Life Sciences

Making the Promise of Smarter Health a Reality

Written by Dr. John E. Kelly III | Analytics, Artificial intelligence, Cloud...

The true value of data flowing through physicians' offices and public health departments has gone untapped because it is unstructured and siloed in systems that don’t talk to one another. ...read more


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

Written by Peggy O'Brien | Analytics, Government, Life Sciences

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


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

Written by Watson Health | Government, Life Sciences

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. ...read more


Success story: The Aurum Institute

Written by Watson Health | Life Sciences, Stories

The Aurum Institute needed to integrate clinical data from cross-border research sites located in several sub-Saharan African countries, each run by data managers who speak different languages and possess varied levels of experience with electronic data capture. ...read more


“Connected health” designed for health

Written by Watson Health | 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


Discover “Discovery”

Written by Louisa Roberts | Artificial intelligence, Life Sciences, Provider

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


SmartAnalyst Inc. used IBM Explorys clinical data to improve how a company markets its medications

Written by Watson Health | Life Sciences, Stories

SmartAnalyst and the IBM® Watson Health™ team used the IBM Explorys® data set to study the journey of more than 6,500 real-life psoriasis patients. As a result, SmartAnalyst’s customer, a pharmaceutical company, is changing the way it communicates with patients and doctors. ...read more


Palliative care is “values-based care”

Written by Mark Binstock, MD, MPH and Catherine Follmer, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, | Health plan, Life Sciences, Provider

Value-based care is generally defined as higher quality at lower cost. Values-based care aims to achieve those same goals, but through a process that considers and applies the values of your organization, your providers and your patients. ...read more


Generating insights with confidence – agile advanced analytics on longitudinal health records

Written by Watson Health | Life Sciences

This webinar replay reviews how the IBM Global Business Services (GBS) team generated actionable insights by applying machine learning on integrated EHRs (IBM Explorys clinical data set) and has thus helped life science companies tailor their business strategies and achieve research breakthroughs. ...read more


IBM Explorys offerings for life sciences: cohort analysis

Written by Watson Health | Life Sciences

Near-real time data access provides integrated views of the patient journey and clinical practice, enabling life sciences organizations to gain deep insights. ...read more


Where pharmacy fits into your population health strategy

Written by Watson Health | Artificial intelligence, Life Sciences

Population health management is a complex and diverse challenge which, like individual patient care, is best managed by interdisciplinary teams each bringing a unique perspective and expertise. Does pharmacy have a seat at the table in your population health strategy? ...read more


Watson for Drug Discovery identifies proteins associated with cardiovascular disease

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

Heart attack and stroke are 2 of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Identifying the proteins involved in each of them is the beginning of a journey to understanding how these diseases develop. In a novel experiment presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions on November 12, 2017, and published in a supplement ...read more