Helping Montgomery County Juvenile Court improve efficiencies and outcomes

Located in Dayton, Ohio, the Juvenile Court is a division of the Montgomery County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas. In addition to two judges and nine magistrates, the court employs bailiffs, court reporters, judicial technicians and a large administrative staff. The court receives almost 16,000 referrals a year.  They serve 120 youth per week in […]

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When do outcomes-based contracts make sense? The payer perspective

In this opinion brief, Truven Health shares the US payer perspective on outcomes-based contracts — what it will take to make these innovative contracts meaningful, sustainable and scalable.

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Pharmacists drive better outcomes

In this article from Population Health News, Tina Moen, PharmD, Deputy Chief Health Officer at IBM Watson Health, discusses the role that pharmacists can play in delivering value-based care.

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Does your quality performance measurement give you the full picture? It may be time to expand your metrics.

Atlanta-based DeKalb Medical knew there were still areas of operational and clinical performance that could be improved — they just needed help pinpointing opportunities.

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Using an EHR for Population Health: What’s missing?

Building the right IT infrastructure is often the first step in developing population health management programs. While EHRs can provide a basic foundation, to truly understand the whole patient and the whole population, organizations must supplement their EHRs with the right IT solutions.

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IBM Explorys offerings for life sciences: cohort analysis

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

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Where pharmacy fits into your population health strategy

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?

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Watson for Drug Discovery identifies proteins associated with cardiovascular disease

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 […]

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50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study: Illuminating leadership excellence

Now in its 19th year, the just-released 2018 Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study recognizes heart care providers that have achieved outstanding performance on a balance scorecard comprising clinical, operational and financial metrics.

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How cognitive computing can help predict diabetes risk

What if there were a way for analytics to predict which patients are at higher risk of developing diabetes that could help physicians possibly intervene to prevent it?

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Finding new ways to impact lives: social programs in the cognitive era

Cognitive computing refers to systems that can learn at scale, reason with purpose and interact with humans naturally. These systems are designed to combine human intelligence with a range of artificial intelligence capabilities such as machine learning, natural language processing, and image analysis. This powerful combination amplifies the impact of what humans and machines can […]

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The rise of the health cloud

In a world of increasingly connected patients and devices, the global healthcare and life sciences community has a renewed – and some would say sharpened – focus on improving patient engagement and health outcomes.

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