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IBM Watson, Siemens Partner To Tap Population Health Industry

IBM and Siemens have formed an alliance designed to help hospitals better manage populations of patients in what is becoming a competitive multi-billion-dollar play for the healthcare industry. 68 more words


Healthcare in the Year 2030

The Year 2030

by Dr Nick van Terheyden (@DrNic1)

How will the world of medicine change in the next 15 years? Well 15 years ago AOL had just bought Time Warner, the human genome had just been deciphered and published and the first inhabitants of the International Space Station had arrived. 975 more words


Population Health is a Team Sport

Designing an Effective Population Health Program

Population health is the topic du jour for the health care industry, and I’m glad to see us all focusing on this important issue. 1,292 more words


There are Medical Records and then there are EMRs.

In the world of integrated systems, the power is not only in the accessibility of the data, but also in leveraging the data to get actionable information by which business leaders can make evidence-based decisions and this fact is not any less relevant in healthcare. 1,155 more words


Telemedicine: Opportunity Waiting

The technology behind and supporting telemedicine has come a long way in a short period of time. To some degree, the development reflects general technology. It can be hard to remember given the ubiquity of smartphones and other mobile devices that communication and video anywhere and everywhere is still relatively new. 916 more words


WhatsApp, A Healthcare Panacea: Not So Fast

A recent article on Forbes, “Why WhatsApp Could be a Game-Changer for American Health Care” caught my eye and attention. The article focuses on a commonly reported desire among professionals in the healthcare industry to have and use text messaging. 594 more words


Why Do We Want Interoperability?

A lot of time and attention has been put into the notion of interoperability by almost every stakeholder in the healthcare system. Those interested in the issue include patients, providers, vendors and the government. 753 more words

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