Technology plays a critical role in enabling healthcare transformation. Technology can improve operations, support collaboration and provide the groundwork for data-driven decision making. The ability to capture, integrate and analyze data across different stakeholders, care settings and geographies is essential, as is modernizing infrastructure to increase agility.
New modalities, diagnostics and innovative medical devices, as well as the use of telemedicine and remote monitoring, add to technological enablement by increasing access and expertise. A key enabler of transformation, technology eliminates current borders of the business by overcoming barriers such as distance, knowledge or practice.
Today's healthcare industry can now take advantage of the advances information technology — as so many other industries have — to innovate business models and eliminate disparities in access to care.
Thanks to advances in DNA sequencing technologies, genomic information is now being collected at an unprecedented pace, revolutionizing the depth, breadth and pace of biomedical research. The amount of data produced is overwhelming. Yet with cognitive technologies, researchers are able to more quickly analyze and understand this data to help answer important biological questions.
Cognitive systems, with their ability to fundamentally change the way humans and computers interact, can accelerate the work in clinical research, genomic studies, personalized medicine, as well can assist the transition to more person-centered care -- across the entire continuum empowering care providers, families and the individuals themselves.
Given their potential, cognitive capabilities can significantly extend insight and knowledge by providing expert assistance right into a clinician’s or caregiver's workflow, to enable organizations to dramatically change how and where care is delivered.