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IBM STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF PROTECT ACT

February 10, 2014 – IBM today released the following statement of support for the Preventing Regulatory Overreach to Enhance Care Technology (PROTECT Act of 2014):

"IBM supports the PROTECT Act and appreciates Senators Deb Fischer, Angus King and Marco Rubio's introduction of this important, bipartisan legislation. This bill would provide greater regulatory clarity for healthcare-related technologies that will help foster innovations and improve patient care.

IBM is committed to delivering innovative products and services that can transform healthcare. Our technology, such as IBM Watson, holds the promise of providing doctors with information that can help them better identify and personalize treatment options. Watson will empower doctors and nurses, not replace them, by providing evidence-based medical insights and intelligence with new speed and precision.

We look forward to working with the bill cosponsors to pass this critical, bipartisan legislation into law."

-Christopher Padilla, Vice President, IBM Governmental Programs

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