Topic "Industry"

Rein in Improper Government Payments With Data Management

Improper payments have been a growing challenge for government entities as they work to support citizens in times of crisis. In 2019, over $175 billion in improper payments were issued by the Federal Government. That’s a 15% increase from 2018. Underlying factors around improper payments are not always due to fraud—inaccurate citizen data, coding errors,... more

Higher Education Needs Data-Driven Contact Tracing to Reopen

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of higher education students, faculty, and staff that depend upon these colleges and universities. While many of these schools have demonstrated resilience and innovation by embracing distance learning, guidance, and support for their students, the financial viability of these schools will remain at risk if they can’t clear... more

Healthcare Consent Management Demands Newfound Respect for the Checkbox

We are all familiar with the endless and repetitive paperwork required at each doctor’s office visit. We complete them as quickly as possible and check the boxes with often just a brief scan. However, those little check boxes on the forms are about to play a much bigger role in how payer and provider organizations,... more

AI-Powered Data Management Is the Key to Vaccine Discovery

As pharmaceutical and clinical research organizations around the world race to discover and inoculate the global population with a vaccine for COVID-19, artificial intelligence (AI) will play a key role in ensuring that trustworthy, relevant, and timely drug-discovery data can be used to understand and eradicate this global threat. Drug discovery has traditionally been a... more

A New Reality Calls for Radical Interoperability

Co-authored with Rob Karel, VP, Strategic Marketing Initiatives. The concept of data interoperability is nothing new. For decades, organizations have been working toward improving interoperability. Firms of all shapes and sizes have focused internally on “integration,” ensuring their siloed internal systems, databases, applications, clouds, and mainframes could pass data back and forth by leveraging a... more

Data is King for State and Municipal Government Crisis Response

State and municipal governments are struggling with a data deluge now more than ever. As they grapple with the multitude of data sources now available to draw from to successfully manage the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, they are discovering large gaps in their ability to holistically leverage this data for their desired outcomes. Using spreadsheets and... more

Modern Soldiers: Balancing Experience-Centric and Data-Driven Decision Making

From adolescence to adulthood, the ability to make sound decisions is one of the hardest milestones to achieve. We’re faced with decisions every day—everything from what we wear in the morning to the type of breakfast we choose to eat. In research at MIT on the cost-benefit conflict—which involves choosing between options that have both... more

HHS Ruling Disrupts Healthcare: Let the Data Sharing Begin!

Interoperability and the right to share patient and member data between healthcare organizations—and between healthcare organizations and third-party application developers—is long overdue and desperately needed. Much as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act—enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009—and meaningful use broke through decades of... more

How Digital Transformation Enables a Systematic Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

For many years now, we’ve all been talking about a worldwide digital transformation in healthcare.  One of the key motivations for healthcare’s digital transformation has been to enable the shift from labor-intensive, manual, in-person encounters in healthcare facilities and replace them with encounters that are instead digital, possibly automated, and which can take place wherever... more