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The Weather Company, an IBM Business, Enables xtLytics to Help Tackle Infectious Diseases with Analytics and Weather Data

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Collaboration out of the new xtLytics Solution Excellence Center in Noida, India, to help improve knowledge across the healthcare ecosystem.

Jericho, NY, U.S.  & New Delhi, August 24, 2017: The Weather Company, an IBM Business (NYSE:IBM), is now enabling xtLytics to try and help reduce the prevalence of infectious diseases worldwide. xtLytics has created a Solution Excellence Center at their facility in Noida, India (part of the Delhi NCR region), which now combines The Weather Company data with xtLytics analytic capabilities to better understand how weather conditions affect the spread of disease. The xtLytics center will also help patients make better lifestyle decisions and help train data scientists on weather analytics, life sciences services, and ways to develop solutions for the healthcare ecosystem.

Using The Weather Company’s data and xtLytics unique 360o analytics approach along with artificial intelligence-based models, the xtLytics solutions and services will aim to improve patient care and experience, better manage inventory at hospitals, and enable end-users to become more aware of their options. The solution aims to provide a valuable understanding of the connection between personal health and climatic conditions, especially with geographic-specific diseases.

History has shown that infectious disease outbreaks often follow severe weather events.1 In India, the onset of water-borne and vector-borne diseases during the monsoon — such as malaria, cholera, chikungunya and dengue — is quite common. Furthermore, certain weather conditions can play key roles in the spread of disease; rainfall, temperature and humidity can aid in the development of the primary mosquito that carries diseases such as dengue and Zika. Therefore, the life sciences industry, vaccine companies and associations that specialize in infectious disease control can potentially benefit from such an alliance.

xtLytics will incorporate relevant datasets from The Weather Company such as severe weather, historical weather, current conditions and seasonal forecasts to help provide insights and measure risks for those making healthcare decisions. Additionally, the xtLytics Solution Excellence Center will target improving healthcare outcomes of patients taking medication for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and certain types of cancer (linked to fungal infection).

“It takes passion to start a revolution,” said Deepak Mittal, CEO of xtLytics, LLC. “The ability to go deep into the data to uncover powerful insights on patients’ journeys and their correlation to the choice or change of medication can act as a game-changer in today’s world. Our collaboration with The Weather Company aims to help organizations in the healthcare ecosystem effectively use the right resources in the right areas, cut unnecessary expenditures, and at the same time improve results. Such a project may be an example of how data and analytical solutions can improve the effectiveness of the life sciences industry.”

“IBM will work with life sciences application development partners like xtLytics in the hope of improving awareness around incorporating weather data and analytics to help better inform healthcare providers. The xtLytics solution will help the complete ecosystem of doctors, hospitals and pharma companies to stay better informed to better serve their customers and patients,” said Himanshu Goyal, India Sales and Alliances Leader, The Weather Company.

The xtLytics solution center is already combining its analytics with The Weather Company data, and it is slated to connect weather data with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospitals and socio-economic information.

 

About xtLytics LLC

xtLytics’s analytics platform of artificial intelligence and machine learning based predictive models are built to help life sciences. Hospitals, ACOs, health insurance and medical device companies are able to make better-informed decisions. The firm provides 5P (Patient, Payor, Physician, Product(Drug), and Pharmacy) insights using its analytics platform and data analytics services. To deliver such insights, xtLytics uses its unique 360ointernal approach and the 5P’s  data to provide a holistic view of the patient journey. This has improved healthcare outcomes, increased drug sales and enhanced patient satisfaction. It has also substantially helped in measuring, benchmarking and improving provider and hospital performance. For more information on xtLytics, LLC and CEO Deepak Mittal, please visit http://www.xtlytics.com/http://healthcare.cioreview.com/vendor/2017/xtlytics and http://thesiliconreview.com/magazines/deepak-mittal-xtlytics-entrepreneur-of-the-month/

The Weather Company, an IBM Business

The Weather Company helps people make informed decisions and take action in the face of weather. The company offers the most accurate forecasts globally with personalized and actionable weather data and insights to millions of consumers, as well as thousands of marketers and businesses via Weather’s API, its business solutions division (business.weather.com), and its own digital products from The Weather Channel (weather.com) and Weather Underground (wunderground.com).

The company delivers around 25 billion forecasts daily. Its products include the world’s most downloaded weather app, a network of 250,000 personal weather stations, a top-20 U.S. website, one of the world’s largest IoT data platforms, and industry-leading business solutions. Weather Means Business™. The world’s biggest brands in aviation, energy, insurance, media, and government rely on The Weather Company for data, technology platforms and services to help improve decision-making and respond to weather’s impact on business. For more, visit theweathercompany.com.