Discover “Discovery”

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 […]

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Harnessing data to improve clinical performance

Unlocking the right data sets and aligning clinical and administrative teams so they can act on that information can drive real performance improvement.

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A patient-focused approach to strategic healthcare transformation

In this webinar replay, Josh Berlin, managing partner at IBM Watson Health, moderates a discussion with members of his team about best practices in strategic healthcare transformation.

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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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Uncovering cost savings hidden in administrative and operational data

In each of the examples in this post, information hidden in hospital administrative data sets became the cornerstone to performance improvement initiatives by helping administrators and clinicians make better decisions.

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How health IT and artificial intelligence can help clinically integrated networks manage risk — and contract-based performance

With the right analytic insights, a CIN can not only stratify patients by risk, but also provide insights in near real-time about which areas of care delivery are costing the most and why, and what CINs can do about it.

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In clinically integrated networks, artificial intelligence can help care managers focus on one patient at a time

To help care managers optimize their patients’ care across the continuum, clinically integrated networks (CINs) in particular may be able to benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

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Six ways health IT can support patient engagement in your clinically integrated network

At a time when revenues often depend on how fast and effectively organizations can identify and engage at-risk patients, it may be more important than ever for clinically integrated networks (CINs) to focus on closing gaps in care and preventing disease progression. That’s where health IT solutions can make a difference.

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

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.

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

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.

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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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Palliative care is “values-based care”

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.

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