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Analytics in Support of Health Care Transformation : Making Better Health Care Decisions with IBM Watson and Advanced Analytics


The global healthcare industry is experiencing fundamental transformation as it moves from a volume-based business to a value-based business. With increasing demands from consumers for enhanced healthcare quality and increased value, healthcare providers and payers are under pressure to deliver better outcomes. Primary care physician and nursing shortages require overworked professionals to be even more productive and efficient. The cost dynamics of healthcare are changing, driven by people living longer, the pervasiveness of chronic illnesses and infectious diseases, and defensive medicine practices. New market entrants and new approaches to healthcare delivery are increasing complexity and competition.

As tumultuous as the current environment is, it is expected to become even more complex over the next several years. Among healthcare executives interviewed for IBM's 2010 Global CEO study, 90 percent expect a high or very high level of complexity over the next five years, but more than 40 percent are unprepared to deal with it. This immense complexity confronting the healthcare industry will require smarter, more informed decisions to enable the improved outcomes and better value required by market dynamics, increasing governmental regulation, and today’s more demanding consumers.

Analytics can provide the mechanism to sort through this torrent of complexity and data, and help healthcare organizations deliver on these demands. This seminar will cover a number of different ways that big data, advanced analytics, and cognitive computing are being applied today, including the latest on the deployment of IBM Watson in oncology and utilization management.

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Washington D.C., United States

600 14th Street, NW
Washington D.C.
United States

Time Description
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Check-In
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Welcome: Frank Stein, Director, Analytics Solution Center
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM The Use of Watson and Data Analytics to Transform Care
Dr Basit Chaudhry, M.D., PhD, Medical Scientist and Lead Research Clinician for Watson, IBM Research
10:00 AM - 10:40AM Outcomes-driven Health Care with IBM Patient Care and Insights
Chris Fawbush, Business Unit Executive and Enterprise Content Management Industry Solutions Leader, IBM
10:40 AM - 10:55 AM Break - Light Refreshments Provided
10:55 AM - 11:35 AM Improving Outcomes with Patient Similarity Analytics (Demonstration)
Doug Billings, IBM Content and Predictive Analytics Development Lead, IBM Global Business Services
11:35 AM - 12:15 MM Big Data in Health Care Transformation
Sridhar Srinivasan, Vice President and General Manager, Big Data Platform – Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Government, IBM Software Group
12:15 PM - 12:20 PM Conclusion: Frank Stein, Director, Analytics Solution Center