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IBM Health Corps and CARE India

2018
India

“Where is the knowledge in information? Where is the wisdom in knowledge?” The State of Bihar Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar, IAS shared this guiding principle with CARE India and IBM Health Corps at the launch of their partnership to demonstrate the value of health data integration. Information isn’t lacking; rather data is not used to its fullest potential to help inform decision-making to impact the availability, accessibility, and affordability of health care.

During their three-week project, the IBM and CARE teams examined how data integration can bring insights into improving the supply chain for essential medicines. The challenge is two separate datasets – e-Aushadhi which is a drug warehouse management system, and Sanjivani which is an outpatient registration system with drug consumption data – are siloed. The IBM Health Corps team built a proof of concept platform that integrates the two data sets and provides actionable visualizations of the data in order to assist decision makers like civil surgeons and state bureaucrats more efficiently use resources, avoid drug stock outs, and reduce out of pocket expenditures.

At the end of the project, IBM delivered to CARE the platform code and roadmap by which to extend the platform. As a trusted partner to the Government of Bihar, CARE stands ready to empower these decision makers to use data-driven insights to improve health.

Team Members

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Angshuman Deb

Executive Architect

IBM Watson Health

USA

Executive Architect

IBM Watson Health

USA

IBM Health Corps Team:

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Anne Stevens

Lead User Experience and Data Visualization Designer

IBM Cognos Analytics

Canada

Lead User Experience and Data Visualization Designer

IBM Cognos Analytics

Canada

IBM Health Corps Team:

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Bibo Hao

Research Scientist

IBM Research

China

Research Scientist

IBM Research

China

IBM Health Corps Team:

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Kenney Ng

Manager, Health Analytics Research Group

IBM Research

USA

Manager, Health Analytics Research Group

IBM Research

USA

IBM Health Corps Team:

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Mihaela Miches

Front-end Developer

IBM Watson Health

Ireland

Front-end Developer

IBM Watson Health

Ireland

IBM Health Corps Team:

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Soma Raman

Watson Health Practice Area Leader

Public Sector-Global Business Services

India

Watson Health Practice Area Leader

Public Sector-Global Business Services

India

IBM Health Corps Team:

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