The growing prevalence of chronic diseases and aging populations around the globe are placing a heavy burden on health systems. It’s no wonder that healthcare costs continue to rise rapidly and relentlessly worldwide. Increasingly healthcare is turning to digital information and electronic resources to enable greater access to care, to improve quality and reduce costs.
Healthcare organizations are starting to do the hard work of reassessing their capabilities, how they care for patients, and who they partner with, in order to provide patients better value. Smarter healthcare is about creating a more coordinated, aligned and efficient healthcare delivery system for the future.
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IBM and MSK Advancing Cancer Care
Date added: 22 Mar 2012
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and IBM are developing a powerful system built upon IBM Watson to help doctors create individualized cancer treatment recommendations for their patients.
IBM Health Information Exchange
Date added: 21 Feb 2011
IBM technology and services for Health Information Exchange and patient identification already touch 80 percent of the population of North America and are relied on by more than 100 large healthcare systems, more than 40 health information exchanges and the nation’s largest retail pharmacies.
Picture Story: How Smarter Healthcare Works
Date added: 06 Aug 2010
Healthcare is a complex system with many moving parts, including vast networks of doctors, patients, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, insurers, medical equipment ... and the millions of pieces of data, images, prescriptions, documents, and other information that get exchanged every day. The ultimate goal is a fully connected, coordinated and integrated healthcare system where everything is focused on the patient!
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