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Kicking Cancer with Technology

My worst nightmare is that someone I love will battle cancer at some point in their lifetime. Witnessing two grandparents fall to the disease, I know firsthand that cancer is extremely complex and completely unpredictable. While we know that some behaviors like smoking cigarettes, neglecting to wear sunblock, and eating …

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Great Expectations For Big data In Healthcare

In the beginning of one of Charles Dickens’ classics, a young benevolent English orphan boy named Pip fell in love with beautiful and rich lass, received a large sum of money from an unknown benefactor and was told he would go to London to become a “gentleman”. This would enable …

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The US HealthcareTeam Gives Back to the Community

By Meagan McIntyre Last Friday, the SAP North America healthcare team had the amazing opportunity to volunteer at Shriners Children’s Hospital in the heart of Philadelphia. I was excited for the opportunity to give back to a philanthropy hospital and curious to learn more about the organization; little did I …

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Delivering real-time, value-based care with SAP HANA

Healthcare is data intense – tons and tons of data points during any single healthcare encounter spread across different departments and systems most likely.  Even linking financial data with clinical data is tough for many healthcare providers, so it’s no wonder healthcare is seen as spiraling, since most of the …

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Winning with Analytics powered by HANA at HIMSS14

HIMSS (http://www.himssconference.org/index.aspx) is the largest healthcare conference in the world bringing together 37,000+ healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors (HIMSS veterans know to wear very, very comfortable shoes and to book your hotel room very early).  HIMSS2014 was held this past week in Orlando and SAP managed more than …

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BPC Healthcare reference on youtube

Maury DePalo, Director of Edgewater Technologys Healthcare Consulting Practice, presented an overview of the enormous impact healthcare analytics can and should have on the US healthcare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FqJVTpvdxY

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The State of Healthcare Innovation in 2014

2013 was a year full of growth and innovation. Over the course of the year, healthcare has begun to shift focus to the importance of not only making use of big data, but making it meaningful. We havebegun to emphasize the importance of the patient, and the real implications of …

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SAP Healthcare Business 101

Meeting with some of our healthcare analysts this week was a wonderful opportunity to validate strategy, ideas and direction, as well as getting together face-to-face with our SAP Healthcare team. In a way I found myself back in university where I did an MBA focused on healthcare because the things …

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Healthcare Sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando

Read more about the challenges healthcare organizations are facing to assess the value of  Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMRs) and how this results in a renewed focus on analytics. Click on the link below to read the blog from Chris Christy, Healthcare Industry Principal and moderator of panel session at …

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HIMSS 2013 Conference

Are you ready? The single biggest healthcare event of the year is just around the corner! This year, the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference will be held at Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center in New Orleans from March 3-7. I am extremely excited to attend HIMSS 2013. …

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Successful HL7 implementation at HAGA Hospital

Have you heard about the availability of a great new healthcare customer success story in the area of HL7 communication? The customer is the Haga Ziekenhuis, the largest medical facility in the Hague region of the Netherlands. Their story talks about how they were able to improve communication from the …

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Mobile and big data are not enough for healthcare

Healthcare customers are among the frontrunners of SAP innovation. Just think of the Charité university hospital Berlin with his impressive electronic medical record implementation and the Onkolyzer, a HANA application leading the way to better treatments of cancer patients and personalized medicine. But there is another success story of innovation …

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New Tool for Quantifying GS1 Data Standards Benefits

To help provider organizations establish the business case for global data standards, the Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics (CIHL) at the University of Arkansas has developed the Levels, Readiness and Impacts Model (LRIM). With LRIM, providers can run various scenarios for GS1 Global Location Number (GLN) and Global Trade …

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SAP Support for GS1 Standards Solution Overview now Available

A new Solution Overview for SAP’s Support for GS1 functionality has been released.  It contains information on SAP’s support for GS1 data standards (GLN and GTIN), protection against counterfeiting, traceability via the SAP Object Event Repository and SAP Event Management, batch management, and SAP NetWeaver MDM for Global Data Synchronization. …

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The time was ripe

…to “replace” our beloved Hospital Communication Module (aka IS-HCM or even HCM, for short). And that’s what we decided to do for the new release of the Business Suite and our SAP Patient Management (EhP5). Well, don’t worry, we won’t actually be replacing it, but instead providing a fully functional …

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