November 2, 2012

IBM, Healthcare and the IBM OnDemand Conference

The IBM Information OnDemand Conference took place a few weeks back in October. At the show there was a lot to see and learn about from IBM and their Business Partners. For Crawford Technologies this was our first year exhibiting alongside the recently acquired ASE Technologies, now the ASE division of Crawford Technologies. And the … Continue reading “IBM, Healthcare and the IBM OnDemand Conference”

The IBM Information OnDemand Conference took place a few weeks back in October. At the show there was a lot to see and learn about from IBM and their Business Partners. For Crawford Technologies this was our first year exhibiting alongside the recently acquired ASE Technologies, now the ASE division of Crawford Technologies. And the experience was not only enlightening, but definitely a venue we look forward to returning to next year.

This year one of the topics that gained a lot of attention was Healthcare. In fact, Gary MacFadden reported on Wikibon that this was a “major theme” along with the “Big Data” message at IOD this year. As MacFadden writes in his article, the Big Data in healthcare is both a challenge and an opportunity. As part of both sides of the equation the healthcare industry has to not only consider the move to Big Data, but also the innovations being offered, the importance of the data, getting analytics-ready, the current and pending regulatory statutes and how patient, providers and payer views get integrated together.

Be sure to read Healthcare a Major Theme as IBM Delivers Big Data Message at IOD 2012. The insight from MacFadden and the changes and opportunities on the horizon are sure to give you and your healthcare business some things to think about.