Data

Positioning for success with bundled payment models

Written by David Jackson | Data, Provider

As part of the healthcare’s industry shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and commercial payers have developed an array of financial models. Healthcare organizations must determine which programs are the best fit for their goals and capabilities, as well as which ones can help them identify gaps ...read more


Three child welfare challenges that technology could solve

Written by Watson Health | Data, Government

Few government responsibilities are more important than keeping children safe and protecting their well-being. ...read more


Identify data-driven opportunities

Written by Watson Health | Analytics, Data, Provider

Administrators need to understand the current status of their health system’s performance as well as recognize emerging trends to accurately identify areas that are performing well or lagging. ...read more


Testing blockchain technology for clinical trials in Canada

Written by Uli Brödl | Analytics, Blockchain, Data...

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


Watson Health success story – California’s Valued Trust

Written by Watson Health | Data, Provider, Stories

Watson Health helps to support the mission of California's Valued Trust by providing the underlying analytic architecture needed to understand what’s driving cost and trend in various regions. ...read more


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

Written by Fiona McNaughton | Data, Government, Provider

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


Watson Health: get the facts

Written by Watson Health | Analytics, Artificial intelligence, Data...

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


Performance improvement through data insights

Written by Watson Health | Data, Stories

Learn how multiple hospital systems managed to cut costs, reduce patients’ length of stay, and acquire actionable financial performance data. ...read more


IBM Watson Health taps hospital clinical data to improve sepsis care

Written by Watson Health | Data, Provider

DeKalb Medical and AHMC Healthcare leveraged data and clinical care team capabilities to make improvements in sepsis care. ...read more


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

Written by Maria Balderas, PhD | Data, Provider

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


Uncovering cost savings hidden in administrative and operational data

Written by Sally Akers, RN, MSN, CNS and Mike Chamberlain | Data, Provider

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


Six ways health IT can support patient engagement in your clinically integrated network

Written by Watson Health | Artificial intelligence, Data, Health plan...

At a time when revenues often depend on how fast and effectively organizations can identify and engage at-risk patients, it may be more important than ever for clinically integrated networks (CINs) to focus on closing gaps in care and preventing disease progression. That’s where health IT solutions can make a difference. ...read more