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Leading the way: female health leaders drive adoption of AI

Female leaders across the health industry were applauded for their ability to integrate AI into their organizations, reinforcing the potential of AI to help governments, health plans, health systems and others tackle their most pressing challenges.

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Three child welfare challenges that technology could solve

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

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Can AI and technologies help improve health, social care and social security services delivery?

We are witnessing the increasing shift from chronic to complex disease, acute to chronic care needs and the absolute requirement for coordinated primary, secondary and community care.

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IBM Child Welfare Solution as a Service – A game changer!

Building a new child welfare application is complex. There are many processes needed to keep a child safe and provide the right resources to help support the family. Getting this right for the case workers is key in order for a project to be a success and provide a solution that supports the needs of […]

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The state of telehealth, and its role in the fight against opioid use disorder

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

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

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 […]

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

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.

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

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.

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From automated to comprehensive: What child welfare organizations need to succeed

Of all the programs and services regulated, administered or delivered by government, there are arguably none more important than the delivery of child welfare services: child protection, foster care and adoption.

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15 Top Health Systems – Quantifying ‘System-ness’

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.

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Performance management insights may help encourage physician support of value-based care models

Technology can aggregate, normalize and curate data in near-real time, so that reliable, actionable information can be delivered to physicians for timelier feedback — when they can still impact care.

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Good design is good business in government: design partnership with the New York City Department of Social Services

With 42 design studios around the world, and 1,600 formally trained designers, IBM is tackling the most difficult challenges facing our customers, applying human-centered design and agile development practices across our products and services, allowing us to greatly enhance the value we provide to our customers and their clients. IBM Watson Health is focused on […]

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