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Transforming the healthcare experience

The following IBM whitepapers are available for view or download

Genomic Medicine in Healthcare - The Tip of the Iceberg - Electronic Healthcare Magazine Vol 8.No 1 2009 Online Exclusive

The role of genomic medicine in healthcare is at the tip of the iceberg. Rapid advances in genomics, as demonstrated by the tangible use of gene diagnosis and targeted therapies indicate that the impact of genomics in healthcare is only going to increase.

As published by Aditya Pai, MSc, MSc, MS, MBA, CGC, Managing Consultant, IBM Global Business Services.

Web 2.0 and Chronic Illness: New Horizons, New Opportunities

Although a relative latecomer to the world of Web 2.0, healthcare may be the ideal practical use for this new Internet functionality. Health facilities and health systems have a role to play by building and supplementing consumer-friendly wikis and other Web 2.0 tools;in this way, they can ensure the creation of trusted information sources and stronger community bonds while working to improve population health outcomes.

Case Study: Duke University Health System Finds Excellent Productivity Using SOA

SOA can be an important tool in breaking the application backlog. This case study reveals how Duke University Health System found an appropriate, pragmatic approach to SOA and a demonstrated highly accelerated development of an integrated portal.

Public Health Surveillance: Communicable Disease Management, Outbreak Management and Immunization Management

this document is a management-level overview of Panorama, the health surveillance system currently being developed by the Pan-Canadian Public Health Communicable Disease Surveillance and Management Project. Panorama will be made available to all jurisdictions in Canada for implementation within their jurisdictional infrastructures

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Healthcare 2015: Win-win or lose-lose? IBM Global Business Services Healthcare - A portrait and a path to successful transformation

Healthcare is in crisis. While this is not news for many countries, we believe what is now different is that the current paths of many healthcare systems around the world will become unsustainable by 2015.

This report paints a portrait of what the global healthcare industry could look like by 2015, and we fully acknowledge that bringing this portrait to life is an extraordinarily difficult task. Transformation is difficult, and there are very few arenas in which stakes are higher and more sensitive than in healthcare.

Patient-Centric: The 21st Century Prescription for Healthcare

In this white paper, we will explore the meaning of a patient-centric healthcare system, its benefits as well as challenges, the changes necessary to create a patient-centric system, and the role that IBM is playing to help create new opportunities for all parties.

Healthcare Transformation

Change is complex. A single adjustment in one department can affect many others — extending out to health plans, patients and employers. Creating balance among these constituents is critical to success. IBM, along with its network of Business Partners, provides solutions in clinical and business process optimization, patient centric networks and health and wellness management.

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