Goodbye Blue Sky – It’s Cloud Time

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on August 03, 2015

Growth rates in applications that are available in the cloud are impressive. Successful Big Data applications as well as Internet of Things can hardly be thought of without having cloud capabilities. But also common applications like editors or simple file shares profit directly from easy access to information across geographies and devices. So why is cloud not yet standard for any kind of application?

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Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on July 03, 2015

To be honest, I don’t know. We all know about progress in language technology, such as Google Translate or Siri or our own Wolters Kluwer technology that we use in the legal area. But we also see that – especially in Europe – we are still locked in our own language and cannot easily transcend this barrier a part from switching into English as a lingua franca. So, where is the innovation?

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Intrapreneurship – Jumping into the Corporate “Shark Tank”

Peter Liang
Written by Peter Liang
on June 29, 2015

One of my favorite pastimes is watching Shark Tank with my son, Benjamin. For those who are not familiar with this show, Shark Tank is an American reality television series that features aspiring entrepreneurs pitching their products to a panel of investors, called “sharks.” The entrepreneur can make a deal if a “shark” is in or if the negotiation falls a part, the entrepreneur leaves empty-handed. Read further >

Big Data Needs Smart Data

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on June 12, 2015

While sitting in a café in PortorozSlovenia last week, I was struck by the almost contradictory situation I was in. Similar to the environment – the beach and sunset reflecting in the water of the Mediterranean Sea – but simultaneously tackling new achievements and major issues with worldwide experts – very demanding on one hand and very relaxing on the other.

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Huntsville Hospital’s Sepsis Fight

Stephen Claypool
Written by Stephen Claypool
on May 08, 2015

In my previous post, I discussed how a pilot study using our company’s clinical decision support (CDS) technology, POC Advisor™, was able to reduce a hospital’s sepsis-related mortality by 53 percent. One deciding factor in selecting the study location—Huntsville Hospital—was the 941-bed facility’s dedication to improving its performance. Over a six-month period, 9.5 percent of Huntsville’s patients with sepsis infection-related diagnoses died, compared to the national average of 8.5 percent. When the “Surviving Sepsis” campaign definition was applied, mortality rates increased to 38.5 percent for Huntsville and 19.4 for the national average during the same period. Read further >

Big Data: Hype and Reality

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on May 01, 2015

There’s no doubt that there is business in Big Data… as well as a lot of nonsense around it as well – with growing tendency! So the question is how to figure out the relevant aspects. BDVA is trying to address that on a pan-European level – and Wolters Kluwer is a part of that journey!

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Accelerating Adoption of Medical Evidence into Clinical Practice

Linda Peitzman
Written by Linda Peitzman
on April 13, 2015

Patients expect doctors to hold themselves to the highest standards, including an expectation that the care they provide is based upon the latest medical evidence and best practices. But while doctors work diligently to stay current with all of the changes in medicine, it is a nearly impossible task. The volume of clinical information is estimated to double every 3-5 years—while a physician’s capacity to recall and organize relevant medical information remains static. Read further >

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