Healthcare has evolved into a process of highly sophisticated technology and computing infrastructure to capitalize on years of analysis and historical data. It requires a robust ecosystem comprising big data and analytics; cognitive, cloud and mobile computing; social tools; and more.
The public sector is changing the face of our cities, transforming our workforce and improving healthcare with data and analytics. Here are some of the stories and articles that caught my attention this week.
Recent regulations for medical devices and the burgeoning opportunities from Internet of Things data is expected to dramatically transform healthcare and lifestyle, and the electronics industry is taking notice.
As healthcare leaders face pressure to control costs and drive better outcomes, they're using predictive analytics to anticipate a range of factors from patient demand and staffing to scheduling and volume.
Data is growing and moving faster than healthcare organizations can consume it, yet getting insights from that data into the hands of practitioners can quite literally make the difference between life and death.
Computational modeling has revolutionized all branches of the physical sciences, engineering and design. Leading-edge work in these fields is pushing new computational frontiers at nano scales. Computation-centric methods allow researchers to model, simulate and assess a much wider array of options
This past summer we witnessed an incredible phenomenon seemingly capturing the world by storm: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Facebook estimates 28 million people posted about ALS between June 1 and August 28, including comments and tags. 2.4 million videos also were created on YouTube, spreading
Big data analytics aren’t just for big organizations or big cities. In fact big data analytics can be especially useful when the data in question is diffuse—spread out over a number of small facilities and then aggregated to identify trends and patterns that might otherwise be overlooked.
Wearable cognitive prosthetics sounds like science fiction, but it’s easily within the reach of today’s technology. From a healthcare analytics standpoint, image-analytics wearables could help many people who suffer from diverse memory, perception and learning impairments.
Now that the Ebola virus is sitting in our backyard, the entire country is on high alert—and rightfully so, as it's no longer a disease that's plaguing people continents away, in little known countries. WHO indicates that there are 9216 Ebola cases with 4555 deaths. My first thought when I look at
The invisible spread of infections in healthcare facilities has continued to run rampant. Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) remain a serious threat everywhere in the world. Nevertheless, pathogen-caused infections, though they spread invisibly in healthcare environments, can be illuminated
Is your healthcare organization engaging with customers the way you would expect to be engaged? Read how big data and analytics is helping healthcare organizations understand the consumer and fuel smarter engagement strategies through multiple social, mobile and traditional channels.
When I think back to last year’s Information on Demand (now Insight) conference, one customer story in particular comes to mind: Memorial Healthcare System’s uncovering of vendor fraud, a bid rigging scheme and a potential staff risk in what began as an effort to simply streamline and improve the