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The State of Telehealth, and its Role in the Fight Against Opioid Use Disorder

Written by Mustafa Karakus | Blog Post, Cognitive Computing, Government...

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 ...read more


Testing Blockchain Technology for Clinical Trials in Canada

Written by Uli Brödl | Blog Post, Healthcare Data Analytics

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. ...read more


Examining the variation in cancer care

Written by Watson Health | AI, Blog Post, Oncology & Genomics

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. ...read more


Telehealth emerges as critical weapon for public health officials combating the opioid epidemic

Written by Peggy O'Brien | Blog Post, Child Welfare, Healthcare Data Analytics...

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[1], 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 ...read more


Book time at HIMSS to discover how Watson Health can help you transform your payer business

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

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. ...read more


Seven reasons why the time has come for AI technology in cancer care

Written by Watson Health | AI, Article, Blog Post...

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. ...read more


From IBM Research: How Tiny Fingernail Sensors and AI Can Help Clinicians to Monitor Health and Disease Progression

Written by Watson Health | AI, Blog Post

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. ...read more


Technology’s Role Improving Health for All

Written by Byron Scott | Blog Post, Healthcare Data Analytics

The promise of technologies, devices, and solutions have to improve healthcare, and perhaps more importantly, health outcomes is what is exciting ...read more


Combining real world evidence with artificial intelligence may improve visibility of treatment options for oncologists

Written by Watson Health | AI, Blog Post, Care Management...

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. ...read more


How hospitals can identify areas for improvement by merging clinical and operational data

Written by Fiona McNaughton | Blog Post, Value-Based Care

The pressure to deliver high quality care at an affordable cost is here to stay. Whether a provider is in a fee-for-service or value-based environment, or straddling both, the relationship between cost and quality is now intimately linked. ...read more


AHMC Healthcare: Driving quality improvements systemwide with concrete data

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

IBM Watson Health interviewed Jonathan F. Aquino, Corporate Chief Quality and Vice Compliance Officer at AHMC Healthcare and Interim Chief Executive Officer at AHMC San Gabriel Valley Medical Center to learn more about how AHMC embraces data-driven initiatives to improve the overall quality of care. ...read more


Providers weigh the impact of value-based payment models on population health

Written by David Jackson | Blog Post, Value-Based Care

To get some insight into how providers are handling the transition and how it has influenced their population health strategies, the HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit, in conjunction with IBM Watson Health, conducted the 2018 Population Health Survey. ...read more