more


Why risk matters as healthcare providers transition to pay-for-performance models

Written by Maria Balderas, PhD | Blog Post, Value-Based Care

For healthcare providers transitioning to value-based care, embracing risk remains a challenge. The key to getting a reward from the contracts is to figure out how to proactively manage patient care and produce high-quality outcomes. ...read more


Watson Health: Get the Facts

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Cognitive Computing, Drug Discovery...

Watson is the only AI technology tackling a wide range of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges including cancer, diabetes, drug discovery and more. In oncology, Watson is at work supporting cancer care in more than 150 hospitals in 11 countries, and a large, growing body of evidence supports the use of Watson in healthcare. ...read more


Harnessing data to improve clinical performance

Written by Sally Akers, RN, MSN, CNS | Blog Post, Value-Based Care

Unlocking the right data sets and aligning clinical and administrative teams so they can act on that information can drive real performance improvement. ...read more


15 Top Health Systems – Quantifying ‘System-ness’

Written by Jean Chenoweth | Blog Post, Value-Based Care

Just as travelers know what to expect from a well-known hotel chain regardless of city and can depend on consistent taste of a latte at their favorite coffee shop franchise, patients and families should – at some point – expect consistency at branded hospitals within a health system. ...read more


Uncovering cost savings hidden in administrative and operational data

Written by Sally Akers, RN, MSN, CNS and Mike Chamberlain | Blog Post, Value-Based Care

In each of the examples in this post, information hidden in hospital administrative data sets became the cornerstone to performance improvement initiatives by helping administrators and clinicians make better decisions. ...read more


How health IT and artificial intelligence can help clinically integrated networks manage risk — and contract-based performance

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Value-Based Care

With the right analytic insights, a CIN can not only stratify patients by risk, but also provide insights in near real-time about which areas of care delivery are costing the most and why, and what CINs can do about it. ...read more