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Penny Schlyer
Industry Marketing Manager, Healthcare and Life Sciences

Penny Schlyer, is Industry Marketing Manager, Healthcare and Life Sciences at IBM, leading global messaging, content, and go-to-market activities for IBM's Big Data products. Penny enjoys biking and swimming with her three boys.

Treating healthcare data as an asset

February 26, 2014
On day two of HIMSS14, I had the pleasure of listening to leaders from UPMC, MD Anderson and Amedisys share their stories about how their organizations are turning information into an asset. Read More

Big data and analytics is pervasive at HIMSS14

February 17, 2014
Is big data just a buzzword? I say no way! More than 80 percent of the world’s data was created in just the last two years: video, email and social media just to name a few. This data explosion is not lost on healthcare. Read More

Healthcare in the new era of computing

October 30, 2013
This new era of computing provides a significant catalyst for change and growth for healthcare and life sciences organizations. With the rise in consumerism, new tools and technologies that unlock insights into the individual, the push for outcomes-based care and complex regulatory requirements, healthcare and life sciences organizations need to embrace the power of technology to capture and understand the voice of the consumer in order to collaborate beyond boundaries and deliver smarter healthcare. Read More

Will Mobile Wellness Apps Improve Health?

October 17, 2013
No one really knows if mobile wellness apps will improve health, at least not yet. The market stats certainly indicate the fascination with mobile health apps: Read More

Attaching Meaning to Data with Health Analytics

July 9, 2013
I was curious if there were any updated stats on the number of healthcare organizations that are currently using analytics as part of their strategy to improve health outcomes, prevent disease and engage patients more effectively. Read More

Turning Big Data into Better Care for Children

April 17, 2013
Seattle Children’s Hospital is a demonstrated leader in innovative research and therapies for children, as shown below in just a few of their most recent announcements. Read More

It Was All About the Data at HIMSS13

March 18, 2013
The level of engagement and conversations about big data and analytics at HIMSS13 was very exciting and encouraging. Read More

How Do You Measure, Analyze and Share Data to Improve Population Health?

March 4, 2013
By addressing chronic conditions at the population level, health organizations can achieve a greater impact. But it’s not easy. Successful programs have to employ measurement and analysis and include enormous volumes of data from an ever widening variety of sources. Making data useful, parsing what is valuable from what is not, gaining an accurate view of the individual – and doing it all within the context of a population – is a daunting challenge, but one with great potential. Read More

Do You Make Decisions Based on Facts?

February 12, 2013
Do you make decisions based on facts? Get your facts straight with enterprise health analytics and big data. Read More

Healthcare Leveraging Big Data for Social Business

October 16, 2012
Healthcare has become a social business. The evolution towards social media, consumer expectations for quality and value in healthcare, and the urgent need to get healthcare costs under control are transforming the way healthcare is obtained, delivered and paid for. Read More

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