Mary Haggard, Vice President, Consumer Innovation, Providence St. Joseph Health

Former Amazon Execs Drive Innovation at a Nonprofit Health System

There is no shortage of digital innovation in any field these days, but in healthcare, there has been an explosion of interest in developing digital solutions for the industry’s most pressing problems. The challenge has been that the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship is often at odds with complex, risk-averse, highly regulated healthcare organizations. Amazon Read More

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Mary Haggard, Vice President, Consumer Innovation, Providence St. Joseph Health

Disrupting From Within: Providence St. Joseph Health Taps Former Amazon Execs to Lead Innovation

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // There is no shortage of digital innovation in any field these days, but in healthcare, there has been an explosion of interest in developing digital solutions for the industry’s most pressing problems. The challenge has been that the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship is often at odds with complex, Read More

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Suzanne Sawyer, Vice President, Portfolio Marketing at IBM Watson Health

IBM Watson Health: How Smart Computers Can Revolutionize Healthcare Marketing

IBM’s cognitive computer Watson became a household name and overnight sensation in 2011 when it beat two of Jeopardy’s top contestants, smoothly handling the show’s lineup of cleverly named categories and obscure facts. Soon after Watson’s victory, IBM began to get inquiries from physicians, particularly oncologists, interested in knowing if cognitive technology could be applied Read More

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Suzanne Sawyer, Vice President, Portfolio Marketing at IBM Watson Health

Cognitive Technology in Healthcare: Looking to the Future with IBM Watson Health

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // IBM’s cognitive computer Watson became a household name and overnight sensation in 2011 when it beat two of Jeopardy’s top contestants, smoothly handling the show’s lineup of cleverly named categories and obscure facts: “Dialing for Dialects for $800,” says Watson, choosing a category in the opening round. Host Alex Read More

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Pamela Landis

Case Study: Patient Engagement is a Two-Way Street

Patients have high expectations for their online health care experiences these days. They expect to have the same seamless, integrated digital interaction they enjoy with Amazon Prime or Uber when they interact with their health system or provider. “Ease of mobility is what’s important to them,” says Pamela Landis, Vice President of Information Services at Read More

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Pamela Landis

Carolinas Healthcare System Launches MyCarolinas Tracker, Offering Convenience, Clinical Context, and Connection

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Patients don’t make allowances for healthcare. They expect to have the same seamless, integrated digital experience they have using Amazon Prime or Uber when they interact with their health system or provider. “That ease of mobility is what’s important to them,” says Pamela Landis, Vice President of Information Services Read More

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Remote Patient Monitoring Technology Connects Patients and Providers, Supports Chronic Disease Management

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // What happens to patients with chronic diseases between office visits? What if their vital signs need to be checked more often than every few months? As health systems shift to population health management, staying connected with high-risk patients is one way to prevent conditions from escalating. Many healthcare organizations, Read More

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What Happens to Patients With Chronic Diseases Between Office Visits?

As hospitals and health organizations move toward population health and engage in value-based contracting, managing patients with chronic diseases effectively and efficiently has risen to the top of the agenda. “It would be great if the patient is giving you information every day in a way that helps drive workflow around urgency and kicking out Read More

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MyDigitalLife: App-Happy Patients and Providers Are Going Mobile—Are You Ready?

MyDigitalLife Last year the digital seesaw tipped irrevocably in the direction of mobile. As of January 2014, online users spent more time per month accessing the Internet through mobile devices than desktop computers. And when using mobile devices, they were far more likely to engage with mobile content using apps, not their mobile browser. Health Read More

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