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
Seattle Children's Hospital, one of the leading children's hospitals in the U.S., needed a solution to manage and extract valuable insights from vast amounts of complex data. Working with business partner Brightlight Consulting, Seattle Children's implemented the IBM PureData for Analytics solution
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 UCLA Department of Neurosurgery analyzes brain wave data to predict the rise of deadly brain pressure as part of a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke study. Knowing in advance that brain pressure could potentially rise in TBI patients gives doctors more time to prevent
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
Rising costs, chronic illness, an aging population and a shortage of professionals are forcing massive changes in the healthcare industry. To gain insight into how they can improve service while reducing costs, healthcare payers and providers are turning to data and analytics. Leading organizations
To better handle exponential growth in patient data, the healthcare organization Fletcher Allen turned to IBM Netezza and PureData for their solution. This allowed them to put refined analytic information in the hands of more medical practitioners to improve the quality of care.
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