IBM Watson continues to generate an unprecedented level of interest in its implications for Healthcare. IBM has made significant inroads, along with some leading Healthcare partners, to leverage the power of Watson and its natural language processing capabilities to rapidly assess thousands of clinical articles in seconds, with a goal to support treatment options, diagnostic decisions and research. Over the past year, IBM has worked with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, to train Watson to support therapy decisions in the lung and breast cancer domains. During this time, clinicians have "trained" Watson to compare a patient's clinical history against a corpus of oncology articles and research publications, analyze and interpret complex relationships between the articles and the clinical history, all with the goal to provide physicians with evidence based treatment options in a matter of seconds. Recently announced, IBM and its partners have introduced the first commercially based applications based on Watson. Learn more about how these recent Watson innovations represent a breakthrough in how medical professionals can use advances in analytics and natural language processing to enhance the quality and safety of care.
The healthcare industry is undergoing transformation in how services are
accessed, delivered and paid for, and requires a greater level of
engagement and accountability. An enterprise health analytics foundation
that leverages your current investments and is scalable to support growth
into advanced analytics of streaming and unstructured content will help
your organization not only survive, but thrive. Learn how healthcare
organizations effectively manage, integrate, analyze and govern their data
to deliver actionable insights, and measure and improve performance and
outcomes. See demonstrations on quality measures and supply chain. See how
reports can be extended to mobile devices and discuss entry points to build
and progress your health analytics strategy.
Sarah Grant Smith, Business Development, Healthcare Analytics, IBM Canada
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When healthcare is being squeezed from every side by new and
budget-tightened regulations, the best response is to transform into a
consistent, automated master of enterprise activity. IBM's Business
Process Management (BPM) software and services have been rated #1 by
Gartner and will transform your organization in a structured way. IBM's
BPM can be quickly integrated with existing systems to create consistent
and controlled enterprise-wide workflow, eliminate redundant / siloed data,
automate manual process steps, and create a single source of truth.
Introduce a collaborative and flexible approach to process management for
your organization - the fiscal viability of your enterprise and the
physical viability of your patients both depend on the results you can
achieve with IBM BPM.
Paul Sulkers, Healthcare Industry Executive, IBM Canada
Pete Beggs, National WebSphere Specialist, IBM Canada
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IBM Patient Care and Insights (PCI) is a comprehensive healthcare solution
that provides data driven population analysis to support patient centered
care processes. The solution enables interactive, secure collaboration
between patients, care givers, healthcare providers and payors. It is
uniquely capable of analyzing structured and unstructured data, from
various types of documents, patient records, using
this data to predict health risks such as onset of disease or readmission.
It also is able to provide insightful information to healthcare providers
based on patient similarity analytics. The IBM Patient Care and Insights
solution supports the coordinated, integrated, comprehensive care delivery
models required to optimize care, improve health and lower operational
costs in healthcare.
Paul Sulkers, Healthcare Industry Executive, IBM Canada
Jody Lynch, Industry Architect, Healthcare Strategic Initiative Team, IBM Canada
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Healthcare is inherently a mobile work environment and putting the most current information into a clinician’s fingertips throughout all stages of the healthcare delivery process saves time, reduces error, and ultimately improves health outcomes. Clinical mobility is spreading like wildfire across the healthcare enterprise where it is becoming common to see healthcare professionals armed with smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices — from physicians to home health, and hospice nurses to therapists. This disruptive convergence of the Healthcare Enterprise and Consumer Ecosystem is driving the demand for enabling mobile technologies. IBM MobileFirst offers Healthcare organizations true end-to-end mobile solutions that enable the clinical worker. Some providers specialize in service offerings; some focus on platform and application development; some offer only mobile security; while others focus just on mobile device management - we bring it all.
Susan Wooldridge, Healthcare Business Development Executive, IBM Canada
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Imagine tapping into the latest breakthrough discoveries along with diagnostic studies, clinical best practices and patient histories to optimize treatment plans, advance new therapies, and improve the patient experience. IBM Watson solutions, representing the next generation of cognitive systems, can help improve outcomes by assisting physicians and care providers with evidence-based diagnoses and treatments, and help accelerate time to clinical insights by supporting researchers and clinicians in discovery of new therapies. Discover how IBM Watson can help transform healthcare and the quality of care delivered.
Jeff Betts, Business Development Executive, Life Sciences, IBM Canada
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Healthcare is in a state of transition due to enormous financial pressures driven by unsustainable rising costs. With many of our provinces spending more than 40 per cent of their budgets on healthcare, can we actually improve patient care while driving down healthcare costs? Many within the industry agree that advanced healthcare analytics may hold the key.
Log in to hear Dan Gordon, Executive Consultant, IBM Global Healthcare Centre of Competence and Aditya Pai, Senior Managing Consultant,IBM Global Business Services review a framework for healthcare analytics driven management transformation that can help organizations
make far better use of their data to reduce cost, reinvent care, and improve patient outcomes. We will discuss very specific management approaches to realize the benefits of analytics.
The global healthcare industry is at a pivotal point to transform, reinvent and realign to a more vital and evolving new model. There is broad recognition that cost increases are unsustainable, yet results remain inadequate. Buyers of care, including governments, employers and individual consumers, are demanding better performance in both quality and outcomes.
Attend this on demand webcast to learn more about the strategic activities that are enabling organizations to deliver greater value and achieve outcomes that matter.
Managing high cost patients – "our top 1%" – out of acute care and closer to home is now a high priority as jurisdictions look to integrate acute and primary care under new delivery models. The management of this cohort of patients is considered an untapped opportunity to enhance quality, reduce costs, reduce readmission, and improve the delivery of safe and effective care for patients. Whether targeted at only the top 1% of patients, or ideally at all "high risk" patients, improved coordination among acute and primary care is viewed as a high priority.
Attend this on-demand webcast to review Patient Care and Insights and our 'closer to home' capabilities, targeted to reduce costs and improve quality of care delivery for our high risk populations.
Jamie Pugh - Public Sector Client Manager Government & Health Industry
Dr. Marty Kohn
Dr. Kohn is Chief Medical Scientist, Care Delivery Systems in IBM Research. He is the physician involved in developing and implementing IBM's "Collaborative Care Solution" for addressing the challenges to primary care and access to healthcare. He also supports the transformation of healthcare and development of accountable care organizations. His research work includes healthcare population analytics and the role of expert systems in the clinical decision process. He speaks frequently on the issues on healthcare transformation, the role of information technology and the Patient Centered Medical Home. Dr. Kohn is a co-author of IBM's white paper "Patient-Centered Medical Home – What, Why and How." He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Kohn was previously in IBM Healthcare Strategy and Change which helped healthcare systems and clinicians optimize process and make best use of health information technology. He has published multiple articles and book chapters on both clinical and management subjects. Dr. Kohn is an emergency physician with over 30 years of hospital-based practice and management experience. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives.
Over the past 40 years, Paul Sulkers has exclusively focused on health information technology, holding a range of positions with provincial health jurisdictions, health care providers as well as private sector health vendors. He has led implementation of advanced e-health and clinical systems in Canada and Australia, including some of the first integrated clinical information systems, regional hospital authorities, and electronic child health networks. Paul has been a leader in the area of e-health, defining solutions for chronic disease management and electronic health records, as well as setting strategies related to health analytics and clinical process management.
Paul is currently the Ontario Industry Executive for IBM Canada Health Industry, responsible for IBM's healthcare strategies and business in Ontario