Healthcare

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 of content (patient records, omics data, literature, device data, to name a few), and on top of that multiple data …

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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 catch-up, as digitization efforts and pilot programs are on the rise and starting to bring about sweeping digital transformation. Feeling …

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Houston, we have lift-off. Healthcare Digitization is Happening… yet at Different Speeds

Houston, we have lift-off – as a boy I heard that line numerous times, as astronauts blasted off to the moon, leaving me behind on Earth, mesmerized. We now live in equally exciting times, the attention broadened beyond the exploration of space (which is still a pet topic of mine) to other exciting areas, one of which definitely is healthcare. Over the last months, I was privileged to join conferences …

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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, for example, defined the ChargeItem resource to communicate the provision of healthcare provider products for a certain patient. This was done …

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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 shift to reward outcomes across the continuum of care rather than just performance of activities in a non-integrated fashion. The …

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Mining Biomedical and Clinical Data – a CBmed & SAP showcase at the Global Biobank Week in Stockholm

The Global Biobank Week conference in Stockholm (September 13-15) is rapidly approaching. I spoke with two colleagues working closely together in a cooperative project between SAP SE and CBmed GmbH (the Austrian K1 Competence Center for Biomarker Research in Medicine). Markus Kreuzthaler, PhD is a Research Associate at CBmed, specialized in clinical natural language processing (NLP) and Peter Kaiser, PhD is a Development Project Manager at SAP Health. Both will …

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Great upcoming event ‘Global Biobank Week’ in Stockholm – meet SAP Health

The International Global Biobank Week is scheduled to take place in Stockholm, September 13-15 (find more information here: http://globalbiobankweek.org/). With thousands of delegates, this re-occurring event brings together researchers, clinicians and bioinformaticians to discuss the latest trends in this intriguing field. SAP is honored to be one of the sponsors at this year’s event, so if you are on site, please join us in our booth, to learn more about …

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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, the Royal College of Surgeons recently revealed that the number of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment for …

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How to Keep Up with Ever-Changing State and Federal Healthcare Regulations

The world of healthcare legislation is constantly changing, leaving healthcare organizations scrambling to comply with the many regulations and requirements set by state and federal governments. Learning to avoid and correct mistakes in compliance will always be one of the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry. Laws Always Changing Several recent laws are shaking up the healthcare industry. Uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act is one of the biggest concerns, …

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Aim High & Don’t Accept Obstacles – ‘Life Sciences meet IT’ Hackathon

It was a great pleasure to represent SAP, a co-sponsor of the {Life Science} meet IT Hackathon in Heidelberg, taking place on May 19-21st. More than 70 participants joined on site on the University of Heidelberg campus to create prototypes and business plans targeted at the hottest trends in healthcare. Nine teams choose challenges from a set of 16 proposals, and worked day and night over the weekend (despite the beautiful weather …

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