Increasingly, recent conversations with customers around the world have included the need to address multiple types of data, commonly called “multi-domain” in master data management (MDM) circles. This stems from several factors: an increasing emphasis on data exchange; the rise of accountable care
It is my privilege to support government sector marketing for IBM. We live in a complex and sometimes dangerous world with growing threats to public safety, national security and the environment. We expect more and more from our governments and at the same time, there are significant economic and
Healthcare involves several domains of data, including patient/person, provider, insurance and reference data. Outside of healthcare, the patient/person domain would be called customer, and in a real sense, the healthcare patient is a customer of the payer or the healthcare provider. Increasingly,
Lately, many news outlets have been rehashing some of the same old stories about how our government agencies are drowning in paper, with pictures of Veteran’s Administration file rooms looking like outtakes from the “Hoarders” TV program, complete with sagging floors from the weight of the floor-to
When someone has suffered an irreversibly life-altering event, such as a traumatic brain injury, predictive maintenance of that impaired state is the best we can hope for. Of necessity, people with traumatic brain injuries must be kept under constant monitoring. In most intensive care units (ICUs
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.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute, one of seven members of the Dream Team uniting researchers across the country in
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), announced their work to develop a bedside early-warning system for brain pressure in traumatic brain injury patients. At the core of this system is InfoSphere Streams, which can ingest and analyze, in real-time, huge volumes of fast-moving data –
The level of engagement and conversations about big data and analytics at HIMSS13 was very exciting and encouraging. After all, transformation of the healthcare system will not only be dependent on data, but more importantly about our ability to securely capture, integrate, manage and analyze it in
Have you ever been in a situation where you are so baffled and amazed at a process that your only response is, "Really!?!"
As in: many health care providers are still not using analytics as the basis for decision-making? Really!?!
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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
Compared to other industries, healthcare has been a late adopter of technology. To realize the true potential value of big data in healthcare, the industry will need major structural changes, including legislative reforms, incentives, privacy laws, reimbursement and incentive schemes.
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Massive change is sweeping the healthcare industry. To be sustainable, healthcare organizations (payers, providers, and drug and device manufacturers) must be unrelenting about achieving