Weekly Roundup May 15, 2015

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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 15.

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Seth Diamond
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New York City Department of Homeless Services

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Pursuing IT Standardization and Consolidation: Insights from Dave Bowen, Director of Health Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Defense Health Agency, U.S. Department of Defense
The provision of health services is a critical and significant mission within each branch of the U.S. Military, as well as an integral part of the U.S....

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Weekly Roundup May 15, 2015
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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending...
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"What we are finding through high-end computation is that we have enough power now to be able to simulate nature itself. We can literally twist the knobs and explore different phenomena and different regions of behavior.”
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"We have a system where the savings accrue, in the case of electronic health records, to the payers, and the benefits are made to the patients, but the doctors are the ones who have to buy the system. We’re looking at how we make sure that there is a sharing of that savings with physicians.”
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"We’ve gone through three exercises in which we have shifted resources from various parts of the world…. The goal here is to make sure that we have positioned our personnel and our financial resources so that they are most strategically aligned with the foreign policy goals.”
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"I think it’s important to note why we have congestion. It’s a basic supplyand- demand imbalance in which you have a fixed set of supply [with] too much demand relative to the available supply at certain periods of the day.”
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“Our loan limits [are] controlled by statute, [our products] could not keep up with the home price inflation, and FHA lacked the flexibility to provide new and competitive loan products.”
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"In New York City, we have some of the best nonprofit providers in the country, which makes our job much easier—when you can reach out and contract with a provider [who] you know is going to get the job done."
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"... when you get the call in the middle of the night and everything is going the wrong way, it [blogging] could in fact inform decision makers in real time with real information to make decisions much quicker than a phone conference.”
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