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Robotics process automation could help health care organizations trim costs, improve competitive positioning

by David Yarin, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Minutes after my son’s high school baseball game ends, or after my daughter’s soccer team trots off the field, a brief news article about the game pops up on my phone. These articles typically have a punchy headline and include highlights from a game that ended minutes earlier. But these articles aren’t written by sports reporters sitting in the stands.

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Real-world evidence is helping some biopharma companies develop therapies for peanut allergies

by Steve Davis, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

On July 11, my 10-year-old son ate a peanut. This is hardly a noteworthy event for most kids, but it could be life-changing for him. Unlike the other times Ian has eaten something that contained peanut, this time we weren’t fumbling for an epinephrine auto-injector while speeding to the emergency room. Instead, we sat calmly in our allergist’s office and watched cartoons.

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A New Frontier for research: Liftoff for the All of Us study

by Margaret Anderson, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

This week, we will witness liftoff for a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative that strives to move our current state of research to a future state of precision medicine where data is broken out of siloes. Researchers will have novel opportunities to study the data, which could speed medical breakthroughs.

I’ve had the privilege of seeing the All of Us Research Program grow from a kernel of an idea into a path-breaking program that ambitiously aims to gather data from 1 million or more diverse people—healthy and sick—living in the US.

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Virtual health: The time is now

by Ken Abrams, MD, MBA, Managing Director, National Chief Physician Executive, Deloitte Consulting LLP

We are five days away from the start of HIMSS18. One topic that is sure to be a fixture across the show floor and a theme in the educational sessions is that of virtual health. A term that has been in the conversation for some time now is oftentimes used synonymously with digital health, or mobile health,

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Open innovation could lead to a more sustainable health care ecosystem

by Kristin Feeney, Senior Data Scientist, ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

The concept of open innovation extends to every industry, everywhere. Life sciences and health care organizations are no exception, and we are commonly seeing the impact of openness with respect to the explosion of electronic health care data across the ecosystem.

Open innovation can drive the agenda to harness a wealth of extensive network data to help propel innovation in the life sciences industry.

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