Markus Fromherz is the Chief Innovation Officer of Healthcare at Xerox Corporation, where he is responsible for innovation across the payer, provider, government, and employer healthcare businesses in the Xerox Services group. Markus has also been a Vice President at the Palo Alto Research Center, where he directed PARC's Intelligent Systems Laboratory, which develops advanced information and automation systems based on intelligent user interfaces, language and image understanding, and reasoning algorithms. Applications range from business software to embedded systems to cleantech applications. Markus' research interests have been in the domain of intelligent embedded software including constraint-based modeling; model-based planning, scheduling, and control; and model-based design analysis and optimization. He has published widely and spoken internationally and has more than 40 issued and pending patents.
Healthcare in the U.S. is at a transition point. Costs for care have risen to unsustainable levels and are among the highest in the world without commensurate benefits. At the same time, new care models and the digitization of healthcare offer tremendous opportunities to improve health and health care while reducing costs. In this context, intelligent technologies are playing a growing role in providing better understanding and decision support in healthcare systems. Solutions range from population health management tools for organizations to predictive clinical decision support applications for individuals. Advanced technologies are also applied in administrative tasks such as insurance eligibility determination and fraud detection. Looking ahead, the advent of personalized medicine will bring the promise and need for intelligent technologies into even sharper focus. This talk will review current trends, discuss representative approaches, and show examples that demonstrate the value of intelligent monitoring and decision support in healthcare systems.