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Unprecedented Patient Treatment Through Innovative Software

The digitalization of medicine and health information is changing healthcare today. Potentially, Big Data analytics allows diagnostics, therapy and the development of personalized medicines to provide unprecedented treatment options (video). Yet, the task is daunting: biomedical information is available in structured and unstructured formats; structured databases contain highly varying types …

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Digital Transformation in Healthcare: What’s Ahead in 2018

Big Data and analytics, cloud, and security are poised for broader adoption, along with emerging technologies such as machine learning, robotics, and virtual reality The adoption of breakthrough digital technologies is having an impact on businesses and organizations in every industry. Healthcare, while late to the game, is now playing …

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SAP contributes to HL7 FHIR Standard

For more than two years, SAP has been evaluating the new HL7 FHIR for several products. What we found was that the financial resources of FHIR were not sufficient, especially for SAP S/4HANA for Patient Accounting. That’s why we actively got involved in the definition of the FHIR standard and, …

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The Democratization of Healthcare Data Analytics

Authored by Dr. David Delaney, Chief Medical Officer, SAP Health   With real-time analytics and visual tools, healthcare data is more accessible to all healthcare providers–not just data engineers—and is helping them find efficiencies and make informed decisions. The healthcare ecosystem is becoming more integrated and data centric, as payments …

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Data analytics: the cure for the NHS’s patient crisis

Patient waiting times are beginning to reach crisis level across the UK, with healthcare organisations unable to provide demand to a growing population of people enjoying longer lives. This dilemma is making national headlines as patient waiting times hit record levels and spark concerns amongst doctors over patient safety. Indeed, …

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Health Wearables: Moving from Hype to Reality!

The global healthcare system is facing a severe crisis with the demands of a growing and aging population burdened by chronic diseases. The life sciences industry in turn faces high market pressure to improve R&D productivity and demonstrate real value for patients. Going hand-in-hand are rapid technology advancements specifically in …

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Tackling diabetes with a spunky startup

A few months ago, an SAP benefits email told me I could get a free blood glucose meter and unlimited testing strips  from Livongo, a new company in Mountain View, CA.   I was hesitant, my current meter is very accurate and interacts with my insulin pump.  But limitless strips is …

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Health Engagement – Exciting Webinars Announcement!

SAP Health Engagement has been updated with latest release – SAP Health Engagement 1609. As part of Early Knowledge Transfer there are 2 Webinars coming up on 16th and 17th Nov. SAP Health Engagement is a cloud solution that helps better engagement among patients, physicians, care providers, insurance players and other …

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Healthcare 2.0: Digtial and Precision – at SAPPHIRE NOW!

Over the past decade the Healthcare industry has accelerated towards a crisis condition – chronic diseases and obesity are increasing unabated, costs continue to escalate, the need for medical access remains challenging for remote populations, patients demand transparency into medical analysis and treatment, and the aging population is threatening the …

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Stop Coding, Start Ruling

Some Background Information A core capability of the Clinical System i.s.h.med is to manage clinical documents. Regardless of the representation and structure of the contents, clinical documents share a common set of administrative data, including crucial reference data: which patient, case, movement or service does this document belong to? One …

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5 Tips to Maximize Technology in Your Medical Practice

Efficiency of business model is necessary for any medical practice to succeed. With the increasing number and complication of government guidelines and rules, a unified networking platform proves to be the right answer to exhaustive needs of big practices. Electronic Health Records (EHR) have eased operability and efficiency of practices …

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Digitizing Cervical Cancer Screening in Kenya

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women living in less developed regions but in Kenya it is the most common cause of death from cancer.Although this cancer is easily preventable, most of the eligible women have never been screened. (With the risk of cervical cancer being 6 …

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