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How UPMC Plays To Win In Healthcare IT
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jaysimmons
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9/13/2013 | 3:13:24 AM
re: How UPMC Plays To Win In Healthcare IT
This is quite refreshing to see, that a company not only uses their resources to find more profitable IT ventures, but also ones that could positively impact the health IT field. UPMC has really been taking the initiative and been making positive strides when it comes to health IT. They saw the profit and the good that can come from making the healthcare system more effective and they have been acting upon it. Here's to hoping for more success on their part.

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OtherJimDonahue
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9/11/2013 | 9:56:36 PM
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I'm impressed by the staffing levels at UPMC's incubator lab--120 now, with plans to hire 80 more. That says a lot about its serious approach to innovation.
ChrisMurphy
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9/9/2013 | 4:59:50 PM
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It's very rare to see an IT organization so committed to commercializing the ideas that result from meeting the company's internal needs. Most see tech development as outside their core competency and not a big enough opportunity to pursue. And for most companies, that's probably right.
D. Henschen
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9/9/2013 | 2:23:42 PM
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Analytics is an up-and-coming area at UPMC. They're starting to look at genomics and electronic medical records, for instance, to ensure personalized care. This is huge in areas such as breast cancer, where some cancers respond to chemo and some don't depending on the genetic makeup of the cancer and the patient. You obviously don't want chemo treatments unless you know it's going to do you some good.
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9/9/2013 | 1:59:56 PM
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InformationWeek has followed the truly innovative IT work of UPMC and its CIO, Dan Drawbaugh, for many years. First-class operation and first-class guy.


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