IBM Sponsored ‘Lunch n Learns’ and ‘Breakfast Briefings' at HIMSS18

IBM featured key leaders on topics unique to transformation of the industry

Transforming transactions: using blockchain technology to improve health information exchange

Tuesday, March 6, 2018  8:30am- 9:30am 

Moderator: Shahram Ebadollahi, Vice President, Innovations & Solution Incubation, IBM

Featuring a panel discussion

The exchange of information, money, and supplies across the healthcare ecosystem has long posed challenges to health organizations. IBM Watson Health is a leader in applying blockchain technology to enable digital transformation of health organizations. This panel discussion will feature leaders from government agency, providers, payers, EMR vendors and technology company discussing the applications of blockchain to enable more efficient, secure, and verifiable digital transactions among various entities in the healthcare ecosystem.

Digital transformation of today’s most critical healthcare applications

Tuesday, March 6, 2018  11:15am-12:15pm

Speaker: Jordan Hayward, Healthcare and Life Sciences Cloud Leader, IBM

Learn how leading healthcare IT organizations are balancing scale, security, and innovation to deliver next-gen applications for tomorrow's users... today. Leveraging automated management, scalability, and resiliency can make deploying cloud native applications & microservices, and modernizing existing applications easier than ever before. With secure controlled environments behind your own firewall or in the cloud you have the flexibility and choice to consistently deploy, scale, and connect your applications while existing infrastructure investments.

Driving Cost Take Out and Operational Efficiencies with Converging Technologies for Healthcare

Wednesday, March 7, 8:30am-9:30am

Speaker: Jeff Berman, Vice President, Cognitive Process Transformation, IBM

Today's healthcare is marked by intense financial pressures, rapid innovation and promising technological advances. Competing in this environment requires combining a diligent focus on operational excellence with a disruptive approach to organizational change. In this session a panel of experts will share insights and experience in transforming mission critical workloads such as revenue cycle management, supply chain, and digital engagement with a holistic approach to workforce optimization, process innovation, and advanced technology implementation.

Modernizing healthcare technology for today’s needs and tomorrow’s possibilities

Wednesday, March 7, 11:15am-12:15pm

To leverage the opportunities that the emerging era of cognitive healthcare brings, visionary organizations recognize the need to design an IT architecture that will optimize data for cost, performance, collaboration and compliance.

In this panel discussion, market leaders will share how they are supporting the acceleration of discoveries, the advance of personalized care and the optimization of services by using flexible, scalable and cost-effective high-performance systems that can leverage cloud to ensure the highest levels of data availability and reliability.

Join our industry experts’ panel and learn how a powerful data architecture melded with disruptive and emerging technologies – like cognitive, deep learning, artificial intelligence, hybrid cloud, big data and predictive analytics – can revolutionize your organization and increase your speed to insights.

Pressing for progress – women in global markets

Thursday, March 8, 11:15am-12:15pm

Women today are being recognized as leaders when it comes to implementing change within their organizations. Yet in many corners of the world their talent and experience is being overlooked when it comes to scaling health improvement opportunities within their own communities.  To celebrate International Women’s Day, we plan to highlight women leaders in the international space. The IBM Watson Health Lunch and Learn will be an opportunity to learn how geography can impact ones’ career and business challenges and will provide a platform for women to engage with peers and role models from diverse backgrounds. Join this lively panel discussion to learn more about the perspectives of women in transforming global health.

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