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AT&T1 and Royal Philips recently announced that AT&T is the connectivity provider for Philips GoSafe, Philips’ leading mobile medical alert service. GoSafe was designed to help provide peace of mind to seniors at home or on the go, giving them the freedom to live active lives with the confidence that …

IBM recently announced that is has acquired Explorys, a healthcare intelligence cloud company that has built one of the largest clinical data sets in the world, representing more than 50 million lives. The acquisition strengthens IBM’s leadership position in healthcare analytics and cloud computing, and will help bolster its ability …

A team of IBM specialists has presented recommendations to Angolan authorities on a range of issues aimed at supporting Angola’s drive for economic and social transformation. These include academic training, technical skills development, and healthcare management strategies.The team’s month-long, pro bono consulting assignment in the capital of Luanda saw them …

In a rapidly evolving marketplace, payers, providers and other stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem need to constantly innovate to deliver affordable, accountable, and high-quality care for their customers. This brings immense opportunities for healthcare organizations to harness all the existing resources thereby fostering enhanced patient outcomes at reduced costs.To facilitate …

Today Cisco announced it is joining the Global Center for Health Innovation.The Global Center, located on four themed floors in downtown Cleveland, is one of the only facilities in the world that displays the future of health and healthcare. The Global Center serves health and healthcare innovation, technology, education, and …

The popularity of knee and hip replacement surgeries is growing quickly in the U.S., The Washington Post noted last month. Total knee replacement is the sole option for effectively treating some chronic knee problems, MedPageToday stated last week, and more people are opting for it because of population growth, the …

Recently, Doctor Evidence, a clinical health research data provider, announced a content partnership with IBM Watson to contribute valuable clinical cancer research content to Watson’s oncology solutions and developer ecosystem. The partnership is part of IBM’s work to help the medical community advance patient-centered care through its new Watson Health …

Many will remember Watson from its appearance on the television quiz show Jeopardy! a couple years back, where it used its artificial intelligence to beat human brainiacs. Now the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has “hired” Watson to put its cognitive powers to work to accelerate evidence-based clinical decisions …

CVS Health  and IBM recently announced they will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease.The partnership will enable health care practitioners, including those across the CVS Health enterprise, to use Watson to advance care management beyond programs and services typically …

For people in rural areas, particularly in developing countries, this is a huge challenge. Despite rapid urbanization worldwide, 50 percent of people globally still live in rural areas while less than 25 percent of doctors reside there.Some countries are tackling the problem with healthcare innovations backed by collaborations with technology …