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Interoperability in the Age of Population Health Management – Part 2

Written by Watson Health | Value-Based Care, White Paper

In part one of this two-part series, we explored the issues pertaining to data integration. In part two, we explore workflow integration. In addition, we look at technology known as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), and how it will facilitate the integration of outside applications with electronic health records to support population health management. ...read more


Interoperability in the Age of Population Health Management – Part 1

Written by Watson Health | Value-Based Care, White Paper

This two-part series reviews how today's technology can address challenges in data infrastructure ...read more


Government Health and Human Services: Visions, values and strategies for the future

Written by Watson Health | Child Welfare, Disability Management, Employment...

Technology has had a profound impact on the administration and delivery of health and human services programs. Landline telephones are one of the oldest forms of technology used to communicate with clients. More recently, the internet, email, telephone conferencing, video conferencing, mobile devices, and texting have transformed the way professionals communicate with clients and with ...read more


Harrow Council reducing costs and empowering citizens with help from IBM Watson Health

Written by Watson Health | Care Management, Case Study, Government...

Harrow Council in northwest London serves around 250,000 people, in one of London’s most religiously and ethnically diverse boroughs. It is also home to an increasingly large population over the age of 85, a group that is expected to double in size in the next 20 years. Tasked with reducing its social services budget by ...read more


Value-Based Readiness: Setting the Right Pace

Written by Watson Health | Value-Based Care, White Paper

This special intelligence report featured in HealthLeaders Media includes survey results collected from 216 healthcare experts on their organizations’ readiness to tackle challenges in value-based care. ...read more


Transforming social services: How cognitive technology is helping to protect the most vulnerable

Written by Watson Health | Child Welfare, Disability Management, Employment...

Health and human service programs are riddled with complexity and uncertainty. The professionals who work in these programs face significant headwinds on their path to progress. Administrators face pressure to transform social services programs while improving outcomes, expanding access to quality care and controlling costs. ...read more


Population Health Management: Beyond the EHR

Written by Watson Health | Value-Based Care, White Paper

Electronic health records (EHRs) are necessary, but were not designed to anchor population health management (PHM). This is partly because they lack semantic interoperability, which is the ability of disparate information systems to share data and enable communications among users in a meaningful way. ...read more


Cognitive Solutions in Social Programs: An awareness gap?

Written by Watson Health | Cognitive Computing, Government, Social Programs...

To investigate the state of cognitive solutions in social programs, Frost & Sullivan interviewed a range of social program executives and IT leaders who support these agencies across North America, Western Europe and in the Asia Pacific region. Interviews were conducted in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore and Australia. While the ...read more


Archiving – a scalable enterprise data management solution

Written by Watson Health | Government, Social Programs, White Paper

The world is creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. It is estimated that by 2017 the amount of data that governments work with will grow by 94 percent compared to 2015. The exponential growth of data offers great potential for transforming the way that government health and social programs are managed, delivered and ...read more


Deploy advanced analytics to help identify fraud, waste and abuse in social programs

Written by Watson Health | Government, Social Programs, White Paper

Massive case overload, growing populations and the expansion of day-to-day programs are challenging organizations that deliver social programs and benefits. Ongoing cuts in funding and personnel, and attacks on the integrity of social programs because of rising attempts to abuse or defraud the system clearly call for a new approach to managing services. Post-event “pay-and-chase” ...read more


Improving Processes & Practices in Child Welfare: Is cognitive computing part of the solution?

Written by Watson Health | Child Welfare, Government, Social Programs...

According to the World Health Organization, about 25 percent of adults (1.3 billion people) report that they were abused as children. In addition, approximately 40 million children are abused annually worldwide. The economic cost associated with the consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children is estimated at USD 7 trillion annually. Twenty-five percent ...read more


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

Written by Watson Health | Child Welfare, Government, Social Programs...

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