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Healthcare: We all have a stake in its transformation

Consumerism, social and mobile apps, federal mandates, competition and new partnerships are all influencing healthcare transformation. The industry must move toward integrated systems of care that enable holistic views of the patient in the context of the population, socio-economic status, and individual traits and behaviors. Big data facilitates the capture and analysis of information from an increasing variety of sources, structured and unstructured, from medical records, electronic monitoring and other devices. It fuels cooperation among payers, providers, researchers and, with a holistic view of the individual, big data can enable new ways of delivering care.

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Get a Quick Start!

Ah, but where to start?

IBM offers the Health Analytics Quick Start, a pre-integrated software, hardware and services solution targeted to address specific use cases including the 33 ACO quality measures and total cost of care. The IBM Health Analytics Quick Start provides: 

  • rapid entry into analytics
  • tangible return on investment
  • foundation for future enterprise-scale analytics

Data challenges are compounding by the minute. Healthcare must be data-driven and IBM is here to help clients transform care with analytics.

IBM Healthcare Clients Put Big Data into Action

Big Data and UCLA tackle brain trauma

“The field of big data analytics is evolving to include new kinds of data from sources such as medical monitors, giving us insights into patients that weren’t previously possible,” said Martin Kohn, MD, chief medical scientist, IBM Research. “We believe that UCLA’s promising research may one day transform the way that doctors and nurses interact with patients inside the neuro-intensive care unit.” 

Seattle Children's Hospital Turns Big Data into Better Care

“As we get deeper into data, we’re actually able to see new commonalities in treatments so we can better identify new protocols, make improvements in care, and ultimately make a difference in the type of care children are receiving,” said Wendy Soethe, Manager, Enterprise Data Warehouse at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Natural History of Disease

In her StratRx 2012 keynote presentation, on the Natural History of Disease, Tina Brown-Stevenson, SVP, Healthcare Analytics and Decision Support, UnitedHealth Networks, shares how advanced analytics is being used to understand who may be at risk for developing a disease like diabetes.