IBM Rational solutions for healthcare and life sciences

Navigating the challenging landscape of healthcare and life sciences

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The healthcare and life sciences industries face a multitude of challenges from improving patient care, controlling rising costs, and contending with competitive pressure, to addressing healthcare reform and regulatory compliance.

With over 8,000 employees dedicated to healthcare, 40 innovation centers, 80 research and development labs, and 33,000 developers, IBM is focused on helping our healthcare and life sciences customers address the industry’s key business challenges.

IBM provides a 3-pronged approach to helping our customers - these include best-in-class solutions and tools, best practices and processes, and deployment, implementation, and mentoring services.

Health plans

Health plan organizations are juggling more challenges than ever as they work to transform operations to address growing demands such as: complying with regulations and standards, responding to changing customer expectations, and modernizing to reduce costs and stay competitive.

Because software is at the heart of operations, it has become a key enabler to addressing industry challenges. Businesses are using software to drive innovation and competitive differentiation. That’s where IBM Rational software can help. Rational solutions help our customers manage complexity and differentiate operations, while better controlling risks and costs.

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Healthcare providers

Healthcare providers worldwide are faced with escalating costs and an increasing demand for services - all while regulatory reporting and compliance requirements are on the rise. The need for healthcare provider organizations across the globe to innovate and become more agile has never been more important. The effective use of technology can help to successfully address these specific challenges to drive business agility, help with compliance to industry regulations and standards, and reduce costs.


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Life sciences

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are often challenged by competitive pressures, time to market, bringing business value, market demands, and improving the effectiveness of their people and processes to increase revenue and provide value to customers.

Given the underlying and pervasive impact of technology acceleration in the life sciences, innovation is now the number one driver of revenue and profit growth. Life sciences companies understand that the effective use of IT can help them differentiate themselves. IBM Rational solutions help our customers to deliver innovation while meeting organizational goals, bringing value and controlling costs and risks.


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