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Clinical Trial Matching: The frustration of matching patients to cancer research begins with data issues — and can end with artificial intelligence

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

If you work in oncology or cancer clinical trial coordination in the US, you already know the numbers don’t always work in your or your patients’ favor. ...read more


When worlds collide: experiencing healthcare as a consumer

Written by Bobbi Coluni | Blog Post, Value-Based Care

Bobbi Coluni, offering management for the payer market at IBM Watson Health shares her personal experience with the complexity of navigating healthcare benefits. ...read more


You know the odds when it comes to patient recruitment for clinical trials – we’re trying to improve them

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

Every year in the United States 1.6 million Americans develop cancer, joining nearly 14 million fellow citizens in the fight against the disease. ...read more


Watson Health: Setting the Record Straight

Written by Dr. John E. Kelly III | AI, Blog Post, Oncology & Genomics

We at IBM have a lot to be proud of, including our pioneering work with Watson Health. Unfortunately, some media reports, including an August 11th story published by The Wall Street Journal, distort and ignore facts when suggesting IBM has not made “enough” progress on bringing the benefits of AI to healthcare. ...read more


Watson Health is committed to using AI to tackle major healthcare challenges

Written by Deborah DiSanzo | AI, Blog Post, Oncology & Genomics

I would like to provide an update on Watson Health and address a few misperceptions. If you only read certain media reports recently, you would have an incomplete and inaccurate perspective, especially as it relates to our Watson for Oncology product. ...read more


“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