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by John Moore | November 13, 2015

Top Three Factors Driving Growth in Cloud Analytics for Healthcare

So here is a scary thought for all those who fear the move to cloud services due to cybersecurity and privacy breach concerns - Data as a Service (DaaS) is coming to your community, to your healthcare system soon. Heaven forbid you may scream, but the simple, economic benefit to risk

by ndrao | September 10, 2015

Watson Gets Data, But Does IBM Get Health?

  IBM Watson Health’s kickoff event this morning across the river in Cambridge had some demos and a number of executive guest speakers, but offered little new or substantive insight into a grand strategy for healthcare. What we did learn: The company

by Brian Murphy | July 23, 2015

New Insight Report on Moving to Open Platforms Now Available

[To skip the prelude and go directly to the report sales page, please click here: 2015 Platforms in Healthcare: EHR Vendors’ Capabilities for Interoperability] Demand for interoperable technologies and platforms is increasing and enterprise technology vendors are responding. Cloud computing, composite applications, and open-source software with publicly available application programming

by John Moore lll | February 27, 2015

#WWBR Week of February 23, 2015

Study Urges Greater Financial Disclosure by Nonprofit Integrated Health Systems Jill Bronstein in National Academy of Social Insurance "A study came out from the National Academy of Social Insurance looking at the societal value of IDNs. The study had several findings but the main finding was that little evidence was

by Matt Guldin | February 26, 2015

Longitudinal Care Plans: Still Siloed

I have been doing a lot of work and research around the current state of care plans for an upcoming Insight report that will be out in March. Some of their limitations in current practice though have become glaringly apparent to me through a recent incident effecting my 99-year old

by corasharma | February 11, 2013

At the Intersection of Obesity and HIT

We Americans are on a very terrifying path, health-wise, based on the latest obesity projections from RWJF. Medical “innovations” around the obesity epidemic are unsettling, to say the least. Most recently, Dean Kamen (of Segway fame) filed a patent for a self-serve Stomach-Pumping Machine. Disturbing medical devices aside, what does

by John Moore | December 23, 2011

Looking Back on 2011 – What A Strange Year It’s Been

It is almost becoming the norm to say that it has been another tumultuous year in the healthcare IT market. Market consolidation, pushback on timelines, growing chorus from IT departments that enough is enough against the backdrop of the political circus in Washington and across the land as we prepare

by John Moore | October 18, 2011

Dr. Watson I Presume

Little over a month ago, IBM and WellPoint announced an agreement wherein WellPoint will deploy IBM's latest and greatest super computer and artificial intelligence mega-mind Watson. Watson's claim to fame was its ability to beat the human Jeopardy champions much like Big Blue beat reigning chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997.
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