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Is Health Advocacy the Next Great Challenge for Watson in Healthcare?

Watson is growing up. And like a child nurtured by parents with extremely high expectations, IBM’s cognitive computing offspring, better known as Watson, is undoubtedly destined for greater achievements than playing Jeopardy! or helping investment bankers get even richer – despite the fact that most modern-day human beings can’t help being drawn into playing engaging, competitive computer-aided or generated games and lots of us want to make as much money as possible, with or without the assistance of silicon-based intelligence.

Still, one can’t help but imagine what Watson progenitors, with assistance from industry partners, can gen up in the various IBM development labs across the globe. For instance, is it possible that Watson can be “educated” to help solve the financial ills of our bloated healthcare system here in the U.S. and perhaps even contribute to improving health outcomes? Continue reading

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Information Governance: Rx for Electronic Healthcare Records Interoperability Dilemma

The healthcare industry could benefit enormously from the implementation of information governance programs and solutions. Healthcare, like every other industry, is inundated with data – now generically referred to as Big Data. In particular, unstructured data (mostly text) found in documents, emails and SOAP notes is a huge challenge for providers to manage as that data is often locked into distributed systems and formats that are difficult for health systems to access because they lack the ability to exchange data. Continue reading

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Information Governance Reshaping eDiscovery Landscape: A Major Theme at Legal Tech 2013

For better or worse, now that organizations of all sizes are feeling the impact of Big Data, the broader Legal Tech community appears to have finally understood that IG is more than a catch phrase. Information governance is a necessary evolution that enables organizations to transform the way they manage information risk, lower costs and derive value from their data. Meanwhile, with a plethora of vendors now jumping on the IG bandwagon, buyers and partners need to educate themselves. Continue reading

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Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) Solution Failures and Potential Fixes

Earlier this month The Rand Corporation published a report entitled, What It Will Take To Achieve The As-Yet-Unfulfilled Promises Of Health Information Technology. As a recent New York Times article points out, it was a Rand Corporation report published in 2005 that helped fuel the EHR solutions juggernaut by offering a too rosy prediction that $81 billion in annual savings were to be had with rapid adoption of health IT. In the intervening years, healthcare costs have continued to escalate thanks, in part, to missed opportunities and flawed policies surrounding the deployment, use and funding for EHRs. So why are EHRs failing and what can government, the healthcare industry and consumers do about it? Continue reading

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IBM Extends ILG Suite and Big Data Governance with StoredIQ Acquisition

On December 19th, 2012, IBM announced its intention to acquire unstructured data management solution provider StoredIQ. This should come as welcome news to litigation support and compliance professionals, line of business execs looking to derive value from large volumes of organizational data and IT managers who are increasingly overwhelmed by a deluge of data, the bulk of which is duplicative, inaccessible, irrelevant, uncategorized and unprotected. Continue reading

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