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SAP Leaders Zero in on Healthcare

October is a busy month for healthcare-watchers. In the US alone, calendars are marked to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month, and National Physical Therapy Month. There are more health-related issues than there are days of the year, but the problem is not intractable. Big Data, …

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Spotlight on Healthcare in Latin America

In recent years, healthcare in Latin America has become more digitized to support health trends occurring in the region. These include an increase in the aging population, increases in obesity which lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart conditions, and the Millennial generation that is resistant to the …

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Enhancing NWP1 workload statistics

With SAP Note 1609418 which dates back to 2011, the Clinical Workstation (NWP1) was extended to provide additional application information for the workload statistics (transaction STAD). (Note that, depending on your system state, you may need to implement the correction provided in SAP Note 2193204 to enable the application logging.) …

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Get Your Run On

My standard Friday evening usually involves getting home from work, chilling out, and having a drink with friends. But not on Friday the 10th of July. Instead, after work I and an SAP team of 60 other colleagues headed to the National Center for Tumor diseases (NCT) in Heidelberg to …

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Cancer Brain Trust Unite to Fight Cancer with Technology

Last month I had the privilege of attending the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.  Over 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world came to Chicago to attend this huge event to learn about cancer breakthroughs, network with colleagues and be educated on new treatment therapies.  It was …

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Preventing the Next Pandemic

From Judith Magyar SAP helps contain deadly diseases with new surveillance system on SAP HANA. An old man suffering from fever and shortness of breath died recently in South Korea. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, he was being treated for pneumonia, but  it turned out he died of …

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Personalized medicine – COPE with Cancer

Technology is reshaping medicine; and personalized patient treatment is now made possible by genetic sequencing and the processing powerof technologies such as SAP HANA.  SAP has taken the initiative in 2014 to make state-of-the-art genetic sequencing available to employees fighting cancer and has teamed up with MolecularHealth, one of the …

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Mercy, Battling Big Data for Improved Patient Outcomes

Interoperability was a key theme at this year’s HIMSS (Health Information & System Society) Management conference, one of the largest healthcare technology conferences globally.  Interoperability is about pulling one source of information from a vast number of difference systems to create one point-of-truth of information about a patient. The importance …

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Healthcare Starts With IT

What is the impact of IT on healthcare, and what role does SAP play? SAP’s commitment to the healthcare industry dovetails with its aim to improve people’s lives: * Over 7,100 healthcare providers in 88 countries run SAP * 7 out of the 10 best hospitals worldwide run SAP * …

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Precision Medicine – The Timing is Right!

Since President Barack Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative in January, precision medicine has been widely discussed among the media, health professionals, and patients. Of course, precision medicine is not a new topic.  There have been compelling advances for select cancers, for example, but progress has been uneven, fitful and …

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ASCO and SAP Partner for Personalized Cancer Treatment

SAP News Partnership for Personalized Cancer Treatment January 21, 2015 By Robin Meyerhoff http://youtu.be/SJr97W-6pus SAP is teaming with the American Society of Clinical Oncology to bring oncology data and expertise from ASCO onto the SAP HANA platform. Doctors will get new insights in seconds, not years. The World Health Organization …

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Enabling an Ounce of Prevention: How Big Data and Social Networks Yield a Better Patient Experience

BY: David Delaney, Chief Medical Officer, SAP SE We hear lots of talk these days about Big Data changing the way that healthcare providers run theirpractices and deliver patient care. http://scn.sap.com/community/healthcare/blog/2014/09/29/healthcare-megatrends-big-growth-of-big-data-in-healthcare But there’s an equally big opportunity to empower patients: By providing them with access to information about their health …

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Where Healthcare Demands Value, Big Data Drives Results

Modern healthcare is driven by an outdated fee-for-service concept and service reimbursement activity.  Unfortunately, the system runs little or no connection to value.  And in the 21st century, the speed and scale of the challenges and demands facing the healthcare industry are unprecedented.  Some analysts may even suggest that the …

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Healthcare Megatrends: Big Growth Of Big Data In Healthcare

Some months ago, I talked about the great expectations healthcare has from Big Data. Big Data finds the perfect applications in healthcare but the variegated availability of data at our disposal make the fit extremely difficult to meet. There is patient data on different computers/paper, clinical research data with pharmacies, …

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Healthcare Megatrends: Prevention Is Better Than The Cure

Last week, I attended the SAP India Forum for Public Service one trend that was easily perceptible during the healthcare panel discussions was the epidemic and scare of chronic diseases or non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in rural India and the scarce resources available to counter them. Chronic disease is a long-lasting …

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Adapting Healthcare Analytics for Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Perhaps more often than not, the topic of “healthcare analytics” focuses on dramatic breakthroughs in data analysis that enables the identification of diagnoses gaps in quality care delivery, or managing acute care populations, even the development of evidence based services, and best practices using predictive analytics to identify health warnings …

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Mobilize Healthcare To Maximize Impact

Science fiction has often shaped much of what becomes reality in the future. Mark Twain’s science fiction story entitled From The London Times was the first to introduce a technology concept that would later become a major necessity for humanity: “The Internet”. More recently, Star Trek has become a cult …

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Sapphire Now 2014 – SAP HANA for Healthcare

It’s that time of the year again and Sapphire 2014 is just a week away! Can’t believe we have made such tremendous progress in healthcare, from where we were same time last year. Hence wanted to share my thoughts on what to expect and look out for, and you will …

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