Healthcare Data Analytics

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


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


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


Three important changes to EDGE server reporting health plans need to know

Written by Bryan Briegel and Anita Nair-Hartman | Blog Post, Care Management, Healthcare Data Analytics

For all health plans that operate individual or small group plans – on or off the exchange - several significant shifts in EDGE server reporting are presenting both challenges and new opportunities. Below, we summarize the latest changes and what they could mean for your business. ...read more


How IHMI is Changing Health Care Delivery

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Cognitive Computing, Healthcare Data Analytics

A Q&A with James Madara, MD, CEO, American Medical Association on how health care delivery will be changing through an integrated-data approach model with IHMI. ...read more


Measuring the potential impact of a new palliative care service line

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Healthcare Data Analytics, Life Sciences

Recent studies had pointed to the implementation of palliative care as a way to improve patient care and lower mortality rates. So to test the theory in their own environment, Carson Tahoe Health decided to roll out an inpatient care protocol in which hospitalists refer patients with end-of-life issues to a palliative care physician. ...read more


Four Analytic Trends for Health Plans in 2017

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Healthcare Data Analytics

In the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, health plans are recognizing the value of leveraging their vast data warehouses to help define their business models. ...read more


Health Plans: Choose Your Initial Validation Audit Vendor Wisely

Written by Anita Nair-Hartman and | Blog Post, Healthcare Data Analytics

For health plans, the time to select an initial validation audit (IVA) vendor is drawing near. Selecting a qualified vendor should be a thoughtful and informed process. ...read more


The Effects of Telecommuting Intensity on Employee Health

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

The number of employees who take advantage of telecommuting has increased substantially in recent years - especially with the improvements in technology and the increasing demand for more flexible work schedules. ...read more


Health Economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn at HIMSS 17

Written by Watson Health | Healthcare Data Analytics, Video

Listen to Health Economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn’s take on the future of artificial intelligence, consumer directed healthcare, and the importance of efficiently using clinical data at the 2017 HIMSS conference. ...read more


Watson Health at HIMSS 17: Tina Moen

Written by Watson Health | Healthcare Data Analytics, Video

At the 2017 HIMSS Conference hear from IBM’s Tina Moen, Deputy Chief Health Officer of Watson Health, on the exciting things happening in the world of cognitive computing and healthcare. ...read more