International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) News: Hospital Groups for Better Health, Roamware Develops RWisdom, Jordan Ahli Bank & More

IBM And Premier Target Populations Rather Than Just Individuals For Better Health (Forbes)
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and several leading hospital groups which are part of the Premier healthcare alliance are using predictive analytics to improve medication compliance and reduce hospital readmissions. Studies show that about half of Americans don’t take medications as prescribed, which leads to $100 billion a year in additional hospital re-admissions and treatment. For people with chronics conditions, delaying or missing even one dose can lead to major complications.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)Roamware Develops RWisdom With IBM (Light Reading)
Roamware, Inc., a global leader in Mobile Operator Service Solutions, today announced the launch of RWisdom, a roaming Big Data Analytics solution for mobile operators in collaboration with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM). RWisdom helps operators leverage their most valuable, yet underutilized asset – data. With RWisdom, operators can exponentially improve their roaming revenues with dynamic Big Data driven insights on roaming subscriber behavior. RWisdom also enables operators to open up new revenue streams by offering dynamic location specific insights on subscriber behavior in an information-as-a-service model to industries such as retail, travel and financial services to name a few.

Jordan Ahli Bank turns to IBM to transform customer experience and accelerate growth (AME Info)
Jordan Ahli Bank, Jordanian financial institution, has chosen International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) to transform its core banking systems in a major program of modernization and business expansion. IBM will provide hardware, software and IT services that will set new standards in customer servicing by enabling the bank to extend smarter products and services, enhance client satisfaction with improved time to market services, increase its banking application performance and cut on its energy consumption costs. Jordan Ahli Bank was established more than 55 years ago and currently has more than 50 branches across Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Cyprus. Last year, the bank began a full-scale business transformation program, named “DNA”.

IBM (NYSE:IBM)’s Collaboration With Rensselaer And The Fund For Lake George For The Jefferson Project (NYSE Post)
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) along with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the FUND for Lake George announced the launch of “The Jefferson Project at Lake George” which is a three-year multi-million dollar collaboration with a motto to understand and manage the complexities which includes storm water runoff, road salt, and invasive species threatening one of the world’s most clean natural ecosystems and an economic fundamental of the New York tourism industry. All the three collaborators expect that this world-class scientific and technology facility at the Lake will create a new model for the advanced preservation and a remediation of critical natural systems.

IBM pitches Watson to assist UR health care (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Watson, the International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) computer system that triumphed over human competitors on Jeopardy two years ago, is venturing into the health care field. But Watson now wants to help rather than defeat humans. Just how that can done was explained by IBM officials in an appearance at the University of Rochester Medical Center on Friday. The “Big Data, Analytics and Watson Symposium,” hosted by UR, discussed Watson in the context of making the best use of the massive amount of information now available for health care. “What’s important is how you ask the question,” said International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) health general manager Daniel S. Pelino, in his introductory remarks.